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New Magazine: Fresh Home Easy Ideas for Hands on People!

by Briana on April 18, 2009

picture-2Have you heard the Buzz on this new Magazine, Fresh Home: Easy Ideas for Hands-on People? I noticed someone flipping through it while we were at Lowe’s last night. I had the opportunity to check out the Premiere Issue this month and it has some great do it yourself ideas on a budget.

We are currently looking to do a few things to spruce up our house but don’t want to spend a fortune. One of my top priorities is new flooring for our kitchen. One of the articles “Floored” gives tips on finding on the right flooring based on the three C’s: Comfort, Cleanup, and Cost.

Throughout the magazine, there is also Green Tips thrown out. For the flooring article, their tip is to put down wood flooring that has been reclaimed. I didn’t even realize you could do that. It is a great idea to reuse and reduce!  There is even an article on Eco Paints, which is something else new to me.

I found this magazine enjoyable. The pictures caught my eye. The articles didn’t go too in depth, which is great for a casual, beginning DIYer like myself. I particularly liked the step by step pictures and instructions for projects such as a Bambo Caddy.

A Sampling of the Article Titles

  • 25 Choices for a Feel-Good Kitchen (and the newest “green” materials)
  • 14 Secrets for Creating Maximum Curb Appeal
  • Color Magic- how to paint like the pros, the psychology of color, how to load and purchase brushes, prep, buy eco-friendly paints
  • One Design= 3 Tables
  • Fresh Face-lifts for Every Room under $500- give 7 rooms a low-cost, no-sweat makeover in one weekend
  • How to have a mold and mildew-free home
  • 3 cool ways to make spice racks—using recyclable materials
  • 15 best tips for outdoor gardening and ways to make cool new planters out of recyclable materials
  • Exciting new plant choices that will spruce up any yard

One peeve – All the IKEA ads made me wish even more that there was a IKEA near me!

Fresh Home sells for $5 on the stand or you can subscribe with their introductory offer of $10 for a year (4 issues.)

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