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The facts on Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens magazine and website are focused on decorating, building and remodelling, crafts, entertaining, cooking, and gardening. It also has information for women and families about health, beauty and finances. Learn more about the magazine and its interactive companion website and find inspirational ideas for your home and family.

Better Homes and Gardens overview

Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) is one of the magazines published by Meredith Corporation, which for over 100 years, has been committed to providing women with information and inspiration to create a rich and meaningful life. The magazine is published monthly, available for subscription and sold in news-stands and supermarkets while its companion interactive website is available online for membership.

Features

As the title suggests, the magazine is dedicated mainly for home and garden ideas, although not confined to structure or architecture only. It has many features including:
Decorating and home ideas

This section features the best decorating ideas, concepts that you can use to design a home, do-it-yourself projects, paint-colour support, window treatment tips, and small-space solutions for bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms. You will also find storage solutions, housekeeping tips and holiday decorating inspirations.
Gardening Find creative ideas for the perfect front yard and backyard landscape with their garden decorating tips. Information about growing beautiful annual, perennial, bulb, and rose flowers, as well as trees, shrubs, and groundcovers help you to put on a year-round show.
Recipes and cooking Recipes, nutritious menus, and cooking tips are also special features of the magazine and website. They have meal ideas, quick and easy to prepare recipes, specialty meals and holiday food ideas. If you want to learn the basics of cooking and baking, this is a good place to find information and instructions.
Entertaining

Find great ideas for entertaining, including party recipes, party decorating, birthdays, baby showers, weddings and more. Learn on easy meal recipes for every occasion, how to choose your flowers and make invitations.
Health and family Home is not a happy place if the family has health issues, so discover ways to take care of your health and beauty in this section which features weight loss tips, nutrition guides, stress relief solutions and work out plans. Parenting tips, family activities and kids’ crafts can also be found here, as well as tips for starting grade school to college financing. Shopping guide No magazine is complete without a shopping guide, and the BHG magazine has its own garden store which features products from their magazines and test garden, garden gifts, flowers, books, and much more. To enjoy all the wealth of information and have a relaxing magazine to read, subscribe or register for membership at BHG.com.

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