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Resolve to Make Your House a Home in 2013 with Inspiration from Lowe's Creative Ideas

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Magazine franchise brings leading DIY advice and information to tablet, Pinterest and YouTube; Reveals Five Favorite Projects, How-to Videos for DIY'ers</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Resolve to Make Your House a Home in 2013 with Inspiration from Lowe's Creative Ideas11:05 EST Thursday, December 27, 2012 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Business Wire) -- In February 2013, Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine will celebrate 15 years of redefining home improvement. Since its launch in 1998, the magazine has had one of the largest circulations for a free publication in the nation and now has a top-rated free iPad app in the iTunes Newsstand, a robust Pinterest following and more than 1,000 how-to videos available online at YouTube.com/Lowes. By providing authentic inspiration and helping real homeowners build their do-it-yourself confidence, Lowe's Creative Ideas has helped differentiate Lowe's as an affordable décor destination. Top 5 DIY Projects With the New Year quickly approaching, the Lowe's Creative Ideas editorial team selected its five favorite projectsfrom past issues to help inspire do-it-yourselfers in 2013 to make stylish, smart and clever updates throughout their homes, regardless of time or budget. 1. Painted front mat2. Backyard pergola3. Terrariums4. Lemonade stand5. Vertical gardens Top 5 How-to Videos In addition to finding home improvement inspiration in Lowe's Creative Ideas, consumers regularly turn to how-to videos for advice and information. In 2012, the most popular how-to videos on Lowes.com included: 1. How to install a paver patio2. How to prep for a ceramic or porcelain floor3. How to build a deck4. How to build an outdoor fire pit5. How to install laminate floors For more ideas and tips that will make your home's New Year's resolutions last, visit Lowes.com/subscribe. Inspirational project ideas from the magazine also can be found on the Lowe's Creative Ideas Pinterest boards and in Spanish at Facebook.com/LowesIdeasCreativas. ABOUT LOWE'S With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com. Lowe?s Companies, Inc.Colleen Maiura, 704-758-2282colleen.m.maiura@lowes.comorJaclyn Pardini, 704-758-4317jaclyn.pardini@lowes.com