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

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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 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 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 Inspirational project ideas from the magazine also can be found on the Lowe's Creative Ideas Pinterest boards and in Spanish at 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 Lowe?s Companies, Inc.Colleen Maiura, 704-758-2282colleen.m.maiura@lowes.comorJaclyn Pardini,