Inside the Innovation House

We pulled out all the stops to bring the latest home tech features to our Innovation Home. See the 16 coolest things from the home and be amazed by how smart one home can be.

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Bathroom Countertop Ideas

Good-looking countertops -- whether made of marble, limestone, or concrete -- create high-functioning bathrooms that spill over with style. These popular countertop materials are sure to inspire a bathroom remodel.

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Find Your Dream Backyard

Whether you dream of sunning by a state-of-the-art pool or strolling through a simple cottage garden, there's an outdoor oasis with your name written all over it. Take this quiz to find out where you really belong.

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DIY Patio Ideas

Want to boost the beauty and usefulness of your outdoor spaces? Put one of these inspiring DIY patio ideas to work in your landscape.

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Easy Fireplace Upgrades

Does your fireplace need a facelift? Check out these 20 ideas for updating your fireplace with easy-to-apply embellishments and simple-to-make constructions.

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8 Cutting-Edge Exterior Features

The wow-factor of the Innovation Home starts with great curb appeal. See the eight things that make the home's exterior stand out.

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Budget Curb Appeal

Be the best home on the block for less. These budget curb appeal updates will show you how.

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Measuring Materials

Before you go to the home improvement store to purchase building materials, use our calculators to determine how much you need. Whether you're painting, installing new flooring or drywall, buying lumber or tile, knowing exactly how much you need safeguards against buying too much and wasting money, and buying too little and having to return to the store to get more. Precision counts when measuring for the materials you'll be using in your projects. When your measurements are accurate, your home improvement or remodeling project will go more smoothly and the results will be fantastic. Different materials -- from paint to concrete, baseboards, wallpaper, pavers, and more -- require different types of measurements. Use our material calculators to get an accurate estimate, and follow our tips for measuring. Build upon the basic principle of "measure twice, cut once" and learn how to make precise measurements for all your projects. Plus, calculate the square footage of different rooms and spaces to get an idea of how big it is, which will help you when shopping for furniture, window treatments, area rugs, and more.

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