Inside the Innovation House

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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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Patio Edgers Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the numbers of edgers to use for your yard.

Perimeter length, in lineal feet
Type of edging (check one)
Brick or paver "soldiers," using 4 1/4"-wide pavers set with the width facing the patio surface.
Brick or paver "soldiers," using 2 3/8"-thick pavers set with the thickness facing the patio surface
Stone edging, with 8" average length of stone
Number of edging
pieces needed:

Please note: For your convenience, this calculation has been rounded up slightly.

Important reminder: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculation. But before purchasing materials for any project, please check amounts with your suppliers or contractors.

Helpful Information

How many edgers will you need for your yard? Use edging to form the border of a patio or walkway, or to retain soil for a flower bed. Measure the perimeter, rounding up to the nearest foot. If a patio abuts the house, you may or may not want to put edging there.

A few tips: If you use 4x4s, landscaping timbers, or strip edging (either plastic or metal), figuring how many you need is simple, since these come in 6-foot sections, or longer. If you choose 4" X 12" edger block, you need one block per foot of running perimeter.


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