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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Deck Planters with Trellis

These rustic planters add charm to any deck or patio.

What You Need:

Wooden tub planters with bamboo climbers.
  • Two shades of yellow latex paint
  • 16-ounce plastic measuring cup
  • Two plastic mixing buckets
  • Two wooden tub planters
  • Disposable paintbrushes
  • Potting soil
  • Six 6-foot bamboo sticks
  • Summer vines
  • Rope
  • Four 3- to 4-foot bamboo sticks
  • Raffia
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
Tabletop bowl planters.

1. Dilute paint with water in proportion of 1/3 paint to 2/3 water. Paint individual boards on the tub with alternating colors. Allow to dry.

2. Fill with potting soil. Evenly space three 6-foot bamboo sticks in each tub. Secure at the top with rope. Create horizontal elements by cutting smaller bamboo sticks and attaching with raffia and hot glue.

Fast-growing vines and the right knick-knacks set the table perfectly.

3. Plant with fast-growing summer vines.


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