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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Home Exteriors

Is it time to update your home's exterior? Give your facade a wow-worthy makeover that fits your family's lifestyle and budget. Whether your house is on the market or you just want to rev up its curb appeal, consider an exterior update for your next home improvement project. An inviting entryway beckons guests from the street to your door and signals a cozy, attractive interior. Even the smallest of updates, such as a fresh coat of paint, can drastically enhance a home exterior. Choose durable exterior materials that can withstand the test of time and the elements. When selecting a color scheme, search for one that complements the style of home you live in, and consider using color to highlight and define your home's architectural features. With today's vast collections of exterior paints, hardware, and materials, you can create a beautiful, cohesive look on any budget. Find inspiration from our before-and-after home makeovers, house tours, and expert advice starring exterior remodels. Enhance and maintain your home's curb appeal with these valuable tips on doors, garages, lighting, roofs, siding, stonework, and windows.

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