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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DIY Patio Ideas

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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

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Mediterranean-Style Home Ideas

With ties to historic architectural traditions of the Mediterranean, this style features red roof tiles, stucco walls, arches, and enclosed outdoor spaces. Browse these Mediterranean-inspired homes to find ideas for exterior materials, landscaping, and more.


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    • Mediterranean Color

      Celebrate the colors and textures of the Mediterranean with an inviting mix of aged patinas, lush landscaping, and sun-kissed outdoor rooms. A medieval castle in Italy inspired the architecture of this new, yet impressively aged, home. Stucco siding, clay roof tiles, and an eye-catching arched entrance invoke countryside charm.

    • Outdoor Living

      Mediterranean-style homes often feature porchespatios, and courtyards surrounded by lush plantings. This Mediterranean-inspired home relies on a host of patios and loggias to graciously extend its livable square footage for gatherings with family and friends.

    • Salvaged Style

      Reclaimed clay roof tiles and limestone-trimmed exterior windows and doors remain faithful to the home's European inspiration outside. Gas-powered lanterns, simple iron railings, and arched French doors imbue the exterior with old-world Tuscan flavor.

    • Defining Architecture

      The front porches of Mediterranean-style homes are often defined by stone columns spanned by arches. Roofs feature wide, overhanging eaves with large brackets under the roofline. A variety of new terra-cotta tiles top this stucco home, mimicking the look of reclaimed Italian tile without sacrificing durability. 

    • Authentic Look

      Taking cues from Tuscan landscapes, this exterior teams limestone and stucco with overgrouted terra-cotta roof tiles to lend the home an authentic Italian look. 

    • Lush Landscaping

      Mediterranean landscaping is all about contrast: soft foliage against structured surfaces such as stone walls, tall vines next to clipped hedges, and so on. A curving walkway garden adds interest to this vine-covered exterior.

    • Touch of Italy

      Authentic styling and unfussy elegance invigorate this home's exterior with natural beauty. Clay roof tiles, grand arches, and a mix of stone and stucco give the exterior a classic Italian appearance. Arches are used inside and outside the home to impart a sense of history in graceful fashion.

    • Mediterranean Plantings

      The generous foundation plantings of this Mediterranean-style home tie the house to the surrounding lawn and landscape. The homeowner chose plantings at all levels to embellish the two-story lines of the house as well as the front porch and two balconies.

    • Spanish Tilework

      Elaborate Mediterranean-style homes may feature intricate tilework, as seen above the front door of this house. Additionally, the windows are embellished with wrought-iron details.

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      Mediterranean Home and Garden

      Small vegetable gardens flanking the entryway steps to this Mediterranean-inspired home are dotted with artichokes, herbs, and bamboo wigwam supports for beans, squash, and tomatoes.

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      Spanish and Mediterranean Details

      With its low-pitched roof, red roof tiles, and stucco siding, this Southern California home references Spanish and Mediterranean architecture. The windows are flanked by shutters and underscored with brackets, adding architectural interest.

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      Red Brick and Roof Tiles

      Stone walkways are a characteristic of Mediterranean-style homes and gardens. The curved, red brick walkway leading to this home reflects the roof tiles in both color and pattern. Flowers along the path provide bursts of color.

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      Mediterranean-Style Stucco

      The red tile roof and wrought-iron accents lend a centuries-old authenticity to this Mediterranean-style home, but the crisp white stucco, stylized arches, and luxury amenities ensure the house isn't just a same-old rendition of a familiar historical look.

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      Before and After: Home Exteriors

      Maximize curb appeal with an exterior makeover. See how these 24 facades went from ordinary to unforgettable.
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