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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Garage Ideas: Interior and Exterior Updates

Today's garages are as design-forward as they are functional. Find inspiration from our beautiful garage photos and ideas.


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    • Remodel and Repurpose

      Rather than demolish a wobbly old garage, restore its former glory. This one-car garage was so unstable that it had to be propped up with timbers, but it was restored because of its historical tie to the house. Fixed up and furnished, it now serves as a much-used entertaining hub.

    • Add Style that Endures

      Whatever architectural style takes your fancy, call attention to your home's exterior with gorgeous, durable design choices. A peaked roofline with a fanciful cupola, shingle siding, crisp white trim, and wood doors issue a warm welcome.

    • Consider a Carport

      If your home is without a garage, consider a carport. A freestanding or attached carport offers less protection than a garage but more ventilation. Extending the home's roof over the driveway and repeating exterior color choices integrates the carport without sacrificing style.

      Design tip: New plantings, garden structures, and hardscaping help an addition blend in with the existing house. Such elements make a home feel welcoming and soften edges.

    • Update with Molding

      Turn a basic garage door into a standout feature by adding molding. Decorative molding creates a distinctive pattern on this garage door. Consider mimicking architectural shapes found throughout your home's exterior on the face of your garage door.

    • Add an Overhead Trellis

      Trellises built above garage doors provide a method to integrate plantings into the front of the home. Hanging baskets, colorful plants, and a brick driveway add curb appeal.

    • Plant Hanging Baskets

      Hanging baskets are an easy way to add color and personality to a garage. Watch this video and learn how to save money by planting your own.

    • Upgrade Garage Details

      Door pulls positioned at the center of the garage doors allude to the days of horse-drawn buggies. Carriage house doors would fling open to allow horses entrance into their stalls. Recessed paneling, mullioned windows, and a classic sconce add to the charm.

    • Customize Wood Doors

      Choosing multiple types of wood or using contrasting stains can help achieve an inviting, authentic effect. An elegant scrolling sconce above the garage door enhances its natural, clean-lined look.

    • Coordinate Looks

      The right touches can give a home's facade a charming character boost. A short, sloping roof over the garage that matches the roofline above the front entry streamlined the exterior of this Dutch Colonial house and made room for a grand new master suite.

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      Embrace Color

      Enhance garage doors by borrowing from your home's exterior color palette. Appealing to an earthy color scheme, this garage door features the same vibrant paint color that covers the home's siding and shutters to boost curb appeal and make a better first impression.

    • Ultimate Garage Organization
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      Improve Organization

      Does your garage need a storage boost? See how this space accommodates sports equipment, garden gear, and more with a few creative updates.

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      Look to Garage Walls

      An easy way to organize your garage is to get items off the floor. Maximize space by going vertical. Slatted wall panels keep sports gear accessible and away from the wheels of cars pulling into and out of the garage.

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      Include a Workstation

      A traditional potting bench combines with pegboard to create a compact garage work space. Small wheeled bins beneath the bench are labeled to serve as an easy-access recycling center that tucks away when not in use.

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      Boost Storage Cabinets

      Chalkboard fronts add character to these garage storage cabinets and make it easy to label contents. Shallow drawers and pegboard on the wall keep smaller tools close at hand. Pulls placed high on the upper cabinets limit access to inquisitive children.

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      Great Garage Doors

      Ban boring garage doors by choosing a style with windows, molding details, or great hardware. Take a look at some of our favorites, and find inspiration to enhance your home's exterior!
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