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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With a greener home, you can save money with more efficient use of energy and water, live healthier and be more environmentally astute by using materials that are renewable and recyclable—without compromising quality, aesthetics, or budget. In the past few years, advancements in the technology behind the green movement have improved vastly. While the initial cost of a compact-fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) or LED bulb might be higher than a regular incandescent bulb, it doesn't take long for the energy and money savings to outweigh the up-front cost. If the task of transitioning much of your home to greener products is daunting, start small. Many of the changes you can implement in your home to save water and energy and live healthier are as simple as screwing in a lightbulb or changing out a faucet or showerhead. Learn which of these improvements you can do on your own and which require professional help. If you are building a home from scratch, the notion that green-built houses cost a lot more just doesn't add up. Often green-built houses cost an average of only about 5 percent more. Let us show you how solid planning can help you build a home that will save money on maintenance and up to 50 percent on utilities. When it comes to keeping that home green and clean, the list of natural products—most of which you already have in your home—is here. Green living isn't as complicated as you think—let us show you how little changes can make a big difference!

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