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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Whether you are improving your current home or building from the ground up, there is no shortage of ways to make your house eco-friendly. The key to an eco-friendly remodel is solid planning. Learn how to make the most of your budget by creating an open floor plan, choosing renewable and recyclable materials, and building within your current footprint. All of these things help you create an eco-friendly home that will reduce your energy consumption and create a beautiful and sustainable home. Follow along as we do the research and educate you on the products on the market and determine those that you must have in your next renovation -- and those to avoid. From low-VOC paints to earth-friendly fabrics to sustainable and durable building materials, we decode the terminology and help you find the products in your area. With a greener home, you can save money with more efficient use of energy and water and live healthier and more environmentally astute by using materials that are renewable and recyclable without compromising quality, aesthetics, or budget.

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