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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Use these outdoor lighting ideas to accentuate your home's architecture, illuminate outdoor spaces, and boost curb appeal. Whether you're lighting a walkway, a landscape, a deck, or an entire yard, get started by finding answers to your questions and smart strategies for planning outdoor lighting, such as considering how your outdoor lighting will look from both the outside and inside. Learn the special considerations you need to take to protect your outdoor lighting from the elements. Explore the many options for utilizing outdoor lighting to enhance your home. Use outdoor lighting to highlight your home's landscaping. Make outdoor gathering spaces usable after dark by installing lighting around your deck, patio, or porch. Smart outdoor lighting will also boost the curb appeal of your home. Plus, don't forget the essential entryway and garage lights. Outdoor lighting also provides safety and security. Learn how to use lighting to illuminate walkways to prevent trips or how motion-sensor security lights can bring peace of mind. And light fixture style is another important consideration. See different ways to match light fixtures to the style of your home's exterior for a look that is seamless and attractive.

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