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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12 Stylish Garden Gates

Invite visitors to your garden with an enchanting entrance and stylish gate.


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    • Enjoy a Little Romance

      It's tough to get more romantic than a white arbor, picket fence, and climbing roses. The combination is perfect for just about any informal landscape -- especially if you have a cottage-garden style.

    • Build a Boundary

      A simple wire gate decorated with roses creates a pretty entrance -- and offers a clear barrier -- without obstructing the view. The entrance still feels welcoming, despite the bigger gate and arbor behind.

    • Say It with Flowers

      What could be more inviting than a flower-filled entrance to your landscape? Here, climbing roses, verbena, and foxgloves create a charming entrance that just begs you walk through.

    • Create a Focal Point

      It's natural to look inside a gate -- especially if it's partially closed. Take advantage of that and use your gate to frame a spectacular view.

    • Play with Color

      An ordinary wooden arbor can blend into your landscape. Make it shine by installing a simple gate underneath and painting it a playful color. Create even more impact by repeating that color through your yard.

    • Go Rustic

      Take advantage of old tree limbs to create a charming, rustic entrance to your garden. Here, the rough wood is a perfect partner for the irregularly shaped flagstone walk.

    • Design with Shapes

      A simple grid pattern really comes alive when repeated in the fence, gate, and front door of a house. The grid pattern is accented by a rounded shape in the gate and gentle curve pattern built into the sidewalk (reflected by the giant container behind it).

    • Be Whimsical

      This charming gate adds a touch of whimsy to the garden because it's embellished with old gardening tools. It's a great way to deal with old tools you don't want to throw away or have to store in the garage.

    • Choose a Style

      This Asian-inspired gate and basic pergola lend a decidedly Eastern feel to this patio. Take advantage of structures in your landscape to help enhance -- or create -- a stylistic theme.

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      Go Antiquing

      Give an old gate new life in your garden. Old pieces from salvage-supply stores, antique shops, or garage sales have loads of character -- and may offer great bargains to boot.

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      Work with Your Landscape

      This simple wrought-iron gate looks right at home among a bed of flowering perennials and a flagstone path. The simplicity is effective: A larger gate might distract from the natural feel of the garden.

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      Add Color with Vines

      While a white picket fence and arbor are beautiful, they can be stark by themselves. Dress them up with colorful blooms. Here, an orange climbing rose creates a dramatic focal point.

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      Arbors with Fences

      An arbor and a fence make a powerful pair. Choose from this collection of complementary arbor and fence designs to find your favorite.
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