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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If patio plans are on your agenda, you've come to the right place. Whether you're building a new patio or renovating an existing one, we have dreamy design ideas and practical tips to help you create the perfect deck or patio. Start with inspiring tips on ways to transform the patio you already have. If you want to add more seclusion to your patio space, turn to our garden tour of a peaceful retreat that offers plants, accents, and more. To make your yard the perfect family-gathering spot, we have design tips and ideas so you can create the patio of your dreams. If you're starting from scratch, make sure your patio is the most successful it can be. Let us help you figure out what you want from your space, as well as how big it should be. We show you the best ways to create and build a deck or patio and provide garden plans for beautiful planted accents. Once you're done with the building and planting, it's time to finish the space with furniture, lighting, accessories, and accents; figure out what you need and how to take care of it with our guide.

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