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5 types of smart devices and personal assistants to create an automated home, explained. Smart devices for your home run the gamut from thermostats and lighting to more complex systems that detect leaking appliances or act as personal assistants... Read more .

Discover the top appliance trends for 2018. From appliance color trends to new appliance features, find the latest and greatest for the year. What’s cooking for 2018? From the kitchen to the laundry room, we’ve got the scoop on the hottest... Read more .

This is the year to embrace minimalism and a sleek look. But you can also add some color to your kitchen. Goodbye, cluttered countertops. It’s been good to know you, faucets that don’t conserve water. Current kitchen design trends are sleek,... Read more .

Gone are the days of the pale spa feel. This year’s trends are big and bold, including deep colors, black and industrial. If you’re tired of your delicate, spa-like bathroom — or are finally ready to say goodbye to sea foam green — you’re in luck... Read more .

Are you a home design star or headed for a DIY disaster? Take the quiz to find out. Whether you spend your weekends fixing up the house and watching design shows, or you push all things home improvement to the very last minute, there’s always... Read more .

What’s hot in home improvement and home design this year depends on where you live. From lighter colored roofing out West and richer colors in the South to beach-inspired design in coastal areas, the varying climates and styles of the United... Read more .

Is your home design style bold — or do you want to increase your home’s curb appeal in a smaller way? This quiz will help you decide which hot home improvement trend to try. When it comes to your home’s exterior, the latest trends are all about... Read more .

When it comes to your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, it’s time to get smart. From maintenance reminders sent straight to your smartphone to remote controlled thermostats, cooling and heating your home has never been... Read more .

Get smart. Here’s what you need to know to get started to create the ultimate connected home. Imagine pulling into your driveway after work and seeing your house light up. No need to fumble for your keys — your door unlocks a few seconds before... Read more .

Discover the difference between the most popular cabinet styles. When you walk into a kitchen or bathroom, cabinets tend to steal the spotlight. Yet with all the styles available today, it can be tricky to decipher the differences between the... Read more .