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HGTV Urban Oasis
Sep 20

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Tour is Live

It’s finally here! HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Tour is live, and you can see, in photos and videos, all the amazing spaces in this Craftsman-style home — the home you could win.

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016

Be sure to tour every one, but here are a handful of my favorite spaces.

1. Screened Porch: I could sit in this cozy space all day. It even overlooks the backyard’s garden and chicken coop. So much charm!

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Screened Porch

2. Kitchen:  There are some really cool appliances and a touch of glam in this stylish kitchen. I’m a big fan!

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Kitchen

3. Master Bathroom: Can you picture yourself relaxing in this spa escape? Yes, please!

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Bathroom Then make sure to set your calendar for the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Giveaway — you can enter twice online per day starting October 4th. Sign up for reminders here >>

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HGTV Smart Home
Apr 28

Laundry is a Breeze at HGTV Smart Home 2016

Dark. Dank. Scary. Haunted? These are just some of the words I use to describe my childhood laundry room. Less of a room, actually, and more of a corner in my unfinished basement. Most of the people I knew had a basement laundry room— taking up real estate on the main floors seemed like a waste for such a utilitarian space.

HGTV Smart Home Laundry Room

Lately that home philosophy is being reconsidered, and for good reason. As a busy mom, the laundry is something I interact with on nearly a daily basis— loading, unloading, folding, sorting, or emergency stain removal. There always seems to be a reason to head to the laundry room to take care of something. Hiking up and down two floors of stairs on a regular basis can get old.

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HGTV Smart Home
Apr 18

Don’t Miss the HGTV Smart Home Special Tonight!

Tiffany Brooks

Grab a cozy seat after dinner  for an exclusive look at HGTV Smart Home 2016. Tune in live to HGTV tonight at 11 p.m. ET for the HGTV Smart Home Special. Host and interior designer Tiffany Brooks gives you a behind-the-scenes tour and shows you what it takes to plan, design and build the most sophisticated home in HGTV history.

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HGTV Smart Home
Apr 14

Yes to Home Technology, No to Nagging Wires

When you hear “home technology,” are you thinking “invasive surgery for my house”? Do you worry that the actual smart one in the bargain will be the electrician getting paid handsomely for all that rewiring? Luckily, home technology doesn’t have to burrow behind your drywall.

HGTV Smart Home 2016

In fact, many of the products at HGTV Smart Home 2016 require no wiring at all. These devices, ranging from simple to sophisticated, provide plenty of flexibility and specialize in ease-of-use. They install in seconds, you can add on to them as your needs evolve, and you can even take many of them with you when you move.  Let’s look at a few ideas for having a smart home without drilling a hole.

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HGTV Smart Home
Apr 12

Enter Now for Your Chance to Win HGTV Smart Home 2016

The wait is over! You’ve toured every room of HGTV Smart Home 2016, and now you can enter for a chance to win this sophisticated Southern retreat in Raleigh, North Carolina.

HGTV Smart Home 2016

From now until June 2nd 2016, you can enter twice online per day — once on and once on — for your chance to win the HGTV Smart Home 2016, a prize package valued at over $1.2 million.

No time like the present for your very first entry!

Enter the HGTV Dream Home 2016 Sweepstakes on >>

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Thursday at 11:00 p.m. ET, tune in as interior designer Tiffany Brooks takes you through the build and design process from start to finish.  Now you can watch and tweet live using #HGTVSmartHome.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends at 5 p.m. ET on 6/2/16. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, visit or send a self addressed stamped envelope to: “HGTV Smart Home Giveaway” – RR, P.O. Box 52822, Knoxville, TN 37950. Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television.

HGTV Smart Home
Mar 31

Start Touring HGTV Smart Home 2016 Now!

HGTV Smart Home 2016

It’s finally here! The HGTV Smart Home 2016 virtual tour is live. Step inside each new Southern sophisticated space with 360-degree tours, video walk-throughs and photos of every amazing detail.

Get to know the HGTV Smart Home 2016 before you can win it >>

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HGTV Dream Home
Mar 28

HGTV Dream Home 2016 Winner Announcement

Congratulations to David Rennie of Shelton, Connecticut!

He is the lucky winner of a coastal retreat located in Merritt Island, Florida, a 2016 GMC Acadia Denali®, $250,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans, and a beautiful new boat. A grand prize valued at over $1.5 million!

HGTV Dream Home 2016 Winner

David’s name was chosen from more than 127 million entries for the HGTV® Dream Home Giveaway 2016. Our lucky winner and his wife Margaret were in disbelief when host Tiffany Brooks and the HGTV production crew ambushed them at their hometown church. “It was incredible,” shares David about the ambush his daughters and minister helped plan.


David  is a proud father of two daughters and former Boy Scouts of America employee. After being diagnosed with  ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease), David received a kidney transplant in March 2015. “I thought I won the lottery with the kidney. That was life changing, but so is this. We just never thought it could get any better.”

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HGTV Dream Home
Mar 22

HGTV Dream Home 2016 Winner Drawing

Tiffany Brooks and HGTV Dream Home Winner Drawing

Recently the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 Giveaway was randomly drawn from over 127 million entries. This was the first time interior designer Tiffany Brooks was the host for an HGTV Dream Home drawing and it was very exciting!

Need a refresher on how we draw the winner? Check out this HGTV Dream Home video, which details the step-by-step process we follow for each one of our home giveaways.

Be on the lookout next week, because we’ll be announcing our lucky winner! 

HGTV Smart Home
Mar 16

Sneak Peek at HGTV Smart Home 2016

HGTV Smart Home 2016

We’re weeks away from the HGTV Smart Home 2016 tour launch. To satisfy your imaginations and indulge your eager eyes, I’ve pulled together a collection of design details showcased in black-and-white photography. While I can’t show you everything just yet, I can offer you an exclusive glimpse. From traditional touches and sleek modern design details, to geometric patterns and elegant furnishings, this home is packed with sophisticated Southern charm.


HGTV Smart Home
Mar 9

Minimizing Technology for a Relaxing Home

HGTV Smart Home

As our always-connected lives get more and more chaotic, many of us look to home to provide a getaway from all the noise. And with screens stealing the attention of our family and friends, we’re trying to set up our homes as a place where we can put our devices down and have distraction-free time with our family.

That said, I’m not suggesting that technology should be banished from the home. Far from it! HGTV Smart Home 2016 is teeming with tech that makes life more convenient, safer, and a lot more fun. I’m merely suggesting that, in little ways, we can style our homes to put tech in the background, creating an environment that is more Zen and less zany. Here are some ways you can minimize the technology in your home, without sacrificing fabulous modern amenities.

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