The Builders Association of the Twin Cities has combined its two fall events, the Parade of Homes, which features new construction, and the three-day Remodelers Showcase, featuring remodeled kitchens, additions and owner's suites. This is the first time the two shows will be linked.
"We've talked about doing it for years," said Wendy Danks, the association's marketing director. "With the economy the way it is, we decided it was a good year to give it a shot."
This year's event features 94 remodeled houses and 325 new ones. Prices range from $126,900 for a townhouse in Hugo to $3 million-plus for an estate in Orono. Most of the new houses are in the $200,000 to $300,000 range.
The fall Remodelers Showcase is this weekend only, from Noon to 6:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday. The Parade of Homes has the same hours and will continue Thursdays and Fridays through October 4. The tickets are free, but there is a $5 charge to visit each of two Dream Homes and two Dream Remodeling projects. The tour also includes golf clinics, an art show, interior design seminars and a family fall festival. For details and a calendar of activities, visit www.paradeofhomes.org.
Photo Friday will return next week.
The Parade of Homes(SM) and Remodelers Showcase(SM) is a service mark of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and is used with permission.