This past weekend, my husband and I and some friends attended the Tri-Cities Parade of Homes put on by the Home Builders Association of the Tri-Cities and had a blast! If you have never been, the Parade is a collection of 25 homes around West Richland, Richland, Pasco and Kennewick done by different builders in the area. The ticket you purchase has a space for each home that you get stamped at each visit.
The Parade ran all last weekend, this Wednesday September 10th from 1 PM – 7 PM and next weekend, September 13th and 14th from 9 AM to 5 PM. You can visit the homes anytime during these windows and you are welcome to poke around anywhere in the house, ask questions, take pictures and just enjoy the amazing features and design. The houses range in size and are broken up by square foot category.
We spent all of Saturday morning running up and down Tri-Cities, checking out as many houses as possible but still trying to enjoy them. We didn’t even make it to half! They varied so much in design, color, layout, landscaping and size and it was really fascinating to see how different builders envision a home. My husband and I love to dream and talk about what the future holds, so we really enjoyed this time we got to spend together. Going with friends this year was really interesting as well, hearing others’ ideas and feedback and opinions opened my eyes to really see a lot more of what was going on in the houses. It was so fun to talk about possible upgrades we could make to our house or what we would love in a future house.
Just a few of our favorite rooms and ideas:
I LOVE the mix of modern materials with basic and clean cupboards and drawers. The back splash really gives everything a homey feel and makes the space far more interesting.
I just love the simplicity of this room. And apparently I really like white cupboards.
For some reason, this bathtub made me want to jump in and swim around. So much light coming in through the window and I LOVE the walls. They give it a very farmhouse feel.
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