Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase® Opens 55 Remodeled Homes to Tour Sept. 28-30, 2018

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (Sept. 25, 2018) — BATC-Housing First Minnesota is proud to present the Fall 2018 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase which is designed to connect area homeowners with remodelers. The tour lets families see real remodeling projects and learn how remodeling can help them remain in their community when their homes no longer fit their needs.

This fall, visitors can tour 55 remodeled homes by 46 professional remodeling companies Sept. 28-30 from 12-6 p.m. The public is welcome to tour all the homes free of charge, except for two Dream Remodeled Homes that include a $5 admission to support the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation.

Guidebook Features all 55 Homes and More

The comprehensive magazine-style guidebook features photos, maps and descriptions for all the homes to help visitors plan their tour. Guidebooks are free and can be picked up at any area Holiday Stationstore. There are also a variety of interesting articles to read for inspiration and information.

The guidebook’s cover feature plus two more real family stories share the remodeling experiences of three families whose homes are featured on the tour. There’s a calendar of informative and tasty events that several remodelers are hosting during the tour, a style section featuring remodeled home designs featured on this summer’s Artisan Home Tour, and information about working with a professional remodeler.

Dream Homes Benefit BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s Charitable Arm

A $5 contribution from visitors who tour our Dream Remodeled Homes helps the BATC-Housing First Foundation build and remodel homes and facilities for those in need. This fall’s Dream Remodeled Homes are two whole home renovations #R30 from Black Dog Homes in Wayzata and #R47 from Frontier Structures in Minneapolis. 

New Website Makes Touring Even Easier

The comprehensive website at www.ParadeofHomes.org has been totally rebuilt with a modern new look and is fully mobile responsive to make planning a tour a snap. The site includes all 55 remodeled projects easily searchable by location, remodeler and project type. Integrated company pages provide more information about each remodeling firm. And there’s a link to the guidebook in digital form.  There’s also a new, upgraded Tour Planner which can combine new and remodeled tour homes, offers multiple tour routes and works directly from a mobile device.

Projects of All Types

Bathroom and kitchen renovations remain the top two most popular projects nationwide, and the Twin Cities is no exception, with 35 new kitchens and 19 new bathrooms, plus 19 whole-house renovations. Visitors can see 13 great room/family room renovations and 6 new additions. There are lots of gorgeous new bedrooms, mud rooms, offices, exteriors, porches and decks to tour, all showing the latest in design, materials, products and construction techniques from the region’s best professional remodelers.

Remodeled Homes Located Across the Extended Metro Area

Much of the Twin Cities is represented in this Fall Remodelers Showcase, with homes located in 28 cities across the metro region. There are 9 remodeled homes in Minneapolis and 6 in each Edina and Woodbury.

BATC-Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. BATC-Housing First Minnesota represents 1,200 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy work is widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. It’s also known for its signature home tour events: The Parade of HomesSM, Remodelers Showcase®, and the Artisan Home Tour®, a ticketed tour featuring high-end homes in June. In addition, BATC-Housing First Minnesota offers Minnesota’s Green PathSM, a growing new home and remodeling energy testing and certification program providing healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes to buyers and homeowners.


The 2018 Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase is sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.