Fall Remodelers Showcase Opens 43 Remodeled Homes to Tour Oct. 2-4

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (Sept. 2020) — Housing First Minnesota is proud to present the Fall 2020 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. COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken at each home to ensure the experience is safe for all.

This fall, visitors can tour 43 remodeled homes by 32 professional remodeling companies Oct. 2-4 from 12-6 p.m. The public is welcome to tour all the homes free of charge, except for two Remodeled Dream Homes that include a $5 admission to support the Housing First Minnesota Foundation.

Guidebook Features All 43 Homes and More

The comprehensive magazine-style guidebook features photos, directions 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 shares the remodeling journey of real Minnesotans. There’s a calendar of events that several remodelers are hosting during the tour and design ideas and tips.

Dream Homes Benefit Housing First Minnesota’s Charitable Arm

A $5 contribution from visitors who tour our Remodeled Dream Homes helps the Housing First Foundation build and remodel homes and facilities for those in need. This fall’s Remodeled Dream Homes are three stunning remodels: #R1 from Awad & Koontz Architects Builders, Inc. in Burnsville and #R24 Sustainable 9 Design + Build in Edina.

Safety Guidelines

Our highest priority remains everyone’s health and well-being, which means things will look a little different when touring homes during this fall’s Remodelers Showcase. Our remodelers have implemented a series of safety precautions to keep visitors safe. Homes will have access limited to 10 people at a time and masks are required. Homebuyers will be able to shop for homes in person with these added safety precautions and social distancing measures, along with the additional virtual capabilities. All visitors are encouraged to review the full safety recommendations at ParadeofHomes.org before heading out to tour.

New App & Website Make Touring Even Easier

The comprehensive website at www.ParadeofHomes.org makes planning a tour a breeze. The site includes all 43 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 the Tour Planner which can combine new and remodeled tour homes, offers multiple tour routes and works directly from a mobile device.

A new Parade of Homes app allows visitors to save favorite homes, map routes seamlessly, track home features in the Idea Book, and search builders and remodelers. The app is available under Parade of Homes Minnesota in both the App Store and Google Play store and includes all 43 remodeled homes on the Remodelers Showcase.

Projects of All Types

Bathroom and kitchen renovations remain the top two most popular projects on the tour, with 30 new kitchens, 20 new bathrooms and 13 additions. There are gorgeous new bedrooms, mudrooms, 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’s Remodelers Showcase, with homes located in 23 cities across the metro region. Cities with the most homes are Edina (7), Minneapolis (6), and Eden Prairie (4).

Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. Housing First Minnesota represents 1,100 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. 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, the Remodelers Showcase®, and the Artisan Home Tour®, a ticketed tour featuring high-end homes in June. In addition, 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 2020 Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase is sponsored by Marvin.