Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase® Opens 63 Remodeled Homes to Tour March 23-25, 2018

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (March, 2018) — BATC-Housing First Minnesota is proud to present the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase which is designed to connect area homeowners with remodelers. In its 35th year, 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 spring, visitors can tour 63 remodeled homes by 51 professional remodeling companies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-25, from noon to 6:00 pm. The public is welcome to tour all the homes free of charge, except for one Dream Remodeled Home that includes a $5 admission to support the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation.

Guidebook Features all 63 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 four more “real family” stories share the remodeling experiences of five 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, winners of the 2017 Remodeler of Merit AwardsSM and information about working with a professional remodeler. Plus, the style section includes interviews and photos from the designers of four tour homes.

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

A $5 contribution from visitors who tour our Dream Remodeled Home helps the BATC-Housing First Foundation build and remodel homes for area families in need. This spring’s Dream Remodeled Home is a historic renovation from Vujovich Design Build. Home #R54 is a 1915 art deco brick Colonial in Minneapolis that has been updated to retain many of the original architectural details while adding the stylish flair of its owner.

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 63 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 42 new kitchens and 20 new bathrooms, plus more in the five whole house renovations and one teardown. Visitors can see 22 great room/family room renovations, 14 new additions and 11 lower level finishes. 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 spring’s Remodelers Showcase, with homes located in 26 cities across the metro region. There are 13 remodeled homes in Minneapolis and 12 in Edina. Woodbury will have six homes open and there are four in Bloomington. There are three homes each open in Plymouth and St. Paul.


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 70-year-old Parade of HomesSM, the 34-year-old Remodelers Showcase®, and the five-year-old 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 Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase is sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.