Monthly Archives: February 2016

Things to do this spring to save energy and money

Posted on February 19, 2016
If you’re not building a new home but want to know a few ways to save energy and money, Xcel Energy can help. Below are things anyone can do, no matter the size of your home, to help you save energy and money this spring.
Posted in Green Homes

How to Combine Plant Life With Modern Decor

Posted on February 12, 2016
As we drop into another sub-zero weekend, we thought it was the perfect time to share these tips on adding some greenery to your home. And of course, with Valentine's Day on Sunday, why not consider an orchid to say "I love you."

We Can't Get Enough of Cement Tile

Posted on February 11, 2016
If encaustic cement tiles haven't already caught your eye by now, they will when you see these gorgeous designs from The Tile Shop.

Tour the Best of the Best

Posted on February 11, 2016
Get your Pinterest pages ready ... or, better yet, plan to see these eight award-winning Parade Homes in person during the Spring Tour.
Posted in Housing Industry

Artisan Dream Homes Set to Impress

Posted on February 10, 2016
Drum roll please .... the Spring Artisan Dream Homes are so impressive they will knock your socks off ... or your Parade of Homes booties, if that's your footwear of choice.
Posted in Dream Homes

Let Inspiration Bloom

Posted on February 10, 2016
When it comes to our new Parade of Homes TV spot, inspiration is in full bloom. We opted for a fresh take on our signature red and yellow branding by adding bold prints and patterns to our beloved Parade of Homes signs.
Posted in New Homes

Three Fabulous Ways To Improve Your Home's Atmosphere

Posted on February 10, 2016
While you're thinking about the upcoming Parade of Homes, we thought this was a good time to share some interior design thoughts from our Guest Blogger, David Glenn.

Wit and Delight Home Tour

Posted on February 5, 2016
This Spring, local blogger Kate Arends Peters and her husband Joe Peters graced the cover of our Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase guidebook.

To Bid or Not To Bid

Posted on February 4, 2016
While you might be tempted to start your remodeling adventure by asking for bids from a number of companies, you'll likely be disappointed. Read about what some of our expert remodelers have to say about the process written by our guest blogger Carla Waldemar.

Gold is Number One Again

Posted on February 4, 2016
It may not be the way you remember it, but gold is making a comeback in home decor. Before you dust off Grandma’s golden heirlooms, however, this shining bright trend is now the Midas touch of modern design. Today, gold is often paired with dramatic and sleek hues