New Homes

How Decluttering Your Home Can Improve Your Health

Posted on April 4, 2017
Spring cleaning time is here, so now is a good time to start thinking about more than just washing windows, walls and floors. Now is the time to consider getting rid of a lot of that stuff.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged de-cluttering, Home Decor, Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Heinen Homes, Greenwood Design Build, City Homes, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities | 2 Comments

Signs That It Is Time To Remodel Your Kitchen

Posted on March 28, 2017
With The Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase on this weekend only (Friday-Sunday, noon to 6:00pm), we wanted to share these "signs" from guest blogger Francesca Holmes to help you decide if you should just tour for fun this weekend, or tour to find the right remodeler and get started on your
Posted in Dream Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Kitchen remodeling, College City Design Build, Puustelli USA, James Barton Design Build, Michels Homes, PURE Design | 4 Comments

Wonderful Windows

Posted on March 24, 2017
What is the one thing every architectural style has in common? Windows! They add interest and contrast to every exterior, whether a classic bungalow, Victorian, modern farmhouse, stately colonial, sleek contemporary or anything in between.
Posted in Housing Industry | Tagged Windows, andersen windows, Energy Efficiency, energy efficient windows | 1 Comment

Tile Trends from The Tile Shop

Posted on March 23, 2017
We asked Kevin McDaniel, from The Tile Shop, about new and noteworthy products for 2017. These eye catching tiles are sure to make a big impact in any space. Here are the top 3 trends to consider for your next project;
Tagged The Tile Shop, Tile, Parade of Homes, Design Trends, tile trends, BATC, Kitchen Tile, Outdoor Tile, Wood Tile | 3 Comments

Meet our Family

Posted on March 16, 2017
The men and women who remodel and construct new homes are your neighbors and friends. They're part of the BATC family. They work hard and are immensely proud of what they accomplish as they build communities all across the region.
Tagged BATC, construction, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, New Spaces, carpentry contractors company | 0 Comments

What's Trending on the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes

Posted on March 10, 2017
The Spring Parade of Homes is underway and with it the latest spring trends in home decor, tile, lighting and finishes are on display.
Tagged Home Trends, Home Design, Parade of Homes, Style, The Tile Shop, ambiance at home, kohler, bellacor | 1 Comment

Design Q&A with Studio M Interiors

Posted on March 8, 2017
What's it like to work with a design studio? How are styles evolving? Studio M Interiors shares how design styles have changed and what influences their work.
Tagged Studio M, home design trends, Interior Design Tips, Home Decor, Parade of Homes | 2 Comments

How To Choose a Home Design That Fits Your Personality

Posted on March 6, 2017
A lot of todays' new homes offer an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary architectural styles that you can see on our Spring Parade of Homes tour (like this modified Bungalow by Greenwood D
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Home Styles, Residential Architecture, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Greenwood Design Build | 3 Comments

How to Make Your Home Breath-Taking Just By Opening the Front Door

Posted on March 6, 2017
As you tour this Spring's Parade of Homes, you'll see a lot of entryways that are both welcoming and impressive. Here are some great tips from our guest blogger, Lee Flynn, that can help you create a great entry to your home.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Creek Hill Custom Homes, Homes by Tradition, Judge Homes, Robert Thomas Homes, Home Decor, Foyers | 1 Comment

Home Style: What's Hot Now

Posted on February 28, 2017
From functional vintage decor to advancements in manufacturing materials, the designers behind the styles you see on the Parade of Homes shared the home trends to look out for this spring.
Tagged Style, Parade of Homes, Swanson Homes, NIH Homes, Homes by Tradition | 2 Comments