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No other place in the world is as important as your home. As a personal castle, every detail communicates who you are and reflects the things you love most.
If you’re unhappy with the current state of your humble abode, maybe it’s time for a design refresh. While you don’t necessarily have to remodel your entire home, even simple tweaks like changing paint colors or cabinet light fixtures can breathe new life into your living space.
One of the best ways to understand what you want is to visit the Salt Lake Parade of Homes where the best work of professionals, general contractors, designers and manufacturers is on full display.
The first-ever House Parade in the United States
Long before Pinterest and social media became popular, people got some of their best home ideas by visiting them in person. From the very first house show to now, participants have come away with a creative vision to build or update their dream home. To date, approximately 700 parades take place each year across the United States – and they all started right here in Utah.
Beginning in 1946, the Salt Lake Home Builders Association held the first-ever Home Parade and sparked an annual tradition that continues to inspire homeowners across the country. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the Salt Lake Parade of Homes and if you’ve never attended before, it’s time to see what it’s all about.
What to expect at this year’s parade
Whatever your personal tastes or preferences, this year’s Salt Lake Parade of Homes will help you experience every aspect of residential living – from small subdivisions to pristine mansions and a modern apartment.
If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a high-rise filled with five-star hotel amenities, come check out the Liberty Sky apartments downtown. With floor-to-ceiling windows, remarkable views and modern features designed for comfort, you’ll soon understand why hundreds of people call Liberty Sky home.
Even if you plan to stay in your current home for the long term, the Salt Lake Parade of Homes can give you ideas on how to update your space. Find inspiration to spruce up your decor or remodel a certain part of your home. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient with the latest appliances and technology. These updates could end up making you a lot more money if you ever decide to sell.
“Energy conservation features can have a significant impact on home value, especially in locations with extreme heat or cold,” said Joanne Theunissen, president of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers. , to Beth Buczynski of NerdWallet.
Of course, if you’re looking for something fresh and new, Salt Lake Parade of Homes is the bread and butter. Whether it’s a fill-in or a new development, they have many homes, styles, and price ranges designed to meet every need. For maximum convenience, most new homes are easily accessible to people living in Salt Lake and Tooele counties.
Whether you’re looking for a townhouse, a luxury home, something downtown, or something in the valley, you’ll find it all in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes.
Buy your tickets online
Don’t miss your chance to visit some of the most impressive homes on the Wasatch Front!
The Salt Lake Parade of Homes runs from July 29 to August 13 and is open daily from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., except Sunday and Monday. Your ticket grants entry to 18 Parade houses, including two re-entries, so you can visit your two favorite houses a second time. Your parade ticket will also allow you to virtually explore four additional houses online.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SaltLakeParade.com. Use discount code “KSL” to receive $3 off per ticket.