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No other place in the world is as important as your home. As your personal castle, every detail communicates who you are and mirrors the things you love most.
If you’re feeling dissatisfied with the current state of your humble abode, it might be time for a design refresh. While you don’t necessarily have to remodel your entire home, even simple tweaks like changing up paint colors or cabinetry fixtures can breathe new life into your living space.
One of the best ways to figure out 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.
America’s first-ever parade of homes
Long before Pinterest and social media became popular, people got some of their best home ideas from touring them in person. From the very first Parade of Homes to now, attendees have walked away with a creative vision to build or update the home of their dreams. To this day, an estimated 700 parades are held annually across the United States — and they all got their start right here in Utah.
Beginning in 1946, the Salt Lake Home Builders Association put on the first-ever parade of homes and it 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 all the fuss is about.
What to expect at this year’s parade
No matter your personal taste or preference, this year’s Salt Lake Parade of Homes will help you experience all aspects of residential living — from smaller 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 see why hundreds of people call Liberty Sky home.
Even if you plan to stay put in your current home for the long haul, the Salt Lake Parade of Homes can give you ideas on how to update your space. Find inspiration for sprucing up your decor or remodeling a certain area of your house. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient with the latest appliances and technology. These updates could end up netting you a lot more cash if you ever decide to sell.
“Energy conservation features can have a significant impact on home value, especially in places that experience extreme heat or cold,” Joanne Theunissen, chair of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers tells Beth Buczynski of NerdWallet.
Of course, if you are looking for something fresh and new, that’s the Salt Lake Parade of Homes’ bread and butter. Whether it’s an infill or a new subdivision, they have many homes, styles and price ranges designed to fit every need. For maximum convenience, most new homes are within easy reach of people living within Salt Lake and Tooele Counties.
Whether you’re looking for a townhome, luxury home, something downtown or something in the valley, you’ll find every example in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes.
Buy your tickets online
Don’t miss your chance to tour some of the most impressive homes along the Wasatch Front!
The Salt Lake Parade of Homes runs from July 29 to Aug. 13 and is open daily from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., except on Sundays and Mondays. Your ticket allows entry into 18 Parade homes, including two re-entries, so you can visit your two favorite homes a second time. Your parade ticket will also allow you to virtually explore four additional homes online.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SaltLakeParade.com. Use the discount code “KSL” to receive $3 off per ticket.