Fall is the season of gathering together, and that means giving your current home, or a potential new home, some very careful thought! For two glorious October weekends—October 13th and 14th, and October 20th and 21st—Triad residents, as always, will flock to the Fall Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem. A favorite family event for over four decades, it’s there—while meeting and talking to the very best vendors in the home industry, learning about the latest construction and design trends, and compiling some ideas and plans of your own—where you’ll fall in love with an entirely new home, or be inspired to update some important elements in your present home.
The comforts of home have never been more important, and this year’s corporate sponsor, BB&T, and the trusted professionals at the HBAWS, have teamed with construction and design experts to showcase the best in the business. From 1 p.m.–5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday of the two Fall Parade of Homes weekends, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a variety of vendors, and also view this fall’s Association Home, built by Custom Homes by Hamrick. Owner Don Hamrick is excited about his opportunity to show potential clients his personal process for home building.
“At Custom Homes by Hamrick I use a system approach to building High-Performance Energy Star homes,” explains Don. “My systems approach ensures you will have a home that is safe and healthy while being free from pollen, dust, pesticides, gases, odors, and allergens.”
His homes are known for durability and for providing a good return on investment, with living spaces that are exceptionally comfortable. Located at 3223 Buena Vista Road, in the heart of Buena Vista in Winston-Salem, this fall’s Association home will spotlight an open concept floor plan with hardwood floors, custom cabinets, a vaulted great room with fireplace, a main level master bedroom, custom trim and wainscoting throughout, and a large gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and Blue Star range.
Highlighting that impeccable craftsmanship will be a few of the color trends June DeLugas, of June DeLugas Interiors in Clemmons, has noted as the change of seasons is upon us.
“We are seeing blues, ocean greens, and believe it or not, pink!” says June. “Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is Caliente, a red, and while everyone isn’t ready for red walls, we’re seeing forms of it in pillows, doors, and accent trims.”
June notes that a natural base is still most popular, but with pops of color (including reds and pinks!) added in, especially in rugs, pillows, and sofa fabrics.
“Most of our clients are at a point where they want some color,” explains June. “Cabinets in a powder room or kitchen may show up a very bright green or blue!”
This is also the season when clients think about guests coming for the holidays, and may want a new piece of art, a new mirror, or even a new sofa to finally complete a room that’s been in progress for some time. It’s also the time of year many families begin remodels of kitchens, with plans to be completed in time for the holidays.
“The kitchen is still the most popular remodel project,” admits June. “If a family hasn’t moved in over 15 years, it’s probably time to think about an update. We can select the cabinets, countertops, and tiles, update the lighting to LED, and pull together a timeless new look. Some people want to mix whites and color in the kitchen, while others still prefer a warm, white canvas that’s accented with colorful artwork, window treatments, or chair fabrics.”
The choices are endless—not to mention great fun—and for families looking to update or venture into a new and larger home, the Fall Parade of Homes is again their very best resource!
Free to the public and a wonderful outing for the entire family, the Fall Parade of Homes will be held October 13th and 14th and October 20th and 21st this year, and the Winston-Salem Journalwill feature the Fall Parade of Homes Tabloid both weekends with all the information you need before you go. For more information, contact Beverly Hayes, Director of Communications and Member Services for the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem at 336-768-5942 or visit hbaws.net.