#BeInspired by the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes + Giveaway

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2016 BIA Parade of Homes

I received a complimentary tour of the BIA Parade of Homes in exchange for review. All thoughts are 100% mine.

Sixteen homes built by both local and national homebuilders make up this year’s BIA Parade of Homes. Each home is unique, full of character, and luxurious. Attendees of the September 3-18 event will be quite pleased with the visions the sixteen builders have brought to life.

I was recently invited, along with other Columbus area bloggers, to attend a preview tour of the Verona in Powell neighborhood of Parade of Homes. We were given the opportunity to tour the $700,00 to $1.3 million homes and to personally meet several of the builders. Some homes were finished and in others, we could see and hear the finishing touches being made.

With sixteen homes in the neighborhood, I knew that my baby bump would not allow me to see every single home, but the seven that I did see were absolutely stunning! From floor plans, to countertops, to outdoor living spaces, there were elements behind each door of the homes I entered that gave inspiration for my family’s dream home.

Peek at the Homes

Bob Webb Homes

This 5,500 square-foot home is the 2016 Foundation Home. The sale of it benefits the BIA Foundation and Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio, helping to give less-fortunate families an opportunity to become homeowners.

Bob Webber Homes Foundation Home

The grandest contemporary light fixture I have seen. Guess where it is–the master bathroom!

Bob Webber Homes Foundation Home


Weaver Custom Homes

Along with its gorgeous and open concept, this Weaver Custom Home will make you leave wanting to remove every wall in your home to create an open floor plan.

Weaver Custom Homes in BIA Parade of Homes

Memmer Homes

My favorite kitchen of all the homes I saw was absolutely this kitchen! I especially love the brightness of the entire space, as well as the brass touches throughout.

Memmer Homes BIA Parade of Homes

Sierra Custom Homes

No home looked the same. There was nothing cookie cutter about the interior or exterior of any home, including this one.

Sierra Custom Homes in BIA Parade of Homes

Anyone else in love with white and gray kitchens? These counters and massive island space are on my wish list.

Pulte Homes in BIA Parade of Homes

P&D Builders

This home was the most unique on our list. It is a must-see! Be sure to look for the “hidden” feature.

P & D Builders in BIA Parade of Homes

Romanelli & Hughes

I could envision my little girls running around many of the homes, but especially in this room. How cute is this fun wallpaper?

Romanelli and Hughes in BIA Parade of Homes

Other BIA Parade of Homes Builders

  • 3 Pillar Homes
  • Pulte Homes
  • Compass Homes
  • Coppertree Homes
  • Dani Homes
  • M/I Homes
  • Manor Homes
  • New England Homes
  • Rockford Homes
  • Trinity Homes

The Parade opens Labor Day weekend through Sunday, September 18. You can visit Monday through Saturday, Noon to 8pm and Sunday, Noon to 6pm. It’s located on Powell Road, just west of Sawmill Parkway, close to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium entrance. Tickets are $15 at the door and are available for $13 online when purchased in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is $5.

Follow the hashtag #BeInspired and #BIAParade16 on social media to see more peeks at this year’s offerings. Visit the official BIA Parade of Homes site for more details.


Want to attend the parade? I am giving one winner a pair (2) tickets to attend the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes. Simply enter through the form below now until Sunday, August 28. The winner will be chosen and announced on 8/29. 

BIA Parade of Homes Tickets

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