One of my favorite weekends of the year is coming up! The Birmingham 2016 Parade of Homes opens today and runs through this weekend and next, and it is always a fun weekend of design inspiration and beautiful interiors. If you’ve been needing to make a few updates to your home or are in the market to build, you can see some terrific ideas at the 2016 Parade of Homes.
I was invited by B-Metro Magazine to take you on a tour of one of the Parade homes. As I toured the Highland Lakes home by Murphy Home Builders, I noticed that there are several design features that aren’t slowing down anytime soon. People still demand an open floor plan, and rightly so. An open plan is family friendly and visually appealing.
Kitchen are still the heartbeat of the home, and homeowners want to see great appliances, countertops, and fixtures.
Comfortable living spaces with lots of natural light are also a must!
Outdoor living spaces provide extra square footage of gathering space. This great area has room for lounging in front of the outdoor fireplace, as well as a full-size dining table.
But while most new homes today have all of these features, it’s the details that really set a home apart. This home has terrific details that make it stand out from the rest. Why have a plain tray ceiling when you can add barn wood!
And don’t forget to switch out boring interior doors for something more, like these five panel beauties.
Laundry will be so much more fun for this homeowner in this beautiful laundry room. Additional details like wainscotting make a huge difference in how luxurious a room feels.
Murphy Home Builders called in Shannon Appling at Urban Market to add fabulous interiors. She did not disappoint, and these furnishings add to the charm and comfort of this lovely home.
If you like what you see at the Murphy Home in Highland Lakes, you can check out the following for more home design candy:
- Byrom Building at The Preserve in Hoover
- Embassy Homes at Nottingham in Calera and Black Creek Station in Fultondale
- Harris Doyle Homes at Trussville Springs in Trussville, Keeneland Valley in Pelham, and Fieldstown Crossing in Gardendale
- Donovan Builders at Grey Oaks in Chelsea
- Thoroughbred Homes at Ballantrae in Pelham
- Taylor Burton Company in the Ross Bridge area
- Newcastle Homes at Hillsboro in Helena and Carrington Lakes in Trussville
- Lifescape Builders at Liberty Park in Vestavia
If you’re the uber-organized type (like me!!) you can plan out your Parade route here. The Parade will be open 10:00-6:00 on both weekends, April 22-24 and April 29-May 1.
*This is a sponsored post for which I received compensation. As always, all opinions are entirely my own.