BIA Parade of Homes

July 7, 2009 by  

I was lucky enough to be contacted and asked to come see a preview of the BIA Parade of Homes in Dublin, Ohio before it opened.
I am thrilled to be able to share a couple of the homes with you. What I am so absolutely thrilled with is that most all of these builders are incorporating “organizing” components into their homes. I am going to keep my commentary down as there is so many neat pictures to show! I will give you the links to the info pages on the two homes that I show case their organizing specialties.
This first home is a home by M/I Homes. (Above picture)
The organizational specialty in this house has to be the woman’s closet! I’m not sure of the dimensions to this closet, but it could easily be a bedroom in many of our homes.

These closet doors open up to a mirror where you can see the front and back of your outfit. There are 3 windows in this closet and a chandelier! Keep in mind that these homes are still feverishly being worked on getting ready for judging. So the drawers that should be underneath are sitting on top of the window seats.

The center photo shows looking through the two closet racks.
The man’s closet is dark wood and wonderful also.

Now this is an organizers dream home!! It is built by Romanelli and Hughes and Sarah Schnulo is designer extraordinaire!!
You walk from the garage that Premier Garages have outfitted into the Family Organizing Center….250 sq. ft of pure Organizer’s Love!!

This is the washing center. There is a washer and dryer stack unit in the family organizing center. The main laundry room is on the 2nd floor of this home, so this is just a bonus laundry center. It is meant to be used for those sports uniforms that come in dirty or wet snow clothes. You can take them off before you ever have to go upstairs. (And yes there would be a place to hang a robe if needed).

Directly across from the laundry center is your family command center. Calendars, places to put mail and bills, hook up for a computer…don’t you just love it!?
That is Sarah who designed this area (she is my new hero!!)
If you come in the garage door and look to your right this is what you will see.

Is this too cool or what?

This is where you can take off those jeans that you may have gotten mud on and throw in the dirty clothes hamper. The basket above may have your clean jeans folded in them, or your cloth cubby may hold your robe or pair of shorts.
When you come in from school, the jacket can go on the hook…sit down to take off your shoes and store them in the shoe cubbies and toss your hat in the cubby above.
You can hang your book bag on the hooks at the end of the hall.

Do you know what this is? Do you have any idea? It is a walk through PANTRY!!!
Yes…as you come in with your arms loaded with grocery bags you can walk through and unload them so you don’t have to carry them all the way into your kitchen. This backs up to the desk command center. It is like a big square in design. (keep in mind there were workers everywhere still putting up all the finishing touches on these houses..hence the ladder in the pantry)
I could go on with other pictures and features of this house. There is the storage shelves that are utilized under stairs, built in desk in the kids room. The house is divided into zones. The kids have a back stair case and their own game room with big screen tv and games. Go to my Organizing Blog to see some more pictures of this incredible house!
Loving this house!! Want this house….but for now I will just dream about this house!


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11 Responses to “BIA Parade of Homes”
  1. VINCENT says:

    July 11th – July 26th! Pretty fancy getting to preview the parade!

  2. Anonymous says:

    7/11 – 7/26 are the dates.
    I would love to go

  3. Anonymous says:

    The dates for the Parade of Homes are July 11 – July 26th.
    Rick P

  4. Anonymous says:

    July 11 through July 26th. Those pictures look great! Thanks for the chance to win! Colleen

  5. Anonymous says:

    I twittered!

  6. Anonymous says:

    July 11- July 26th
    Love the exterior of the M/I home…with R&H organization!!
    Thanks for the great photos

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Parade dates are July 11-26. Your pics are great and that organizing room look awesome!

  8. Anonymous says:

    july 11-26 d g

  9. Anonymous says:

    The dates are 7-11 to 7-26.

  10. DebbyGMomof3 says:

    July 11-26! Trying to get in here at the last minute! I'm going tomorrow and would love to have the tickets! :-)

  11. Sandy Jenney says:

    This Contest is closed after 8pm on July 13.

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