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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BIA Parade of Homes Review and Ticket Giveaway

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!!! 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!

I have been given a set of tickets to give away to come see this fabulous BIA Parade of Homes in Tartan Ridge, Dublin Ohio. Please only sign up if you are in Central Ohio and will attend or want to make plans to come and visit.

To Buy: Tickets cost $12 each and you can find the information here.

To Win: I will be giving away a set of tickets to attend the BIA Parade of Homes in Dublin Ohio.

1) Go to BIA Parade of Homes and check out their site. Tell me what the dates are for the 2009 Parade of Homes in Tartan Ridge. Come back here and comment on it. Please be sure to leave me your e-mail address.

For Extra Chances To Win!! (Be sure to add a separate comment for each entry)

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4) Blog about this contest! Come back here and add the link to your blog.

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7) Add any of my 3 buttons (Organize with Sandy, Review, Pouchee) to your sidebar and earn an entry for each one you add. Come back here with the link to your site where you added them.

This contest is open to US mailing address only.
Only one person from mailing address eligible to win.
(will send out an e-mail to the winner and you will have 48 hours to respond back to me or I will pick another winner.)

This contest will run until Monday July 13th @ 8:00 pm EST


VINCENT said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

I twittered!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

july 11-26 d g

Anonymous said...

The dates are 7-11 to 7-26.

DebbyGMomof3 said...

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

Sandy Jenney said...

This Contest is closed after 8pm on July 13.