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10 Trends Seen in the Boise Parade of Homes


The Boise Parade of Homes for Spring 2020 is happening now, and every home offers some unique design perspectives and floorplans. However, there are some design ideas that are seen in more than just a couple of the houses, perhaps hinting at something positioned to be more mainstream.

Let’s explore some of the design ideas seen in this year’s Parade of Homes and see if there are opportunities for you to incorporate them into your abode.

Smart Homes

Biltmore Co. Coronado Parade of Homes Smart Faucet

Many of this year’s Parade of Homes participants feature varying degrees of smart home functionality. Some of the smart home technology included smart thermostats, lighting, appliances, and even a smart kitchen faucet. Biltmore’s Coronado featured such a faucet, shown above: “Alexa, tell

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Boise Parade of Homes

Over the weekend, one of the most anticipated events of the spring kicked off: The Spring Boise Parade of Homes. Unlike years past, where homes could be toured personally, this year’s event is entirely virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the participating houses will feature virtual tours, video, and lots of photography, allowing people to “visit” the properties from the comfort of their own home and at their convenience.

The Mike Brown Group is pleased to represent four builders who have entered homes into this year’s Spring Parade of Homes. The builders include Asbury Homes, Biltmore Co., Ninety Degree Construction, and Todd Campbell Custom Homes.

Let’s introduce you to the four homes beginning in the Bridgetower West community.

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Green colored house
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In a previous series, we discussed interior design trends for 2020 that were both in and out. Today, we’re going to look at paint color trends for 2020 and factors that affect color choice.

Earlier this year, some design experts offered their opinions on what’s in and what’s out in terms of color trends for 2020.

Dark Exterior Colors

One of the significant trends that are picking up steam is dark exterior colors. Black houses, near black, and other smoky colors are becoming more prevalent. Those with bright accents and natural tones like warm woods or stone are making the dark colors more approachable.

Color Blocking

Color Blocking on the Exterior of a House
Photo Credit: J. Alexander

Color blocking is another trend that is

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Fall In Love With a New Home Design

Ready to fall in love with a new home or new design trend? The Annual Boise Spring Parade of Homes is coming April 25th through May 10th, 2020. Put on by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho, the three-week-long event allows people to tour some of the area's best new homes while exploring their communities. Many of the builders spare no expense and pay attention to the most minute details in their contributions. Their goal is to not only showcase their amazing homes to potential homebuyers but to win awards from a variety of categories. Recognition from their peers is as important as presenting a quality home.

The Boise Spring Parade of Homes allows people to visit up to 40 different custom homes. Additionally, visitors will

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Members of the Mike Brown Group standing outside of the Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families who have traveled far from their homes to seek treatment for their injured or seriously ill children. Built on the premise that

nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. The love and support of family is as powerful a medicine as the strongest medicine prescribed.

Chef Mark Maseli holding a knife in the kitchen of the Ronald McDonald House

The house relies on volunteers to prepare home-cooked meals for the residents and the Mike Brown Group is proud to regularly prepare meals at the house.

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, members of the Mike Brown Group cooked a delicious meal at the Boise

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