After the show, I published a piece for InsiderLouisville.com titled Homearama 2013 Wrap-Up: Less extravagance, more balance and traditional quality. Here, I’d like to expand on the topic and present more photos. Photos beat copy any day, right?
Exterior Photographs of Homearama 2013 in Rock Springs, Louisville KY
Firstly, Rock Springs is a great development in Northeast Louisville, still within Jefferson County and just minutes from The Summit. (I refuse to call it Paddock Shops.)
The development is on a nice piece of property, gently rolling that affords a good number of fall-away home sites. The lots aren’t very large but that’s in keeping with local and national trends.
There were 10 homes built for this location of Homearama. For a complete run-down, feel free to hop over the Home Builders Association of Louisville website for more.
Great Room Photographs of Homearama 2013 in Rock Springs, Louisville
Now we’re moving inside! It’s clear that open floorplans, where the largest family space (often labeled the great room) needed to flow smoothly into the kitchen and eating areas.
This isn’t a new trend but one that has been even more solidified in the past 6-7 years.
Novel Build Design Choices in Homearama 2013 in Rock Springs
I’m always on the lookout (and hopefully I didn’t miss any) for architectural design choices that I have not seen previously. (I’m rapidly passing through middle-age so hopefully I’m just not forgetting them.)
This year’s event didn’t show me as many as I had hoped but perhaps, that was due to builders’ change in priorities from “building a buzz” to “writing some contracts.”
Interior Design Photographs of Homearama 2013 in Rock Springs, Louisville KY
We didn’t have any truly outrageous designs in this year’s Homearama, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your predilection. So I’ll just hit on what I found.
While wallpaper also has a warm place in most designers’ hearts, home owners haven’t been big fans of late.
Perhaps that trend is changing?
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