Excitement builds for Homearama

Published 9:41 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Homearama is almost here. Are you excited? I know I am.

After a couple of months of site visits, phone interviews and articles on every detail of the preparations, I’m thrilled to see the homes finished.

My first time at the Homearama site, the walls were just going up on many of the houses. Now, just a few months later, those houses are fully furnished and polished to perfection.


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I’ve had a unique perspective of Homearama, because I’ve been able to watch the construction progress on the homes, and it’s been a great experience.

When I wrote my first article on the home showcase in June, I had no idea what to expect from the event that would take place four months after.

I’d never been to any of the previous events, but I knew it was going to be a big deal.

Now, after completing several articles, I feel like a regular Homearama expert.

I thought I wouldn’t been interested in anything at the show, but there’s something for everyone at the show … no matter how cliché that sounds.

I think the biggest misconception I’ve encountered in my time covering the event is that you won’t enjoy it if you can’t afford a $500,000-plus home. That’s surely what I figured when I first heard Homearama was coming to Suffolk.

But it is more than a parade of for-sale homes.

These homes feature some of the best and latest trends in the home building industry, and seeing all of the bells and whistles is worth the price of admission.

Where else can you see a desk that turns into a bed or a floor made from cork?

Also, I think everyone can enjoy walking through beautifully built and decorated homes. They are like a home construction museum.

And you might even encounter something that you would love to see in your own home.

Homearama is more than a showcase to display pricey homes. But if you are in the market for a new home, even if it’s not in the price range of those offered, I think you will enjoy touring the homes to be featured at The Riverfront. And if you are still imaging your dream home, you’ll have plenty of fodder for your imagination by the time you leave.

Homearama opens to the public on Saturday. The houses are open daily from noon to 9 p.m.

For more information on the event, visit www.homearama.tv.