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BGHG Preview Show of BIA Virtual Remodel Tour

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Most of us have been spending more time at home since Spring of this year. During this time, lots of people have been dreaming of updating their homes. Things might have shut down or slowed down for many industries but builders and remodelers across Central Kentucky have been busy keeping our economy moving.

Maybe it’s an outdoor living space, a kitchen remodel, or maybe you need a little more space and an addition might be what you’ve been dreaming of during this time? Regardless of how you’d like to update your home, don’t miss this weekend’s special episode of Bluegrass Home & Garden TV on CW Lexington Saturday at 4pm and Sunday morning at 6am as well as on WKYT at 5am. This weekend you’ll get a preview to the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky’s Tour of Remodeled Homes which is all virtual this year keeping your safety top of mind!

Bluegrass Home & Garden TV will give you a quick 2 minute look into each home and starting October 9-18th, you can see the entire tour with much more details, videos, 360 photography, along with still photography at biacentralky.com. You’ll be able to log onto biacentralky.com during Bluegrass Home & Garden TV if you have to see more of a particular project. With 14 projects on the tour this year ranging from kitchen, bath, master suite, additions, outdoor living space, to whole house remodel projects by the BIA’s professional remodelers, you’ll find plenty of inspiration as well get to know the remodelers.

This year’s

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Officials preview ideas for choice neighborhood transformation, remind that residents need to remain at the center

Upcoming initiatives in Newport News’ Marshall-Ridley neighborhood transformation efforts may include a seafood market, commercial kitchen and funds to help homeowners spruce up their properties to go along with new apartments and replacement of Ridley Circle apartments.

As officials reviewed building plans and progress, they expressed several times they needed to focus on the residents of the neighborhood.

The City Council held a work session Sept. 15 to discuss the Choice Neighborhood Initiative.

Ricky Burgess, a city councilman in Pittsburgh, advised the Newport News council to remember “(this) process is not primarily about housing — this is about transforming families and helping families so they have a greater chance at success.” Along with housing, Burgess, who helped lead choice neighborhood transformation efforts in Pittsburgh, said new construction there involved community and resource centers, access to transportation and a new charter school.

The council agreed that the focus is not just on transforming the physical community, but the lives of the people there.

“We need total commitment to make this a reality,” Mayor McKinley Price said. He said the city needed to commit through its actions and its budget so that five years from now, they aren’t looking at a new neighborhood with the same issues that have lingered for decades. That would be a waste of time and money, he said.

The Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood encompasses the Ridley Place and Marshall Courts public housing and much of the surrounding neighborhood. The area has higher rates of poverty and unemployment than the rest of the city.

The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority is relocating residents from Ridley Place in preparation of the apartments being torn down and eventually replaced. She said 150 households have vouchers and more than 100 have moved or have new housing in place. The neighborhood has

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Enjoy a Sneak Preview of a Leawood Parade of Homes Entry

Just two villas remain at The Enclave at Highland Villas, featuring homes built by Willis Custom Homes and priced from $625,000.

Just two villas remain at The Enclave at Highland Villas, featuring homes built by Willis Custom Homes and priced from $625,000.

Modern conveniences, luxurious finishes, spacious floor plans, provided maintenance — it’s no wonder only two villas remain in The Enclave at Highland Villas. Visit the community now to get a sneak peek of the Fall Parade of Homes entry, a newly finished Willow Bay floor plan by Willis Custom Homes, the community’s exclusive builder.

The home offers 2,711 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a stunning kitchen decorated in an eye-catching palette of white, gray and sleek stainless steel. The master bathroom includes double vanities and ample built-in storage. A luxurious wet bar, complete with a wine refrigerator, is within easy reach of the dining area, an ideal set-up for effortless entertaining. A covered, screened porch beckons for a quiet cup of coffee or an al fresco meal. The home is priced at $645,000.

A second villa is move-in ready and open to tour. The Maple Valley, a 2,560-square-foot, reverse 1½-story home at 14513 Birch St., took home a Parade of Homes Gold Award and first place, Distinctive Plan and Design Award earlier this year. Priced at $625,000, the Maple Valley floor plan offers a spacious, light-filled layout enhanced by high ceilings. A fully equipped kitchen offers custom cabinetry, quartz counters and stainless-steel appliances. The home’s screened porch is a wonderful place to drink coffee in the morning. The lower level finish includes one bedroom, one bathroom, rec room and a bar kitchen. Additionally, the Maple Valley home comes complete with a pre-built elevator shaft, currently configured to serve as a second pantry. Should homeowners opt to install an elevator, that change can be made to allow for continued access to the home’s lower level.

The

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