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BIA’s Virtual Remodel Tour 2020

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The first ever, all virtual Tour of Remodeled Homes is going on now at biacentralky.com with premier sponsors Congleton Lumber and Wiseway making this unique opportunity possible for everyone with a simple click of a mouse. Meet the professional remodeler members of the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky and tour the 14 projects on this year’s tour while we keep your safety top of mind.

Many of us have spent the last several months dreaming of how we’d like to improve our homes and this virtual tour is certain to inspire while also allowing you to get to know the professional remodelers and while things might have shut down or slowed down for many industries over the last 6 months, our builders and remodelers across Central Kentucky have been busy keeping our economy moving helping dreams come true.

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? Need some ideas? Inspiration? You can go online now at biacentralky.com to see the entire tour with lots of details, videos, 360 photography, along with still photography. The 14 projects on the tour this year have a variety of interesting features to help inspire your next project from kitchen, bath, master suite, additions, outdoor living space, to whole house remodel projects by the BIA’s professional remodelers.

This year’s Virtual Tour of Remodeled Homes premier sponsors are Congleton

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Ina Garten gives a tour of her kitchen, shares design tips for optimal cooking

It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with some comfort food, and Ina Garten has some tips to make your fall and winter cooking as easy as possible.

The Barefoot Contessa, as she’s known in her popular Food Network show, stopped by TODAY’s fourth hour on Tuesday to show co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager around her East Hampton kitchen and offer some design advice.

“When I’m designing a kitchen … I think of setting the stove, the sink and refrigerator in a triangle so you can move around really well,” she explained, adding that in her own kitchen, these three appliances are “really close together, but they also have a lot of workspace in between.”

“I always like the sink to have a really nice view,” Garten, 72, continued. Her kitchen sink points to her beloved garden where she grows fresh produce and hosts outdoor dinner parties.

The “Modern Comfort Food” author also showed how she leaves her everyday items out on the counter but arranged “in a neat way.”

“I’ve got all the utensils … I have silver spoons for tasting and stirring, and whatever ingredients can just sit out, and knives,” she said.

But her design genius doesn’t stop there: The former White House budget analyst also provided some know-how on putting together a stunning cheese board — with the ingredients she had on hand.

Ina Garten’s Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese by Ina Garten

“You can go into your pantry and see what you have,” Garten said. “I always like something right in the middle as a block, and then I put things around, colorful things like apricots. I’ve got two different cheeses, one creamy, one blue.”

“I think very often people put apricots everywhere and then they put figs everywhere, but you

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BGHG Preview Show of BIA Virtual Remodel Tour

Sponsored – The following content was created on behalf of Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky and does not reflect the opinions of Gray Media or its editorial staff. To learn more about Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky, visit http://www.biacentralky.com.

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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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Buyers dreaming of going off the grid can virtually tour 16 solar homes

Just as CV-19 has thousands of Coloradans reimagining where they want to be living, the crisis has some of those people thinking seriously about solar and renewable energy — building or remodeling to generate more of your own energy, at a moment when people are officing from home much more than in the past. Solar pioneer John Avenson has been watching the interest in solar skyrocket the past few months; and today he and other members of non-profit New Energy Colorado have a way for you to get serious about those ideas.

This weekend is the 26th Annual Metro Denver Green Homes Tour — this year a virtual event featuring 16 homes around the area, including one Avenson showed me this week, ten miles up Golden Gate Canyon Road.  Martijn and Beth van de Rijdt had dreamed about creating a net-zero home for a pretty property backing to Centralia Mountain; and they made that happen in 2018.

Check out this 2,000-sq. foot design to see how far solar has come over the past 40 years:  It has the core features of passive solar—more glass on the south to let sun in, less glass on the north; with roof shading to keep the sun out in summer, and lots of interior mass to store heat. Many houses were built like that in Denver and the foothills during 1970s-80s when solar was hitting peak popularity; but a tech revolution in energy conservation, ventilation, and back-up heating allows homes like this to go way beyond what was possible back then.

Starting with insulation:  The van de Rijdt house has double 2×4

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Home remodeling tour features homes in Bexley, Hilliard, Dublin, more

Steve Stephens
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

After a season in which the most popular home and garden tours have been cancelled or moved online, Columbus-area remodelers have decided it is finally time to welcome the public back to see, in person, some of their best work.

The Columbus chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) will host the region’s first major home tour of the year on Saturday and next Sunday. 

The tour will feature remodeling projects at seven homes, and one remodeler’s showroom showcase.

“The decision to move forward with the tour has been really hard, but we are very excited,” said Pam Patter, executive director of NARI of Central Ohio.

Special pandemic precautions will be taken for the tour, Patter said.

The number of people allowed at one time in each home will be limited, and social distancing and face masks will be required, she said. And, unlike at previous NARI tours, guests will not be able to look on their own, but will be accompanied by tour representatives at each site.

Otherwise, as in previous tours, guests will see a variety of projects that the individual homeowners and remodeling companies are eager to show off. The projects include a kitchen, outdoor living space, a wine room and whole-house remodels in homes ranging from a historic Bexley mansion to a Grandview cottage.

Dan Gauthier’s Hilliard house on the Scioto River had been scheduled to appear on NARI’s spring tour, which was cancelled. Gautier said he and his wife, Natasha Bowen, were a bit hesitant to have their home included in the upcoming tour.

“We have been incredibly careful since the pandemic started,” he said.

But Gauthier said he is confident in the precautions that tour officials are taking, including wiping down and disinfecting surfaces in

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