What’s hot at Parade of Homes? Pools, clean lines, metals


The use of mixed metals — brass, chrome, nickel — on everything from light fixtures to stair spindles are among the popular trends to be seen at the Fall 2020 Parade of Homes, said Jeff Julian of Don Julian Builders.

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The past six months of the pandemic has changed everything — including what people are looking for in their next home.

Through Oct. 25, people can take a peek at up-and-coming trends in home building and home living at the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s Parade of Homes.

“People want to create this space where they don’t have to go anywhere,” said Jeff Julian, vice president of Don Julian Builders. “If they are going to be stuck there, they want to have everything they are going to need there.”

In total, the parade features nearly 250 homes by 85 home builders in seven counties in the

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