From home offices to high ceilings, Parade of Homes allows those in the Kansas City area to glimpse at trends in home building, decorating


One popular trend in new homes is visual interest in the ceiling, a room’s “fifth wall,” says Adrienne Morfeld of SAB Homes. Using beams is one way to create this interest. This four-bedroom home built by SAB Homes is located at 820 Bridgeshire Drive in Raymore.

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Those feeling cooped up in their own homes have a unique opportunity. They can look at houses that could make the pandemic months a little more bearable.

Through Oct. 25, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s Fall 2020 Parade of Homes showcases new trends in home building. It’s happening at a time when many homeowners have turned a critical eye on their own homes.

Many experts predicted isolation due to the pandemic would cause relationships issues, and dissatisfaction with homes isn’t helping.

“I think a lot of people are feeling that way about their house,” said Adrienne Morfeld of SAB

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