When I was a little girl, my parents toyed for a while with the idea of moving from our home in Hacienda Heights, California to a new home in Irvine, California. We spent numerous weekends touring floor plans and model homes, trying to isolate which one we’d choose. I don’t know what happened or why, but when it seemed we would be pulling the trigger any moment, they decided to not move. What I do know, though, is those weekends instilled a love of touring homes, imagining a different life than the one I’m living now, set inside a new group of walls and covered by a new roof.
I think this is why I love the Parade of Homes so much. And 2018’s Parade did not disappoint! I saw cool floor plans and closets to die for, and backyard spaces I was drooling over. Here are three of my favorites:
I especially loved this pool in the back of the A&R Feser, Inc home. I thought it was the perfect size for taking a quick dip and cooling off. Others with me thought it was just a glorified hot tub, but I liked it!
This bookcase with glass over the shelves above cabinets is totally my thing, too. I’m a reader, so the thought rows of books on shelves, safely tucked away behind glass, made me so happy! In addition, my cleaning style is “throw it behind a closed door and pray no one looks there,” so the cabinets are exactly right for that!
Chandelier in the Closet
Finally, this house in West Richland had the master closet, bathroom and bedroom combination I am living for! Who wouldn’t want a chandelier in their closet?!? Plus, the shower was so pretty and clean-looking, and the bedroom was cozy without being too small. I began counting my pennies the second I left. I’m up to $1.43, so just $974,998.57 to go….
What were YOUR favorites from this year’s Parade? Let me know in the comments below. And for more from the 2018 Parade of Homes and Chefs on Parade, watch our recap video: