Taking place Oct. 8–9, the Remodeled Homes Tour is your chance to see what’s hot right now courtesy of major renovation and restoration projects by some of the Puget Sound’s leading remodelers.

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Q: We’re looking for inspiration concerning our remodel project. Where do the pros go when they need a new muse?

A: Professional remodelers consider any number of factors when tackling a project. They need to get on the same page with the client as far as expectations, budget and several other important factors. Before all that, however, comes the inspiration. When sketched on a napkin or fully rendered in 3D, every renovation starts with a spark.

Now, if you were to ask 10 remodelers where they find their inspiration, they may give you 10 different answers — and maybe more, depending on the day. The truth is, remodelers are people just like you, and they find inspiration in many places. One of the mainstays and best places for both pro and amateur alike is doing a walkthrough of some of our region’s freshest and most innovatively appealing remodels.

Typically, this is a bit of a task. But it just so happens that the Remodeled Homes Tour, open to the public, is going on the weekend of Oct. 8–9 , from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Remodeled Homes Tour is presented annually by the Remodelers Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. These pros put their project homes on display throughout the greater Seattle area, including the Eastside, and invite any and all for an up-close look at their residential renovations. And it’s all free of charge.

The Remodeled Homes Tour is your chance for an exclusive look at what’s hot right now courtesy of major renovation and restoration projects as headed by some of the Puget Sound’s leading remodelers. Explore cool and convenient kitchen additions, eco-friendly updates and fun outdoor transformations, among a number of other really impressive revisions. Maybe you’ll find your inspiration inside a redone laundry room or new bathroom.

Not only does a walkthrough give you a real sense of how a certain aspect will look and feel, but you may end up finding something that completely blows you away or goes in an entirely different direction than you had previously envisioned.

Register for free at remodeltour.com, where you’ll also find more information on this year’s tour, including a location map for each of the participating homes. There is no charge for the tour, but participants can donate any amount to the tour’s charity partner, Rebuilding Together Seattle, a nonprofit organization committed to providing free safe and healthy housing repairs, focusing on our neighbors who are seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and families with children.

HomeWork is written by contributing member professionals of the Master Builders Association (MBA) of King and Snohomish Counties. If you have a home improvement, remodeling or residential homebuilding question you’d like answered by one of the MBA’s more than 2,800 members,
write to homework@mbaks.com.