Homearama 2020 in the Media

July 25, 2020 | WLKY | INSIDE LOOK: 2020 Homearama goes virtual at Norton Commons

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Homerama’s annual in-person showcase was canceled for the first time in its more than five-decade history as the Covid-19 pandemic continues its ascent into the summer. But the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville has pivoted so the hard work on the nine homes can still be enjoyed by the public. Read more here

July 20, 2020 |  WDRB | Keith Kaiser | The only way to see Homearama 2020 this year is virtually online

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Homearama 2020 at Norton Commons goes virtual this year.

WDRB’s Keith Kaiser got a look at some of the featured homes before they went live online today, Monday, July 20th.

In person Homearama 2020 was supposed to happen July 11th - 26th.

This year, the home builder, design and landscaping event can only be seen virtually online.

Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIAGL) wanted to follow current guidelines of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Experience virtual tours of the nine homes from these builders:

Bentley Homes, Caliber Homes, Castlebuilt Homes, Joe Kroll Builders, Mason Construction, Mastercraft Homes, Ramage Company and Leo Thieneman & Sons.

More (Including video) here

July 15, 2020 | WLKY | Homearama ready to go online only because of pandemic

PROSPECT, Ky. — For the first time in the event's 53-year history, Homearama is moving online.

The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville's annual showcase usually lets people see the latest in home design and construction up close and in-person. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the tradition will continue through 3-D virtual tours.

"We wanted to show them all of the great features you can get right here in Louisville. We've got custom builders here -- professionals -- who can build one of these homes for you. We just wanted you to get that feel. Only this year, it's from the comfort of your couch," said Juva Barber, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association.

Entire story here

July 16, 2020 | Courier Journal | Home of the Week

Louisville's Homearama goes virtual with dreamy vacation home vibes in Norton Commons

For more than 50 years, the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville has held Homearama, an annual housing showcase that offered in-person tours of brand-new, custom-built homes. This year, COVID-19 may have changed the way Homearama will operate, but the show will still go on virtually.

 

Patty Stewart, manager at Mason Construction & Development, LLC, said that the show was originally scheduled to run at Norton Commons in Louisville's East End from July 11 to 26. Unfortunately, due to delayed shipping of materials, construction was slowed on many of the nine homes featured during the 2020 tour.

“A lot (of the vendors’) plants shut down, and the product wasn’t being made,” she said. “Flooring, lighting fixtures, tile, and plumbing fixtures — that seemed to be what everybody had some issues with.” Read more here

July 15, 2020 | Courier Journal | Get ready, Louisville. Homearama goes virtual for 2020. Here's everything you need to know

Homearama 2020 is your chance to tour nine fully furnished and landscaped dream homes in the Norton Commons neighborhood from the comfort (and safety) of your home computer.

For the first time, visitors to the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville’s annual Homearama can tour some of the city’s finest homes any time, day or night, without worrying about parking, poor weather or buying tickets. The yearly showcase of new homes is moving to an entirely online — a no cost experience to protect guests from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here

June 10, 2020 | Spectrum News | Big Changes for Homearama 2020 | Read more here

June 9, 2020 | WLKY |Homearama 2020 to be held virtually amid coronavirus concerns | Read more here

June 9, 2020 | WDRB | Homearama 2020 to be held online amid pandemic | Read more here

June 9, 2020 | Business First | Homearama 2020 cancels in-person showings at Norton Commons | Read more here

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