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Prepping for the Parade of Homes

By Jennifer Nixon on April, 13 2018
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Jennifer Nixon
Jennifer Nixon

Marketing Consultant
Jennifer has experience in graphic design, brand development, and digital media. She is passionate about architecture, typography, and black & white film photography.

Take a behind the scenes look at what goes in to staging a home and get a sneak peek at our Parade Home in Castlegate II!

Featuring the Marietta 250, this stunning open concept floor plan features gorgeous white cabinets with dark granite, designer tile flooring throughout the main areas and large window wall to maximize the natural light. 

family room with view of kitchen and dining

Staging a home, especially during the Parade of Homes™, is a great way for people shopping for a home to better visualize what it will look like to live there. You may not like the exact couch, or you might pick a different color scheme altogether, but having furniture in the home offers a better understanding of the spacial relationships between rooms, pathways, etc.

Here is a behind the scenes look at staging a home:

unloading furniture from moving truck

furniture setup in living room

setting up furniture in dining room

Once the furniture is unloaded and set in its general location, that is when the work really starts! Serious kudos to Clay Lee, he not only represents Omega in Bryan-College Station and chooses the color selections for each home, but he does a phenomenal job furnishing & decorating our move-in ready homes! You don't have to take my word for it though, take a look at this interactive 3D tour of a different Marietta to see for yourself.

Looking back, there was a time when Omega would spend months to design a single home to enter in the Parade of Homes™ and bring new ideas, technology innovations, and incorporate the trendiest colors to really knock your socks off - and we won a lot of awards, too! While it was always a lot of fun, it required a tremendous amount of hard work and a huge time commitment from everyone on the team. As we started building in more communities and with a broader price range, we realized that it really wasn't reflective of who we were becoming or the homes we sell. Rather than spend a considerable resources and effort on one parade home, we focused more on continuously improving each and every home to offer the very best to our customers.

By presenting homes in the parade that include popular options and color schemes that are representative of the homes we build and sell in the community, we allow our quality craftsmanship and attention to detail to shine through. You'll still see the latest & greatest, but more importantly these homes are attainable because we didn't have to raise the budget to do it!

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If you want to see how this one turned out, you'll have to join us at The Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association Parade of Homes™ - get all the details on their Facebook page:

Parade Info on Facebook

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