Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 18, 2017 9:09:46 AM
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For many people who are considering building their first custom home, the overall project can seem a bit daunting at first. Many wonder where to even begin the process of transforming their ideas into a beautiful, finished home.


Of course, searching for design ideas online and in magazines can help get your creativity flowing. And you can talk with an experienced local builder like
Adair Homes to learn more about building a custom home. You might also find it helpful to visit local home shows to gain design inspiration, discover new trends and technologies, and see home materials—such as tile, cabinetry, and flooring—in person. Shows like these are also an excellent opportunity to meet with local contractors, which will be helpful once you begin the homebuilding process.


Luckily, there are a variety of home shows held throughout the year right here in Treasure Valley. Find one that’s close to you so that you can start homing in on everything you’ll need to build your custom home.


Canyon County Fall Home Show – Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 2017. The 22nd annual Canyon County Fall Home Show, held at the Idaho Center in Nampa, is a great opportunity to get design ideas for your custom home and even purchase materials at special show prices. More than 100 companies will attend, giving you a chance to learn more about the building process and meet with local builders, contractors, and specialists who can help make the process easy. View more information.


Boise Idaho Fall Parade of Homes – First three weekends in October. Local parades of homes are a fun and fascinating way to get incredible design inspiration. There are several held throughout the year in Treasure Valley, giving you the chance to tour gorgeously built and decorated homes that just might give you the spark of creativity you need to create your dream home. In the fall parade of homes, you’ll have a chance to tour beautifully appointed homes throughout Boise. View more information.


Idaho Remodeling & Design Show – Jan. 27–28, 2018. Held at the Boise Center, the Idaho Remodeling & Design show is a wonderful resource for discovering new products, as well as trends and innovations in home design, kitchen and bath materials, decorating, and more. View more information.


Boise Spring Home Show – March 15–18, 2018. One of Treasure Valley’s largest home shows, the Boise Spring Home Show is held every spring at the Expo Idaho center in Boise. The show features more than 200 displays plus plenty of design and landscaping inspiration that can help you better understand what you want in your own custom home. This is the ideal time to see and feel some of the finishes for your new home, such as carpet, cabinet hardware, faucets, and countertops. View more information.


Of course, you don’t have to wait until the next Treasure Valley home show to start learning more about the custom homebuilding process. Adair Homes regularly offers educational seminars and open houses that give you an insider’s view of custom home design and building. You can also contact Adair Homes at any time to talk to a local Treasure Valley representative and have all your questions answered.

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Topics: Caldwell (Boise)