For builders, home improvement specialists, and home owners alike, the BAGI Home-A-Rama showcase is one of the biggest events of the year. Five homes are displayed in just over three weeks, and thousands of Hoosiers come to enjoy the view and get fresh, trendy ideas for their own homes.
This year the showcase is being held in Sagamore, a Noblesville neighborhood. In past years, Home-A-Rama has featured massive homes. That changes this time around due to shifts in the market. The houses this year are smaller—two ranch-sized homes and three estate-sized homes—as the appeal is bent towards empty nesters. New this year as well is urban-focused Indy Rama, a second showcase held downtown in October. The show includes four houses and one townhouse.
BAGI has hosted Home-A-Rama since the early 70’s, aiming to excite the public’s interest in the building industry itself. The event is popular each year. “It’s really entertainment to tour these fabulous homes,” says Carrie Cason, BAGI’s communication director. “The homes are each very different and very cool. The number one reason people say they come is to find decorating and remodeling ideas for their existing home.” According to BAGI, about 35,000 people tour Home-A-Rama each year. The showcase includes five homes and landscapes, constructed, designed, and furnished with the most recent innovations and trends. The builders, designers and suppliers take the opportunity to shine, and the public can take away new inspiration.
Several of our Home Artisans members brought their talents and skills to the making of these custom homes:
The Affordable Companies is working at both Home-A-Rama and Indy Rama. They are creating cabinets and installing flooring for Milhaus, Gradison, Trade Design and the Redevelopment Group.
Mirror & Glass Concepts is designing and providing mirrors, cabinet glass and shower enclosures for Gradison Homes, Old Town Design Group and William Custom Art.
Weber Concrete has poured basement foundations for Gradison Design, Williams Custom Homes and Matte Beecher Builders.
The Indiana Lighting Center is the lighting master for Gradison Design Build and the Mackenzie Collection.
Drapery Street is working with Old Town Design Group providing new, innovative shades and window treatments.
California Closets is designing their fantastic, fully custom closets for the McKenzie Collection house.
Wesley’s Landscape and Lawncare is landscaping and creating the outdoor living space of the Old Town Design Group home.
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is working with all five builders supplying their lovely plumbing and lighting fixtures, providing sponsorships, giving out discounts from vendors, and showing the houses at the event.
HH Gregg Fine Lines expects to provide up-to-date kitchen and laundry appliances for Matt Beecher Homes, Heartwood Homes, Gradison Design Build, and Williams Custom Art Builders.
Steg Plumbing is installing the plumbing for Old Town Design Group and Heartwood Homes, including some brand new Kohler products that were just introduced at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.
Watch for exclusive previews of each of the participating Home Artisans members’ Home-A-Rama work this month!