After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the Kansas City NARI 2020 Remodeled Homes Tour. We know that many look forward to attending our annual signature event, however the health and safety of our homeowners, members and event attendees is of utmost importance during this unprecedented time. Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Remodeled Homes Tour Committee felt this was the right decision.
Postpone vs. Online vs. Safety
We explored many options for modifying the tour so it could take place in 2020. Initially we postponed the event from the Spring to Fall 2020, hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic would subside enough for the event to take place. In light of recent COVID-related spikes in the Kansas City metro – unfortunately this is not the case.
We also explored the idea of a “virtual tour” – however the craftsmanship and high-quality work of NARI professionals is something that – we feel – can only be experienced in-person. Many often sacrifice real craftsmanship at the altar of expediency. However, KC NARI did not want to compromise on the level of excellence and attention to detail by replacing the tour with a virtual experience.
Finally, the Remodeled Homes Tour is unlike any other local home tour because people currently LIVE in the homes. The homeowners of the newly remodeled homes selflessly open their doors so that tour attendees can view and experience the outstanding results remodeling can make. Keeping these homeowners and their families safe is also of paramount importance – and yet another reason why we made this difficult decision.
Inspiration & Resources
Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Remodeled Homes Tour, KC NARI still has loads of information and resources if you are planning to remodel! Here are a few places to explore:
- 2019 REMY (Remodel of the Year) Award Gallery: View Kansas City’s top remodeling projects from 2019! Browse jaw-dropping “before and after” photos, see projects by price point and category (kitchen, bathroom, basement, etc.)
- 2019 Remodeled Homes Tour: View the homes from the 2019 Tour and learn about the stories behind the remodels + the NARI members who transformed them.
- FREE Consumer Seminar: Join us on Monday, Aug. 24, for a free virtual remodeling seminar! Learn from a panel of remodeling experts on the “do’s” and “don’ts” of remodeling. Attendees can also ask questions about the remodeling process in a trusted atmosphere. No pressure, no nonsense… just great information! Follow KC NARI on Facebook for details + ZOOM link.
- Plan Your Project: Visit our website for free tools such as: Remodeling Checklist, Guide to Selecting a Remodeler, Contractor Interview Questions and much more.
- Visit Our Blog: Our KC NARI Blog is packed with tips and trends on remodeling.
We want to do a special shout out to the Remodeled Homes Tour Committee and sponsors. It’s these individuals and companies that have gone above and beyond and continue to support KC NARI and its mission during these challenging times.
Albert Tamm Lumber
Bath & Kitchen Idea Center by Grandview Winnelson
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Interiors by Melody
KC Lift & Elevator
Locks & Pulls
One Stop Decorating Center
Reliance Construction Group
Schloegel Design Remodel
Please stay tuned for details on the Spring 2021 Remodeled Homes Tour. At this time, we have not solidified a date for the Tour (but we typically target late April or early May). If you’d like to join our e-mail list or have any questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 362-8833.