CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) - The pandemic has more people staying at home, and that also means more people working on home improvement projects and remodeling.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, the Parade of Homes is taking place this weekend.

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"Demand has been strong. People have been stuck in their homes, saying, 'Wow, this space really would be nice if it was bigger. I wish i had that home office'," Johnny Carrier, Vice President of By Carrier, Inc., tells us.

Business has been booming for builders like Johnny Carrier.

With more people working from home and kids learning remotely, the demand for home improvement projects is high.

Johnny says he has never been busier.

"For us, we’re booking closings out into July at this point because there is just that much demand," Carrier said.

So if you’re thinking about remodeling or maybe just need some inspiration, this weekend is your chance to get started.

The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut is holding its Parade of Homes event this weekend.

The self-driven tour allows you to see the latest home designs, trends, and styles.

"There’s homes from $200,000 all the way up to $2 million. It’s a great way if you’re looking for inspiration for that next home project, it’s a great place to do that and you may just fall in love with that next house that may be your dream home too," said Eric Person, CEO of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central CT.

More than twenty homes are part of the tour and you get to tour homes in different stages of construction.

"It’s a good time to get that inspiration, figure out what your budgets may be, figure out the kind of styles and kind of projects that you’re looking for, but now is the time to get that project started," continued Person.

As part of the Parade of Homes tour, you also get to meet builders, architects, and remodelers.

"This weekend is all about free advice. Come through, check out all the greatest things. You’re going to get a lot of great ideas," added Carrier.

And those ideas serving as a reminder that there’s no place like home.

Tomorrow’s events will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To purchase a ticket, click here.

Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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