Maybe it was the perfect outdoor living space that inspired an update to your yard.

Perhaps it was the way the bold granite countertop went with your to-die-for white-kitchen.

Or, maybe you just wanted to meet Donny Osmond.

Whatever “it” was, visitors from around Utah Valley — and far beyond — saw dream homes and dreamy ideas at the 2016 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, presented by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association and sponsored by Osmond Designs.

Utah Valley Magazine selected one dreamy detail from each of the 40 homes. If you were one of the record-setting 29,253 attendees this year, here’s a stroll down memory lane — or a chance to peek into homes you didn’t have time to get to. If you didn’t attend, enjoy the next 14 pages and mark your calendar for next year’s real-time local Pinterest board on June 8–24, 2017.

Home #17, Sierra Homes:

(Photos by Heather Telford)
(Photos by Heather Telford)

“This home is a transitional-clean Cape Cod style that appeals to all age groups and makes everyone happy!” — Heather Osmond, owner of Osmond Designs

Home #14, Davies Design + Build:


Located in one of the last new home areas available in Orem, this 7,899-square-foot beauty took bunk bed living to another level.

Home #13, Sweetwater Homes:


This Vineyard game room would make sure no family gets board … I mean … bored.

Home #22, Candlelight Homes:


Inspirational quotes and fun thoughts were prevalent in children’s bedrooms this year.

Home #6, Summit Construction Services:


Mapleton anchored the south county Parade with four solid entries including this one that takes adds a splash of animal color to the children’s play area.

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