September 22, 2011, Austin, TX – Wonders & Worries and Austin NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) have paired up to showcase remodeled homes to the public, with a portion of ticket sales benefitting local families with cancer or other life-threatening illness.
The 9th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, from 12 noon – 6 p.m. The tour features 8 homes throughout Austin, showcasing remodeling possibilities through the eyes of NARI’s most talented remodelers. The showcased projects range from $75,000 to $375,000, and include a George A Peterson Historic Landmark renovation and addition, a complete home redesign of a 1930’s era home in old West Austin, a conversion of a 1930’s rental home into a primary residence, a complete redesign of a 1969 home opened up to meet today’s modern lifestyles, and the complete remodel of a 1,600 square foot home for aesthetics and functionality. Projects range from single room renovations to whole house remodels, including kitchens, family leisure and media rooms as well as outdoor entertainment areas, bathrooms, and two-story additions.
The cost of tickets for the home tour is $20 for all 8 homes. For a map of the featured homes or to purchase tickets, visit http://austinnari.org/torh/ . Tickets may also be purchased in person at Breed & Co. Austin locations and both Central Market Austin locations beginning on October 1st. Tickets may be purchased at any of the remodeled homes on the days of the tour for $25. Bring the family, children under 12 are free.
Wonders & Worries is an Austin-based non-profit that helps children and their families cope when a parent or caregiver has a chronic or life-threatening illness. Wonders & Worries services are unduplicated, not only in Central Texas, but anywhere in the U.S. Wonders & Worries was founded by Meredith Cooper, MS, CCLS, LPC and Melissa Hicks, MS, CCLS, LPC, RPT with a start-up grant from Livestrong. Since its founding, Wonders & Worries has worked with more than 3,600 individuals in over 900 Central Texas families.