The Olympia Master Builders 2013 Tour of Homes kicks off Aug. 17, and features 12 sites.
You have two weekends to catch the free self-guided tour: Tour times are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 24-25, and will include two educational stops, three whole-house remodels, and seven new homes. The sites are located in Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater.
Three judges will visit the homes on opening day and determine winners for each of six categories including, best curb appeal, best kitchen, best master bath, best overall floorplan, best remodel, and best of show. Ballots will be available for the public to vote for "People's Choice Award" in the same categories.
A 'Tour of Homes' insert will be available in Thursday's The Olympian, and at all Olympia Federal Savings branches. The guide will include driving instructions, and information for each of the homes.
For additional information, call 360-754-0912, or visit www.omb.org.