DIY Blogger House At Daybreak

A lot of anticipation is building around a parade of homes house in the
Daybreak community. The home is designed by a handful of bloggers you
know and love!

Blogger Amy Huntley and Designer Brian Clark share details about the DIY
Blogger House in Daybreak.

A custom home can be expensive to build if done in a conventional way.
People have been personalizing their homes on their own for years and
finding innovative ways to create wow and develop wonderful spaces that
don’t cost an arm and a leg. The DIY Blogger House at Daybreak aims to take
that creative spirit and infuse it into the construction of a new home from the
very start. The home will be built by Bangerter Homes and will be featured in
the 2012 Salt Lake Parade of Homes. Daybreak is teaming up with the
builder, and an award winning interior designer who will lead a team of 5
local bloggers to design the interior of the home. Each of the bloggers will
design one of the rooms or be in charge of certain areas of the house, while
the designer will ensure that the home’s overall design maintains a cohesive
flow and character. The bloggers began chronicling their experience and the
process of designing the home on their blogs in May. They will have less than
90 days to work with the home builder to develop and implement a concept
in time for the Parade of Homes judging on August 1st. The home will be
revealed to the general public during the Parade of Homes which begins on
August 3rd and runs through August 18th. The home will be available for
sale once the Parade of Homes has ended. In addition to the DIY Blogger
house, there will be 6 other Parade Homes in Daybreak from Destination
Homes, Holmes Homes, Ivory Homes, Rainey Homes, Richmond American
Homes, and Sego Homes.

The concept for the DIY home’s interior will evolve as the design team works
together to define and create the space. The exterior of the home will be
done in a classic Victorian theme in keeping with the timeless architectural
styles that Daybreak has become known for. The two-story home will be
approximately 3200 sq. ft. total with 3-4 bedrooms and a finished basement.
Additional details will be made available via the participating blogs as well as’s own blog, so follow Daybreak and the design team on
social media to track the progress and weigh in along the way.

The Team:

Brian Clark-
Shelley Smith- TheHouseof

Jen Hadfield-
Lara Garner- Less
Cake{More Frosting}.com

Char Coester- CrapI’

Amy Huntley-

Here For The DIY Blogger House At Daybreak

About Daybreak

Daybreak is a fresh way of thinking about community. Made up of a wide
variety of energy-efficient new homes as well as shops, restaurants, offices,
schools, trails, parks and more, Daybreak brings all the elements of life
within easy walking or biking distance. TRAX light rail service makes life in
Daybreak even more convenient and environmentally friendly providing a
convenient 40 minute commute into Downtown Salt Lake City . The
community is situated on 4,126 acres in South Jordan City and will eventually
include as many as 20,000 homes and up to 14 million square feet of
commercial space. There are currently 9 homebuilders constructing a broad
range of home types and styles throughout the community. To learn more
about Daybreak, please visit
Daybreak is located at 11400 S. & Bangerter Highway.

About Rio Tinto and Kennecott Utah Copper

As the second largest copper producer in the United States, Kennecott Utah
Copper comprises nearly 25 percent of U.S. copper production. Kennecott’s
Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world
with total production at more than 19 million tons. In 2010, Kennecott
produced approximately 296,000 tons of copper, 596,000 ounces of gold,
4.7 million ounces of silver, 28 million pounds of molybdenum and other
products. Rio Tinto purchased the Bingham Canyon Mine and related facilities
in 1989 and has invested more than $2 billion in the modernization since
then. KUC has also spent more than $350 million on the cleanup of historic
mining waste and $100 million on groundwater cleanup. Rio Tinto employs
2,400 people and influences 14,800 indirect Utah jobs and spends $1 billion
in the state of Utah in wages, benefits, taxes and purchases from nearly
1,000 Utah area businesses every year.

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the United
Kingdom, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and
Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio
Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major
products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold,
industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities
span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America
with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and Southern

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