The Flatirons Tour of Homes starts next Saturday, Sept. 19, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the guide this Sunday so I can start planning my route.

Don’t get the wrong idea; I love my home. And that’s why I look forward to the Tour so much every year. There’s a wealth of inspiration to be found: interesting fixtures and accessories, innovative solutions to design and space problems, new ways to achieve energy efficiency, unexpected building materials and jaw- dropping landscaping, to name a few.

Of course, if you happen to be in the market for a new home, the Tour is more than just a jumping-off point. It could be the final stop in your dream house hunt.

So pick up your copy of the 2009 Flatiron Tour of Homes section this Sunday inside the Camera and Enterprise; it’s a glossy, full- color guide to the Tour that features a map, floor plans and descriptions. Then get out there and see the homes for yourself. You won’t be sorry.