Ugly Room Makeover contest selects finalists

BIG RAPIDS — Three finalists in the second Ugly Room Makeover contest have been selected, but committee members will not reveal names until the winner is chosen.

The Home Builders Association of NorthWest Michigan has waded through several entries from local homeowners who hope to receive a $5,000 renovation to the ugliest room in their home. HBANWM members will interview the top three finalists next week, with plans to surprise the winner within a few days of the interviews.

“There’s lot of ugly rooms in the area, more than I thought there would be,” said Kris Jackson, CEO of the Home Builders Association, with a laugh. “I’m looking forward to making another room pretty.”

Last year was the debut of the Ugly Room Makeover contest. HBANWM members volunteer their labor and supersive the work of Association of Construction Students at Ferris State University. Numerous local businesses donate materials to make the renovation possible.

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