2019 WINNER: Kristi Hatch of Minnetonka
“This is our basement bathroom. The bathroom is currently functional, but lacks the necessities of walls and privacy. We are looking to remodel our basement to include a family room and a more suitable bathroom. In this room we will be installing walls (insulated and sheet rocked) to separate it from the utility room and installing a new vanity, toilet, larger tiled shower that can dual as a dog wash station for our pups, and add recessed lighting and tiled flooring.”
For the sixth straight year, a basement bathroom claimed the title of worst room in the 2019 West Metro Home Remodeling Fair’s Operation Rescue Room contest. This year’s winner, Kristi from Minnetonka, was awarded $1,000 to help reconstruct her awkwardly shaped bathroom.
Kristi and her boyfriend Tim had been planning the remodel for a few months before seeing an Operation Rescue Room ad on Facebook and entering was a no-brainer.
“The bathroom is functional, but lacks the necessities of walls and privacy,” Kristi said in her entry. “During the remodel we will be installing walls (insulated and sheet rocked) to separate the bathroom from the utility room, a new vanity, toilet, larger tiled shower that can dual as a dog wash station for our pups, recessed lighting, and tile flooring.”
Kristi’s goal was to have the project completed by spring 2020 but issues with an abandoned well room and water in the basement arose summer 2019. Kristi and Tim spent the summer addressing those issues as they didn’t want to finish something that will get destroyed.
“We have the layout and decor all picked out and ready and we’ll be able to begin as soon as the moisture project is complete,” said Kristi.