2019 Winner


2019 WINNER: Kristi Hatch of Minnetonka

2019 Winner Kristi Hatch

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 says the money will allow them to splurge on better finishes and tile and is hoping to have the bathroom finished by the end of spring 2020.

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