Help Chicago Area Homeowners Get a New Bathroom

August 02, 2012

A metro Chicago real estate owner has a chance to win a free bathroom makeover, and the public can help bring that dream to fruition.

the aurora homeowners

Rory Fancier and Doug Splitt of Aurora., the website for homeowners from the National Association of REALTORS®, is running the Boost Your Roost contest, in which a lucky homeowner will win a home renovation.

Thousands of homeowners entered, and the field was narrowed down to six finalists:

*Rory Fancier and Doug Splitt: For their bathroom makeover in Aurora, Ill.

*Clara and Brantley Hightower: Screened porch in San Antonio, Texas

*Tara Roy: Attic finishing for family room in Bangor, Maine

*Allison and Aaron Smith: Accessible backyard landscaping in Santa Maria, Calif.

*Megan and Dez Vitale: Patio resurfacing in St. Louis, Mo.

*Dawn and Alex Williams: Kitchen upgrade in Pensacola, Fla.

Now it’s up to the public to vote daily for their favorite through August 13.

“HouseLogic congratulates everyone who entered the contest. All the ideas were creative and inspiring,” said Pamela Kabati, NAR senior vice president of Communications and HouseLogic spokesperson. “We invite people to come read the finalist stories and vote for their favorite.”

Our Aurora homeowners wrote a poem to go along with their entry:

Ick!…behold … mold

On the shower door, on the carpeted floor

Nevermind the plastic wood door

The lighting is dated, and

the aurora bathroom

The Aurora bathroom

The paint color is hated

The mirror over the toilet

Yep, totally spoils it

A bath reno is required

Because I am so tired

Of scrubbing the ugly away;

Keeping friends and family astray;

And starting each day in dismay.

A sparkling new bath

Would make me and my guy laugh.

In desperate need of a boost for this roost!

Come on, a carpeted stair

Is right next to that ‘chair’!

I’m not asking for much

Just a bath that’s clean to the touch

The winner will be announced on August 20 and will receive a $20,000 home renovation. The winning homeowners will also star in original web videos this fall as they document the transformation from start to finish.

Ready to vote? Visit HouseLogic to see all the finalists, and then be sure to vote for the Aurora homeowners to win. Good luck, finalists!

Categories: Contests, Remodeling

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