It's a big year for the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, which is celebrating its 70th year.

The association decided to share their celebration, teaming with Option 1 Credit Union to "find the ugliest room in Grand Rapids."

The winner was announced today.

The contest was launched at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show in January at DeVos Place convention center in Grand Rapids.

In addition, homeowners were asked to share their ugly room photos via social media using #myGRhome on Instagram and Twitter, or by posting photos on the HBA for Greater Grand Rapids’ Facebook page.

The giveaway ran Jan. 9 through Jan. 30. 

The winner was chosen at random to receive $10,000 to renovate their home.

Cami Estep, of Grand Rapids’ Eastown neighborhood, was chosen as the winner.
“Our home is more than 100 years old, so the possibilities for projects are endless,” Estep said. “We were already planning on redoing an upstairs bathroom, but our furnace has been making some interesting noises lately, so we may choose to replace our aging heating and cooling system instead!”
Although Estep may not know what to put the money towards yet, one thing is for certain, She and her family are very grateful! “Thank you to Option 1 and the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids for this opportunity,” Estep.said “It was a great surprise and really takes the pain out of whatever project we may choose.”

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