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A Renovation Diary by BILD Lethbridge Region 

by admin | Sept 2019 |

So much has happened since our last update. The total number of member donors ballooned to 25! The project has expanded beyond a kitchen reno and has increased in scope to include Katie’s front yard. Here is a diary of what has transpired over the last few weeks.

August 27 –  Today Melissa Harbers Interior Design from Ashcroft Master Builder visited with Katie to chose her design elements.  Flooring was picked, paint colors, counter top material as well as the back splash.  Katie wanted something bright for her family in her new space.

September 3 – Well it’s finally here, Demolition has started with the Empire Homes Crew and Bryce from Greener Homes.  Everything is gone!  Cupboards, flooring.  Thanks to Waste Connection for the bins for easy and quick disposal.

September 4 – Noslo Drywall was on hand to patch drywall and complete some fix its before the Cabinet Expressions arrive for Katie’s new kitchen. 

September 6 –  Of course there are always those behind the scene helping as the project needs cleaning – Thanks to Jessica from Melcor Development and Diana from BILD Lethbridge Region who went in and cleaned up the walls today, removing dust and getting the walls ready for paint. 

 September 9 – Well time to get some new paint on the walls.  Katie choose a bright gray tone for her walls – Carefree Kitchens provided a painter who was so amazing.  Thanks Francesco and his wife and their great talent in painting the spraying the ceiling, the wood beams and the walls.  Of course this job couldn’t have worked without paint and supplied from Lealta Building Supplies.

September 11 – Today was so exciting to watch as the new Cabinets were installed by Cabinet Expressions, things are starting to get real.  Yikes!!!!

 September 13 – Katie’s kitchen is much brighter with her new garden doors.  PlyGem and Greener Homes were on hand to install her new doors off her backyard. 

September 13 – All Weather Windows provided Katie’s new kitchen window over her sink.  Out with the old, in with the new.

September 16 – Carefree Kitchens’ counter tops are looking beautiful, keeping with Katie’s bright, clean look, the counter tops are “so shiny” as Teagan would say.

 September 17  – Empire Homes is getting the subfloor ready for flooring.  Materials supplied by Timber Tech Truss Systems  

September 17 – Omega Flooring is onsite today with Katie’s new flooring.  This is a great durable floor for all Katie’s family needs. It is looking so amazing.

 September 18 – Omega Flooring is back – it wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful white, crisp back splash.  Katie’s white subway tiles are looking great thanks to Omega Flooring and their crew.

 September 19 – The stainless sink from Emco / The Ensuite Kitchen & Bath with the stainless faucet makes it even more “shiny”. Thanks to the KB Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning crew for installation with Malaki’s help

 September 18 –Thanks Jessica from Melcor Developments for painting the railing in keeping with the paint colors.

September 20 – This project really was a journey and continued efforts by all our BILD Members.  Canastone Contracting was also on board and completed all the finishing work.  Baseboards and window casing were provided by Challenger Building Supplies.  Katie’s living area and kitchen got a complete finished look, including a new cubbie for her telephone desk.

 September 20 – Our Members always go the extra effort – Greener Homes stepped up when they decided Katie and her family would enjoy a maintenance free front yard.  Greener Homes, Cooper Equipment Rentals and Burnco joined in and completed her front yard.  Katie and her family received new aggregate, and plants in their front yard.  It is looking so great for Katie and the neighborhood. Malaki helped Bryce from Greener Homes with this task.

 September 21 – Our Board of Directors and Executive Officer all came together to finish us on scraping the outside window, painting beams, and some extra finishing touches that were needed. 

 September 23 – Weitz Electric came in today to make sure Katie’s family was safe with all her electrical needs.  They installed new electrical plugs, plates and light switches. What a great job and thanks for helping make this project a safe environment for Katie and her family.  Katie also enjoys a new light fixture over her kitchen sink thanks to Carefree Kitchen & Lighting.

 September 23 – With donations from City of Lethbridge, Galko Renos, Melcor Developments, Bakers Appliances, Greener Homes, Katie and her family will enjoy some great new white appliances.  Thanks to all our donors in making this happen.  Thanks to KB Heating for installing the dishwasher and over the range microwave; Taylor did a great job. 

 September 25 – still some final touches in paint, so our Executive Officer and some committee members came out for a little painting party.  Thanks to Jessica, Abby and Sarouen.

October 2 – The day has finally come for the big reveal.


Renovation Planning Continues: It’s Moving Along!

by admin | August 14, 2019 |

Following the July 15 surprise winner reveal of BILD Lethbridge Region’s $20K Home Renovation Giveaway to Katie Taylor and her family, the renovation team have been busy taking measurements, designing the space and gathering materials. On August 14 our supporting sponsors met with Katie Taylor to reveal the final design of her kitchen. On August 27 Katie will meet with a designer to review colour palette and design elements so she truly gets the kitchen of her dreams. It is getting so excited. 

Based on significant donations from our members, Katie and her family will not only get an entirely new kitchen (redesign, cabinets, floorings, window, paint, sink, faucet and lighting) but also a complete set of new appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave), french doors to the backyard, paint and baseboards in living room, and a special surprise that will be revealed shortly.

Thank you to our sponsors! You guys are changing lives. 


Home Reno Winner 2019

by | Jun 25, 2019

Congratulations to Katie Taylor !


We’re excited to finally announce the winner of our first Home Reno Giveaway! Congratulations to Katie Taylor, who will receive a renovation of her kitchen worth up to $20,000. This renovation is made possible by the generous donations of our BILD – Lethbridge Members! 

Katie Taylor is a single mom of two boys, one who has cerebral palsy. Many years ago, renovations were started but never finished due to a change in her circumstances. She submitted her application in the hope of redoing her kitchen in a way that supports her son with special needs who loves to help in the kitchen. She wants to have a kitchen that has counterspace and functional storage, both of which are currently lacking. The kitchen is the hub of a home and she would like this current non-functioning space to be a place where she and her boys can cook together and have friends gather.

This was a contest put together by Building Industry & Land Development Association (BILD) – Lethbridge Region Members. Our members donated their time, labour, products, and money in order to give back to our community and provide one worthy applicant the opportunity to win up to $20K renovation.  The contest was launched at the Home & Garden Show in March and we received hundreds of applications over the subsequent 13 weeks. The “Reno Committee” chose one qualifier for each week. They then narrowed the list to 4 finalists. The committee did not have an easy job. After home visits of the final four, a winner was chosen! 

The renovation will take place over the summer months and the final reveal scheduled for Renovation Month in October 2019. 

Stay tuned to this page for updates on the progression of this reno!


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