Kitchen Concepts, DeWhitt Appliance and the Flooring Depot & Surfaces provided the materials to create a wonderfully updated kitchen again in 2011 for another lucky recipient! “It All Started at a Portland Home & Garden Show.”

ugkitwinner2011-copyAlan and Rochelle Markham were down on their luck when they decided to attend the Portland Home and Garden Show last spring. Alan, an army reservist and Iraq veteran, had lost his job the year before while they were renovating their old farmhouse. Rochelle was working crazy part time hours for Target, but after a short period of time the renovation came to a halt as they faced a string of bad luck and ran out of money. They went to the Portland Home and Garden Show in hopes of finding some low cost ideas to improve their kitchen. At the Kitchen Concepts NW booth, Alan was handed an Ugly Kitchen Contest entry and encouraged to enter. Alan and Rochelle decided to give it a shot, laughing because their kitchen was certainly a good contender.

The winner would receive a new kitchen valued at over $15,000. Dave Warren, owner of Kitchen Concepts NW, was sponsoring the contest for the second year in a row and would provide quality cabinets, countertops and sink. DeWhitt Appliance would furnish the winner with a fancy new refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave, and Flooring Depot was giving the winner $500 to use toward new flooring….