Members Trade Spaces In HomesMakeover

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WESTON, Fla. - (05/19/06) – The Steinbucks, Harry and hiswife Patti, are renovating her sister’s master bedroom, atthe same time the sister and her husband, Kathie and John Englert,are re-doing the Steinbuck’s bedroom-–all at the behestand expense of their credit union, BrightStar CU. The two couples,who live across the street from each other, were working feverishlyWednesday and Thursday in the $300-million credit union’s"Switch-A-Room Makeover Contest," patterned after the popular TVshow, "Trading Spaces." The couples were given two days to completethe home improvements–totaling about $15,000. The twocouples, all "Trading Spaces" fans, began Wednesday in eachother’s homes–priming, painting, molding and moving.The families received the donated advice of local designer CraigKonhauzer, who has completed almost 1,500 homes. The two coupleswere selected from 30 applicants in Broward, Miami-Dade and PalmBeach counties. The Steinbucks and Englerts were chosen becausethey live close together and because their homes needed the mostwork, according to the credit union, known until this year asBroward Schools CU.

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