Renovations of Resident Homes Continue
Living quarters at Heritage School are gradually being remodeled one house at a time. Boys in the Alta home moved back into their home over Labor Day weekend.
Maintenance Director Brenda Norman described some of the changes to the home.
“We gave the kids a big granite island where all the residents, 14 of them, can be together,” she said. “They can gather there and do homework. We gave them a private room where they can calm down or make phone calls to parents.”
The bedrooms were re-done with new comforters and décor.
“We used an outdoor sports theme for the rooms,” Brenda said. “We added lots of light and a palette wall with bright colors in it.”
The renovation took about three months to complete. Students were moved to the Timp North home, one with no residents, for the duration of the renovation. Brenda said the students were excited and happy to move back into the Alta home.
“The kids love it; they love their new bedspreads,” she said. “They seem to be taking good care of their home.”
While smaller remodels have taken place in the homes over the years, the renovations of homes the past year or so have been drastic, down to the studs.
Brenda said the next home to undergo a transformation will be the Cascade North home. Students will be moved from there to Timp North and renovations will begin on September 12, 2015. She said it should take about 90 days to complete the overhaul of this home.