A Redmond family has been chosen as a contestant in an upcoming Puget Sound Energy reality show-style competition.
Re-Energized by Design is a design show, where six PSE customers compete in a series of five room-by-room makeover challenges to combine creative home design with energy-efficient products. The challenges focus on the bathroom, office or garage, living room, laundry room, and kitchen. After each challenge, one contestant will be eliminated.
The White family of Redmond along with five others have been chosen to participate. Peggy White shares her home with her son, a professional architect and daughter-in-law, an industrial designer.
White grew up in Kent, moved to Redmond with her husband in 1974 and has lived in the same house ever since. She taught math for 7 years before going back to school to earn her MBA. After receiving her degree, she worked at Boeing until she retired in 2012. Recently Peggy’s son, wife and 7-month-old baby moved in with her.
Peggy is looking forward to juggling her roles as a part-time caretaker and home designer.
“I love watching HGTV, I find it fascinating. As a family we have lots of ideas, but we’ll see if we can all mesh our ideas and come to agreement.”
The six contestants featured in Re-Energized by Design rose to the top during an intense selection process including submitting a video or photo entry, a public vote to select 10 finalists, and a final interview.
Re-Energized by Design contestants' efforts are being documented by film crews for release as a web series on reenergizedbydesign.com starting in March. Each contestant also has the support of a dedicated design coach who will help them try to impress Re-Energized by Design’s panel of judges: society and events photographer Duell Fisher, 425 and South Sound Magazine editor Lisa Patterson, and radio personality Marty Reimer.
The winner will complete the series of fast-paced room makeover challenges to combine elegant home design with energy-efficient products for a $5,000 grand prize.