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KEARNS, Utah –A home in Kearns has been revamped as part of a program that takes rundown homes and revamps them while keeping them affordable.

The home was revitalized as part of the Idea House program, which is a joint effort by Salt Lake County and the Community Development Corporation of Utah.

Kara Hetrick does grant writing and fundraising for CDCU, and Hetrick described the work they put into the home.

“Some are in worse shape than this one started out, but we still had a lot of upgrades to do on this one,” Hetrick said. “We replaced the roof here, out front we made it handicap accessible and added a porch so there is a sitting area now."

Crews also upgraded the insulation in the attic as well as installed energy efficient light bulbs, doors and windows. They also added motion sensor lighting at entryways.

According to a press release from CDCU, the homes in the program are “rehabilitated with a holistic approach to safety, cleanliness, energy efficiency, sustainability, and accessibility, while also keeping it affordable. The home serves as a model to neighbors of renovations that can be made to improve the safety and efficiency of their homes.”

For more information about the Community Development Corporation of Utah, visit their website.