Week 7 Winners - Siatu‘u Family of Mililani
Abigail and Paul Siatu‘u with their sons Jordan and Izaiah
Irony of ironies: Abigail Siatu‘u was at her job as an engineer at a general contracting firm when she got the call. She’d just won the $30,000 Style My Room contest’s seventh and final runner-up prize—$2000 in contracting services from Waialae Plumbing and Construction!
Our living room is pretty large, thanks to the previous owners who extended the living room space, which for us functions as an exercise space, a TV space, a play space, and an office space. We’ve tried to divide it up, but they all still mesh as one. Would be nice to break up the area in to more distinct areas.
“Had I been at home, I would have jumped or something, but being at work, I kept my composure. My husband, he was shocked—he was like, ‘Which contest?’” Abigail laughs. “Given my job, you’d think we’d have everything fixed, but our company does more federal contracts. It’s like the adage: The cobbler’s children have no shoes!”
Abigail hopes the prize will help jumpstart her and husband Paul into finishing their dream home in Mililani. The first thing they want to do is fill in a large floor-to-ceiling window in the middle of the living room wall, so they can put up a wall unit and the flat- screen TV Abigail has been dreaming about.
“We’ve been in plumbing for 15 years and licensed to do general contracting for five years, so we’ll help them figure out how to approach this efficiently,” says company owner John Emery.
Waialae Plumbing and Construction excels at this kind of renovation work—it won a contracting excellence award for work done on a Diamond Head home remodeled by RSVPstyle’s Cathy Lee. “We’ve been in plumbing for 15 years and licensed to do general contracting for five years, so we’ll help them figure out how to approach this efficiently,” says company owner John Emery. “Depending on the current window placement, we’ll figure out how simple or involved this project will be.”
The Siatu‘us started renovating back in 2004 when they first moved in, but since their second son, Izaiah, was born three years ago, they’ve been focused on raising him and 9-year-old big brother Jordan. Between their kids and their jobs at Nan Inc.—she in the office, he as a site safety officer at a project in Schofield Barracks—their home has at times been relegated to last priority.
Here’s a view of the massive blank wall in our living room, as well as play area.
“We watch the home design shows, but don’t really know how to apply it to our own home,” Abigail says. “I have no sense of style. It takes me a long time to come to a decision without seeing something I can imitate first, hence the lack of anything on our walls because I’m too afraid of putting something in the wrong space.”
She’s hoping the $299 RSVPstyle Deluxe Style Kit included in her prize package will help with the jumpstart. “We’ve been stuck in a rut for what seems like an eternity. I hope the Style Kit will provide us the guidance to design the home we’ve been dreaming about and slowly trying to achieve on our own.”
She has a final word for RSVPstyle and John Emery: “Thank you so much for selecting us and providing us with the opportunity to create our dream space!”
Have you entered? Believe it or not, you may still have time to win the $30,000 Grand Prize living room makeover—just get your entry in at www.rsvpstyle.com by 9 a.m. on March 3rd!
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