The 22 bedrooms upstairs are very similar to what many of us would remember from decades ago. Over time, any available funds were targeted to remodel the public areas downstairs to enhance Recruitment competitiveness, leaving little left for updates to these bedrooms over the past decade.
The proposed design for the new rooms includes built-in furniture to maximize floor space, upgrades to electrical systems, new flooring, fixtures, closet space and paint. The new, updated look will continue out into the hallways, stairway landings, balcony and back stairs.
The good news upstairs is that the bathrooms were totally gutted and remodeled within the 10 years, through loans taken out by the House Corporation Board (HCB) to make these much needed improvements. That loan and one taken to significantly upgrade the downstairs Big Room and Kitchen and install sprinkler systems throughout the House are being paid back at an accelerated rate by the HCB.