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September 27, 2011
Sacramento home is a finalist for 'Worst Bedroom in America'

SacramentoBarbaraJosenberger.jpgSacramento's Barbara Josenberger really hates her bedroom. And she hopes plenty of people agree with her.

Josenberger's awful accommodations are among 25 finalists for "Worst Bedroom in America." Angie's List, the online source for consumer reviews, is hosting the contest on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/angieslist). The winner receives $5,000 and a free one-year Angie's List subscription to aid their bedroom makeover.

"We have some very interesting entries from homeowners all across the country," said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List. "One homeowner showed us photos of his bedroom that was destroyed by a tree when Hurricane Irene hit. We also saw photos with out-dated paint colors, mismatched decor and lots and lots of dirty laundry."

Josenberger's bedroom, shown above, sits under a severely leaking roof, which has already caused major water damage.

"My bedroom is so bad that when it rains I don't have to go outside (to get wet)," Josenberger wrote of her entry. "My dresser is warped and I can't use it for my clothes. I made a cardboard make-shift ceiling with plastic run off in a tub, so my TV tries to stay dry."

The contest runs through Oct. 10 with the winner announced Oct. 12.

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