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    High school students renovate Biddeford house - Photo courtesy of Karen Chasse, Biddeford School Department | of | Share this photo

    The paint was peeling on the house at 471 Main St. and the roof and porch needed significant repairs.

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    High school students renovate Biddeford house - Staff photo by Derek Davis | of | Share this photo

    The house sat empty for years before students from the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology renovated it with help from the local Rotary Club. After two years of work, it will be sold.

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    Junior Joe Gamage nails siding onto the garage that he helped build.

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    Second-year technology center students worked on renovating the house while first-year students built the garage.

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    High school students renovate Biddeford house - Photo courtesy of Karen Chasse, Biddeford School Department | of | Share this photo

    Before the remodel, the kitchen had dark cabinets, yellow paint and a linoleum floor. The new kitchen is much brighter with white cabinets.

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    High school students renovate Biddeford house - Staff photo by Derek Davis | of | Share this photo

    The kitchen of the 1900s home was completely renovated with ample cabinet space and new countertops.

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    The kitchen features a mixture of countertop surfaces and subway tile backdrops.

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    Instructor Wayne Hapgood, left, watches as students install siding on the garage. An open house will be held Wednesday.

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    The sunroom looks out to the yard and features floors salvaged from the original house.

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    A large deck is just steps away from the detached garage.

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    The upstairs bathroom is awaiting sink fixtures but features a full tub and shower.

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    High school students renovate Biddeford house - Staff photo by Derek Davis | of | Share this photo

    Students at the Center of Technology who worked on the house, including refinishing this small bedroom, come from Biddeford High School, Old Orchard Beach High School, Thornton Academy and Kennebunk High School.

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    High school students renovate Biddeford house - Staff photo by Derek Davis | of | Share this photo

    Students will next work on a donated house at 518 Main St. in Biddeford.

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    Engineering students redesigned the layout of the three-bedroom house, electrical students updated the wiring, and students in the plumbing and heating program helped take the house from its studs to fully functional.

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