Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
It all began with a television producer’s phone call asking KraftMaid to help a deserving family in need of a fresh start. Seasons later, we are proud to remain the exclusive cabinetry provider of ABC’s award-winning program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Episode 7The Farina Family
As a child Shawna Farina watched as her mother, only 29 at the time struggled to beat breast cancer. Now, Shawna’s three children have spent this past year watching their 26-year-old mother struggle to beat her own battle with breast cancer. This past year has been excruciating for Shawna. She has had chemo treatments, radiation and finally had to have a bi-lateral mastectomy and a total hysterectomy.
Over the years the Farinas were making improvements on their 135 year-old farmhouse when money allowed, now due to extremely large medical bills all home improvements have come to a halt. Shawna now walks around her house and feels guilty knowing that her family home suffers more and more each day due to the lack of funds her cancer has created. In this episode of ’’Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’’ the team travels to Indiana to give this ’’Super Mom’’ and her family a new, safer home to live in while at the same time helping to raise awareness of just how important it is to raise funds to help win the battle against cancer.
The Farina’s new kitchen features KraftMaid cherry wood cabinetry in a warm Honey Spice on the wall cabinets and a complimentary, deeper Black Glaze on the base cabinets. Venetian Bronze hardware accents the drawers, while cascade glass inserts adorn the doors. The warmth of Honey Spice was brought into the master bathroom as well, but embellished with Satin Pewter Square door knobs.
Maple wood cabinetry was installed in the family’s new office, finished in a creamy Hazelnut Glaze with pewter hardware and Barnstead glass inserts completing the look. The blue-grey highlights of Wedgewood Glaze update the Farina’s new laundry room, providing ample storage and cabinet space. Finally, the upstairs bathroom sparkles in white thermofoil cabinetry with Stainless Steel Bar knobs and pulls finishing this additional bathroom on the family’s spacious new home.