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 13The Riggins Family
Linda Riggins grew up poor and in the projects. She was never encouraged to make anything of herself and was not expected to even graduate high school. She went on to graduate college with honors and degrees in Childhood Education, Social Work, and Women’s Studies.
Because of Linda’s lack of encouragement growing up, she has dedicated her life to helping parents and children get the best education available. Linda and her visually impaired husband William have dedicated over 15 years of service to the Building Together Ministries, a non-profit center designed to help disadvantaged parents and children by encouraging them through after school programs and resources.
Recently, Linda has had several surgeries that have prevented her from continuing her work in the community. Their medical bills have become overwhelming and their house is in danger of being condemned by the city. In this episode of EMHE the design team heads out to North Carolina to lend a helping hand to a woman whose hand has helped hundreds of people in her community on a daily basis.
The Riggins’ new kitchen was constructed with KraftMaid cherry wood cabinetry in the deep brown Kaffe stain accented by Linen style glass inserts and Satin Nickel Tapered Bow pulls. This same decorative hardware was used in the laundry area where maple cabinets were installed for additional storage in a caramel colored Toffee finish.
Moving to the family’s new bathrooms, the master bath was designed with maple KraftMaid cabinets in the unstained Natural finish with the added touch of layered glass door inserts in the Orient style. The children’s bathrooms were both styled in crisp White Thermofoil cabinetry with Satin Nickel knobs completing the clean look of these rooms.