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 24The Oatman-Gaitan Family
In 1987, Debbie Oatman became a very untraditional single mother when she adopted an HIV positive baby named DJ. Together they faced an unsympathetic community, discrimination and even death threats. Yet, when she learned that another HIV positive child and his biological brother needed a home, Debbie didn’t hesitate to bring them into her family.
Now this single mother with four sons is facing a challenge that she cannot tackle alone. The safe and happy home that she has tried to provide these boys is literally sinking into the ground. Built on a shoddy foundation, the Oatman-Gaitan home has become a death trap to Debbie’s sons’ delicate immune systems. With nowhere else to turn, Debbie has come to Extreme Makeover with a desperate plea to help give her family a safe home.
KraftMaid cabinetry was built into the Oatman-Gaitan home in many rooms, starting in the laundry room where classic White Thermofoil was used with Satin Nickel hardware. The kitchen’s new birch wood cabinets were finished in a warm Taupe Glaze with the Bistro style glass inserts and Oil Rubbed Bronze knobs and pulls completing the room.
Debbie’s bathroom was transformed with the deep hues of Kaffe finished cherry wood cabinets, highlighted by Silver Screen glass door inserts and Satin Silver knobs. The remaining bathrooms were designed using KraftMaid’s sleek, streamlined Venicia cabinets. The first was installed with the Carina door style, which has built-in pulls and was finished in Bianco, a crisp white. Portia cabinetry from the Lustra collection was chosen for the second bath, in the smooth silver of Steel Gloss, accented by Aluminum Round Bar pulls.