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 5The Kibe Family
A few days before Christmas 2005, Sean Kibe and his three boys went to pick Amy up from her part time job at a local department store when they received a frantic call from a neighbor. Their house was on fire. They rushed back to the farm in time to see the firemen tossing the charred remains of their wrapped Christmas gifts out of the broken windows. The house and nearly all its contents were a total loss.
While the family did carry fire insurance on the home, the settlement was only enough to pay off the mortgage. While awaiting the settlement, the family was forced to continue paying the mortgage and, because they were unable to do so, their credit was marred. While they owe nothing on the property, they are unable to secure a loan to rebuild.
After living in hotel rooms for several weeks, the family of 5 moved into a 1 bedroom rented camper trailer parked on the farm. The camper is barely suitable for camping much less living. The boys take turns sleeping on the couch. The bathroom door doesn’t shut, and the shower is barely big enough for 10 year-old Kody to stand up in much less his 6’4’’ father Sean. The air conditioner broke recently and the boys have started sleeping outside in tents to beat the heat. In this episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the team rebuilds the farmhouse that the Kibes can call home.
Custom cabinetry by KraftMaid was installed throughout the Kibe’s new home, starting in the kitchen where maple cabinets abound in a warm Oatmeal Glaze finish, contrasted with the cool, blue Wedgewood Glaze on the kitchen island cabinetry. Matte Nickel Suitcase pulls complete the look, with Barnstead glass inserts accenting the doors. A complimentary look was given to the laundry room, designed with Irish Cream Glaze maple cabinets and Aged Bronze door knobs.
The cool hues of the Wedgewood Glaze finish were used again in the family’s main bathroom, with Stainless Steel Bar pulls embellishing the doors. The new master bath boasts a rich, brown Chocolate Glaze on its cherry cabinetry, adorned with Brushed Nickel Oval knobs. Finally, the office was equipped with cherry wood cabinets in the deep Cognac finish and Brushed Copper hardware pulling together the room.