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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.

Season 4

Episode 9The Pauni Family

When Janet and Danny Pauni left the island of Tonga in 1991 it was to give their family a better life and a better education. Danny, a very hard worker, was the strong leader of this family and the glue that held them together. That’s why it was as if a bomb had hit when he suddenly died of a heart attack in May of 2004 leaving Janet a widowed mother of 10. With no life insurance policy and the sole provider gone, this tight knit family has been struggling both emotionally and financially as a result.

They Paunis pulled together and they all work for their four family businesses - cement laying, tree trimming, catering and Polynesian luau entertainment. They are doing all they can to stay afloat, but the more they have to work, the less time they have to make the repairs their house so desperately needs.

In this episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition the design team heads off to Utah to help a family get back on track to brighter days and to prove that hard work does reap rewards.

The family’s new kitchen and fireplace area were designed with strong birch wood cabinets finished in Bisque Glaze and accented by Antiquity glass inserts. Janet’s additional catering kitchen was outfitted to suit her business needs with custom KraftMaid maple cabinetry in the Natural finish with Stainless Steel Bar pulls.

Janet’s master bathroom was transformed into a welcoming oasis for this hard working single mother. Vanilla Bean Glaze with Chantilly glass inserts adorn the doors of the maple cabinetry with Satin Nickel Bow pulls to complete the look. The two boys bathrooms take on cool, masculine looks with Pewter Glaze and Wedgewood Glaze stained maple cabinets and Satin Nickel Bow pulls.

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