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 Yazzie Family
In the Yazzie family, young Garret is boy who took it upon himself to be the man of his family after his father left him, his two siblings and their mother to fend for themselves on the Navajo reservation. For the past five years, this family has lived in a single wide trailer without running water or heat and only half of the trailer has electricity. Garrett’s younger sister is a special needs child who suffers from severe asthma and epilepsy. Burning coal and fire to heat the home definitely puts her heath at serious risk and their utility bills are extremely high. It was because of this that young Garrett knew he had to do something to help his family. This is when he decided he would invent a solar heater and water heater out of junk he would find in the junk yard.
In this episode of EMHE, the design team heads to Arizona to help a boy that has the courage to not only take care of his mother and family but to go out into the world and find ways that science can help his people live better - giving them running water, electricity, and hope.
The Yazzie’s brand new home was outfitted with not one, but two kitchen areas to suite the needs of mother and daughter. Georgia’s kitchen was designed using KraftMaid’s traditional cabinetry in maple wood, stained in Caramel with Satin Nickel Bow drawer pulls. KraftMaid’s Venicia line of cabinetry was chosen for Geralene’s kitchen area using the deep brown Tygris Gloss finish and Aluminum Round bar pulls completing the look. The Lustra collection from Venicia was again used in Geralene’s bathroom, this time the crisp white Bianco Gloss brightened the room with Satin Nickel Bow pulls accenting the doors.
In the laundry room as well as young Garret’s hobby room, the golden Honey Spice finish was used on maple cabinetry to provide exceptional storage in these busy rooms. Satina Glass inserts were installed in the hobby rooms, while Stainless Steel Bar knobs and pulls finished off the laundry room.