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 10The Devries Family
Despite their physical limitations and a farm home that is separating at the seams, bus drivers Sue and Dirk DeVries have transformed the lives of students in their community through ingenuity, music and mentorship. Sue suffers from a serious heart arrhythmia which is becoming increasingly more life threatening. Often times feeling ill and fatigued, she still shines as a loving music teacher, band director, first grade reading specialist and bus driver for her school’s evening route. After losing his arm in a farming accident, Dirk suffers from severe arthritis in his only hand, limiting his ability to make major home repairs. In addition to needing a new home, a new school bus, and new music instruments, Dirk DeVries is also in need of a new prosthetic arm.
At home, the DeVries family finds that their mother’s health is often hindered by the deterioration of their home. The roof is beyond repair, constantly leaking whenever it rains. Severe water damage and rotting wood are pulling the ceilings and walls apart along many seams of the home. In this episode of Extreme Makeover, the team travels to Minnesota to rebuild this crumbling home for the DeVries.
In the new kitchen, KraftMaid cabinetry was designed in cherry wood, finished in the warm, reddish-brown Autumn Blush stain. Stainless Steel Bar pulls and Wintersday glass inserts accent the cabinet doors. The craft room was outfitted with plenty of maple cabinets, finished in the silver-grey tones of Pewter with Graphite Glaze. Brushed Pewter knobs and cup pulls adorned the door and drawers, while glass inserts bring light into the room. A beautiful entryway bench was crafted from cherry wood and finished in KraftMaid’s Chocolate stain, completed with Stainless Steel Bar pulls.
KraftMaid Cabinetry Product Information
Door style: Arched veneer raised panel
Finish style: Pewter with Graphite Glaze
Hardware: #7018, #7019