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 14The Tutwiler Family
While serving his country, Patrick Tutwiler was shot in the neck by an Iraqi sniper and returned home with traumatic brain injury, memory loss and speech problems. Less than a year later, their modest home was hit by an F4 tornado. Patrick and his wife, Crystal, pulled the family into a closet and used their bodies as human shields while the tornado tore the house apart. Patrick, Crystal, their four children and nephew were living on a nearby military base temporarily until Patrick was given his official military discharge. Because of his injuries and his current part-time employment, the family cannot afford to rebuild or purchase a new house. The Extreme Team travels to Fort Riley, Kansas to build this dedicated soldier a safer place to call home.
The Tutwiler family’s new kitchen was designed in Vintage Dove White cabinetry, compliments of KraftMaid. Brushed Pewter hardware embellished the cherry wood doors and drawers as well as camed glass inserts. In both the laundry room and the computer area, Vintage Onyx stained cherry cabinets were installed with Brushed Pewter and Aluminum accents. In the master bathroom, maple was chosen to outfit the room, with the cabinetry stained in Canvas with Pewter Square knobs. Finally in the community center, the classic Honey Spice was selected for the maple wood cabinets along with Satina glass inserts and Aluminum hardware.