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 17The Riojas Family
Born without legs and only one fully developed arm, Mary Ann Riojas isn’t a stranger to adversity. From an early age, Mary Ann was determined to lead an independent and active life. At five she was introduced to the Easter Seals, which became a great support to her. Through determination she got a driver’s license, a college degree in business and eventually a job working with the Easter Seals, which went on to select Mary Ann as their California Ambassador and then as their National Ambassador in 2005. In 2006, she became a first-time homeowner, and has since counseled other struggling families looking for housing. However, the Riojas home its cramped and crumbling and doesn’t accommodate her special needs, making day-to-day living all the more challenging.
Ty and the Extreme Makeover designers build this incredibly inspiring woman a home designed for her special needs, where she can safely and happily live with her four children.
The Riojas’ new home was equipped with custom KraftMaid cabinetry, starting in the kitchen, where maple wood was selected and stained in Garnet with Ebony Glaze. Aluminum Half Round Bar pulls and Wintersday glass inserts accented the new cabinets. The family’s laundry room and office were designed using KraftMaid’s Pewter with Graphite Glaze finish on the maple wood cabinets, complete with Stainless Steel hardware.
Cherry cabinets were installed in the master bath, finished in KraftMaid’s Burnished Autumn Blush, embellished by Venetian Bronze Victorian Leaf pulls. Finally, the hall bathroom was crafted with the clean look of White Thermofoil cabinets with Aluminum pulls.
KraftMaid Cabinetry Product Information
Door style: Square veneer raised panel
Finish style: Garnet with Ebony Glaze
Great Room ’’Office’’
Door style: Northbrook - Thermofoil
Finish style: White