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 19The Bell Family
Lizzie Bell was born with a rare blood condition that is characterized by a failure of the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Less than 700 kids in the world are stricken with this disease, and 14-year-old Lizzie is one of them. Her family established the John P. Bell Foundation, which for the past ten years has been working hard to raise awareness about the desperate and ongoing need for blood donations.
Lizzie was given the Red Cross Hero Award for her ambassadorship in telling others about blood drives and donating blood. But while she’s been helping countless others, the Bells’ home has been neglected because of Lizzie's high medical bills. The home is sinking, has gaping cracks in the cement floor, suffers mold and termite problems and needs countless repairs. These conditions are dangerous to Lizzie’s health and her vulnerable immune system, so the Extreme Makeover team will travel to Tucson to give Lizzie and her family a comfortable and healthy home.
The Bell’s home was redesigned using KraftMaid custom cabinetry in several rooms including the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. KraftMaid’s most popular finish, Honey Spice, was chosen to stain the Hickory wood cabinets in the kitchen. Bistro glass inserts and Venetian Bronze hardware accented the woodwork.
White Thermofoil cabinetry with Aluminum pulls gave the laundry room a crisp, clean look, while the sleekness of Venicia was chosen for the bathrooms. The cool grey Shadow Gloss stain was selected for the master bath cabinets, which were accented by Aluminum hardware. The Tivoli door style, finished in Bianco Gloss was chosen for a hall bathroom, where Senza mirrored doors andAluminum Whistle knobs brought the room to completion.
KraftMaid Cabinetry Product Information
Door style: Lustra
Finish style: Tivoli
Hardware: #3025, #3029
Door style: Mirra
Finish style: Alta