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 Beach Family
High school sweethearts, Melissa and Larry Beach have been married for over 23 years and have fostered 80 children. The Beaches became adoptive parents to kids who suffer from emotional, mental, and physical disabilities. They are now ’’The Beach 15’’; their youngest two and most recent additions are severely disabled.
In September 2008, when the Beach family returned from evacuating from Hurricane Ike, they discovered their home had been severely damaged by flooding and wind. The family was given two FEMA trailers for about a year, but since those trailers were taken back recently, the family has been living completely cramped in one small travel trailer in the backyard, with two adults and 9 children, including medical equipment for some of the children. With their finances so tight from medical bills, they are not able to make the necessary repairs to move back into their home. The Extreme Team travels to Texas to rebuild a home for this family that has fostered so many in their community.
The Beach family’s new home was built with custom cabinetry by KraftMaid. The kitchen and laundry rooms were designed with maple cabinets stained in Dove White, with Brushed Pewter knobs and cup pulls. The bathroom cabinetry was crafted from cherry wood, in a Natural finish accented by Satin Nickel hardware and Antiquity glass inserts. Finally, a therapy room was fashioned with maple storage cabinets, finished in KraftMaid’s Willow, a light green painted finish, completed with Satin Chrome pulls.
KraftMaid Cabinetry Product Information
Door style: Square Beaded - Solid Cherry
Wood species: Cherry
Finish color: Natural
Hardware: #3013 Satin Nickel knob & #3021 Satin Nickel Tapered Bow pull
Glass doors: Antiquity inserts
Door style: Square Beaded - Solid Maple
Wood species: Maple
Finish color: Willow
Hardware: #7040 Matte Nickel Bow pull & #7048 Matte Nickel Label Holder
Glass doors: Bistro inserts