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 2The Ward Family
Having grown up on the streets, Clara Ward knows what it means to be a disadvantaged child. For the last 22 years, she has transformed her community by running a Youth Center from her home that feeds and clothes thousands of local at-risk kids and teaches them how to cook for themselves. Along with her two children, each Christmas Clara gathers up donations and feeds over 500 families a dinner from her wheelchair all while her own home crumbles beneath her. In this episode of Extreme Makeover, the team travels to Pennsylvania to rebuild a home and community center for a family who has given so much of themselves.
Custom cabinetry by KraftMaid was built into both the Ward’s new home and the community center. The kitchen in both structures were the focus as cooking and serving food is the cornerstone of the Ward’s contributions to their community. Cherry wood was selected for the family’s home kitchen, stained in the warm Cinnamon accented with Aluminum Round Bar pulls and Wintersday glass inserts. In the community center, the entryway and the kitchen were well equipped with storage cabinets designed using maple wood. Both Dove White and Honey Spice finishes were chosen in these areas where Aluminum hardware embellished the doors and drawers.