Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Kitchen & Bedroom Remodel
We were honored and excited to once again be a part of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Really, you have to be there to understand just what it feels like to be part of that great effort. Exciting and worthwhile and great people and hard work. Great combo.
This time we were able to help the Williams’ family, of Pine Mountain Valley, GA. Their story is inspiring. The family of four had been living in a space much too small for two disabled family members—football coach father Jeremy has Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) and the Williams’ young son, Jacob, is paralyzed from the waist down due to spina bifida. EMHE, with the help of football star Michael Oher and pop singer Demi Lovato, swept in to give the Williams’ the home of their dreams.
We donated materials for two different rooms. Take a look at what we did -- it might give you some ideas for your own projects. Faux wood played a major role in daughter Josie’s bedroom remodel. Brown Rustic Barn Wood panels and Timber beams helped give horse-lover Josie a brilliant equestrian-themed room, complete with a faux horse stall and hay sofa.
In keeping with the country feel of the room, we installed the Rustic Barn Wood as wainscoting around the room. The paneling was two panels high and cut at intervals to accommodate the long shuttered windows. Then we used Timber planks to add a ledge to the wainscoting and frame the top section of the windows.
To finish the ceiling, we lined straight Timber beams, accented with beam straps, along most of the ceiling. We also used two cross beams above the horse stall area. The EMHE team chose the Pecky Cypress beams to spice up the kitchen’s vaulted ceiling. You can create this look in your own home by placing one long beam to run the length of the ceiling, and then use six smaller beams to attach perpendicularly to the beam on one side and the wall on the other. Then just cut window headers to size to complete the look.
We are so proud to be a part of this deserving family’s gift.