An 'Extreme' week
Monday -A tour bus carrying "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington rolled up to the Swamp Road home of Howard and Jessica Huber. Pennington, host of the ABC-TV reality show, performed the famed "door knock" that signaled the South Ra...
-A tour bus carrying "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington rolled up to the Swamp Road home of Howard and Jessica Huber. Pennington, host of the ABC-TV reality show, performed the famed "door knock" that signaled the South Range family had been chosen as the recipients of a new home, to be built in a week.
-The show's crew filmed the Hubers and their children, Rosie, 3, and Henry, 6, as they packed for a trip to the Disney Vacation Club in Hawaii.
-Local excavators began digging the foundation for a new home behind the existing structure.
-Volunteers were filmed making the "Braveheart Walk" across a field to the home.
-Demolition of the old home began, with a controlled burn in part of the home used as training for firefighters.
-Work began on the foundation of the new home.
-Trees and part of the Hubers' gardens were moved.
-A new septic system was put in.
-The old farmhouse came down and was hauled away overnight.
-Work was completed on the new home's foundation.
-The fireplace and chimney were put in place.
-The house's framing was mostly erected overnight.
-The home's roof and frame were completed.
-Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work were done.
-The house was insulated.
-Workers began siding the house with cedar shingles.
-Drywall started going up.
-Work started on the circular driveway.
-A home automation and security system were installed.
-Cedar siding was quickly installed to beat forecasted rain.
-Drywall work was completed.
-Interior walls primed.
-The concrete walkway up to the home was poured.
-Landscaping and sod was sculpted into the backyard.
-Cabinetry and window trims were pinned down in the wee hours and through.
-About 25 colors were painted onto interior walls.
-A 40-foot wind turbine was erected near the home.
-The children's playground was set up in the backyard.
-The backyard dirt was sculpted to prepare for sod.
-Railings, stairs and floor coverings were completed.
-The fireplace was completed.
-Wallpaper was hung and paint was touched up.
-Electrical and plumbing were finished.
-The driveway was laid, and crushed stone and limestone were put down.
-Cleaning crews tidied up the interior of the home.
-Building inspector checked out the house
-The keys were turned over from construction workers to ABC.
-Furnishings, window treatments added.
-"Move that Bus!"
-Hubers see their new home