Meet the Home Owners:
Joanne, a single mother who’s 24 year old son struggles with serious medical issues, purchased this home in 2007. The home offered a second living space with a seperate entrance that was used as rental until her son was old enough to live on his own. This space now allows him the opportunity to live independently while still having the care he needs close at hand.
The Kitchen Story:
In 2009, a house fire resulted the house needing to be gutted. The contractor hired to do the work in the kitchen turned out to be unlicensed and the work was poorly done. The countertops do not line up properly, the plugs are installed incorrectly and cupboards are not level. Upon inspection, Joanne was ordered to remove all the drywall to expose the wiring and then told that all the wiring in the home needed to be replaced. With all of her insurance money now gone, Joanne has attempted to make the kitchen as liveable as possible but a lack of funds and a recent surgery have limited her ability to fix her kitchen.
The Dream Kitchen:
Joanne’s dream kitchen will have an L-shaped counter, lots of cabinet space, a pretty backsplash and sink that doesn’t wiggle. Safe and clean is the priority and the first thing to go will be the countertop that is not actually attached to the cabinetry and is very unstable.