'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' sees bug-infested home transformed into modern craftsman-style house
The Jauregui family's 1920s-built craftsman-style house in Pomona sure was a pretty sight but from the inside, it was dying
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' returned with yet another heartwarming episode featuring the Jauregui family from Pomona, California.
Pedro and Phillis Jauregui are a couple who are invested in serving people. For years, they have been opening up their space for veterans suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and in doing so, they forgot how much work they needed to put in for themselves and their house.
Pedro is a former F18 fighter jet aircraft mechanic who has devoted his post-army life to helping homeless vets find housing, all the while his own family struggled to fit into their dilapidated two-bedroom home.
Their 1920s-built craftsman-style house in Pomona sure was a pretty sight but from the inside, it was dying. It had a huge bug infestation, which made the kitchen completely unusable, forcing Phillis to make food in one of the other rooms.
As Darren Keefe (a part of the design team) began hammering through the wood siding, he and the volunteers learned that the house was way too deep in water and bug problems. They had hoped that pesticides were used and the termite damage hadn't gotten into the framework, but sadly, their fears did come true. This unfortunate situation forced the team to breakdown the framework because the house was literally swaying as people moved around the house.
Pedro, while speaking with host Jesse Tyler Fergusson, said that even though they had more than people have, he'd like individual spaces for his three beautiful kids - Cheyanne, Andrew and baby Evangeline Rose.
As the team - Darren, Breegan Jane and Carrie Locklyn - toured the house and spoke with the family, they learned that the children needed their own areas to get creative and a backyard with no more overgrown weed and bushes. Another focus was Evangeline's nook, which was so essential because she had started to climb out of her crib.
Post-makeover, the Jauregui family has a kitchen with an open, well-lit and infestation-free space that also boasts of a dining table light powered by Alexa. The living area now features an exquisite, custom-built fireplace that is faced by a large sofa emitting craftsman vibe. They now have a modern, spacious, three-bedroom, two-bath, 1200 sq ft craftsman-style house.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on HGTV every Sunday.