SK family due for an ‘Extreme Makeover’

A Port Orchard family was scheduled for a daybreak visit from Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition yesterday, with the news their moldy old home will be razed and replaced with a new, modern structure.

This is the second time the popular ABC show has renovated a home in Kitsap County — and the first time it has visited the same area twice, according to a source.

The show’s trademark opening consists of host Ty Pennington ringing the family’s doorstep with a bright, enthusiastic “Good Morning!”

While some county staffers have known of the show’s intention for several weeks, the project has been under a shroud of secrecy. The show’s production staff insisted that no outsiders — like local dignitaries — witness the initial surprise.

The Kirkwood family, at 1361 Spruce Street in Port Orchard, was brought to the attention of Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel, who contacted the show, according to the source.

The family consists of a mother, father and five children.

Howard Homes of Seattle is the contractor and is expected to begin demolition on Thursday.

As with the Dore family of Kingston, which received their morning notice one year ago, the contractor worked with the Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) to fast track the necessary permits.

The show, which premiered in December 2003, chooses a worthy family to get a new home, which is torn down and rebuilt in a week’s time.

The show appears at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.

It usually takes two months to broadcast a show; last year’s November makeover aired in early January.

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