Tamara Day Of ‘Bargain Mansions’ Describes Her Time On ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ As ‘Very, Very Emotional’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

People throughout America are yelling “Move! That! Bus!” at their TV screens as soon as once more with the return of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. While some issues have modified (new host, new designers, new channel, extra reasonably priced properties for the households), the gist continues to be the identical. The households featured are greater than deserving of latest properties and the communities that volunteer their time and labor are very happy to assist folks they honestly care about. That straight-to-the-vein good feeling of watching one thing great occur to good folks continues to be there.

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The return of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.

This season is hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and options a number of visitor stars in numerous episodes. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that’s airing this Sunday night options the skills of Tamara Day of Bargain Mansions.

We spoke to Day about her time with the present. She says the week was “very, very emotional. I had a few ugly cries in there. I don’t know if I’ve ever cried so many times in one week.”

Viewers understand how emotional an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition can really feel in a single’s lounge. Imagine being there in particular person.

The Barobi household

The household Day had the pleasure of designing for was the Barobi household, refugees from Congo.

“In 2011, the war broke out between the rebels and the government,” says Ashraf Kambare throughout the episode. “When I was 12 years old, right in front of me and my siblings, they killed my dad, my mom, and my youngest sister. We had to run for our lives and we had to hide for two months. We had no food, we had no clothing, we had nothing.”

At a refugee camp in Uganda, Ashraf and his sisters have been reunited with their cousin and aunt. From there, they made their technique to Ogden, Utah.

“After three years in a refugee camp, the United states accepted us as refugees. We all got to go live in America to live a new life!” he defined.

Before their expertise with EMHE, the Barobi household was dwelling in a cramped basement condo. They have been utilizing suitcases as closets.

Tamara Day’s week with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

When Day arrived to the resort she’d be staying at whereas engaged on the Barobi dwelling, she says issues have been already properly underway.

“It’s a very fast process and they have everything streamlined so beautifully. It’s an absolute machine how they have everything moving,” she informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

Immediately, Day says folks have been asking her to weigh in on design ideas–”What do you want? What do you concentrate on this? About that?” She stated, at this level, there was solely an empty lot. But “within 24 hours there was a framed house.”

The Bargain Mansions designer says the power on the constructing website was palpable.

“It felt like every single person volunteering for this home had some personal connection to the Barobi family and that in some way, shape, or form, the Barobis have touched their lives and made a difference. Everyone wanted to surround them with love,” she stated. “And that was from someone sitting and assembling a cabinet to somebody putting in a light fixture. Everyone, big and small, wanted to do something amazing for this family that is so amazing.”

When Day’s design duties have been completed, she jumped in to work with the remainder of the volunteers to “help assemble beds or whatever needed to be done.”

“If everybody else in the entire town was there helping, I could certainly jump in and help, too,” she stated.

During her time there, Days says she “learned that there is truly nothing that can’t be accomplished. There’s unlimited possibilities when people are working for the good of others.”

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is on HGTV Sunday evenings at 9 PM.

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