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Extreme Makeover

The Tile Mural Store is pleased to announce their participation in an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Build
Airing Sunday, October 24, 2010 8pm/7pm Central on ABC

The Tile Mural Store creates custom made decorative tiles for the Urban build in Hamburg, PA.


The designers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition wanted to add something special to Trisha Urban's new kitchen so they decided to use decorative tiles as part of the kitchen backsplash. Searching for a company with an excellent reputation for creating decorative tiles, the Extreme Team contacted me to assist with the project and create the tiles they wanted for the kitchen backsplash.

Taking the concept to the “extreme”, they enlisted the services of Amy Mescia, Owner and Founder of Oscar Design Studio of Philadelphia to create 42 individual images for the accent tiles that would be used on two walls of the kitchen. Working closely with Amy of Oscar Design Studio and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition designers Alexandra and Veronica, my husband Mike and I created 366 individual 6" ceramic accent tiles. The 42 designs that Amy created were repeated 6 times throughout the area and mixed in with solid color tiles from colors that were pulled from Amy's designs. The end result? Magnificent.

This page is dedicated to Trisha and her daughter Cora. We are so grateful to have been asked to be a part of such an amazing project for an amazing lady. We have included links to various articles and stories about Trisha.

In February of 2009, Trisha went into labor with her daughter Cora. Before taking off for the hospital, Trisha's husband Andy, who had a congenital heart defect, went outside to tend and feed their goats, horses and other animals. While outside that cold February day, Andy died of a heart attack. Trisha went looking for Andy and she found him by the front gate. A few hours later, Cora was born at a nearby hospital.

The house that Trisha and Andy shared and loved so much was an 18th century (300 years old) log structure that needed a lot of repair and renovation. All things they planned to work on together as they raised their little girl. At the time of Andy's death, all the couple's assets were in Andy's name and the couple had a six figure medical debt. Trisha had to come up with the money to buy the house back from Andy's estate. Since Andy's passing, Trisha's mounting debt and mortgage were bringing her close to losing everything. Jeff Woytovich, a friend of Trisha's wrote a letter to Extreme Makeover Home Edition in March 2009. Fast forward to February 2010 and Extreme Makeover Home Edition requested a video of the house. At that point, things started to happen very quickly. In early June 2010 EMHE contacted the Home Builders Association of Berks County and demolition and construction began in late July with the new home completed in less than a week on August 4th, 2010, two hours ahead of schedule.

Click on the links below to access more information, articles and videos of this Extreme Makeover Home Edition "dream come true" story:

ABC.com's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition page
Berks Extreme Build Website
Berks Extreme Build on Facebook
Stories from Trisha Urban's local newspaper - The Reading Eagle -
February 9, 2009 Article about what happened that February day
July 30, 2009 Article about being chosen for an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build

Local News station channel 69 - WFMZ-TV news interview
Trisha Urban Thanks Community