Family First: Follow-up, Part 2: The House

Family First: Follow-up, Part 2: The House
Dr. Phil checks back in with two families in crisis.

Tony and Tammy have been living in a house that is literally falling apart. All six of them were living in just two rooms. Lowe's Home Improvement generously stepped in to help.

Alice Head, Creative Director for Lowe's Creative Ideas, explains the work that's been done on Tony and Tammy's house. "We have gone from dusty, exposed beam walls and floors to a solid new furnished space for this family," she says.

The girls' room has been painted a fun hot pink and lime green. Personal photos adorn their coat rack and added fringe and bright flowers accent their lamp shades.

"I really like my room because it's special for me and Reagan," says 6-year-old Cari. "No boys."

In the boys' rooms, tool caddies have been used to make their chest of drawers, and they have new bunk beds with denim-colored bedding.

The boys love their shelves filled with new toys and books!
Tony and Tammy are shocked at the new bedrooms. "It doesn't even look like the same place," says Tammy. "It's just unreal. The dream has finally just come true."

"This will definitely lower the stress level in the house," says Tony.

"For Lowe's and Dr. Phil to do this, I'm really grateful that we got this opportunity. It's something that you never expect to happen to you and it's been wonderful," says an emotional Tammy.

"Thank you, Dr. Phil!" says the entire family.
Special thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement, Creative Ideas Magazine, the House Doctors and Whirlpool for making this incredible undertaking a labor of love totalling over $150,000.

Dr. Phil tells Tony and Tammy, "When you go home, this will be the first night that the kids sleep in the rooms and you get to experience this decompression in this home. What I want you to do is make a commitment that this is going to mark a new era in this family's life, a new day and a new priority."