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The Enright family waves to the crowd of (Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Enright family waves to the crowd of volunteers, neighbors, friends and family before touring their newly renovated home on Michigan Street in Long Beach. (March 23, 2013)

Family gets HGTV home makeover after Sandy

The Enrights of Long Beach were engulfed in cheers and tears Saturday as the family of eight felt the full impact of a reality TV show makeover.

John Enright gets a hug from friend Sarah
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

John Enright gets a hug from friend Sarah Sheridan, 15, in his newly renovated Long Beach home, which was severely damaged by superstorm Sandy. (March 23, 2013)

The Enright family waves to the crowd of
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Enright family waves to the crowd of volunteers, neighbors, friends and family before touring their newly renovated home on Michigan Street in Long Beach. (March 23, 2013)

Volunteers and neighbors anxiously wait for the Enright
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Volunteers and neighbors anxiously wait for the Enright family to arrive at their newly renovated home on Michigan Street in Long Beach. HGTV's "Spontaneous Construction" show gave the storm-ravaged house a makeover. (March 23, 2013)

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John Enright, 16, gives his father, John, a
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John Enright, 16, gives his father, John, a hug in the newly renovated master bedroom. His mom, Lori, left, says, "It's a completely new house." (March 23, 2013)

Mia Enright, center, and her sister Sarah, left,
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Mia Enright, center, and her sister Sarah, left, make their way through the crowd before touring their newly renovated home. The family of eight -- plus two dogs and a ferret -- had been living together on the second floor of the storm-damaged house on Michigan Street in Long Beach. (March 23, 2013)

Lori Enright, center, gives the thumbs-up in anticipation
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Lori Enright, center, gives the thumbs-up in anticipation of viewing her newly renovated home. “It’s like we've been nomads,” she said. “Now we’re finally home.” (March 23, 2013)

Lori Enright cries with HGTV host Ricky Paull
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Lori Enright cries with HGTV host Ricky Paull Goldin, left, before touring her repaired Long Beach home for the show "Spontaneous Construction." (March 23, 2013)

Volunteers and neighbors wait anxiously for the Enright
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Volunteers and neighbors wait anxiously for the Enright family to arrive at their newly renovated home on Michigan Street in Long Beach. The house was severely damaged by superstorm Sandy. (March 23, 2013)

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Lori Enright hugs Ricky Paull Goldin, host of
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Lori Enright hugs Ricky Paull Goldin, host of the HGTV show that did a makeover on her storm-damaged home on Michigan Street in Long Beach. (March 23, 2013)

Longtime friend Wendy Etrog, of Atlantic Beach, cheers
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Longtime friend Wendy Etrog, of Atlantic Beach, cheers for the Enright family as they make their way down the street before touring their newly renovated Long Beach home. (March 23, 2013)

Lori Enright hugs her husband, John, after viewing
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Lori Enright hugs her husband, John, after viewing their newly renovated home on Michigan Street in Long Beach. “You feel like you are in somebody else’s home,” John said of the renovation after Sandy severely damaged the family of eight's house. “I never thought it could come out this good.” (March 23, 2013)

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