With seven kids plus a baby on the way, Austin and Cody needed a home that would comfortably fit a family of 10. Since most houses simply aren’t built for that many people, we knew that whatever we found would have to undergo some major renovations to make it work. Luckily, we found a spacious, two-floor home with a large yard in a convenient neighborhood that everyone agreed felt like home. Over the next eight weeks—we had to get the renovations done before baby number eight arrived!—we knocked down walls, overhauled the kitchen and family room, and made sure every detail served a purpose in order to give Austin and Cody a new home that’s as functional as it is stylish.
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Click below to see all of the items featured in this episode!
|wdt_ID||Room||Product Type||STYLE||Product||Company||Product Code/Sku|
|1||Kitchen||Sink||Blanco Precis, 30 Inch single Bowl, White||Blanco Precis, 30 Inch single Bowl, White||Blanco||442533|
|2||Kitchen||Faucet||Blanco Empressa, Chrome||Blanco Empressa, Chrome||Blanco||441425|
|3||Kitchen||Cabinetry Hardware||Freestone Finger Pull, Flat Black||Freestone Finger Pull, Flat Black||Emtek||86452|
|4||Kitchen||Pendant Light||Galloway 3 – Light Indoor Pendant, Aged Iron||Galloway 3 – Light Indoor Pendant, Aged Iron||Generation Lighting||F3089/3DAC/AC|
|5||Kitchen||Banquette Lighting||Dunne 1, Aged Iron||Dunne 1, Aged Iron||Generation Lighting||EP1061AI|
|7||Kitchen||Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Smith & Noble||16690|
|8||Kitchen||Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Smith & Noble||15323|
|10||Kitchen||Pantry Organization||N/A||N/A||Neat Method||N/A|
|11||Kitchen||Patio Doors||Exterior, Plastpro Fiberglass||Exterior, Plastpro Fiberglass||Trimlite||DRS10|
|12||Kitchen||Interior Doors||Interior Shaker, MDR Primed||Interior Shaker, MDR Primed||Trimlite||8433|
|13||Family Room||Fireplace Tile||Herringbone Cream Taupe||Herringbone Cream Taupe||AKDO||MB1716-HB14H0|
|14||Family Room||Rug||Wolter, Brushed Nickel/Angora||Wolter, Brushed Nickel/Angora||Jaipur Living||JM36|
|15||Family Room||Pillows||Peykan, Gardenia/Birch||Peykan, Gardenia/Birch||Jaipur Living||PEY02|
|16||Family Room||Fan||52” Vision – Oil Rubbed Bronze||52” Vision – Oil Rubbed Bronze||Monte Carlo Fans||3VNR52OZD – V1|
|17||Family Room||Sconces||Towner One Light Wall, Satin Bronze||Towner One Light Wall, Satin Bronze||Generation Lighting||4141301-848|
|18||Family Room||Patio Doors||Exterior, Plastpro Fiberglass||Exterior, Plastpro Fiberglass||Trimlite||DRS10|
|19||Family Room||Interior Doors||Interior Shaker, MDR Primed||Interior Shaker, MDR Primed||Trimlite||8433|
|20||Family Room||Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Smith & Noble||16690|
|21||Family Room||Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Smith & Noble||15323|
|22||Family Room||Study Surface||Soho||Soho||Wilsonart||Q1019|
|23||Entry / Living Room||Door Hardware||Baden Freestone & Dummy, Flat Black||Baden Freestone & Dummy, Flat Black||Emtek||4820/4810|
|24||Entry / Living Room||Rug||Lapins, Taos Taupe/ Jet Black||Lapins, Taos Taupe/ Jet Black||Jaipur Living||LNK05|
|25||Entry / Living Room||Pillows||Peykan, Terzan, Turtledove/Bungee Cord||Peykan, Terzan, Turtledove/Bungee Cord||Jaipur Living||PEY - 10|
|26||Entry / Living Room||Chandelier||Landon 20 , Smith Steel||Landon 20 , Smith Steel||Generation Lighting||F3217/20SMS|
|27||Entry / Living Room||Entry Door||Exterior, Plastpro Fiberglass||Exterior, Plastpro Fiberglass||Trimlite||DRS10|
|28||Entry / Living Room||Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Smith & Noble||16690|
|29||Entry / Living Room||Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Smith & Noble||15323|
|30||Laundry||Tile||Passage Revival Black||Passage Revival Black||AKDO||PO2290–REV100|
|31||Laundry||Sink||Precis, 30” Sink bowl, White||Precis, 30” Sink bowl, White||Blanco||442533|
|32||Laundry||Faucet||Sonoma, Stainless & White||Sonoma, Stainless & White||Blanco||442055|
|33||Laundry||Interior Doors||Interior Shaker, MDR Primed||Interior Shaker, MDR Primed||Trimlite||8433|
|34||Laundry||Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Carlsbad Natural, Pinch Pleat Drapery||Smith & Noble||16690|
|35||Laundry||Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Dephi Natural, Woven Shades||Smith & Noble||15323|
|36||Misc||Flooring Throughout||Krypton Crown||Krypton Crown||Rivafloors||N/A|
|37||Misc||Outdoor Lights||Barn Light Medium One Light||Barn Light Medium One Light||Generation Lighting||8637401-12|
|38||Misc||Patio Lights||Outdoor Cylinders, Bronze||Outdoor Cylinders, Bronze||Generation Lighting||8413997s-10|
|39||Misc||Powder Room Floor Tiles||Tribune Mosaic, Grey||Tribune Mosaic, Grey||Jeffrey Court||14305|
Before & After
TOO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN? NOT HERE!
Of all the rooms in the house, Cody and Austin were most particular about the kitchen—and with good reason! The whole family likes to help cook, and the oldest kids are frequent bakers (they recently sold more than 40 dozen cookies to raise money for a vacation!). There also had to be enough room for the whole crew to comfortably sit down to a meal. An oversized island, dedicated baking station, and 22′ built-in banquette with dual tables ensure there’s a place for everyone in the family’s new kitchen.
LOADS OF FUN
Doing laundry for 10 is a big job, and the home’s original laundry room was definitely not up to the task. We took out a closet to enlarge the room’s useable space, and also added more cabinets and counter space to make room for laundry baskets. We could have stacked the washer and dryer to even further maximize space, but side-by-side units are easier for the kids to operate, which was among the most important consideration for this room!
A STUDY NOOK THEY’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE
We carved out a bit of the family room to create a space for the kids to call their own. We wanted the space to be functional for both studying and lounging, which we accomplished with built-in workstations, plenty of storage space (each kid gets their cubby area) and sturdy, cushy loungers are great for doing homework or hanging out. With a homework nook like this, who wouldn’t want to study all night?
Bring It Home
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