Dramatic Transformations: Spacious + Stylish Family Home

Designer Ashley Ausland opened up and brightened a previously cramped home, outfitting it with kid-friendly decor perfect for the whole family -- and the whole neighborhood too.

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Photo By: Ashley Ausland

Photo By: Marisa Vitale

Welcoming Family Room is Comfortable and Stylish

Designed to be a family room area where all the neighborhood kids will gather on movie night, this space needed to be durable and beautiful. The window seat with its easy-to-clean laminated fabric creates a cozy and sunny reading area and allows for additional movie viewing. The custom-made media cabinet hides all the kids toys, board games and AV equipment.

Before: Living Room

The living room was dark and cramped. It needed a complete makeover for a modern family of five.

Before: Living Room

Cozy Window Seat in Cottage Living Room

Built-ins surround the cozy window seat and provide much-needed storage for a family of five. The cushion is upholstered in a laminated oatmeal fabric in order to combat the muddy shoes and kids' hands. Navy pillows bring in color that's also used throughout the open floor floor plan, and a copper sconce adds light for reading in the evening.

Before: Kitchen

The closed-off kitchen with outdated cabinets, countertops and flooring needed a new look.

Open and Bright Family Kitchen

The vaulted ceiling expands the overall size of this all-white kitchen, which is designed to be a family-friendly heart of the home. A huge navy island accommodates the kids' baseball team and hides scuff marks, as well as adds color to the space. The barstools are chosen because they're easy to wipe clean. Tucked in the corner is a cozy banquette breakfast nook.

Inviting All-White Breakfast Nook

The kitchen banquette allows for cozy meals right in the heart of the home. The banquette cushion is made with laminated fabric to make wiping up spaghetti fingers effortless, and keeps the oatmeal fabric looking pristine. A woven pendant light adds texture to the all-white space. Vaulted ceilings expand the overall size of the kitchen space.

Before: Kitchen

The kitchen and living room were once two separate rooms, limiting the function of both spaces.

Rich Navy Island in Transitional Kitchen

This young family of five wanted a large kitchen where they could entertain year round in sunny So Cal weather. A white-on-white color palette creates a timeless atmosphere. A huge navy island accommodates the kids' baseball team and hides scuff marks, as well as adds color to the space. The barstools are easy to wipe clean.

All-White Kitchen is Heart of the Home

This young family of five wanted a large kitchen where they could entertain year round in sunny So Cal weather. A white-on-white color palette creates a timeless atmosphere. A huge navy island houses the farmhouse sink, extra storage and the microwave. A colorful rug brings style underfoot.

Transitional Home Office for the Family

With a reconfigured floor plan, the once a small kitchen gained a functional desk area. Perfect for kids to do homework or parents to pay bills, the office area has plenty of storage to keep paperwork organized.

Before: Master Bathroom

Previously the master bathroom was outdated and cramped.

Cottage Master Bathroom With Double Vanity

To match the coastal feel of the rest of the home, a light blue double vanity is clad in clean white countertops. A large mirror with contemporary sconces reflects the space and helps to visually expand it.

Cottage Master Bathroom With Double Vanity

To match the coastal feel of the rest of the home, a light blue double vanity is clad in clean white countertops. A large mirror with contemporary sconces reflects the space and helps to visually expand it.

Before: Master Bathroom

The outdated master bathroom had a small shower and a tile shelf that wasn't useful. 

Elegant Tile Floor in Transitional Master Bathroom

This master bathroom was completely gutted and reoriented. The ceiling height was raised to make the room feel large, and then light colors were used to match the rest of the home and create a coastal feel. Soft gray and white tiles ground the space and add style underfoot.

Before: Master Bathroom

The outdated and cramped master bathroom needed a brand new look.

Cottage Master Bathroom With Walk-In Shower

To match the coastal feel of the rest of the home, a light blue double vanity was installed. The subway tile shower is curbless for a streamlined look, and soft gray and white tiles ground the master bathroom.

Before: Kids Bathroom

The kids bathroom was cramped and had a completely outdated look. It needed to be renovated to function for three children.

Contemporary White Kids' Bathroom

The kids' bathroom was updated to be bright and durable without breaking the budget. The gray vanity helps to break up the white tile, and the brass fixtures add a subtle bit of warmth. The flooring was a splurge since the homeowner loved it, but the budget was balanced using simple subway tile on the walls.

Contemporary White Kids' Bathroom

The kids' bathroom was updated to be bright and durable without breaking the budget. The gray vanity helps to break up the white tile, and the brass fixtures add a subtle bit of warmth. The flooring was a splurge since the homeowner loved it, but the budget was balanced using simple subway tile on the walls.

Before: Kids Bathroom

The kids bathroom was cramped and has a completely outdated look. It needed to be renovated to function for three children.

Kids Bathroom With Soothing Color Palette

The kids' bathroom was updated to be bright and durable without breaking the budget. The gray vanity helps to break up the white tile, and the brass fixtures add a subtle bit of warmth. The flooring was a splurge since the homeowner loved it, but the budget was balanced using simple subway tile on the walls.