Watson family settles in to their Extreme Makeover home

Watson family settles in to their Extreme Makeover home

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Since the show was taped, the Watsons added a new member to their family. Diana (left) is now their fourth child. Since the show was taped, the Watsons added a new member to their family. Diana (left) is now their fourth child.
Silas is now three years old. Like most children his age, he is still full of energy. Silas is now three years old. Like most children his age, he is still full of energy.
The school-themed bedroom belongs to seven-year-old Ava. The school-themed bedroom belongs to seven-year-old Ava.
Taking the entire home into consideration, the Watsons say their new home is not only beautiful, but practical for their family, Taking the entire home into consideration, the Watsons say their new home is not only beautiful, but practical for their family,

By KRISTIN FARLEY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – An average day in the Watson family home may seem more hectic than a day in the life of other families. If you blink, you just might miss something.

The Watsons displayed their diverse family to the world in Monday's airing of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

The Restoration House, a Knoxville based initiative to provide single mothers housing and a foundation to start a new life, brought the ABC show's attention to the Watson family.

In less than a year, so much has changed.

Since the show was taped, the Watsons added a new member to their family. Diana is now their fourth child. Fortunately, the Extreme Makeover team provided an extra bedroom, which Diana uses now. 

Since the show was taped, the Watsons added a new member to their family. Diana is now their fourth child, and luckily, the Extreme Makeover team provided an extra bedroom; one that Diana now has. 

The youngest Watson, Silas, is now three years old. Like most children his age, he is still full of energy. That makes the "Wipeout" themed playroom his favorite room in the house.

That's especially true when he's shouting "Cannonball!" while jumping into the room's ball pit.

The school-themed bedroom belongs to seven-year-old Ava. She may be shy, but she has loads of fun in what she calls her "big girl space."

Atley loves his room, a camping theme with both outdoor and underwater décor.

While the children all have their own spaces, there is a room reserved solely for Mandy and Daniel Watson, the founders of Restoration House and parents of the Watson clan.

Mandy and Daniel said the designers had their best interests at heart with their space, from the pictures of the children that adorn the walls to the restored mirror that once belonged to Mandy's grandmother.

There is even their own private outdoor space.

"Our bedroom was once a dining room and we had no closet," Mandy Watson said. "This is a slight improvement."

Taking the entire home into consideration, the Watsons say their new home is not only beautiful, but practical for their family,

"I think our house is extremely nice, but nothing so wild that you're thinking, ‘I will never use that,'" Daniel Watson said. "Really, the playroom is everyone's hangout, but we don't swing on the elephant or anything."

There is plenty of grandeur and wonder that makes up the Watsons' new family home. However, it's small touches like the family rules now made into artwork or a fortune cookie message imbedded in their mantel that mean the most.

It's those aspects that inspire the most powerful emotions of unity, humbleness and love.

"Those are the things that we point out," Mandy Watson said. "Most people would never notice, but we will never forget."

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