What the Busby home looks like in real life

The Busby home needs to be large enough to accommodate a family of eight, which it undoubtedly is. Of course, there are plenty of big families who make do with a moderate-sized home, but the Busby family opted for ample space. When it comes to their home and their family size, Adam and Danielle Busby, stars of TLC's OutDaughtered, have stayed true to the Lone Star State sentiment: Everything is bigger in Texas.

Fans of OutDaughtered have gotten to know not only the Busby parents and their children — Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige, and older sister, Blayke — but also the places they've called home. The series showed the family move houses due to a major mold problem, but their newer digs are arguably just as —if not more — impressive. While the Busby home can be seen in the background of the show, there's still a lot the cameras might not have shown you about the family home and what it looks like in real life. Here's the scoop.

The Busby home features an awesome backyard

Like many parents with young children, Adam and Danielle Busby like to make sure their kids have plenty of activities to keep them busy. And when it comes to keeping six girls occupied, it's probably not a walk in the park. Thankfully, though, the Busby home has a seriously awesome backyard — and that's actually part of the reason why the family fell in love with the home in the first place.

Although the move was meant to be temporary while their original house underwent mold remediation, the couple ultimately decided to sell the home and remain at their rental property, Good Housekeeping reported in January 2020.

In an earlier interview with the publication, Danielle dished about some of the perks of the home, including the backyard. "It definitely has the space that I think we need," she said. "The yard is the most beneficial, we like for the kids to play outside — we don't like our kids being on iPads and that kind of stuff." Staying at the home might not have been planned, but there's no denying the fact that it worked out perfectly, especially for the kids.

There's an amazing playroom in the Busby home

Another must-have in any large family's home? A play area for the kids. Whether it's in their bedrooms, the living room, or a separate room entirely, it's great for kids to have a space of their own to learn through play. As you could've probably guessed, the playroom in the Busby home is nothing short of spectacular.

When the family first started looking for a temporary home after learning of the mold issue, Danielle Busby took the girls to look at rental houses. Ultimately, they ended up with a home that featured a playroom large enough to fit all the girls at one time and even big enough to house a large projection screen. The room clearly gets plenty of use in real life, as Danielle posted a photo on Instagram of some of the quints drawing while watching a tutorial on the big screen. The mom of six jokingly thanked YouTube for keeping her kids occupied.

The Busby home underwent a kitchen renovation

After the Busby family relocated to their rental home, Danielle began to miss her old place. "I miss my big, big kitchen," she told Good Housekeeping. "It's a give and take on lots of different things ... there are things about my home that are getting repaired that I miss so much."

But, fortunately for them, the Busby family was able to start a kitchen remodel in 2020. As In Touch Weekly reported, Danielle gave a brief tour of the room. "OK, kitchen remodel is still underway, and it's a hot mess still in this kitchen, but look at my island!" Danielle exclaimed. "Look at the detail! So stinking cute," she added, also showing off the mudroom that was being added — cubbies and all.

Adam Busby also took to his Instagram to share an adorable photo of Riley getting in on the demolition action. Adam further updated his Instagram fans on the kitchen progress (via YouTube), and it was already looking phenomenal. Hopefully Danielle misses her old kitchen a little less after the renovation is complete.

The quints' bedrooms in the Busby home are simple and sweet

It's understandable that both Adam and Danielle Busby would be a little precarious abut decorating their kids' bedrooms. After all, kids make a whole lot of messes and considering the Busbys originally thought their new home was going to be temporary, why would they want to spend too much time decorating? Of course, that changed the longer the family stayed in the home.

In an episode of OutDaughtered, Adam can be seen switching out some of the kids' furniture and even though the rooms were a bit sparse, their little matching white twin beds alone make the sapces even cuter. Additionally, in February 2020, Danielle took to Instagram to share that she was working hard to make the girls' rooms more adorable"Hazel and Parker Kate's new little sitting corner I'm their room," she wrote. "We are finally making some decorating progress. I feel like since we became a family of eight, I haven't really decorated anything in our house. This [year's] house goal is to get all the kids rooms decorated and actually put pictures on the wall." So far, Danielle is doing an excellent job at making the quints' rooms look and feel like home.

The Busby home's staircase is iconic

Though stairs might not seem like something that matters too much in a house, the staircase in the Busby home is iconic as the children are often seen descending the steps. Additionally, in one episode of OutDaughtered, the stairs were used as a backdrop while Adam shot a commercial for children's vitamins. As such, fans got to see the dad of six in charge of filming his kiddos. Despite the hassle of coordinating quintuplets, the commercial turned out great.

Of course, one of the most recognizable features of the Busby home from that commercial were the stairs, which are equally beautiful (those railings!) as they are practical (carpeting). In fact, the family has used the stairs as a photo backdrop for the kids on more than one occasion and Danielle has even posed on them. Clearly, the stairs in their home see a lot of action. We just wish we knew the family's secret to keeping them so clean!

The Busby home boasts a serene patio

When you live somewhere like Texas, where it's hardly ever freezing cold, you'd undoubtedly want to take advantage of the outdoors. And, with as many kids as the Busbys have, it makes sense that they would want a home with plenty of al fresco space. Fortunately for them, the Busby home has a beautiful patio. So great, in fact, that they've been spending a lot more time out there in 2020.

As the Busby home has undergone extensive kitchen renovations, they've had to get creative with where they spend time together. As Danielle Busby noted in an Instagram post, their patio has really come in handy during that time. "Little update to our 'dining table,'" she joked in her caption. "As you can see through the windows ... it's a construction mess in our house. I needed a spot to feel homey ... so [I] took out a few things and dressed up the table." Still, even before their kitchen was being renovated, the Busbys spent a good amount of time hanging out outside on their patio, proving it's one of the best spaces of the house.

The dining room is the heart of the Busby home

Many modern-day American families have abandoned the dining room table as a place to sit and eat together as a family, but with six kids — five of which being the same age — the Busby family isn't exactly like any other family. Adam and Danielle Busby have to work together to wrangle the quints and oldest daughter Blayke and, as it turns out, the dining room is actually an ideal spot to get everyone in the same space.

Yes, the Busby family dining room has become a meeting place of sorts. In one episode of OutDaughtered, Danielle can be seen sitting the girls down in the kitchen and dining room to explain the chore wheel. Despite the nature of the chore wheel, the girls all seemed pretty pumped about it. In another episode, the dining room table became a school table when Adam attempted to homeschool the quints while their school was temporarily closed in 2020. Clearly, the dining room comes in handy for this large family.

The living room in the Busby home is comfy-cozy

The Busby home has to have enough room to house eight people and the family dog, but even with all the space they have inside and outside, the family — like most families — still tends to spend a lot of time in their living room. And in real life, the Busby living room is pretty cozy. Both Adam and Danielle Busby have shared pictures to Instagram of their cozy living room, which includes an oversized coach to seat the entire family.

In an episode of OutDaughtered, when the Easter Bunny came to say hello to the quints, the Busby living room can be seen in full view, and it's seriously down to earth. Of course, the living room looks nice, but just as anyone would expect in a family of that size, it isn't perfectly organized. There are clothes, toys, and other things strewn about, making the Busby family that much more relatable.

The pool may be the best part of the Busby home

One of the best features of the Busby family house is the amazing pool. In Texas, where summer temperatures can reach triple digits easily, a pool is pretty much necessary — especially when you have kids to entertain. For the Busbys, the pool in their backyard is practically an escape in and of itself, and their multiple photos and posts featuring the pool make it look seriously enticing.

Both Adam and Danielle Busby have shared a ton of photos of the pool to their Instagram accounts, and Danielle told Good Housekeeping in a July 2019 interview that the pool was something everyone in the family could appreciate and enjoy. "We want them to play and interact so there's a pool, there's a huge yard ... it's definitely a plus in that aspect," she explained. Though the Busbys enjoy a good vacation, there's no denying the fact that their backyard is practically a resort thanks to that awesome pool.

The backyard playground at the Busby home is magical

Every little kid's dream at one point or another is to have their very own playground in their backyard. And for the Busby girls, that dream has already come true. If you've never seen an episode of OutDaughtered, you may not be familiar with the girls' totally awesome backyard playground. Seriously, who needs a park with that thing?

According to Adam and Danielle Busby's Instagram feeds, the playground has already gotten quite a lot of use. As stay-at-home orders were enforced throughout the country in spring and summer 2020, it's no wonder the Busby family used their playground a ton. In one Instagram post, Danielle joked about how often her kids want to be pushed on the swing set. "Been wondering why my shoulders have been so sore ... guess this is why," she captioned a photo of her pushing one of her daughters on a swing. "'Push me! Push meee! Mama push meeee! MAMA! Pushhh me!' said the quints," Danielle joked. Having your own playground definitely makes staying home easier, that's for sure!