Before the renovation, the house was closed up to the lovely north-facing backyard, with the add-on rooms tacked on the back. “They were hot and badly insulated,” says Rhiannon, with Charlotte, Alys and Pepper (below). “This meant we lived in the middle section of the house where the living room and kitchen were. Now, we have a beautiful flow throughout the whole house.” Since the home’s makeover, the family enjoys indoor-outdoor living at its best, with sliding doors opening up to a deck that’s perfect for summer entertaining. The facade was freshened up beautifully with Dulux ‘Dieskau’, and with trims in ‘Monument’ and ‘Natural White’.