INSIDE STORY

NICOLE & GRANT’S HOME

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Who lives here?

Nicole (pic­tured), a stay-at-home mum; Grant, a me­dia ex­ec­u­tive; their daugh­ters, Emily, 20, and Olivia, 18 (pic­tured); and Char­lie the cocker spaniel.

How did this reno dif­fer from pre­vi­ous ones? Grant: “This project was com­pletely dif­fer­ent, as we were build­ing a house that we could live in well be­yond the girls mov­ing out at some point in the near fu­ture.”

Any ad­vice for would-be ren­o­va­tors? “En­sure you al­lo­cate more funds than you ex­pect to any ma­jor reno, as there will al­ways be build­ing over-runs. And make sure the build­ing works, with func­tion­al­ity and new fur­nish­ings that can last the next chap­ter of your life.” What is your favourite part of the home? Nicole: “I love my kitchen, as ev­ery­one grav­i­tates to the kitchen bench to eat, drink and share sto­ries.”

1. Art­work by Hong Zhu An. 2. Suk­abumi stone pool tiles from Ex­clu­sive Tiles. 3. Solid black­butt floor­boards with a cus­tom stain from Pre­ferred In­te­rior So­lu­tions. 4. An­tique chan­de­lier, try Miguel Meirelles An­tiques. 5. ‘Hen­drix’ bar stool from...

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