Be inspired by this vibrant, colourful family home in Cardiff

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  • ‘This house is quite different from our previous place, which was an older property with original features such as fireplaces, cornicing and tiles. It was a beautiful home, but it had a small garden and the location wasn’t convenient, so I was keen to move somewhere nearer the children’s school and with more outside space.’ The owner designed everything herself, and it took a year to finalise the plans. She’d renovated the last home, so the idea of DIY and builders didn’t worry her. ‘We had a few weeks without a kitchen, but as it was summer, it wasn’t a problem. I’m also lucky to have skilled friends and family who helped with wiring, plastering and decorating, which definitely made my finances go further.’

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