Be inspired by this vibrant, colourful family home in Cardiff

‘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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