CHEAT SHEET

Who lives here: Stay-at-home mum Deryn Thrum; her husband David, a business mentor; and their daughters Laura, 19; and Mia, 16; with cavoodles Jetta and Harley

Style of home: A ’90s painted-concrete triple-level contemporary home on the edge of Sydney’s Pittwater

Time it took: Renovating the outdoor terrace, kitchen, living and dining areas took eight weeks

Cost of renovation: The renovation cost around $250k, including new floors and painting

THE FACTS

What it was: A ’90s relic that needed a modern update. The much-loved home had terracotta tile flooring and the living and dining area were disconnected due to a central void. 

What they did: A dividing wall was removed and a slatted floor put in to cover the void, connecting the living area with the kitchen/dining zone. European oak flooring links all the spaces together, while Corian benchtops and local pieces are contemporary style additions.

Favourite thing: The reinvigorated outdoor area. The family uses this space “10 times more than before the renovation – it’s seamless open-plan living, from the kitchen to living area to the outdoor terrace,” says Deryn.