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A family home in Sydney is given a fresh makeover for a new generation.

When designer and maker Dani Dean took on a sentimental family project, both her creative compass and her heart were on the line.

Dani Dean has known her home on Sydney's Northern Beaches forever, even though she only bought it six years ago. "It was my grandma's house," she says.

"It's been in my family since I was a little girl. Growing up, I spent weekends with my nan. She was extremely important to me. I had been in every nook of her house."

Because of this, Dani always had lots of design ideas for it. The 1970s red-brick home was originally "like a Brady Bunch house", before Dani and her husband James embarked on a nine-month renovation.

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