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Careful planning and communication with builder Alan O’Rourke meant aspects like the master bedroom’s upgraded ensuite bathroom and new walk-through closet were achieved with a maximum of storage and a sleek design, without having to blow up the main floor’s original layout. A wall was moved to give more space to the ensuite and closet, but the change wasn’t monumental — and exposed a very wet situation behind the bathroom walls that needed attending to. “That whole area is quite tight but functions really well,” says O’Rourke of the master bedroom upgrades. “A lot of thought went into that area when we were building, really being aware of how our doors were going to open and exactly where things were coming to, so all the tile and glass worked out well.” Off the kitchen, a small, hardworking pantry is now Daly’s favourite room in the house. Bright with natural light, the space houses a Miele washer and dryer, extra fridge drawers, a microwave, food storage and a coffee bar, plus a linen closet and hamper. “We tried to get as much as we could in here while keeping it functional,” says Isaac. “It keeps the kitchen less cluttered.” Throughout the house, custom cabinetry by Splinters Millworks allows each room to function at its best — something not always achievable with store-bought inserts, and an extra that Daly and Isaac say was well worth the cost.