The kitchen, bathroom and laundry were at the end of their useful life and badly in need of renovation.
The trust was able to step in and give the kitchen a makeover, installing units, tops and floor coverings. The family welcomed a new shower, vanity and floor coverings in the bathroom and laundry. There was an upgrade to the plumbing and new fans were installed in the kitchen and bathroom.
After water-blasting the exterior walls, the family prepared the surfaces for painting. Paul from Ryhaven taught the teenage children how to paint, and supervised by Paul, they have managed to do a terrific job.
The whānau plan to carry on painting work over the summer months.