Say hello to our August issue! As the delicious smell of barbecues waft across our garden fences, it’s time to celebrate summer with our inspirational and jam-packed A-Z guide of outdoor entertaining.
Whatever the size of your space, we’ve so many ideas to help you get out there and make the most of those long and balmy days and nights. From ingenious outdoor kitchen designs and stylish dining sets to the latest must-have BBQs, it’s a recipe for summer success.
Just add a jug of delicious chilled iced tea or Pimms, and kick back…
A-Z guide to entertaining outdoors
The August issue is out now – grab your copy nationwide in store, on the KBB Magazine app, or via Readly.
Tour amazing kitchens
I also hope you’ll really enjoy the variety of unique projects we’ve collated for this issue.
Our cover story, designed by Brixton-based kitchen company Pluck, is a dreamy combination of pastel pink, white, and a vital hint of green that stops it from feeling overly saccharine.
Along the Essex coastline, we visit a house near Romney Marshes where the renovated kitchen-living-diner includes a huge kitchen island with enough space for two chefs to cook side by side. It also has the most fantastic indoor-outdoor bar perfect for summer events.
We also visit a beautiful olive green kitchen design by Day True in an Edwardian home in south west London, where the defining black accents are seamlessly carried outdoors to the spacious garden.
Plus, we check out the ultimate party house, where the kitchen has been designed by NJC. With dusky pink walls and a luxurious marble worktop and splashback, the designers describe this home as feeling like a cool Soho club.
Material of the month
We love marble designs at KBB , but also ceramic, which is our material of the month. It’s been a popular choice for bathrooms ever since Cleopatra was the Queen of Egypt.
Plan your bedroom like a pro
If you’re plotting the design of a child’s space or want to add glamour and glitz to your master suite, make sure to consult our must-read guide to bedroom planning.
As always, we’re bringing you pages upon pages of the latest launches, trends, and new ideas – including kitchen sinks, cloakrooms, and summer bedding. So, we really hope you enjoy the issue!