Say hello to our September issue – out now! Make sure to grab your copy nationwide in store, on the KBB Magazine app, or via Readly. But first, here’s what you can expect inside…
The moment I spotted The Main Company’s pics of a stunning home in Yorkshire – formerly 10 bedsits – I thought it would make a great front cover. With an amazing geometric roof, which throws playful shadows across the kitchen, and units painted in Little Greene’s Citrine Green, it’s my favourite kind of project: imaginative, beautiful and striking.
How to maximise your kitchen layout
If you’re planning your own kitchen renovation anytime soon, check out our must-read guide to the different kitchen layouts.
Each idea will help you to create a hardworking scheme that will maximise your available space – like Searle & Taylor’s open-plan kitchen in Hampshire. It’s the perfect backdrop for the owners’ colourful collection of Clarice Cliff antiques.
Material of the Month: concrete
When we were planning our concrete story – the Material of the Month for this issue – I was worried we’d end up with a solid wash of grey. So, I was thrilled to discover the many innovations taking place in the concrete industry, from basins and taps to game-changing products like microcement – a resin-based product, which can be mixed with pigments to create endless colour options.
Unknown Works’ design of a terraced home in London features a kitchen, outdoor space and garden, which glows with warm pink pigmented concrete tones and was inspired by the owners’ trip to Mexico and the designs of the architect Luis Barragan.
We also chat to James Clarke, co-founder of Elle & James, which manufactures concrete worktops, basins and showers, and discover how and why the business has flourished.
Need help maximising your kitchen layout? The September issue is now out – grab your copy nationwide in store, on the KBB Magazine app, or via Readly.
I’ve moved many times in my life – including from London to Dublin and back again – and I have done up a few houses along the way. One thing I’ve learned is that freestanding appliances – like your favourite pieces of furniture – are an excellent investment because they can move with you.
Our appliance focus on freestanding appliances this month reveals a wealth of cool and colourful designs. And, come on, who doesn’t dream of one day owning a beautiful pale blue Aga? Or a blush pink Everhot range cooker to add colour and brio to the kitchen?