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109 CHOOSING COLOURS
109 CHOOSING COLOURS
In this month’s expert guide, Kevin McCloud offers advice and inspiration on using shades
In this month’s expert guide, Kevin McCloud offers advice and inspiration on using shades of blue in your home 116 KITCHEN LIVING Transform your kitchen into the social hub of your home with clever planning and practical solutions 123 HI-TECH BATHROOMS
Intuitive gadgets and gizmos that are guaranteed to give this essential space a complete technological makeover 129 FEATURE WALLS Quick and easy ways to liven up a room – from vibrant wall art stickers to tactile wood
133 OUTDOOR ROOMS Maximise
133 OUTDOOR ROOMS Maximise the potential of your house by adding a home office, gym or playroom in the garden the potential of your house by adding a home office, gym or playroom in the garden 137 GLASS EXTENSIONS A
contemporary must-have for many homeowners, but is a glass addition the right option for your project? Find out here 139 ASK GEORGE CLARKE
The TV architect answers your design queries and shares his professional expertise 141 THE SPACE RACE If you crave streamlined interiors free from clutter, these intelligent ideas and easy updates will help you make the most of your space
19 EYE CATCHER This stunning block of flats proves that even the thinnest, most unlikely plot can have plenty of potential 21 NEWS Daring, beautiful and useful architecture, design and gadgets, plus all the latest information on kitchen, bathroom and eco products 39 INTERIOR TREND: PLASTIC
With an array of multi-coloured hues and innovative designs to choose from, it’s time to make plastic your material of choice 43 PAINTING THE PICTURE
Discover the enduring appeal of kitchen maker John Lewis of Hungerford
11 EDITOR’S LETTER AND
CONTRIBUTORS Meet this month’s team of experts 13 KEVIN McCLOUD This issue
Kevin takes on the Ikea flatpack furniture test 36 COMPETITION Win a bathroom worth £3,700 106 GRAND DESIGNS AWARDS
Enter your project today 148 SHOWCASE Products and suppliers featured in the GrandDesignsTV series 150 RESOURCE A-Z guide of suppliers for your project 162 TV SERIES SECRETS
Grand designer Kathryn Tyler reveals her top tips ith
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