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REAL HOMES 24 Showhouse Showstopper The warm, creamy tones of its contemporary open-plan kitchen echo the Georgian style of this imposing self-build home.

48 Personal Charm A clever bespoke kitchen has added to the character of this chocolate box country cottage.

62 Stylish Scandinavian A magazine feature inspired the owners of a typically English Victorian family home to create a cool Scandinavian-style kitchen.

78 Compare and Contrast Dark wood and gleaming white are brought together for a contemporary kitchen full of character.

92 Pure Picturesque Perfection With vistas of Lake Garda, rather than walls on three sides, this bespoke white and glass Alpine home is simply stunning.

Two styles of traditional metal handles and the Franke tap add contrast to this modern neutral kitchen. franke.com

The showhouse

The Milchester showhouse was constructed by self-build supplier Potton for its Show Centre in St Neot’s, Cambridgeshire, to inspire future grand designers.

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Harvey Jones doors and splashback customised with Crown Kitchen Matt Emulsion in Simply Duck Egg are teamed with a surface in Milk Bottle and Spice Jar wall. From £20 for 2.5 litres. crownpaints.co.uk

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THROWING SHADE

Bring a zing to your kitchen with the clever use of colours.

Many hours at home are spent preparing, cooking and eating food, so choosing colours for the kitchen that are bright and bold can make for a truly uplifting everyday experience.

“Vibrant colours bring personality and style to the kitchen,” says Crown Colour Consultant Judy Smith. “Really bright colours work well shocking pink, orange, electric blue - as accent colours on cabinet doors or as splashbacks. A feature wall or perhaps a geometric-shaped painted area add true individuality.”

Judy recommends considering pastel tones too. “Shades of the palest pink, sherbet lemon or watery mint green can look new and modern if combined with hard materials like concrete and metal.” But why just stick to one? “Incorporating more than one colour is becoming increasingly popular,” says Oli Stephenson, founder of Life Kitchens. “Combine soft shades with strong, bold hues for a striking look.”

Bringing shades and tones together is something of an art, but is worth experimenting with to achieve the latest looks. “Deeper grey tones married with dark timber tones are in this year, as well as deep blues, teals and greens, which are soothing yet crisp,” says Paul O’Brien of Kitchens International. “Teals, royal blues, gold, copper, mustards, ochre and greys are in at the moment and will look good for a long time

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Clockwise from top: A Lavender-painted island complements the cabinetry in Dust Grey and natural wood floor in this Natural Collection Washington Shaker kitchen by LochAnna. From £7,000 lochannakitchens.co.uk Cabinetry in Dulux Pale Slate contrasts with an island in Dulux Wishing Well surrounded by colourful Erik Buch replica stools in this Linear kitchen by Harvey Jones. From £18,000. harveyjones.com A zesty bright orange composite work surface and colour-matched glass splashback give a real lift to this kitchen from Sola’s Contemporary range. From £35,000. solakitchens.com

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Style/Design/Trends 38 Throwing Shade Bring a zing to your kitchen with the clever use of colours.

68 Darkness & Light As simple as black and white…it’s difficult to go wrong with a monochrome bathroom.

86 In the Spotlight We speak with award-winning interior designer Chantel Elshout.

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SHOWHOUSE SHOWSTOPPER

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This Shaker-style Callerton kitchen in tones of Sail and Porcelain creates a relaxed atmosphere in this family living space. callerton.co.uk

The warm, creamy tones of its contemporary open-plan kitchen echo the Georgian style of this imposing self-build home.

When self-build supply company Potton decided to upgrade the showhouse for its popular

Milchester period-style four-bedroom home, the intention was to refurbish it so that the modern family could imagine themselves living in it.

‘How we use our houses today is different to even a couple of decades ago, and in that time the kitchen has become the true hub of the home,’ says David Knaggs, PreProduction Manager at Callerton, a founding member of RK-Tec, the group tasked by Potton with bringing the Milchester’s kitchen into the 21st century while retaining its Georgian home feel. ‘People who live in a period-style house don’t necessarily want an old-fashioned kitchen. By modernising the Milchester’s kitchen we are giving future selfbuilders the inspiration to create a home that exactly suits the way they live.’

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Regulars 08 Retail therapy Our hand-picked selection of the very latest must-haves for the kitchen and bathroom.

33 Focus on.. We round up the latest hoods & extractors.

56 Focus on.. Our selection of the latest showerheads.

88 Showroom Showcase We visit some of the top design spaces in the UK.

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