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From an early age, we harbour lifestyle fantasies on an epic scale. Ask a young girl, and a fairy-tale castle is likely to be on her wish list; a boy, and it’s more likely to be an underground fortress with a sophisticated network of secret tunnels.
ISSUE 143 JUNE 2019
realhomes planning a project? VISIT grand designs live
SEE P57 FOR
SIMPLE & STYLISH IDEAS FOR DREAM LIVING
& new utopiamag.co.uk
Creating a modern, open-plan space in a period-style farmhouse kevin mccloudtalks design inspiration
BEAUTIFUL SPACES “We had to get creative when our budget ran out, but the results are truly amazing”
As we grow older, the fantasies evolve and mature into more attainable, realistic goals, but the sentiments remain - given the chance, we would all jump at the chance of living the dream. And if our own fortune doesn’t allow for it, we still love to escape reality and join those who are able to do it on their life-changing journeys. It’s why a TV programme like Grand Designs continues to be the huge success it is, 20 years after its first airing.
Plus – get connected with THE LATEST smart appliances & APPS
FOCUS ON SHOWERS & WET ROOMS
This issue, we bring you a 16-page special on Grand Designs Live, the awardwinning home event for ideas, inspiration and expert advice (p57). This highly anticipated extravaganza features six zones, including Grand Kitchens & Bathrooms, run in collaboration with Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom. We also catch up with the face of Grand Designs, TV presenter Kevin McCloud, for an exclusive interview in which he talks about his design inspiration, must-haves for the kitchen and bathroom, and predictions for the next big trend (p24).
Plus, our round-up of the latest smart kitchen appliances (p35), shower and wet rooms (p51), great shopping ideas (p08) and real homes inspiration.
Anna-Marie Casas, Acting Editor @utopiakbmag
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