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REAL HOMES 26 Figure it out A city banker’s south London home has been transformed into a relaxing place to cook, eat and relax.

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The Whirlpool Supreme Care Live washing machine (FCSR 12441) and matching tumble dryer (HSCX 10441) communicate with each other via an app, so that washing and drying automatically synchronize, ensuring optimum garment care. £900 each. whirlpool.com

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42 Instagramable industrial Combining dark grey with natural stone, wood and brick, this loft-style kitchen looks luxurious in an extended 1950s suburban home.

Bora products boast an automatic extractor control function which, when enabled, turns on while the hob zones are in use and adjusts accordingly. Once cooking is completed, it goes into ‘automatic after-run’ for 15 minutes, and then switches itself off. Shown here, the Bora Classic 2.0, from £4,550. bora.com

Smeg’s Linea Compact Wifi Wine Cooler CVI118RWS2 has an adjustable temperature range of 5-20°C. Control the temperature of your wine via a dedicated app, which can be controlled from a handheld device that will alert you when your bottles have reached the optimum temperature. £1,800. smeguk.com

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Turn your back on wasteful bottled water with a smart kitchen tap that filters, chills and even carbonates water. App-supported, the new Grohe Blue Home connected model lets you monitor your water consumption and reorder filters and CO2 bottles at the tap of a button. £2,280. grohe.co.uk

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74 Bringing back the memories No longer tired and poorly laid out, this space has been transformed into a cooking and entertainment paradise that caters for all.

86 Home on the range The timber details and contrasting tones of its contemporary open-plan kitchen echo the period style of this listed stone farmhouse.

This Callerton Balham Oak kitchen creates a warm and inviting cooking area in this relaxed zone. callerton.co.uk

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Style/Design/Trends 24 Exclusive Interview What does Kevin McCloud think makes for a grand kitchen or bathroom?

57 Grand Designs Live 2019 The UK’s leading self-build and home improvement event returns to London’s ExCeL 4 to 12 May and is packed full of more kitchen and bathroom inspiration than ever before!

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HOME ON THE RANGE

The timber details and contrasting tones of its contemporary open-plan kitchen echo the period style of this listed stone farmhouse.

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THE OWNERS

Knocking three farm buildings together to make one large home, company directors David and Liz Meakin have renovated every inch of their Northumberland retreat.

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

35 Focus on.. We round up the latest smart kitchen appliances.

51 Focus on.. The best products for shower and wet rooms.

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

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