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INTELLIGENT DESIGN BY VANESSA BRADY

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR KITCHEN

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INTRODUCING KIOO

UK MANUFACTURED GLASS KITCHEN RANGE

BOUTIQUE BLISS

SPA INSPIRED LUXURY

EXCLUSIVE! MAL CORBOY REVEALS HIS 2014 KITCHEN TREND PREDICTIONS


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Sophisticated. Comfortable. Elegant.

A new collection of premium ceramic bathroom suites and furniture created to meet the highest design standards.

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Editor Lisa Melvin Editorial Assistant & Designer Kerry Mawby Contributors Vanessa Brady, Sadie Burgess, Sarah Mills, Hannah Lewis, Ella Stewart, Katy Tunstall, Sam Hills Contributing Photographer Ani Evans Accounts Manager Laura Rushall For editorial enquires editorial@kbrevealed.com Advertising enquires contact Fin Birrane 01788 866907 © Reproduction in whole or in part of Revealed Design Home Interiors without written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information was correct at the time of going to press, Revealed Design Home Interiors cannot be held responsible for any discrepancies or changes to the information given.

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ollowing the success of our very first Revealed Design Home Interiors last year I am delighted to introduce our 2014 publication. In edition to this beautiful glossy magazine you can also view the magazine on our website www.kbrevealed.com. The world of design is set to evolve - this year we will see glass incorporated within a whole spectrum of different applications from kitchen doors to showers and taps. Glass is a truly beautiful material in its own right and its environmentally-friendly, durable and hygienic qualities make it a stand-out product for 2014. Our front cover showcases International Design Award Finalist Kioo, a brand new UK manufactured glass fronted kitchen by LJ Design House available in a range of bespoke sizes and colours. Inside we have an exclusive article from internationally-renowned Interior Designer and President of the Society of British Interior Design, Vanessa Brady on page 11. Check out my top tips to create a dream oasis in your own home in ‘Escape From It All’ on page 34 and our ‘Self-build Success’ interview with Gisela Blee from Peak Technology Homes on page 10. Don’t miss the ‘Mirror Magic’ and ‘Brilliant Bathroom Storage’ articles on page 37 & 43, which feature stunning products from The Designer Knowledge, a brand new online resource guide we’ve been working on. Login on to www.thedesignerknowledge.co.uk to discover more.

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A WORK OF ART Luxury bathroom design

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INTRODUCING KIOO New glass kitchen range by LJ Design House

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SELF-BUILD SUCCESS Interview with Gisela Blee from Peak Technology Homes

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN SBID President Vanessa Brady talks design

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SUPER STORE Get the most out of your kitchen storage

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FLYING HIGH Interview with Mat Hibbert fine furniture designer

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TRADITIONAL TWIST Kitchen case study

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GET THE LOOK: KITCHEN Modern touches for a traditional inspired kitchen

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DESIGNER SHOWCASE Lisa Melvin and International designer Mal Corboy

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SPRINGBURN JOINERY The name for bespoke joinery in Rugby

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BRIGHT & BLING Colour changing lights and super sparkly home products

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SUN-LOVING Bathroom case study

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FUTURISTIC FEEL Striking guest restroom

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ESCAPE FROM IT ALL Top tips for creating your dream bathroom

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VIP STYLE Exclusive restrooms in an entertainment venue

BRILLIANT BATHROOM 37 STORAGE Find a home for your lotions and potions

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PUSH THE BUTTON Select from Hansgrohe

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BATHE IN BROOK Baths are perfect for relaxing

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EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION Stoneware by Manteiv

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TOASTY TOES 10 reasons to invest in electric underfloor heating

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MIRROR MAGIC Create an illusion of space

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BOUTIQUE BLISS Bathroom case study

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GET THE LOOK: BATHROOM Luxurious spa bathroom

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MIX IT UP WITH MOSAICS 5 stunning backdrops

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DISTINCTIVE DESIGN Axor’s new collection

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ONES TO WATCH 2014’s hottest products

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A Work Of Art: Luxury Bathroom Design Many people overlook bathrooms but they are one of the key rooms in your home. Before beginning to design a bathroom it’s important to consider who the bathroom is for and how often it will be used. Will it be a frequent family space, an occasional bathroom for guests or as an everyday en-suite? Consider the space around you - if you have room, a separate shower and bath will give you the best of both worlds. MINIMALIST DESIGN Give careful consideration to colour schemes and your choice of tiles in order to achieve that luxury look. You can make this space appear larger, and therefore more luxurious, with large tiles in a calming neutral shade. A minimalist approach will add a sophisticated touch so it’s a good idea to factor in an alcove within the shower area, which will keep your lotions and potions neatly stacked away. Invest in a capacious vanity unit and a mirrored cabinet, don’t forget mistresistant mirrored glass for the perfect finishing touch, and you will have a place for everything. Mosaic tiles make a perfect backdrop in a shower area - glass versions are particularly beautiful and recreate the effect you would find in a luxury hotel. The shower design you choose will also have an impact, a large overhead shower will not

For more inspiration visit lisamelvindesign.blogspot.co.uk. Images: ‘Vessel’ hammock bath copyright Splinter Works.

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only look great aesthetically but also feel luxurious every time you use it. MOOD LIGHTING Lighting can often be an afterthought but for a designer this forms a crucial part of the planning process. A combination of task, mood and feature lighting will all contribute to a bathroom sanctuary. LED down-lights are perfect for use all over the bathroom, while low-level, mood lighting will create a softer approach. LED lights look fabulous on shelves in alcoves and along plinths and you can put these on a separate switch or remote sensor so in the evening you can enjoy low-level ambient light. The key is to have different options, so you can take your pick according to the look that you want to achieve. Now you have your luxurious bathroom scheme, keeping it clean will help maintain the luxury feel for years to come. Choose a wall-hung toilet with a fully removable seat to for easy cleaning, mirrors with demister pads and shower panels impregnated with limescale preventers. n


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INTRODUCING KIOO UK MANUFACTURED GLASS KITCHEN RANGE Words: Hannah Lewis | Photo: Ani Evans Photography

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KITCHEN CASE STUDY

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his truly bespoke kitchen, designed by Lisa

the polished silestone worktop and lighten or darken

Melvin, features the first ever, customisable

according to the changes in natural light levels

glass door range - Kioo.

throughout the day.

Featuring Opti clear glass-fronted cabinets,

The clients both enjoy entertaining and one of their

manufactured in Britain, by LJ Design House, this

requirements was a seamless central work surface. An

kitchen was used to meet the clients’ brief for a

induction hob has been fitted flush to the island unit

contemporary, unique, minimalist kitchen living space.

for an ultra sleek cooking platform. It looks great and

The couple wanted to spend time together in this space and be able to watch TV while preparing food as they are both keen sports fans. They were looking for a

kitchen where they could entertain in style and relax.

is easy to keep clean. An incredibly quiet, unusual, Pando designer cooker hood above has been fitted with an external motor, so every conversation can be heard with ease. Top specification Neff appliances

We were very excited to be Lisa’s first clients to have the Kioo Glass Kitchen range installed. The bespoke glass door units change colour throughout the day according to the different natural light levels, which looks really cool.

add to this cooking and entertaining arena featuring a

Soil pipes were already in place in this new-build

American-style fridge freezer and an iconic Fisher

high performance coffee machine, oven, steam oven, combination microwave and warming drawer. Bar stools create a comforting space to relax on one side of the island unit. A stylish Kuppersbusch

so the design had to work around this, which meant

& Paykel double DishDrawer dishwasher make

that certain services could not be placed in the

entertaining easy and complete the contemporary look.

centre of the room. Storage was a key feature in this minimalist kitchen design so all of the cabinet interiors were designed to accommodate every need. The fully extendable two-metre long drawers, which can hold up to 80kg in weight, are great for storing large pots and pans and a stylish tambour door hides all mini

“Our kitchen has been thoroughly thought out and great care and attention to detail has been taken when designing the layout. Everything has a home - the Krüshr recycling unit is built into a cabinet, the InSinkErator in the sink, the dishwasher fits perfectly

appliances away from view. The integrated Krüshr

inline with the units and the bank of Neff appliances all

recycling waste disposal unit is an eco-friendly feature

line up within the wall cabinets and make an impressive

that allows you to crush rubbish before recycling it,

cooking zone when you walk into the kitchen.

giving you 4x more space in the bin.

Lisa has created a funky living space that is

The client chose a calming shade of cream for

ultra stylish and practical as a kitchen, with the latest

the Kioo glass units (these new units are available in

innovative technology and appliances, but also a great

a range of colours), which contrast perfectly against

room for entertaining our friends and family in.” n www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk

Two-metre drawers hold up to 80kg

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Krüshr recycling waste disposal unit

Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer


KIOO IN-DEPTH This stunning new range of glass doors bring a

The units feature a patented interlocking mortice

simple & sophisticated look to the kitchen. Toughened,

and tenon cabinet design manufactured in the UK and

beautifully British-manufactured and a breeze to clean,

the drawer boxes are Architec by Hettich which can

glass doors are set to be a huge part of kitchen designs

hold up to an impressive 80kg. The cabinets include

across the UK and Europe in the next two years.

a 18mm solid top and solid back with concealed wall

Constructed from high strength, quality 16mm substrate board with a titanium effect edging and faced

hangers and complete enclosed fixings, 2mm PVC edging to all front edging and shelves.

with 4mm toughened Opti clear glass, these doors are

Typical turnaround only two – three weeks from

available in almost any colour with the option of a high

order, available from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930.

gloss or satin finish, there’s 96 different cabinet decors

The Kioo Video can be viewed on the

to choose from.

LisamelvindesignTV YouTube Channel.

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INTERVIEW

SELF-BUILD SUCCESS

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE LISA MELVIN AS YOUR DESIGNER?

We first met Lisa in October 2008, just as we’d secured the purchase of our perfect plot of land on which we were going to build a house we’d been talking about for many years. Our experience of houses in Germany played a large part in the house design and we initially thought that we might

LISA MELVIN DESIGN OFFERS A FULL

have to source various products outside of the UK. Having visited Gallery

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DESIGN

Showroom at Melbros to simply discuss kitchens and bathrooms, it very

SERVICE FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPERS,

quickly became apparent that Lisa’s experience of house building and

SELF BUILDERS AND ARCHITECTS. WE

house design was going to be very useful. We learned that Melbros was

CAUGHT UP WITH GISELA BLEE FROM

willing to offer more than the average builders’ merchants; the extensive

PEAK TECHNOLOGY HOMES, WHO HAS

product range and breadth of services were a deciding factor in choosing

ENLISTED LISA’S DESIGN SERVICES FOR

Lisa to help us design the kitchens and bathrooms in our new house and HER EXCITING PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT also supply all the products that we might need. Lisa came across as very PROJECT IN WARWICKSHIRE. personable and easy to talk to. We soon realized that Lisa was going to be a valuable part of our building adventure. WHAT SETS LISA MELVIN APART FROM OTHER DESIGNERS?

We found that Lisa showed a willingness to work with us and for us. She works hard at offering just the right products and will always try to find suppliers for new and innovative products. The breadth and depth of her experience is what sets her apart from other suppliers and we would say that Lisa offers a unique service that others will find hard to emulate. HOW MANY PROJECTS HAVE YOU NOW COMMISSIONED LISA TO WORK ON?

After completing our self-build project in 2009 in a speedy six months, we have now just embarked on another bigger project to build three more houses, each of which should reflect the clean, modern design that Lisa helped us to achieve on the first house. HOW DID LISA INTERPRET YOUR BRIEF & HOW DID SHE MEET YOUR EXACT DESIGN REQUIREMENTS?

Lisa was very good at interpreting our design brief. She was able to offer a range of products that would suit a particular situation. She also offered us alternative design ideas and the end result was always based on discussion. Lisa never tried to push us into a particular direction, but her wide range of experience in house building, house development and design means that she often has the optimum solution. We had quite specific views on certain elements of the kitchen design and Lisa took these and further optimized them, such that we think we now have the perfect kitchen design. In fact, our next three houses will feature more or less the same kitchen design. DID YOU FACE ANY OBSTACLES?

No building process would be complete without an obstacle or two. However, with Lisa’s help, no obstacle was too great. Scheduling orders and deliveries is always tricky and when our stair manufacturer told us our stairs would not be available to fit just a week before we were to move in, Lisa initially tried to negotiate directly with them. When this proved fruitless Lisa managed to arrange for the Melbros inhouse joinery shop, Springburn Joinery, to produce the stairs within a few days, and exactly as we had ordered them. n For more information visit www.peaktechnologyhomes.co.uk 10 revealed

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN BY VANESSA BRADY

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esign Thinking is my concept of the thought process from a viewpoint of those who will use the space rather than those who build it or decorate it. Interior Design has little to do with interior decoration which is often misunderstood. The latter is the art of display of decorative items. Interior design is a thought process for those who live, work and relax inside a building, plane, boat etc. and how the occupants move around within that space safely and comfortably. Therefore a designer must not only have the skill for space planning but also be cognisant of legislation for the buildings use, building protective orders, weight restraints

performance of a product as being the wrong model for the task, they simply see a branded product with a good reputation under-performing and make their own conclusions. Therefore allowing anyone to simply apply a badge marked ‘interior designer’ to a project allows that individual or firm an opportunity to damage not only your reputation but the industry at large. I resent that as I’m badged to the same negativity by an industry wide bad reputation. I promote standards across the board of interiors, that naturally includes learning and teaching in performance and conduct, but particularly advice. It is the advice a designer sells that is the only measure of

in product specification and building regulations for

competence value a client understands. It is therefore

example when positioning vents, water and waste supply,

imperative that competence is also of a measured

electrical sockets and switches etc. Sometimes two

independent standard.

correctly specified products in the wrong position create an illegal installation. Pretty is not design, pretty is the final adornment

Again, until 2011 the British interior design profession did not have a standard to test the knowledge of a practicing design professional. SBID identified this

of an intelligent and thoughtful plan process. So I call

gap and signed an agreement in 2011 with the twenty

it ‘intelligent design’. I am also aware that without

year old National Council Interior Design Qualification

budget restriction we can all create beautiful interiors.

(NCIDQ) based in Washington DC, USA. The NCIDQ

Creating one on a tight budget is where a good designer

with SBID has been preparing to convert its two day

really excels and adds value, it’s a bigger challenge.

test certification for relevance to the British market, it is

It is important for the reputation of a product or brand

currently being translated at British test centres. This

manufacturer that the specifying ‘design professional’ has

qualification is expected to be released in 2014/5 and I

the measured and tested knowledge. Failure to correctly

am delighted to say that SBID will be representing the

specify a product fit-for-purpose and performance means

NCIDQ competence test to ensure it is fit for British

even the best performing product installed in the wrong

standards and relevance for all interior designers (both

project will not work properly. This often damages a

with and without a university degree). Later in association

brands reputation. End-users will not consider the bad

with SBID the test will be rolled out across Europe. n www.vanessa-brady.com | www.sbid.org

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GET THE MOST OUT OF TAMBOUR UNIT

PULL-OUT BIN AND SWING-OUT BIN

GLASS TAMBOUR UNIT

EXTRA LARGE PAN DRAWERS (PICTURE FROM THE KIOO RANGE, SEE PG 9)

Tambour units maximise wall storage, with the option to hide the contents, and are available in bespoke sizes. We love the glass unit, also available in a range of coloured glass. 12 revealed

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YOUR KITCHEN STORAGE Recycling made easy with Krüshr The Krüshr Recycling Waste Compactor allows you to sort and crush your waste materials with an increased storage capacity of 400%, resulting in less trips to the outside bins. Choose either a fascia to co-ordinate with your kitchen (pictured) or a stainless steel fascia. Pull-out and swing-out waste bins These bins have separate compartments to sort waste and recycling materials easily. They are food safe and can also be used for storage. The pull-out bin is fixed to the door front for easy opening and closing. Keep your drawers tidy with inserts Drawer inserts make it easy to organise cutlery and stops cooking utensils cluttering up the worksurfaces. Also consider using extra large pan drawers for even more storage.

We’ve rounded up our favourite space-saving solutions to help you get the most out of your kitchen and make it work for you. Hafele offer a wide range of products that have been cleverly designed to make your kitchen more efficient, no matter what your style.

Corner baskets and pull-out shelves Don’t make things hard for yourself, invest in a pull-out or swing-out corner unit. The pull-out corner unit is cleverly designed so that the rear baskets automatically follow the front baskets when the door is opened, and there’s a choice of baskets to suit your chosen style. Alternatively swing-out corner baskets attach to the hinged door so as you open the door the front basket swings out, and the back basket pulls forward. Pull-out shelves allow you to easily access all the contents of the cupboard. Shelves are available as twin pull-outs or separate pull-outs.

FOLD AWAY ACCESSORIES

PULL-OUT CORNER BASKETS

PULL-OUT CORNER SHELVES

The folding ironing board fits neatly into a kitchen drawer and can be stored with the cover on. Small folding steps help you reach those high cupboards without stretching and fit into a drawer.

SWING-OUT CORNER BASKETS Available to order from Gallery Showroom www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom Photos copyright Hafele and Lisa Melvin Design

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at Hibbert is a fine furniture designer with a passion for Kite Surfing. For the past 5 years Mat has been breaking his way into the design industry. With a string of successful commissions under his belt, and with his business expanding, the future looks promising. Ella Stewart caught up with Mat to find out more about his love for fine furniture and what inspired him to take the leap into the world of design. How did you venture into fine furniture making? From a young age I always wanted to design but throughout the first part of my life, from the ages of 12 through to 18, I only focused on kite surfing. It wasn’t until I moved up to London for 2 years to train as a Quantity Surveyor that I realised this wasn’t the career for me. I wanted to use my imagination and creativity more, so I moved back down to the coast and got into cabinet making and fine furniture design. What do you like most about your job? Everything is different day-to-day, there is a new challenge and technique to learn which is exciting compared to the job I had in London. I’ve never started a day where I’ve thought ‘Oh I’ve done this before’, although I’m sure I will get that one day! Where do you get your inspiration from? A lot of my ideas come from modern architecture, there are a lot of beautiful buildings. As a cabinet 14 revealed

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maker I take a lot of my inspiration from buildings with different shapes. Irish furniture designer Joseph Walsh creates some awesome designs, as does Palo Santo, they both inspire me to keep designing new concepts. What’s been your favourite project so far? I sculpted an iPod Docking station in partnership with speaker & audio company Bower & Wilkins. That was really enjoyable as it was sort of done by eye so visualising what had to be done next was key. I was also able to incorporate a lot of the technical skills that I’ve learnt over the past 5 years. Can you be as creative as you want with your job or are there limits? Really creativity has no bounds, it is the client who has limitations. So if the client approaches you with a commission and they like what you’re about, and they like your style, then that is what they are buying into. Sometimes you get a client who knows exactly what they want and that’s all they want. There are obviously limitations to what you can do, but really you can be as imaginative as your brain will let you. What challenges you in your job? Every time you make new furniture you discover new techniques, some of which are techniques that I’ve never even thought about, let alone tried! The hard part is trying to overcome the obstacles while trying to make a profit. It is quite easy to take too much time learning new skills and not making money, I have to try and sort out problems while keeping up the pace.


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What do you enjoy most about cabinet making? I really enjoy the design part of cabinet making, it’s exciting coming up with a new shape or new form. It’s also quite satisfying when it comes together and you start seeing your design as a three dimensional product that really works as a shape. What is your biggest achievement? I think so far it would be the initial start up of the business. It’s a big personal achievement that I got into gear and got the business up and running. It’s not the biggest achievement I’ll ever have, but so far it is probably that. How do you define the word success? Personally for me, in terms of my business, it is down to whether people are buying my designs or not. A lot of my friends and family say that I’m successful already because I’ve designed some nice things, but from my perspective you aren’t really successful unless people are buying into that idea. You could be the best cabinet maker in the world but if you can’t sell your work, then for me you aren’t really successful.

What piece of advice would you give to a budding entrepreneur? Don’t give up, even though it is really clichéd. It is difficult, I am still at the grass roots, there are a lot of shut doors and you will get a lot of no’s but eventually you will get a break and someone will give you a chance. It is really worth it, building a whole life for yourself. Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years from now? I want to expand the business soon and hopefully have some apprentices working for me. I hope to keep pushing out new designs and developing new ideas. I also don’t want to get too complacent with my designs because I want to keep my work fresh and current. Do you still kite surf? Absolutely! I still do a lot of it, I was actually out in Brazil doing it for 2 months last winter. I still love it, definitely, it is my other main passion in life. n Find Mat on Facebook | www.mathibbertdesigns.co.uk revealed

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he brief was to create an open, social but homely living space, keeping

it traditional but with a twist. The emphasis was on a food preparation area as the client loves cooking and baking. DESIGN PROCESS We knocked out a dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room, introduced LED ceiling lights and incorporated a range cooker and American style fridge freezer as these were high on the wish list. We used Silestone solid surfaces to create a fantastic prep space. The style

Top: Utility room featuring Kr端shr recycling appliance with stainless steel fascia. Bottom: A glass and stainless steel ceiling extractor creates an eye catching feature. Photos by Ani Evans Photography

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Get the look

Modern touches for a traditional inspired kitchen WE

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1. Get eco-friendly with a recycling appliance. We love the Krüshr Recycling Waste Compactor. It allows you to sort different waste / recyclable materials and also crush bulky items such as metal, plastic & card. From RRP £749.

2. A unit handle can have a big impact on how a kitchen looks. Update your unit handles to these Charles Rennie Mackintosh brushed steel square ones for a quick modern makeover. RRP £5 per handle.

3. Update to a hot tap and get rid of kettle clutter. With GROHE Red®, you can draw up to four litres of filtered kettle water directly from the tap without having to wait, it’s economical too. RRP £1,610.

4. It’s worth investing in LED ceiling lights as they are so economical compared to standard bulbs and halogens. They will instantly brighten up and add a contemporary feel to any kitchen. Sycamore Lighting LED ceiling lights. RRP £15 per light.

5. Upgrade your standard dishwasher to a Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer. Both drawers operate independently so different wash cycles can operate simultaneously to accommodate a variety of loads. Glasses, pots & pans can be washed in separate drawers at the same time, £1,192.

6. Fisher & Paykel’s 90cm range cooker looks modern with clean lines in glass and stainless steel. The ultimate kitchen appliance combines the convenience of two electric multifunction ovens with the control and precision of integrated gas hobs, £1,116.

All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom 01788 866930

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al Corboy is New Zeland’s most awarded International designer. Mal has been designing for over 19 years and his

Do you envisage the Mal Corboy brand coming to the UK or Europe in the near future? In 2014 I will be looking for the right manufacturer

kitchen designs are multi award-winning. Here’s Mal’s

that meets my standards to produce product for me in

predictions for kitchen trends in 2014...

Europe which will see the Mal Corboy brand grow there.

“I’m already using a lot of wood grained veneers with washes of greys and charcoals running through them, I love this as it gives the illusion of texture. There is strong movement away from white, with people wanting more bold clean colours into the green

I am still judging awards and talking to groups about design in Europe and that will never change. What are your thoughts on UK kitchen design and designers as a whole? Early on in my career I was heavily influenced

and yellow palates. I feel this is a reflection of better

by Johnny Grey and Terrance Conran, although it’s a

economic times and in general people feeling better

totally different style I liked the fact they broke the mould

and brighter about life. The hard edge minimalist look

for design, meaning not cookie cutter. I see younger

is fading, we are trending towards soft organic curves.

designers coming through that are nailing contemporary

The same can be said for the traditional style, going for

design, such as Lisa Melvin and Darren Morgan. The

a more transition rather than hard ornate style.”

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TO FIND YOUR OWN STYLE AND DO IT WELL ” - Mal Corboy

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Having been in the KBB design industry for over 16 years, Lisa Melvin has hands on experience of kitchen trends evolving

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itchens are now portrayed as the main hub of the home and a sociable space used for wining and dining. Open-plan designs that encourage sociable living will continue to be on-trend throughout 2014.

Central island units are at the top of many wish lists as they not only provide extra storage and work space, but also provide an area for friends and family to gather. For the compact kitchen, extending the work surface and placing bar stools underneath is a simple way of creating somewhere for guests to sit, whilst you cook them dinner. When it comes to door finishes, contemporary, sleek, handleless designs remain on-trend, however alternative materials such as glass, are also proving to be extremely popular. As the main room of the home, the kitchen needs to make a statement, so opting for an unusual style of unit will certainly make a bold impression! n www.malcorboy.com | www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk revealed

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PUT IT INTO PERSPECTIVE Lisa Melvin provides clients with incredibly detailed 3D perspectives and elevations to help them visualise their dream designs

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Lisa Melvin talks us through the design process in creating this stunning wow factor kitchen, writes Hannah Lewis Photo Ani Evans Photography

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This kitchen was part of a complete barn refurbishment for a young couple, Lisa Melvin Design worked alongside Springburn Joinery who created the beautiful Slide & Fold doors for the kitchen, along with all the other joinery requirements for the project. The couple were looking for a kitchen with the wow factor. They love to entertain so this needed to be a practical party space - they also have dogs so the flooring needed to accommodate muddy paws! The clients saw a kitchen on display at Gallery Showroom that they liked. The kitchen was ‘The Entertainer’, where the island unit looks like it is floating above a mirrored plinth, it accommodates every entertaining need with an eye catching bank of built in appliances. As the kitchen is in a barn with original beams, we wanted to highlight natural materials. A textured slate wall was chosen, which adds a natural, yet modern touch to the overall kitchen and creates a dramatic contrast with the Silestone Blanco Zeus Extreme white worktop. The Vitra Neoquarzite tiles in anthracite on the floor add further contrast to the white worktops and have a practical, durable finish, suitable for the pet dogs.

Ultra contemporary Keller Fuente units in a striking, white, high-gloss finish, bounce light around the space and complement the wooden beams. As the clients enjoy hosting parties, LED colour-changing lights from Sycamore Lighting were installed in the plinth and in beading at the base of the slate wall. A spectrum of colours enables the clients to choose one for every occasion and makes a strong style statement. This use of colour also brings warmth to an otherwise contemporary neutral palette. A distinctive, hanging, Elica Sienna hood had to be worked around the existing visible timber joists. This sits above a sleek, designer Kuppersbusch hob for a seamless finish. High performance Neff ovens make cooking a breeze and a Fisher & Paykel double fridge freezer provides plenty of storage when entertaining. The Fisher & Paykel double DishDrawer makes clearing up afterwards quick and easy. The wet zone features a Tekka Linea undermount sink in stainless steel, a favourite material for chefs, and an Astracast Professional tap completes the look with a handy InSinkErator added in for grinding food down. n www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk revealed

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The name for bespoke joinery in Rugby

Springburn Joinery manufacture premium quality bespoke timber windows, doors, staircases, gates, orangeries, roof lanterns and king post trusses. All of our joinery is handmade-to-measure and manufactured to order, tailored to your needs. Since 1985, Springburn have been manufacturing specialist joinery products to commercial and domestic applications. Springburn is based in Rugby and have been serving Warwickshire and the West Midlands with purpose-made joinery for almost 30 years. We have developed our specialised joinery services to include both large and small scale projects, barn refurbishment work and complete building restoration and renovation. Many of the joinery components produced required specialised bespoke window and door manufacture, plus intricate sliding sash window replication.

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Springburn Joinery at Melbros House, Great Central Way, Rugby, CV21 3XH.


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The Queen Bee of all handles. A fantastic crystal knob embellished with 120 white glass crystals, inset on a polished chrome base. RRP £99.

THE BEST COLOUR CHANGING LIGHTS & SUPER SPARKLY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME

4. Axor Bespoke Tap Through Axor Manufaktur you can truly make your bathroom unique. The range of special finishes include gold, rose gold and black chrome, available in both polished or brushed effects. POA.

2. Caboche Ceiling Suspension Lamp Resulting from the desire to create a precious and charming lamp like a pearl bracelet, this ceiling lamp from Foscarini will add glitz and glamour to any room. From RRP £1,161. www.foscarini.com

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3. Sigma80 LED Touchless Flush Plate The Geberit Sigma80 is designed for the discerning eye: a black or metal-coated glass plate with two LED light fields. The flush is activated when movement is detected and in standby mode it is an invisible button. The LED colour can be changed to suit your colour scheme. RRP £960.

5. GRACELINE LED Mirror Cabinet Brighten up your bathroom with this sleek and stylish LED mirror cabinet. The colour of the LED can be changed from white, red, orange, green, blue and purple. RRP £1,372.

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6. Harlequin Bath This bath from Grace of London is a work of art. With a classic chequerboard design embed with up to 15,000 hand painted, hand cut pieces of pearlescent white and midnight blue glass, the bath is encased in bright white 18carat gold, resting on an imperial plinth. RRP £18,000.

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BATHROOM CASE STUDY

The ProSun Sunshower allows you to tan while you shower, the clients had seen it on Lisa’s Daily Design Knowledge blog and wanted her to incorporate it into their new bathroom, writes Sarah Mills This project was part of an entire home renovation in a vicarage. Upstairs, two bedrooms were reconfigured, which involved knocking down and moving walls to create a master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite, which would feature the latest technology and designer fittings for a luxury wet room. The clients visited Lisa Melvin at Gallery Showroom to discuss their ideas for a stunning, boutique-style bathroom. They were immediately struck by the beauty of one of the bathroom displays, which featured Bisazza mosaic tiles. The couple wanted to incorporate the ProSun Sunshower, a revolutionary bronzing system that allows you to tan while you shower using a balanced UV light spectrum, into their design.

Design Process The shower area was cleverly placed so the clients could look out through the window onto spectacular views of the countryside inbetween a sleek, glass walk-in shower panel. Here, a striking wall of Bisazza tiles flow onto the easy-fit Aqua-Dec from the pioneers of wet room flooring Impey, for a luxury backdrop. A luxurious 400mm PuraVida overhead shower was chosen for total indulgence as the client likes to relax after a long day, a hand-shower was added for full body coverage.

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Lisa created a calming, clutter free space using a designer built-in mirror cabinet which features a light sensor and shaving point. This sits above a Vero basin and wall-mounted chrome PuraVida tap mixer. A minimalist, wall-hung Vero toilet makes a more cohesive design, which is topped with a tall and striking wall mounted cabinet in a rich, anthracite oak.

Finishing Touches Additional designer features include the distinctive niches built into one wall, which has been fitted with mirrors and demister pads with intricate LED lights to illuminate every shelf. A built-in iPod docking system gives this space more designer appeal with a powerful integrated speaker and safety feature. A striking chrome Cat Ladder radiator contrasts perfectly against the large Vitra white Neo-quarzite tiles, which cover the majority of the walls and floor for a clean, neutral backdrop. A Thermonet under floor heating system features an easy-to-use touch-screen thermostat. n

FEATURES AT A GLANCE ■ ProSun Sunshower ■ Simpsons walk-in shower panel ■ Bisazza Alpine mix mosaics ■ Impey easy-fit Aqua-Dec flooring ■ Axor PuraVida overhead shower, hand shower and tap mixer. ■ Duravit Multibox mirror cabinet ■ Duravit Vero basin ■ Vitra Neo-quarzite tiles ■ Aeon Cat Ladder ■ iPod dock & speakers ■ Thermonet underfloor heating All available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930 Daily Design Knowledge Blog: lisamelvindesign.blogspot.co.uk

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GULIO RECESSED ILLUMINATED MIRROR CABINET

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FUTURISTIC FEEL This guest restroom has an elegant futuristic feel. The unique Pebble Mosaics compliment the dark wall tiles, while the niche has a sparkly shimmer with the addition of sparkly glitter grout. It features an LED touchless flush plate, which in standby mode is an invisible button, activated as soon as movement is detected. It gives visual feedback in the form of the coloured light effect when the toilet is flushed. Available from The Designer Knowledge 01788 866950 www.thedesignerknowledge.co.uk revealed DESIGN . HOME . INTERIORS

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ESCAPE FROM IT ALL The Bathroom is one of the key rooms in your home, a sanctuary to relax in after a long day. Lisa Melvin shares with us her top tips for creating a dream oasis.

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Don’t wake your sleeping beauty. Consider using an acoustics partition roll to help sound proof the walls of your en-suite. Install an ultra quiet flush cistern, like Grohe’s Whisper Technology, for super quiet flush operation.

Give your lotions and potions a home include a niche within your stud walls or an under basin unit.

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Include an illuminated mirror to create a wow factor and give the illusion of space. The Halo mirror from Bathroom Origins ticks all the box’s and even includes a demista pad to avoid a steamy mirror!

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Keep it simple - use a large format porcelain tile on your floor and walls, use mosaics to make your room pop.

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8 Light up your life - don’t neglect this crucial part of your new en suite scheme. Choose LED, low energy, cool white shower lights available in a number of finishes. Save energy, power usage and no more changing light bulbs!

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Check your Bathroom Installer / Tiler has included within your installation estimate an appropriate water resistant Gypsum / Cement based flooring and wall board suitable to tile on. Keep your toes toasty and towels dry all year round with the inclusion of an electric heated floor matt and an electric summer element for your towel rail.

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hese bespoke restrooms, in a private entertainment venue, feature spectacular glass mosaic tiles and Mapei glitter grout between them for an ultra stylish splashback and as a luxury backdrop in each cubicle. Geberit Sigma80 flush plates were installed. The LED light is invisible until movement is detected. A wave of the hand over the plate is all it takes to activate the flush. In the ladies the LED behind the black glass is pink and in the mens it’s blue. Duravit Black Vero sanitaryware creates dramatic impact with a wonderful, durable finish which provides a protective layer to help keep it clean. The striking black basins in both wash areas were teamed with Grohe’s wall-mounted Ondus 3-hole mixer in velvet black. To add to the feeling of luxury Molton Brown soap dispensers were included. Corian surfaces create the perfect finishing touch - in a bold, fuchsia pink for ladies and a calming grey for the men. Back-lit LED mirrors create a halo effect and add a touch of elegance to this design and provide plenty of room for high guest numbers. n

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BRILLIANT BATHROOM STORAGE HOME YOUR LOTIONS & POTIONS

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1. Montez built in mirror cabinet including light sensor and shaver supply unit from £851.

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2. Chira tall furniture cabinet with mirror on interior door and illuminated strip from £1,080. 3. Raul aluminium tall cabinet with double sided mirrored door and adjustable glass shelves £389.

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4. Alba Soft close corner cabinet with integral back-lit LED illumination £276. 5. Vola RS1 Round built-in waste bin, available in black and white £902.

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One touch technology has found its home in the bathroom. The simplicity and convenience of Select technology is set to revolutionise the bathroom. Hand showers, overhead showers, showerpipes, exposed and now concealed thermostats offer a comprehensive product range covering every aspect of showering. ShowerSelect – the future of showering Select offers a genuine alternative to digital solutions, thousands of button push tests have confirmed it: using ShowerSelect concealed thermostats is so intuitive that you understand it from the start. Select is an innovation that Hansgrohe are extremely proud of with all the simplicity of single touch

durable, reliable and the standard you would expect of a product from the Hansgrohe portfolio. The ShowerSelect push button technology brings all the advantages of Select to concealed thermostats and valves. They are not only easy to operate thanks to the integrated Select buttons, they are just as easy to clean, and thanks to their rectangular shape, they also

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Waters Baths of Ashbourne is a fast growing brand with a reputation for creating beautiful and contemporary freestanding baths.

Bathe in Brook - Dim the lights and indulge yourself in the Brook bath, ideal for a quick splash, or the perfect space to while time away. On Display at Gallery Showroom, Rugby, Warwickshire.

As late as the early 1960’s many homes in Britain did not have a bathroom. Fast forward 50 years and our bathrooms have become an important room in our homes — a sanctuary to lock ourselves away from the fast pace of life. Baths are the perfect way to unwind and relax after a long day. Our clients often ponder over whether or not they should remove the bath and just have a splendid large shower instead. Most people insist they only shower and have maybe only bathed once or twice in the past year, so why bother keeping the bath? We always point out the minute you no longer have a bath is the minute you desperately want one! At Gallery Showroom we push out all the stops to create a stunning scheme, which will enhance your experience on every occasion you enter your bathroom sanctuary. We always try out new products on the market first then introduce them to your scheme so you can benefit from the latest designs and technology available. www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom | 01788 866930 revealed

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Since the advent of time man has captured the natural beauty of marble by creating timeless art forms, to adorn and enhance his surroundings. Our passion is to bring to your home a range of classical and contemporary designs, crafted in an art form handed down through countless generations that capture the unique texture and natural colour of marble. Photos are for illustration purposes only, each individual piece is unique in so colours will vary.

manteiv collection hand crafted marblE

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Vie 400mm x 900mm Dark grey, polished & grooved

Bandi Dark 400mm x 900mm Dark Grey, polished with créme band

Bandi 400mm x 900mm Créme, polished with black band

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Thie Dark 400mm x 900mm Black, polished & hammered with créme band £720

Thie 400mm x 900mm Créme, polished & hammered with black band £720

Kim 400mm x 900mm Black, polished & hammered £720

Khanh 400mm x 900mm Java Brown, polished & grooved

Khanh Dark 400mm x 900mm Dark grey, polished & grooved

Cami 450mm x 900mm Créme, polished, with tap hole

Cami Dark 450mm x 900mm Black, polished, with tap hole

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EXCLUSIVE MANTEIV COLLECTION

BASINS

Thao Java 400mm x 150mm Java Brown, polished £160

Thao 400mm x 150mm Créme, polished £160

Tuan 400mm x 150mm Java Brown, polished & cut £160

Phuy 400mm x 150mm Créme / Black, polished £180

Phuy Dark 400mm x 150mm Black / Créme, polished £180

Bien 400mm x 150mm Black, polished £160

Goyn 400mm x 150mm Créme, polished Onyx £180

Chie 400mm x 150mm Java Brown, polished £160

Balk 400mm x 150mm Dark grey, polished £1600

Mihe 400mm x 150mm Créme, polished £160

Hoang 500 x 400 x 150mm Créme, polished £215

Rar 400 x 500 x 150mm Natural & polished granite £160

Koti 600 x 400 x 150mm Créme, polished £215

Rar Tap 400 x 500 x 150mm Natural & polished granite with tap hole £180

Qui 300 x 300 x 150mm Créme, polished corner basin with tap hole £135

Qui Dark 300 x 300 x 150mm Black, polished corner basin with tap hole £135

Koti Dark 600 x 400 x 150mm Black, polished £215

Bespoke marble bath made to order, any size

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CARE FOR YOUR STONE Solid Oak Unit with drawer 780 x 470 x 730mm £360 Solid oak cupboard 780 x 470 x 730mm £450 Polished marble top with chopped edges Créme or black 820 x 470mm from £63

With basic care and attention our products will continue to look amazing for years to come. We recommend a regular wipe over with a damp cloth and mild soap based cleaner, with any excess of water being wiped away immediately from our furniture worktops. If for any reason the surface of our stone products become stained there are a number of proprietary stain removers and sealants available on the market which will restore the natural beauty of the surface. Please on no account use bleach, solvent, abrasive or acid based cleaners.

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1. Tried and tested concept Underfloor heating extends back to Neolithic times. Asians and Alaskan inhabitants used to draft smoke from fires through stone-covered trenches that led to the floors of their underground dwellings. The hot smoke heated the floor stones and then radiated into the living areas. From this ancient idea, underground heating has now evolved into modern systems using fluid-filled pipes or electrical cables and mats.

4. Comfortable, even heat Because these systems give an even distribution of heat across the whole room, they are said to be more efficient and, unlike radiator-based heat, there are no cold spots or draughts. Underfloor heating produces the ideal heating temperature for a home and, because it heats a larger surface area from the floor upwards at a lower temperature, it results in a more consistent heat. It also frees up wall space because you can get rid of some – or all – of your radiators.

8. Wired for heat A dry system is made up of a series of electric wires that are installed beneath or within your flooring. Depending on the size of the room you want to be heated and the flooring, you can choose between loose-fit wiring, which is flexible enough to fit into small or awkward spaces, electric cable systems or heating mats. Heating mats can be rolled out quickly and easily and are great for when you want to cover a large area flooring.

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REASONS TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME WITH THERMONET ELECTRIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING

2. When in Rome Around 2,000 years ago, when legions of people from Rome moved to the colder north, they realised the growing need to provide winter warmth inside both public and private buildings. At this time an underfloor heating system was already available – the hypocaust, which translates from Greek as ‘heat from below’. These systems allowed hot air to flow underneath floors, which were raised, sitting on brick columns. 3. Unbeatable versatility From the more traditionally associated stone or tiled floors to wooden flooring, electric underfloor heating can be installed under pretty much all types of flooring nowadays. It can even be installed under carpet, providing the tog is 1.5 or less so the heat can penetrate through effectively and there is a 10mm layer of self-levelling compound to dissipate heat evenly. You can choose to have it installed in just one room, a specific area of your home or zoned and wirelessly controlled throughout the whole house.

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5. Peace and quiet It suffers none of the creaks or groans of conventional copper pipes and radiators and, as well as being no more expensive than traditional heating methods, electric underfloor heating is virtually maintenance free. It is therefore going to reduce your longterm energy costs even further.

9. Easy installation With a dry system, electric heating sheets or cables are fitted beneath the flooring, usually on top of a layer of screed (to ensure the surface is completely flat) and a layer of floor insulation (to keep the heating source travelling upwards rather than down). Ready-to-roll electric mats can be laid by confident DIYers, but you will need 6. Dry or wet systems a qualified electrician to connect your There are two main types of floor system up to your electric mains supply heating to choose from: electric and fit a sensor that connects to the underfloor heating (which is also known thermostat. This allows you to accurately as a dry system) and water, pump-driven, control the temperature and pre-set the underfloor heating (or a wet system). system to fit around your daily life. Electric underfloor heating is an ideal solution for fitting in a new-build house 10. Add value and, because of the low build up level it Having underfloor heating is beneficial can also be installed retrospectively. for when you come to sell your home and move on. You will have paid for 7. Green energy Underfloor heating systems, particularly the installation but the new owners will reap the rewards of this cheaper, very if they are coupled with renewable desirable system that’s covered by the energy sources such as solar PV panels, Thermonet Lifetime Warranty. will reduce or eliminate the combustion of greenhouse gases produced by gas boilers. It will also save you between 15% and 30% on your heating bills – depending on your lifestyle, heating program and electricity tariff.

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Boutique Bliss SPA INSPIRED LUXURY

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We chose luxury Bisazza Grigio Azzurro mosaics, which reflect a stunning sea-blue shade and create a focal point in the shower area, and contrast beautifully against the neutral Vitra neo-quartzite wall and floor tiles throughout this space. A lighter shade of Onyx mosaic tiles, in aqua, provide the perfect backdrop to the niche, which was designed to accommodate the tall lotion bottles which the clients prefer to use.

striking illuminated Halo “ Amirror effortlessly creates a focus point � A Duravit SensoWash, wall-hung shower-toilet adds another dimension to the luxury element as this provides a toilet and bidet experience in one. A sleek, mirrored glass Geberit Sigma80 flush plate completes the modern look. A highly polished Bisque Chime radiator, in stainless steel, creates an attractive design feature on one wall. In the walk-through shower area, an Impey shower panel opens up the space with an Aqua-Dec floor former and a large, wall-mounted Hansgrohe Raindance overhead shower E420 Air 2jet for the wow factor. An award-winning Hansgrohe eco-friendly PuraVida hand shower with three jets, from shower rain to massage, provides further spray options. A Keramag Design bathroom vanity unit with basin, Preciosa II by the designer Bernd Brohammer, combined with an Axor PuraVida tap

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y clients have recently taken advantage of the fact that their children have now grown up and left the family home, with

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add a sophisticated, yet simplistic, finish. A striking, illuminated Halo mirror above, from Bathroom Origins, allows for a variety of tasks from applying make-up to shaving in this space, and effortlessly creates a focus point and makes the space feel bigger. Florida accessories, such as the soap dispenser, provide the perfect finishing touches. Swarovski crystals provide an additional design element for a luxurious finish and adorn the toilet brush holder and towel rail as the client is fond of holistic therapy and loves crystals. Under-floor heating provides further luxury. n www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk


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1. Bathroom Origins Halo mirror. Back-lit fluorescent mirror available in 2 sizes: Diameter 600mm or 900mm. From RRP £275. 6.

2. Create a niche with tiles that complement your colour scheme. Classy glass mosaics from RRP £22 per sheet. Sheet size 333 x 333mm. 5.

3. Molton Brown hand care gift set & engraved stainless steel wall dispenser. Available in Naran Ji (Golden colour) and Rose Granati (Pink colour) includes 300ml of Molton Brown hand soap and 300ml of hand lotion. RRP £99. 3.

5. Florida bathroom accessory range from Bathroom Origins. Embellished with three Swarovski crystal elements. From RRP £39. 6. Create the wow effect with the Sigma80 LED colour changing flush plate from Geberit. The flush is activated when movement is detected from RRP £960. Bisque’s Chime radiator is made from polished stainless steel. The chunky rails allow towels to slide easily on and off. From RRP £693. 48 revealed

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4. Hansgrohe Raindance overhead shower E420 AIR 2 jet. For the ultimate luxury showering experience choose from RainAir and wide flood jet spray patterns. Overhead wall mounted shower for high pressure systems. RRP £1,314. Available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930 www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom


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2. Bisazza Iside Mix Pearl Black mosaics £241.20 per sqm

3. Bisazza Stella Alpina Mix Grey mix mosaics £237.60 per sqm

4. Bisazza Acquario Grigio Azzurro Mix Blue mix mosaics £267.60 per sqm

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ADVERTISING FEATURE

Axor ShowerProducts design by

Swedish design team Front “We used our personal perception of the shower and showering to draw attention to the technology behind the wall, which is often concealed. It was important for us to foster an awareness of what is the most archetypal aspect of the bathroom – the installation itself.” Charlotte von der Lancken - Front

LampShower designed by

Japanese design studio Nendo Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe, offer stylish collections and new for 2014, innovative cross-collection products providing sophisticated highlights for beautiful bathrooms.

“My aim was to combine what is most archetypal about the living space, the lighting, with water, so as to give the shower an enhanced sensuous dimension in a way we have not yet seen before. The result is something that is not just a shower, nor just a lamp, but a hybrid – a magic trick with light and water that is available day after day.” Oki Sato - Nendo

Behind these innovative collections are some the world’s most creative minds, from Philippe Starck’s distinctive style to JeanMarie Massaud’s nature inspired design and the new LampShower designed by Nendo. The combined skills and inspirational designer visions form the creative foundation for the concept of the bathroom as a living space. The result is breath-taking design concepts and award winning styles, to suit every taste.

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ONES TO WATCH 2014’S HOTTEST PRODUCTS

SENSOWASH The SensoWash® from Duravit is a shower-toilet seat, a combination of toilet and bidet. From the comfortable, heated seat to the wireless, intuitive remote control SensoWash® Starck feels every bit as good as it looks. The functions themselves – from gentle cleaning to pleasant drying – offer maximum comfort and ultimate user-friendliness.

GEBERIT MONOLITH SANITARY MODULE FOR WASHBASINS Offering a perfect fusion of form and function, the award-winning Geberit Monolith sanitary modules look super slick and can be combined with numerous ceramic appliances and taps. The Monolith

FISHER & PAYKEL 60CM OVEN Fisher & Paykel have reinvented from the inside out with their new 60cm Built-in Oven. It has an extraordinary 77 litres of usable capacity and unique ActiveVent technology - an ingenious oven system that maintains heat and controls moisture levels for the perfect roast every time.

module for washbasins neatly combines additional storage space with integrated towel rails and shelf surfaces. All the fixtures and fittings are cleverly concealed behind the elegant, slimline glass surface to create a streamlined, clutterfree look in any space. Installation is quick and easy as no structural changes need to be made and no walls need to be opened prior to installation, existing water supply and waste water connections can be used as they are.

THERMOGROUP THERMOTOUCH 4.3iC The Thermotouch 4.3iC features a 4.3” TrueTouch display and an intuitive 7 day, 6 event heating schedule that fits seamlessly around your lifestyle. The full colour graphical interface is easy to use and switch between the 5 flexible heating modes: Program, Comfort, Economy, Boost and Holiday. The thermostat operates via floor sensors for accurate control and temperature regulation and can be located up to 50 metres away from the room you want to control. You can customise the look with a silver or black, brushed aluminium fascia. revealed

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BISAZZA 2014 COLLECTION AFFRESCO Bisazza glass mosaic pattern, made of 4 modules, 20 x 20 mm tiles. Design by Paola Navone.

GROHE MINTA TOUCH TAP Featuring innovative EasyTouch technology Minta instinctively reacts to the slightest touch. It’s clean-living - just because your hands are dirty, doesn‘t mean your fittings should be too. One tap of the Minta Touch with the back of your hand, wrist or forearm is all it takes to turn it on or off, thus keeping the tap clean and hygienic at all times. If your hands are clean, simply use the manual lever to adjust flow and temperature.

SPLINTER WORKS VESSEL The peaceful experience of kicking-back in a hammock has been further enhanced by combining it with the immersive comfort of soaking in a hot bath. By literally elevating the experience of bathing into a suspended sculpture the bathroom has been reinvented as a contemplative sanctuary for artful relaxation. All available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930 www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom

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CAPLE SENSE PREMIUM WHITE APPLIANCES

AQUADUCT DESIGNER DRAIN COVERS

This new collection includes ice

Lateral Design Studio has

white Caple appliances where

produced a sleek and stylish

high performance coupled with

range of laser cut stainless steel

style are key. Sense Premium built-

covers for shower and wet room

in appliances range from steam

environments. They’re available

ovens, hoods and hobs to warming

in sixteen stylish designs and

drawers, coffee machines and

you can even have a bespoke

microwaves and complement any

design drawn up for you. Really

style kitchen.

make a statement in your wetroom by adding some of their LED lighting activated by water, and the possibilities are truly endless!

BUSHBOARD NUANCE PANELS The new range has been

Uniquely Nuance

upgraded with 15 new

panels are not made with

designs including 8 True Scale

wood, but from a patented

effects that authentically

polyurethane core board

mirror the luxury of granite

that is totally water-

and marble, with the

impervious. Nuance is an

benefits of easy care and

extrusion-free system as the

maintenance, as well as fast installation. True Scale designs are printed in high definition in large scale format which have the visual benefit of little repeat panel to panel. They have been massively

panels have slim pre finished postformed edges. Both of these factors give Nuance superior aesthetic and performance advantages. Products are fitted with

successful and Bushboard

the company’s specially

are responding to a growing

developed BB Complete

demand in the bathroom

adhesive which validates

market for statement stones.

the 15 year guarantee. revealed

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MEREWAY VOGUE COLLECTION Stand out from the crowd with the Vouge collection from Mereway. Modern, modular bathroom furniture available in Snake and Zebra.

All available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930 www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom

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Visit our exclusiVe showroom in rugby & be inspired to create your perfect kitchen or bathroom. with oVer seVenty kitchen & bathroom displays & our 3d cad design serVices you can see your dream turn into reality. T 01788 866930 W www.melbros.com/galleryshowroom Visit our showroom at melbros house, great central way, rugby, cV21 3xh.


Axor Starck Organic Follow your Head and your Heart

â–¸ How much thought and how much heart has gone into creating Axor Starck Organic? An extraordinary amount: resulting in a functional mixer shower jet that is unprecedented, revolutionary low water consumption of 3.5 l/min., and a totally new operating concept. Find out more about the new bathroom collection, which will enable you to experience water in a completely new way, at head-and-heart.com or www.hansgrohe.co.uk

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Revealed Design Home Interiors 2014  

Second issue of Revealed Design Home Interiors publication.

Revealed Design Home Interiors 2014  

Second issue of Revealed Design Home Interiors publication.

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