This Month

How much has your home changed in the last five years? How about 10? 20? What about if you think back to 30 years ago? For much of the time I’ve spent putting this issue together, I’ve been in #throwback mode with the team at KBB HQ. Why? This month we’re kicking off our 30th year – and we plan to celebrate in style. Don’t worry, we’ll keep showcasing the need-to-know design guides, renovation advice, and interiors news, too, but from this issue, we’re looking back over the years since the magazine launched and how our homes – and the way we use them – have changed. These days, we take a lot of what we use in our kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms for granted (dare I say), but so much work has gone into innovations such as boiling-water taps, thermostatic showers, and the humble toaster to name a few. We’ll be investigating key ones each issue in the next 12 months, starting with Quooker’s boiling-water tap. The story is one that shows how persistence really does pay off. Check out the slick white and orange kitchen on as well, straight from the 2008 archives. Speaking to designers, it’s amazing how things have evolved along with our lifestyles – and as many of us now live in open-plan spaces or in multi-generational households, our homes have to constantly adapt to life changes. We report on the growing need for inclusive design, which is all about accessibility and safety. It’s a really interesting read and an extremely important concept that I hope will be integral to design for many years to come.

Enjoy the issue, Lindsay

The June issue is out now.

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