Utopia    Editor 14 Jun 2017

Frances Leate discusses blissful spa bathrooms and “basking in the summer sunshine”

While you’re basking in the summer sunshine, planning your beautiful new kitchen or bathroom, I hope flicking through the pages of our gorgeous July issue will give you plenty of inspiring ideas and motivate you to create the space of your dreams.

You can find out how other homeowners achieved their design goals with our real homes case studies, which showcase some of the best kitchen and bathroom designs in the country and if you fancy yourself as a bit of a whizz in the kitchen, be sure to read our ‘Go Pro’ feature, where we’ve picked the brains of the UK’s top chefs to find out how to create a professional chef’s kitchen at home.

We also take a look at the timeless monochrome trend, jazzed up with a splash of vibrant colour, and now there’s no need to visit a spa when you can have your very own zen sanctuary in the comfort of your own home too.

Frances Leate, Editor