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We often talk about kitchen extensions here at KBB HQ. That and loft conversions, knocking down parts of a house to rebuild something better in its place, or adding a room to create a larger bedroom-bathroom suite. The aims: create more space, embrace open-plan living, and make the hub of the home bigger and brighter. However, this issue, we’re temporarily forgetting extensions and looking instead to small spaces and the amazing things that can be done with them. Are you guilty of wishing your small kitchen, bedroom or bathroom was just that little bit larger? Me too. But, if building additional footprint isn’t possible, we’ve rounded up the best advice and inspiration to give you plenty of ideas on how to maximise even the tightest of rooms to ensure you don’t lose out on function, or indeed style. Discover clever solutions to make every inch of wall and floor space work and take tips from homeowners who’ve done just that. I love how Mark McKay and Daniel Robinson have gone bold with their colour choices in a small kitchen, showing that dark cabinets can look great no matter a room’s size. Or, for a cool flashback, take a look at how John and Faye Parton have used pink to create a retro-inspired scheme in their compact flat. By choosing stylish colours, both projects show how a small space can be fun as well as practical. And while any renovation can be challenging, tackling a small room can be among the trickiest designs to get right. So, it seems only right we celebrate these spaces.

Enjoy the issue,
Lindsay Blair, Editor

The February issue is out now.

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