Contemporary Kitchen in a Victorian Home

The contemporary kitchen in a Victorian home was the obvious choice for our Hale client.  Alice purchased a new home for a new start. The walls had unusual dimensions, unsuited to a modern way of life. There was a dark, narrow hallway leading from the front door to the kitchen. Alice decided to knock this down to open the space. Light flooded in from front to back. The kitchen could now be integrated into both the living space and the dining area. It could become the hub of home, which was Alice’s request.

The Brief

Alice sought the advice of Design Consultant, Tracy Mackey to install a kitchen that complemented the traditional house and also added a contemporary twist. Alice, however, didn’t want it to feel like a high-tech kitchen. Instead, she wanted the kitchen to integrate seamlessly with both the dining and living areas. The objective was to make the kitchen feel more like furniture.

Tracy took this on board. Her vast experience in the industry meant that she was able to design a perfect scheme for Alice.

The Scheme

In order to maintain a cosy ambiance, textures were key. Betton slate was chosen for the base unit doors because this gave the room an anchor. Concrete lami was the selection for wall units because this gave a light feel above. A complimentary quartz was used for the worktops as this exudes warmth. In order to add glamour and depth, a mirrored back splash was chosen. The extractor was fitted directly into the ceiling. This ensured the view was unobstructed. A Quooker boiling tap was installed for a little luxury. The dining table made from laminate oak wood effect was the final compliment to the kitchen.

Karndean, Kitchenality’s flooring partners, provided a wood-effect floor. It was laid in a herringbone pattern above underfloor heating and looked stunning.


Alice had chosen an oven, oven microwave combination, a warming drawer and induction hob. Planning each appliance and unit was precise because every centimetre of space had to be maximised. Alice was delighted with the abundance of storage.

The kitchen was proportional to the room and there was an easy flow from living and dining areas. The whole scheme was warm and inviting. It was the ideal contemporary kitchen in a Victorian home.

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