Contemporary Vintage Kitchen

Revitalising the kitchen in a stunning Victorian property to the 21st Century with a contemporary stylish design.


Centrally located to Guildford town this majestic Victorian property had seen many conversions through its lifetime and had now been turned back into a stunning family home.  Built around 1850 as a family home, it was later converted to a Children’s Care Home before being purchased by a developer who wished to return it to luxurious family home.

Initially we worked alongside the developers who were renovating this imposing Victorian property, they desired a more modern approach downstairs knocking down walls to create a wonderful open plan family space.

The style of kitchen came down to either a classic Shaker to blend with the character of the property or create a space with wow factor to appeal to a wider range of potential purchasers.  


The property had wonderful high ceilings with traditional cornicing, so by opening up the ground floor it allowed light to flood through and enhance the whole living area.

Mixing vintage and modern to create a contemporary minimalistic kitchen using unique handleless cabinets to retain the bright open space and clean lines.

Softening the overall look of the units the top and bottom edges of the doors were rounded and finished in a white matt lacquer to give a comfortable seam free finish.  Making the most of the tall ceilings double stacking units maximised storage.  Set against a white background, Miele Brilliant White appliances were incorporated including a coffee maker, steam combination oven together with warming drawers and oven.

The new owners approached us to further develop the kitchen to meet the needs of their growing family.  Extending the Corian worktops and adding to the existing furniture created a stunning island of 4.9 metres to link cooking, preparation, eating and socialising.

SKB WD CV 154 525

We were able to make the worktop in one piece by using Corian.  As a composite material it can be joined with a liquid version of itself that when dried can be sanded down to create continuous seam free worktops. Keeping to the colour theme, white Antarctica was chosen with a subtle white fleck to add depth and create a crisp icy finish.

To tone with the worktop a toughened glass splashback made in Farrow and Ball’s Green Blue added a pop of colour to match the glacial tones.


An amazing open living space for this growing family, with direct access to the garden for a versatile inside outside lifestyle.  The stunning kitchen island becoming the hub of the home to enjoy family time together along with hosting many social occasions.