Victorian Cottage
Forest Row

  • Victorian Cottage, Forest Row

About This Project


This kitchen was for a Victorian cottage undergoing total modernisation and renovation.  The wood burner in the snug, new doors and windows had already been installed, our clients were then looking for the perfect kitchen to knit the sitting room and dining area together. They wanted a classic style in a bold colour, that would make a modern statement but feel appropriate to a Victorian cottage. 

The brief was to make the sitting room and kitchen feel more connected to each other, creating a more open-plan space.

Our bespoke kitchen design

We designed a classic lay-on shaker kitchen in Little Greene Paint Company’s ‘Puck’, a wonderfully bold racing green. To keep the kitchen feeling light and bright, we paired the units with the Carrera Venato quartz worktops. In addition to the worktops, we designed floating shelves and opened out the kitchen by removing a unit that had previously sat between the pillar and wall. All of these elements combined to ensure the kitchen feels bright and modern, even in such a deep and bold colour.

Floating shelves are a great way of creating an airy feel to a space without overly cluttering a wall with lots of units, especially when you’re using such a bold colour.

For this classic lay on shaker style, the Crofts & Assinder cup handles in American Copper really complement the whole aesthetic.

To create the synergy between the kitchen and sitting room, we designed bespoke storage for the alcoves either side of the log burner, also in ‘Puck’. This really helps connect the two spaces, and the colour looks just as fabulous styled with the log burner and sitting room furniture.

The key appliances in this kitchen are features a Quooker fusion tap, and the Neff ovens, hob and hood, we really love the antiqued glass splashback behind the hob. This is a great feature that connects a modern kitchen scheme with an older property. It has the added benefit of reflecting light too which works so well in a cottage kitchen. 

All in the detail

As part of our kitchen design, we completely renovated the existing walk in pantry. This was given a new lease of life with new shelving, lighting and bespoke spice racks. 

In smaller kitchens, it is important to be as clever as possible with storage, in addition to the floating shelves to create a sense of space, we concealed all the electrical units underneath them. The eye is drawn to the feature shelves and not the consumer units concealed below.  

To increase the practicality of the space, we also included an evo port in the work top, a multi socket that sits concealed until you need it, ideal for when using small appliances or for your devices.

Feeling inspired?

Browse our gallery for some more ideas. Or pop into our showroom to talk to us about your kitchen renovation! Drop us a line at info@kitchensbespoke.co.uk to make an appointment.

Photos by jackbeard.com

Classic Kitchen, Shaker Style Kitchen
cottage kitchen, crofts & assinder, green kitchen, lay on shaker, quartz worktop, victorian renovation