Transitional Kitchen Update in a Victorian Home

A dazzling Victorian home gets a kitchen update that opens up the space, brings in natural light and is a brand-new look that blends beautifully with the classic home.

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Photo By: Eric Roth ©Scripps Networks

Classic Meets Modern

As Victorian homes are known for housing several small rooms, differing from the open concept that is now so popular in modern homes, designer Peter Feinmann hoped to open up the interior of this classic home, making more room and allowing more light in.

Opening Up the Home

"Bringing light into the space was a primary concern," says Peter. "This was accomplished by opening the kitchen to the family room, infusing that space with light and releasing it from its previous confinement. Two interior wall openings were made in the kitchen, allowing light to pass through into the family room (shown here) and hallway. One of the cutouts provides a view into the front foyer."

Transitional Kitchen Details

Keeping with the ultra-detailed design of the Victorian home, this updated kitchen shows off plenty of interesting features. Gorgeous white subway tile and cabinetry contrast beautifully against the dark concrete countertop. A waffled ceiling gives the room depth, while the red kitchen island brings in a bright splash of color.

Red Kitchen Island

The stunning island is painted in Red Bay by Sherwin-Williams and works wonders for creating interest and fun in the space. It looks especially chic with the concrete countertop that is also carried throughout the rest of the room, tying the entire look together.