August 16, 2019 | Updated: October 25, 2021
Thinking of remodelling your kitchen? Here’s a case study explaining the kitchen renovation process step by step.
This guide shows the before, during and after of a kitchen renovation in a Victorian terrace house located in Richmond, UK. See the step-by-step below, including planning and building work, and learn how to remodel a kitchen from beginning to end.
Situated along a tree-lined cul de sac in Richmond, with walled gardens and tall chimneys, this period terraced house has been upgraded by the current owners, Fiona and Ben Edwards, to a beautiful standard yet in keeping with its period and boasts a wealth of character. Read on and follow the step by step journey of their kitchen renovation.
Ben and Fiona bought their Victorian terrace house in Richmond, Surrey 6 years ago. Instantly struck by its potential, it was a diamond in the rough. It had been bought ‘off plan’ in the 1850s (the land was originally an orchard) and had been owned by only one family. The current owner has lived there for 99 years and 44 weeks! Unfortunately, most of the original features had been removed in the 1960s.
The ground floor area that was to become their new open plan kitchen/diner was made up of the following spaces:
They employed an architect and planned to extend into the side return and glaze above it. This was a key part of the transformation, providing a sightline from the front door to the garden. Together with the full-width bi-fold doors, this would provide an immense sense of space and light.
The construction works were undertaken as follows:
Once the building works were done, only the last steps remained:
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As for the result of their kitchen renovation, they state: “We are thrilled with the finished result. We’ve maintained the period character, whilst benefiting from a light-filled, modern shaker open plan kitchen, with a WOW factor.” We couldn’t agree more.
Further information: Want to see more pictures of the kitchen renovation or find out more details about the process? Find out more on their Instagram page – @fromtherubbletotheritz and website www.mycasainteriors.com
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