Victorian house, but don't want victorian kitchen any suggestions ??

(31 Posts)
Haylo Mon 20-Oct-08 14:20:28

Moving in later next month. Need to start shopping for new kitchen this week. Love all the period features in the house, but not into victorian style kitchens.

Have open plan kitchen/ dining room with kitchen end being 9'6 x 11'6 and a seperate utility room of 10'0 x 11'0, both have very high ceilings. Want both rooms to have matching units and look. l am a real foodie and would love a walk in pantry like Nigella's, probably in the utility room. Retaining original aga surround and pantry wall cupboard doors in stripped wood in kitchen, utility is a blank canvas.

We plan to be there for the next 15-20 years (not that l expect a kitchen to last that long), so although we cannot afford a real bespoke kitchen would like it to live up to the house and be the best on our budget (DP says he wants a WOW kitchen for £15k).

l like the coloured kitchen units in either charcoal, mocha or cream with chunky and straight chrome handles. Like black granite, but not sure if budget would stretch and would it look too cold with cream units ? Have looked at MFI, Kuchen Lab & Howdens so far.

Any advice on style or suppliers appreciated.

Ramona75 Mon 29-Jul-13 14:37:35

25k for a kitchen! wow, that is way ott. If you buy online you'll get that for half the price if not cheaper. Have you tried pricing up what you need on the site below? http://www.diy-kitchens.com/kitchen-units/

Ramona75 Mon 29-Jul-13 14:37:58

25k for a kitchen! wow, that is way ott. If you buy online you'll get that for half the price if not cheaper. Have you tried pricing up what you need on the site below? www.diy-kitchens.com/kitchen-units/

ShoeWhore England Mon 29-Jul-13 14:42:48

We put an Alno kitchen in our Victorian flat. I loved it, quite sleek and modern (we went for a matt finish, which felt less stark than the shiny ones) They do a really good quality laminate worktop with square edges which I would really recommend as an alternative to wooden worktops.

BackforGood Mon 29-Jul-13 14:51:45

Would people really not expect a kitchen to last 15 - 20 years ? shock What kind of inferior quality stuff are you installing ?

I agree back - I was surprised that someone would pay that much and expect to replace it so soon. may as well get a real cheap one if you don't think the quality is good enough.

I'm getting a cheap one and hoping not to replace it however wink

BackforGood Mon 29-Jul-13 15:32:39

Well quite! I think it I ever am in the position of replacing a kitchen again, I will go for a cheaper one and then be happy to replace it after 10 years or so, I couldn't justify replacing it if I spent £15K on it though!

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