Victorian Kitchen

Alameda, California

Everyone knows the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. So creating a modern kitchen that efficiently uses space and includes state-of-the-art appliances for an enthusiastic home chef was the order of the day for this Victorian remodel. 

The owner also wanted the new kitchen design to work in harmony with its existing Victorian style. We used elegant materials, added a large window and  trim to match the original,oak flooring. While adding space, we were conscious of keeping a continuous flow with other rooms. To add a feeling of lightness and height, a dropped ceiling was removed to expose the original 11′ high ceiling. 

By removing minor walls and changing the kitchen layout, we improved circulation and created a connecting view from a formal entry hall at the front of the house, through the kitchen and added a dining room for family meals and entertaining. The end result is a Victorian era home with a modern kitchen and space for family and friends. This owner adores their new spacious and modern kitchen.

“I was introduced to Alexandra through her donation to a charity auction. I won the bid and met with her regarding my kitchen remodel. She was professional and personable and attentive from the outset to every detail. After our preliminary meeting, and her rough-out drawing of the kitchen deisgn, I officially contracted her services. She possesses an amazing wealth of resources, but never required that I use her recommendations. The result was a combination of her and my ideas, her and my resources, and her and my work on the project. The Victorian kitchen was finished to my complete satisfaction. Alexandra was always available for questions and concerns. I recommend her services very highly.”- Client