8 Modern makeovers of Victorian homes

See inside real case studies showing how a Victorian property can be transformed into a home for modern living

(Above) This Victorian apartment in Edinburgh has been gutted and underwent a complete overhaul. The layout has been reworked, while the interiors have been painted in bright colours, or papered with patterned designs.

In the bedroom above, the modern wall colour, accessories and bedhead offset the traditional, white-painted cornicing wrapping the room.

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victorian terraced kitchen extension modern

A three-bedroom Victorian house in Chelmsford has been gradually renovated over time. Once planning permission was secured, the owners extended out into the side return to create a large open plan kitchen/dining/entertaining space.

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modern white living room in victorian house

A two-bedroom terraced property with a traditional red-brick façade has been extended within permitted development to improve the sense of flow between indoors and outdoors with clever use of glazing and sliding doors.

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Take a look around 9 beautifully renovated Victorian terraced homes


modern nursery light bright in a victorian house

A four-storey Victorian home in Hoston, east London has been renovated with a modern touch, while retaining period features where possible. The result is a combination of streamlined surfaces and storage, cornicing and traditional fireplaces.

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industrial bathroom with exposed brick hall in victorian house

After the whole property was renovated, this end-terrace was fitted with a new bathroom in an industrial style. Original brick has been uncovered and is now a standout feature wall, while upcycled auction finds hark back to the Victorian era.

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modern shaker kitchen grey in a victorian flat

A seaside apartment has been made over into a fresh, practical space by stripping back the walls and floors and using a clever contemporary colour scheme to maximise the sense of light.

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contemporary modern rear extension to a victorian house

Two Victorian flats have been converted into a spacious family home. To gain yet more rooms, a rear extension and loft conversion were added. Traditional and contemporary elements combine, from polished flooring to a shaker kitchen.

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brown open plan living room with bespoke shelving and window

Thoughtful architectural details have created a balance between old and new. Bespoke joinery offers creative storage while making use of awkward spaces. The period features in this Victorian property, such as the fireplaces and ceiling roses, have been reinstated. Meanwhile, a contemporary window looks through to the new kitchen extension.

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