So Real Homes: enhancing space in a Victorian home with a kitchen extension

Sian Astley talks to Instagrammer Dee Campling about her spacious, light-filled kitchen extension and discusses the obstacles to creating the space

Dee Campling and Sian Astley in Dee's kitchen behind load-bearing wall
(Image credit: Matt Gibbs)

Much as we love our Victorian properties in the UK, they don't always lend themselves to the bright open-space living style many of us long for. However, Instagrammer Dee Campling (opens in new tab) is well known for her light, bright Scandi style home and was not going to settle with a small, dark kitchen in her period home.

The solution was a well-planned kitchen extension, including a dining space and adjoining utility room. Here, she shows property expert Sian Astley (opens in new tab) around her beautiful, family kitchen and explains how they have worked round a load-bearing pillar to zone the space.

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