Victorian house renovation including kitchen refresh N3

  • Kitchen
  • Interior painting
  • Bathroom

This 115-year-old Victorian house, let to renters, had been untouched for about 30 years when the owners entrusted Sultan Decorators with the task of renovating it from top to bottom. Not every landlord wants to treat their rental houses to top quality work. Luckily for this house, the owners are very good people and wanted both house and tenants to be well looked after.

The kitchen refresh

Remember, you can transform a kitchen by painting it, and this project is a perfect example of that. We must be honest, the kitchen looked terrible when we first saw it. But our special skill is spotting potential, and we knew there was a way to make the space look new, without swapping out every piece of furniture. We did exchange a few broken units, but managed to salvage the rest with a simple do-up. Despite the fact this was not a full kitchen refit, we still think of it as one of the most striking transformations. It just goes to show, sometimes a paintbrush can be like a magic wand.

Painting and flooring

This earthy colour palette is borrowed from the Farrow & Ball colour range, but painted using our favourite designer brand Avko Interior Luxury Paint. Shaded White, Pavilion Grey and Plummet are the colour names and they have made the house look refined without any pretence. The ceiling mouldings were carefully painted by our master painters; we think you’ll agree that Sultan Decorators have returned this Victorian gem to its original glory. Our building team also laid Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVT) throughout the ground floor. It’s heartening to see such great results from such a cost-effective method! 


There are two bathrooms in this property, one with a shower, one with both bath and shower, and both needing a total overhaul. The client chose these large porcelain tiles and they certainly go with the earthy feel of the rest of the property. Now the tenants have two stunning bathrooms that are  practical and beautiful.

See our work

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Does your property deserve the Sultan treatment? We aim to write your quote within two weeks after our visit and lead times vary.