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The homeowners were keen for their kitchen to blend seamlessly with the existing marble floor tiles and French monastery door. We modelled the design on the French Provincial style and sourced custom-made decorative mouldings from a number of different countries. The marble splashback tiles came from a Sydney supplier. The result is an ornate and elegant design with features that are typical of architectural periods going back through the ages. Additional details include the integrated fridge cabinet with custom antique-look bronze handles and the chimney cornice which matches the existing ceiling cornice.

The island is designed around structural supports which we clad with decorative panels. This gave us the opportunity to install power for small appliances. The owners’ tall children like to get involved in the cooking process so the bench is higher to accommodate them but the sink is lower to conceal it from view. We also incorporated an array of elaborate internal hardware for modern cooking comfort.”
Designer: Lindy McGrath and Terry Steegstra for Kitchens Victoria


Designed by Terry Steegstra of Kitchens Victoria, this kitchen provides the owners with the perfect space to entertain family and friends. The large island bench in the centre of the kitchen allows the host to prepare food while also socialising with guests.

The oven, sink, and fridge are all located close to the island bench to provide easy access. The functional kitchen features an abundance of bench space and storage areas, including a pull-out spice drawer and a REVO 90 rotating corner unit.

A classic colour palette gives the kitchen a timeless style. The island bench features a Silestone benchtop in ‘Amazon’, which is complemented by the Silestone ‘Blanco City’ benchtops throughout the rest of the kitchen. The smoked mirror kickboards around the island bench bring a unique texture to the style of the kitchen.

The owners wanted a kitchen layout that would offer them a view into the living room while preparing food. The wide design of the island bench provides enough space to work at the end of the bench to achieve this.

To create a streamlined appearance, the Häfele fridge and dishwasher have both been integrated behind Kitchens Victoria’s own Shaker doors. The kitchen also features an undermount rangehood and a Falcon Professional+ 110cm oven, which is a large-capacity oven that offers a professional cooking experience in the home.

Kitchens Victoria was established in early 1999 by Terry Steegstra and Kevin Carnell. The company designs and builds all types of kitchens, from contemporary to classic provincial and everything in between.

Working with clients in metropolitan Melbourne and in some regional areas, the company also specialises in pantries, vanities, laundries, entertainment units, wardrobes, study units, and personalised cabinetry to suit each client’s home, using high-quality materials and finishes at a price to fit their budget.

The Kitchens Victoria showroom houses an extensive range of colours for benchtops and doors, as well as a variety of storage solutions, drawer features, and pantry options. If you are unable to visit the showroom, a member of the company’s elite kitchen design team will happily come to your home to discuss your requirements and provide you with a quote.


“The owners came to us with a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve with their new kitchen. The result is a very modern design that forms part of their refurbished and extended period home. The white-on-white finishes create a stark contrast with the feature wall [cupboard doors] of black-stained timber veneer doors. These cupboards conceal the integrated refrigerator, pantry and small appliances. Slimline black handles add to the kitchen’s refined sense of detail.

A stepped ceiling defines the cooking zone and folds down to form a bank of white gloss cupboards, which conceal the Qasair rangehood. Drawers and cupboards below the benchtops have recessed rails and are paired with the undermount sink and induction cooktop to accentuate the flush-line look. This simplicity of detail accentuates the beauty of the Carrara marble splashback, which was sourced by the owner. This kitchen is now a thoroughly modern entertainer.”

Designer: Kevin Carnell for Kitchens Victoria.

"We love the simplicity and beauty of the stained-timber veneer wall of cupboards".


“This house was a renovation of an old property, which meant the floor and walls were not level. We overcame this by oversizing the panels and kickrails. The clients wanted a kitchen that was functional yet appealing.

We made sure there were plenty of drawers for storage and easy access from the side to the microwave hidden behind the pantry door. There is room for seating at the back of the island bench and double-thickness open shelving in a timber look-a-like as this is the main feature the clients wanted.”
Manufacturer: Kevin Carnell for Kitchens Victoria


“Warmth and classic charm prevail in this character-filled kitchen. The owners requested a provincial style with ample storage space. The Farmers Waratah doors imbue a sense of country flair, their detail balanced by generous glass display cabinets. Trademark provincial features were added to deliver the desired look — a porcelain sink with exposed front, antique brass knobs, and the free-standing French range cooker nestled inside the chimney breast. Granite benchtops add contrast throughout the large space.”
Designer: Kevin Carnell for Kitchens Victoria

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