Ringwood Kitchen Renovation

This lovely couple worked with us on their Ringwood kitchen renovation. Wanting a modern revamp on an old space was the ideal outcome. This property sits in the heart of Ringwood and the space was originally a galley kitchen. Wanting to save money it was decided to use the same footprint. Keeping the kitchen sink in it’s original position and adding a larger one meant the couple could still look outside when washing up. The old oven was small so a larger oven with overhead was designed in its pace. The clients first visited Zesta Kitchens Nunawading to assess our products and immediately fell in love with the black Hampton style kitchen. The Showroom team worked with them to assist choosing modern products like the brass handles to complement their modern renovation. This kitchen is an example of a moody transformation in a light filled space. When Paul designed the Read More

Ringwood Kitchen Renovation2023-09-06T12:01:26+10:00

Ringwood North Kitchen Renovation

The owners of this beautiful Ringwood North home were seeking a modern kitchen transformation. They wanted a stylish user-friendly space that the whole family could use. The clients first discovered Zesta Kitchens when they were visiting neighbours. The neighbours had used Zesta for their kitchen renovation and they were able to view the quality and experience. They say word of mouth is always the best referral so they headed off to the Nunawading Showroom. The Team and Paul (Designer), worked diligently to assist the clients in choosing modern products that would satisfy. Here is an example how colour can transform a kitchen to a light filled space. The importance of the 3D design highlighted the different options. This was integral for a satisfied visual result. The final choice of streamlined cabinetry provides the modern touch and blends with the rest of the home. The feature overheads Mondo Rural Oak, creates Read More

Ringwood North Kitchen Renovation2021-05-05T12:45:46+10:00

Templestowe Kitchen Renovation

Like many homes in the North East of Melbourne, this Templestowe gem was ripe for renovation. Like many older homes, this kitchen was functional but in desperate need of modernisation. As a long, narrow space, the design needed to be carefully considered to maximise usability. There was a distinct lack of storage that needed to be addressed. Initially, the client indicated that they would like to build a butler’s pantry to allow easy clean-up and storage. However, based on the size and shape of the kitchen area, Paul (our Nunawading Designer) advised against this, noting it would close off the room. An extra wall would also need to be built, further restricting the area and eating into valuable floor space. As an alternative, Paul suggested embracing the length of the space with a traditional galley-style design. This would help maintain the open feel the client was after while still providing Read More

Templestowe Kitchen Renovation2021-03-16T15:05:58+11:00

Croydon Kitchen Renovation

  This Croydon home before renovation was an example of the pine timber kitchens that became ever popular in the 90’s. Although built solidly, the kitchen looks dark and dated and the use of open shelving leaves the appliances exposed looking cluttered in the space. It’s not surprising when the client’s first purchased this stunning home it was one of the areas that they quickly dived in to renovate. Once Paul, Nunawading Designer visited the clients in their home he could immediately understand the desire for renovation. Such a large, open plan however there were a few elements the clients wanted to rectify in the new design. Firstly, the layout although open displayed an unsightly support wall which interrupted the flow through the kitchen space. Also, the space between the island bench and the walls was narrow not ideal for the flow through to the adjacent laundry. Secondly, hiding the Read More

Croydon Kitchen Renovation2021-01-19T12:37:32+11:00

Melbourne Kitchen Renovation

This modern Apartment in Flinders Street, Melbourne was ripe for a Kitchen update when our lovely client moved in. Although practical, the kitchen was dated and lacked flow that the client was searching for especially when entertaining guests. The kitchen layout also made the Apartment feel like it was shut off from the main living area inside the apartment. While the look our client wanted to achieve was open and spacious.                     The client was hoping that a distinct change would make the kitchen and living room feel more integrated. Wanting to bring the older style into a modern-day look which would be carried out throughout the Apartment. When our Richmond Showroom Designer first visited the Apartment it was clear a small space could achieve an open look if it was designed well.  The design needed to work to open the Read More

Melbourne Kitchen Renovation2022-05-02T09:33:29+10:00

Designing a home office that suits you!

Working from home definitely has some advantages but life can be tricky when everyone is at home!  Designing a home office that suits your needs now as well as the future is key. A successful home office requires creating a space that will promote efficient motivation as well as turning your space into an asset. A key to productivity is minimal distractions from daily life. Whilst this may be true for yourself this may not be the case for young children who need supervision.  To ensure you design a space that is right we’ve put together some tips to create a workspace that will grow with your family. Identify your needs Your needs will depend on the type of work you do and whether you will continue to use this space in the future. Ask yourself if you will work from home in the future and what that may look like. Read More

Designing a home office that suits you!2020-04-29T14:45:23+10:00

Mount Martha Kitchen, Laundry and living reno

This Mount Martha home underwent a whole-house renovation.  Central to the renovation was new Kitchen, Laundry and living room which Zesta Kitchens designed and supplied. As can be seen in the before photo above, the parquetry flooring that was once very popular now looks dated when viewed in conjunction with Kitchen.  In addition, the flow and functionality of the kitchen space needed improvement. Central to the brief was for the style to be more consistent with the rest of the spaces within the home. When our lovely clients first visited our Zesta Kitchens Showroom they set about creating their vision. Being such a large project it was important to ensure the design worked for the family when using it over the holidays. As a holiday home, the flow within the kitchen space needed to be improved and it was important that a large island bench for entertaining was incorporated. The Read More

Mount Martha Kitchen, Laundry and living reno2022-06-28T15:43:38+10:00

Fairfield Renovation – Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry and Laundry

This was such a special Renovation where we transformed the back part of this lovely home in Fairfield, Melbourne. This “before photo” clearly displays a kitchen living area dating back to the 70’s. Dark timber cabinetry with brown toning flooring, that was once so fashionable. makes the kitchen feel drab. Our favourite part of this older style kitchen was the sidewall cabinet where the dinner plates fitted into slots for easy reach and also acts as a display cabinet. Once so fashionable but now seen as a dust collector! The clients first approached Zesta Kitchens some six months prior to their renovation. They were at a loss where to begin such a mammoth renovation and were seeking answers to their questions. Their initial discussions with our Richmond Designer focused on the future needs of this family. In this project, working with a builder the couple knew they could design the Read More

Fairfield Renovation – Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry and Laundry2022-05-02T09:35:58+10:00


This family have been fostering children for Berry Street for many years. Almost overnight they went from five to seven and space was a problem, not to mention the old kitchen and dining area! That's why Norsu Home and Interiors created Project Seven and rallied the community together to help out a family that had given so much. The kitchen as seen was from the 1920’s and was dark, small and lacked functionality. Zesta Kitchens donated the cabinetry to transform their kitchen into a bright, modern yet fully functional space for this family of seven. Following discussions with NorsuHome the satin white Hampton kitchen was chosen to keep the style throughout the home. Using white cabinetry not only opens up the small space but creates a brightness. The soft palette of Blanco Cararra Neolith benchtops was the perfect match for the kitchen cabinetry. One of the first tasks was to Read More


Kitchen Renovation Taylors Hill

The existing kitchen in this Taylors Hill home was outdated.  The family wanted a kitchen renovation that would modernise their home adding a touch of luxury. The kitchen lacked bench prep space and the clients disliked the angled cabinetry leading to the adjoining lounge area. The clients have many grandchildren and they wanted space where they could sit at the island bench while grandma cooked in the kitchen. During discussions with our Kitchen Designer from Richmond the brief was agreed. Increase the island bench and add extra cabinetry to create a classic u-shaped kitchen. This would provide better functionality and form to the kitchen space. The key to this design is the larger island bench increasing not only bench space but also additional cabinetry in front of the island bench. The overhang of the benchtop creates form and perfect to pop the breakfast bar stools for the grandkids. The tall Read More

Kitchen Renovation Taylors Hill2022-06-28T15:40:15+10:00