Does a Kitchen Renovation Add Value?

When it comes to kitchen renovations, cabinetry can cost, on average, $15,000 and benchtops can cost $6,000 but the costs can vary depending on style, materials and size. Does a kitchen renovation add value? Yes! But while the cost might seem high, it is small compared to the return you get from your investment in terms of your home's overall value. If you put effort into transforming your kitchen, you're sure to see a high ROI when it comes to your home's value, whether you're buying or selling the property. If you're trying to strategically increase your home value without overcapitalising, you need to be strategic in how you spend your budget.  A good rule of thumb is not to spend more than 15% of your home's value. This is where you need to be careful about how you allocate funds for each part of the renovation project. Anything that Read More

Does a Kitchen Renovation Add Value?2022-12-13T09:11:49+11:00

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

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in 2023?

A kitchen renovation can be a big ticket item when it comes to your time and your budget. Such a big project will raise the value of your home and provide you with the updated kitchen you desire – but this can come at a significant cost. Before you get started renovating your kitchen, it’s a good idea to find out just how much a new kitchen costs and how that relates to your planned budget.   What Goes Into Your New Kitchen Cost?   There are several elements of a kitchen renovation that you need to consider in your budget. These include, but are not limited to: New materials, such as flooring and splashback Appliances Cabinetry Benchtops Lighting Hiring tradespeople to do the necessary licensed work such as plumbing and electrical Installation These are just some of the general considerations. Additionally, you need to consider the types of materials Read More

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in 2023?2022-11-11T09:28:02+11:00

Ten Reasons to Visit a Kitchen Showroom

With nearly everything being online these days, it may be tempting to go ahead and book a quote for goods and products through the convenience of a website rather than head out into the real world. When it comes to planning and designing your kitchen, however, if you live in Melbourne, we recommend that you visit a kitchen showroom before making any final decisions. Here’s why:   1. To experience the craftsmanship   Being able to touch and see the cabinetry, benchtops, and other features of your soon-to-be kitchen is important. You want to be able to assess the quality first-hand so you know that you’re getting the best value for your hard earned money. Visiting a showroom gives you the opportunity to feel, view, and engage with your potential new kitchen. You can slide your hand across the benchtops, open and close the cabinet doors, and slide the drawers Read More

Ten Reasons to Visit a Kitchen Showroom2022-09-06T10:09:22+10:00

How to Find the Perfect Kitchen Renovation Company

Who you choose to work with can have a major impact on your kitchen renovation experience. Pick a good company, and the process should be fairly stress-free, and the quality of work should be high. Pick a bad one, and you’ll most likely be over budget, and left with many regrets. But how do you pick a good kitchen renovation partner? At first glance, most kitchen companies look fairly similar, offering similar services and using similar – if not the same – materials. Most will also use similar marketing techniques and make similar claims about why they are the best choice. To help you cut through the spin, we want to share our advice on choosing the right kitchen renovation company. As part of this, we will explore what you should be looking for in a renovation partner. We will also outline the steps you should take when deciding whom Read More

How to Find the Perfect Kitchen Renovation Company2022-08-10T10:13:03+10:00

Top Tips on Renovating a Perfect Laundry

In our experience, laundries can be deceptively difficult to design. While they are usually smaller spaces, plenty of functionality needs to be packed in. You will also want the space to be beautiful and match the rest of your house. This usually requires careful planning and more than a little creative thinking to achieve. That said, there are a few simple things you can do to make designing the perfect laundry a little easier. How to design a beautiful, functional laundry  Pick your appliances first: The size, shape, and style of your laundry appliances will have a major impact on the overall design. For example, if you want a large top-loading washing machine, you will need an equally large gap in your cabinetry. But if you prefer smaller frontloading appliances, these can easily be fitted under a bench. So choosing your appliances at the start of your planning process will Read More

Top Tips on Renovating a Perfect Laundry2022-07-20T10:39:38+10:00

Our Favourite Kitchen Renovations

For the Zesta Kitchens team, nothing is more rewarding than helping homeowners create their dream kitchen. Whether they have major functional issues to address or just want to embrace the latest style, we love to help. We also take great pride in the results we achieve and our ability to deliver beautiful kitchen spaces. In this spirit, we wanted to share some of our favourite kitchen renovations. This selection of projects shows the variety of designs we can deliver and problems we can help solve. It also highlights the level of service and quality of finish you can expect when you work with Zesta Kitchens. Overcoming structural issues in Essendon Part of a beautiful period home, this kitchen was generous but dated. An intrusive support beam also acted as a major barrier between the kitchen and surrounding living spaces. The homeowners had consulted several kitchen experts about removing the beam, Read More

Our Favourite Kitchen Renovations2021-12-17T12:55:43+11:00

Kitchen Design Trends 2022

It may be hard to believe, but the end of the year is upon us, and 2022 is right around the corner. This has got us thinking about what lies ahead and, in particular, the kitchen designs we’ll see over the coming year. Here we share our thoughts on this and what we believe will be hot in the kitchen in 2022. Kitchen colours that comfort and energise You can’t talk about design trends without touching on the season’s hottest colours. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a move away from stark neutrals and towards warmer, richer, more natural tones. We believe this trend will continue in 2022, further evolving to incorporate some new, fun shades. Specifically, we’re expecting to see a lot more tones of green, ranging from mint to emerald. We also expect creams, sandy whites, and light browns to continue to grow in popularity. And for Read More

Kitchen Design Trends 20222021-11-17T15:12:05+11:00

New Kitchen For Christmas?

Are you dreaming of cooking in your new kitchen this Christmas? Then now is the time to Act. Our Melbourne production is filling super fast. This means if you are hoping to have a new kitchen installed and completed by Christmas you need to act now! Our Designers are working remotely designing client's kitchens to suit their needs and lifestyle. A Zoom or virtual consult to discuss your needs and design can easily take place during this time. During the consult the Zesta Kitchens experienced Designer will discuss your current space and what you are hoping to achieve in your future space. The Designer will analyse any existing problem you may have with your space. They will discuss the best solution according to the size of your family, the shape of your space, the style that best suits your home, colours, finishes, storage and so much more. Best of all Read More

New Kitchen For Christmas?2021-09-07T13:47:37+10:00

How to design a Two-Tone Kitchen Look

After years of all-white schemes being the norm, we’re seeing colour return to new kitchen designs. As part of this, two-tone cabinets have become a particularly popular feature, breathing new life into more traditional designs. But planning this look takes a detailed touch, and there are a few tricks to getting it just right. Why choose two-tone? As the name suggests, this look uses cabinets or materials of two different colours. These can be highly contrasting colours (like navy and white) or similar complementary shades (like warm white and taupe). When done well, this creates a timeless look that is rich and elegant while still seeming clean and crisp. There are many reasons to choose a two-tone kitchen, including: It creates unique interest: Even the plainest kitchen space can be livened up with two-tone cabinets. Whether you choose contrasting or complementary colours, it will add depth and enhance the look Read More

How to design a Two-Tone Kitchen Look2021-06-22T10:13:32+10:00