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The existing kitchen in this Taylors Hill home was outdated.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

Coburg Kitchen Renovation

This period home in the heart of Coburg was ready for a Kitchen update. Originally, the kitchen was closed off from the neighbouring dining space and blocked off by a solid wall. Following discussions on what the clients wanted to achieve, it was clear the wall needed to be removed. This would not only improve the flow when entering and exiting the kitchen space but also make it easier to serve meals to the neighbouring dining area. The idea of creating a larger open space between kitchen and dining/living areas was exciting although daunting for the clients. The solution was simple. Remove the wall, create an open plan kitchen with a free-standing island bench to increase flow and provide additional storage. The designer from Richmond set to design a Hampton style kitchen that would match the style of this period home perfectly. The client organised for their builder to remove Read More

Coburg Kitchen Renovation2022-06-28T15:46:17+10:00

Why we support Alkira

The Walker family who run Zesta Kitchens has a special place in their hearts for Alkira. Ron and Helen Walker first moved to Melbourne from Cobram in 1967 because their 15-month-old daughter Ruth was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Ruth (now 53) needed specialist physiotherapy at the Royal Children’s Hospital. The physio, of course, was first-rate in Melbourne and the treatment and support then enabled Ruth to walk by the time she was three years of age. With a growing family and the pressures involved temporary relief was needed for the family. It was Ruth’s Specialist at the Children’s Hospital who recommended Alkira in Box Hill. At the time living in Lower Templestowe, this was a very close option. Alkira was originally formed by a small group of parents back in 1954. “Alkira was born out of a vision of providing pre-school and schooling opportunities for their children who were Read More

Why we support Alkira2020-10-05T13:30:12+11:00

Why White Kitchens Are Still the Most Popular Colour

Kitchen colour trends come and go, but the white kitchen always reigns supreme. From the floors to drawers and upper cabinetry, white continues to enjoy top ranking as being the most preferred overall colour for a kitchen in Melbourne. White adds brightness to your space No other colour will reflect light as well as white. This is often why you find white cabinetry, splashbacks and benchtops in kitchens. White gives kitchens that “clean” feel White is the colour of cleanliness. Having a glowing white kitchen instantly gives it that squeaky clean feel, which is exactly the type of environment you want to prepare and cook meals in. White kitchens make spaces feel larger Because the colour reflects light so well, even the tiniest of kitchens can feel substantially larger just by having white play a role in its colour scheme. White is a “positive” colour According to colour therapists, white Read More

Why White Kitchens Are Still the Most Popular Colour2019-09-03T10:50:12+10:00

Just imagine a kitchen of your dreams!

To realistically imagine your new kitchen space on the internet there are many options.  Photographs of completed kitchens is a great start to your dream kitchen. The following kitchens have been photographed in Zesta Kitchens customer’s homes and represent true examples of the multitude of colours, materials, finishes, quality and accessories.  They also display all types of planning configurations for creating custom solutions for individual homes around Melbourne. Kew, Melbourne The kitchen in this Kew Home displays the highest quality both in cabinetry and benchtops using superior gloss finish.  The cabinets are a delight to touch and all UV resistant as well as environmentally friendly.  Here the cabinetry at the end has handles whilst the cabinetry in the main part of the kitchen is easy push to open.  The addition of YDL Silver Star white benchtops and the wow factor of the lime green splashback creates a unique kitchen perfect for this family Read More

Just imagine a kitchen of your dreams!2018-08-23T18:41:02+10:00

Zesta Kitchens Richmond Showroom Opening

Zesta Kitchens held a recent opening night to launch their newly designed Richmond Showroom.  This night brought together world class kitchen products and suppliers. A wonderful night shared with Kitchen Designers, kitchen suppliers, stonemasons, appliance suppliers and hardware suppliers, wining and dining together.   The new Richmond Kitchen Showroom displays state of the art products such as Egger, Caesarstone, Kleenmaid and Studio Solari Appliances and Hettich and Titus Tekform kitchen hardware.  Definitely worth a visit! Zesta Kitchens would like to thank all who attended to make this a special event in a wonderful night of celebration. We hope you all enjoyed the night!

Zesta Kitchens Richmond Showroom Opening2018-11-22T12:16:44+11:00

Top tips for designing your new kitchen

Bring your personality into the kitchen design Often customers follow the “safe” path with white, white and more white.  A bold statement as seen here will be more striking and stand out from the crowd. This type of kitchen renovation as seen here results in a bright design representing the customer’s own personality and creativity.  The bright green lifts the white to make a sensational statement, like a breath of fresh air leading into the adjoining living area.   Ergonomic design for ease of cooking The professional kitchen design will ensure a productive kitchen space for easy reach from fridge accessibility to benchtop then stove and finally sink or dishwasher.  This is the practical component but an important one to design to ensuring a productive cooking environment and ease for cooking in. Benchtops for ample working Having ample bench space is pivotal to a functional kitchen design. If possible, allow bench Read More

Top tips for designing your new kitchen2018-11-30T14:14:23+11:00

Kitchen – Living Room space

Kitchen Design planning is the most important phase of home renovation.  With the increasingly popular choice of open plan kitchen and living zones it is important to consider how it will work for your home. There are key tips to embed in your design to ensure you have a functional yet not too noisy home for the whole family.  Houzz has some great tips in their recent article "How to Make a Kitchen/Living Room Work" .... Read More

Kitchen – Living Room space2018-11-20T15:40:17+11:00

Easter Sunday Recipe ideas

Thanks to for these wonderful top tips and recipe ideas for that special Easter Sunday lunch that you could be cooking in your new kitchen this Easter! Easter is a great time to gather together friends and family and enjoy the very best food and wines. Make Sunday lunch something special by mixing and matching our favourite Easter recipes. For even more ideas, have a look at our Easter recipe collection.   For starters Spiced beetroot & feta tarts with tahini-dressed leaves Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli Crab mayonnaise with Melba toast & herb salad Mini smoked haddock Scotch eggs Asparagus wraps with lemon mayo Whipped Brie salad with dates & candied walnuts Our favourite for Easter is this Indian spiced Creamy curried carrot & butter bean soup which will feed 8-10 people, or keep leftovers in the fridge for an easy Bank Holiday Monday lunch. Read More

Easter Sunday Recipe ideas2019-08-09T11:07:06+10:00