If your home is like many others in Australia, it was built anywhere from 20 to 40 years ago – and the kitchen is likely to be just as old as the home. But does that necessarily mean that you need to renovate that space?

Here are five surefire signs your kitchen is crying out for an update, starting with the first:


  1. You hate it and hate using it


If your kitchen is falling apart, ugly, or so outdated you can’t stand setting foot in it, it’s time for a renovation. While your friends love you for who you are, you still find the room so embarrassing that you feel uncomfortable bringing your most trusted friend or family member into the space.


  1. There isn’t enough room


You know you don’t have enough space in your kitchen if:

  • Your kitchen cabinets are packed and items that normally belong in the space are being stored in other areas
  • You’re constantly fighting for benchtop meal preparation space
  • You can’t turn around without bumping into something

A kitchen renovation can solve all of these common woes. Kitchen cabinetry can be designed, built and updated for a smarter layout which can make your space more functional and safer.


  1. Your appliances are gobbling up electricity


Appliances have become significantly more energy efficient over recent years. If you have older appliances, chances are you’re losing money every month just to keep them running.

Although initial outlay for new appliances is another expense over time, that new refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove will pay for themselves.  This is especially true if you choose quality appliances that will stand the test of time. All three Zesta Kitchen showrooms have the latest appliances from IAG and Kleenmaid on display.


  1. Your kitchen doesn’t cater to your lifestyle


Older homes in the past had smaller and more confined kitchen spaces. If you love to cook and entertain (or if someone else in the home enjoys preparing meals with you), then it’s likely that your old style kitchen just isn’t cutting it.

A kitchen renovation can open up space and help you optimise every square metre available. You’ll have more room to cook, and you can create entertainment areas (like a bar or an island) that will encourage friends and family to hang out.


  1. The value of your home is suffering


You may find your kitchen’s quirks charming, but there’s a good chance a potential buyer won’t be so keen. Having an outdated kitchen can drag down the sale price of your home, and it can make your property less competitive on the market.

If you’re interested in renovating your kitchen for financial reasons, it’s a good idea to speak to a trusted Kitchen Designer about your kitchen renovation plans. Here at Zesta Kitchens, we offer free in-home kitchen designs when you are ready for your Kitchen Renovation.  There are so many options but with an experienced Melbourne Kitchen Designer, it is easy. Our years of combined experience means that we can give you the best advice when it comes to choosing the right materials, appliances and accessories for your kitchen that are affordable and can increase your home’s value.

We will walk you through all of your design and product options including kitchen appliances, benchtops, drawer systems, and more.

We invite you to start planning your dream kitchen now by booking your in-home kitchen design with our Zesta Kitchens professionals.