Elegant white kitchen with wood floor and white benchtop


The beachside community of Black Rock is set south-east of Melbourne and was named after The Black Rock House, a large and impressive residence built in 1856 by pastoralist and businessman Charles Ebden.

It’s home to several properties dating partially in the postwar period, like many other houses in surrounding suburbs.

Because of the age of the homes, some Black Rock kitchens are in dire need of an update, and here are some of the signs that yours may benefit from a facelift:

Lack of space

Older homes were built with minimal bench space and cabinetry. If you’re regularly finding yourself swapping out small appliances on your benchtops, bumping into your refrigerator, or wondering where you can store your kitchen items, it may be time to upgrade your kitchen.

When installing benchtops and cabinetry, the benchtop should be 60cm deep with over 30cm of clearance overhead. A frontage of at least 150cm will give you enough space for preparing food and storing your kitchen wares. This is just a guideline, however a professional kitchen designer will be able to design to requirements.

Inefficient appliances

Homeowners often don’t replace their appliances until they break and the cost of fixing those old appliances no longer make financial sense. But your dated refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher may be costing you a lot more money than you realise.

Creating a modern Melbourne kitchen with Zesta Kitchens allows you to work new appliances into your design. These new appliances use significantly less energy than their predecessors, adding up to considerable savings in the long run.

Poor traffic flow

If you find yourself walking into your partner or your children when preparing snacks and meals in the kitchen, you may need to re work your kitchen to create more room around your main workspace. Homeowners who enjoy entertaining will also benefit from a more open kitchen plan so that there is a greater flow, and more opportunities to socialise while you whip up amazing foods to share.

If you are in the market to revive your kitchen in Black Rock, you could do no better than to engage the experts at Zesta Kitchens. We create kitchens residents from Black Rock and surrounding areas can be proud of!

We take the time to understand what you hope to achieve with your kitchen, both in terms of form and function. This approach is a part of our dedication to customer satisfaction and helping people get value for money.

What to expect from Zesta Kitchens

Zesta Kitchens have been created with the tastes and needs of all homeowners in mind. We offer a range of fresh and contemporary Black Rock kitchens that will transform the appearance of your home. Some of our most recent designs include:

  • Qualia: A modern European kitchen design crafted from Senosan, a sleek, glossy surface which illuminates the entire space of a Melbourne kitchen
  • Kensington: A beautiful and contemporary Shaker-style kitchen that is suitable for almost any home interior
  • Linea: Sleek and modern, this durable kitchen is on-trend and long-lasting

You can start designing your brand new Zesta Kitchen online by selecting a range, a shape, a size, and a benchtop here. Once you have selected your preferred style, you can get an idea of the cost your new kitchen with our handy pricing calculator. You can also contact us and we’ll take it from there to get a quote under way for you.

Each of our kitchens is backed by a 10-year guarantee, are made in Melbourne, and are crafted by designers and tradespeople with over 70 years’ experience in the industry.


For further details about any of our products and services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be happy to discuss your needs and help you make an informed purchasing decision based on your individual requirements. Our many years of experience enables us to offer insight and advice that will help create the kitchen you have been dreaming of.

Visit our Cheltenham kitchen showroom or pick up the phone and call our team on (03) 9584 4491 to start building your Black Rock kitchen today