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 to see how well they function and how durable they are – all things you wouldn’t be able to properly assess online or if you only spoke to the salesperson.


2. Check out product quality in a kitchen showroom


In person, you can take a look at the quality of different available products. This includes things like drawer runners, which you might not have initially thought of.

But, these can play a major role in your experience with your new kitchen. You don’t want things falling apart the second they’re installed, after all.

You might not know what you’re looking for when it comes to quality, either. The professionals available at a kitchen showroom can help point you in the right direction and let you know what you really need to be keeping an eye out for. 


3. To see how it works


When it comes to looking at websites online or having a salesperson visit you at home, looks can be deceiving. What may appear as a superior product for a too-good-to-be-true price often turns out to be a complete disappointment.

Seeing your kitchen in person will give you a better idea of how it will look and function in your unique space.  In addition, you can get guidance on the whole renovation process and get an understanding of how long the whole project will take from start to finish. 


4. Understand the zones of kitchen design  


Many people organise their kitchens into zones, to streamline the cooking process. This might be something to consider when you’re renovating your own kitchen, that you can learn about at a kitchen showroom.

These zones make it easier for you to find things in your kitchen more easily so that you’ll always know where different things are stored.


5. To maximise your budget


We all like to save money, especially when it comes to kitchen design renovations. Online may seem like the place to go for stellar deals, but visiting a kitchen showroom may actually leave you with more dollars in your pockets.

A lot of showrooms will have special showroom-only promotions. The promotion may only be a matter of weeks or a few days long, which is why they likely won’t bother taking the time to put it up on their website (after all, they know everyone visiting the showroom is sure to snap up discounted quality cabinetry!).

Because you are experiencing the drawers, cabinets, and benchtops in person, you’ll also have a better idea on how many cabinets you’ll need, what fixtures you prefer, and which finishes you find most attractive. Having this all laid out can save you from making costly mistakes and misjudgements.


6. Get kitchen renovation inspiration


You may be stuck struggling to make design choices when it comes to your upcoming kitchen redesign. That’s where going to a physical kitchen showroom can help. Looking at photos online can only help so much.

Actually seeing kitchen ideas in real life can help crystallise what you want for your home. You can learn about the latest design trends, and what might work for your home.

Even if you have a crystal clear vision of what your dream kitchen should look like, visiting a kitchen showroom will help you reaffirm (or possibly change) what may be the best size, style, and model of kitchen for your home.

In our Zesta Kitchen showroom, you’ll be introduced to some new designs that you may have not seen or considered before. We offer endless kitchen design options that a visit to one of our showrooms can unlock and reveal to you.


7. Feel the textures


You can feel the different benchtop and cabinetry finishes and textures and get samples when you visit a kitchen showroom. This will give you a better idea of how different materials can work together so that you can create the updated kitchen of your dreams.

If you just look at the products online, they may end up looking and feeling a completely different way when they show up at your home. You don’t want to end up having to renovate your whole kitchen again when you’re disappointed with the end result, which can be prevented by taking a close look at the materials.


8. See the kitchen storage options available 


Most people could always use more storage in their home, and their kitchen is no exception. Going into a kitchen showroom when you’re looking for kitchen ideas can also help you learn from your different options when it comes to storage.

You might be looking for different cabinets to help you store your appliances, for example. Or, you might want to utilise the corners of your kitchen more effectively by adding storage.

And your storage options aren’t just limited to cabinets. You can add draw systems to your home so that you have extra storage under your benchtops.


9. Meet with experienced professionals  


You might have questions about your upcoming kitchen renovation. But, how do you know who the right person to answer your question is? Well, when you go into a kitchen showroom, you’ll have experience professionals right at your fingertip.

10. To work with a kitchen expert 


When you make the trip to a Zesta Kitchens showroom, you can be sure that you’ll have the help and guidance to speak to our showroom consultants and make an appointment to work with one of our accomplished kitchen designers. We can answer any questions and concerns you may have, including which models are right for your taste and style of home, how you can maximise your kitchen space, and which colours and finishes will work best for your home and kitchen.

Zesta Kitchens showroom is conveniently located in Nunawading. We’re open Monday to Saturday so feel free to head on over to view our gorgeous kitchens and to speak with one of our leading kitchen designers today. What’s more, when you book an in-home design consultation, you can visualise your kitchen in 3D.