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. 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. You’ll then be able to consider if any design alterations need to be made, like if your current kitchen idea has enough storage space, or if you need deeper shelving.


3. 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.


4. For inspiration


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.


5. To work with a kitchen expert (for free!)


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 one of 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 has three convenient showroom locations throughout Melbourne, in Richmond, Cheltenham and Nunawading. We’re open seven days a week so feel free to head on over to view our gorgeous kitchens and to speak with one of our leading kitchen designers today.