Modern Kitchens are the Bay of Plenty’s premier custom cabinetmakers. We specialise in bespoke design and high-end materials that will transform your home. Read on to find out more about our assets and our approach.

Constantly Modernising

Modern Kitchens’ creative crew of design professionals have been transforming spaces for over 40 years.  

Over that time, our team, methods and styles have evolved. We’ve drawn inspiration from international design communities and the NZ homes we’ve remodelled, and our collective experience is stronger than ever.  

We remain focused on bespoke kitchens and cabinetry that are conceived and manufactured from raw materials in Mt Maunganui by our capable designers and craftspeople.

Curated and Connected

Modern Kitchens has built its reputation as one of Tauranga’s foremost kitchen, bathroom, utility and wardrobe manufacturers through dedication to our craft.

Over the years we have curated a selection of first-rate suppliers that offer exceptional products and materials. As a result, we can source or create a superior product for any style or application.

Our in-depth knowledge of input materials, alongside our keen appreciation of design potential, both help us to bring each client’s vision to life.

“We can help you design the beautiful, functional space you’ve always wished for.”

Positive and Personal

Beyond our clients’ instructions, we give personal attention to every kitchen, bathroom, laundry or wardrobe we create.

Whether with a new and innovative approach, through careful budget balancing, or by delivering uncompromising quality; providing optimal outcomes for our clients is what the Modern Kitchens team values most.

We are truly privileged to be responsible for transformations that have permanent positive effects on the look and feel of a home.

Masterful Local Cabinetmakers

Each Modern Kitchen is manufactured locally in our 300 m² facility in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.

We take bulk materials that are made in NZ (e.g., Melteca laminate) or abroad (e.g., Italian Laminam porcelain) and fabricate kitchens and cabinetry to millimetre-precision.

Modern Kitchens’ specialist CNC cutting machine cuts panels and parts exactly to specification. Our edge-banding machine finishes panels in any odd size.

“We’re your partner and advocate every step of the way.”

An Integral Install Team

Modern Kitchens’ in-house installation team are involved in every build from the outset of the project.

We’ll take into account your home’s plumbing, electricity and framing to avoid the need to ‘shoehorn’ a design into place. We’ll also measure your home’s interior dimensions to make sure everything fits through the door.

Once your kitchen or cabinetry is manufactured, we’ll pre-assemble it as much as possible in our warehouse before it’s transported to your home.

Proudly Made in Mt Maunganui, NZ

Modern Kitchens’ use NZ-sourced materials wherever possible, with the exception of proprietary or patented designer components that come from interior design hubs (e.g., Italy).

With over 40 years’ experience, Modern Kitchens can ensure a seamless, stunning and feasible design for your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, scullery or cabinetry project.

Make an appointment with our friendly team to find out exactly how we can make your vision a reality.


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Steven Peters

Steven is your first contact for enquiries. He connects people and ideas, he inspires with choices, and he's great to work with.

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Chris Gledhill

Chris manages our Facelifts division, making beautiful kitchens accessible. He also maintains the exceptional standards of Modern Kitchens as a whole.

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Sheryl Stuart

Sheryl is our resident independent Interior Designer. She's an amazingly talented contractor who brings wisdom, knowledge, style and flair - on request.

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Download Your Modern Kitchens Design Guide

Take a look at our in-depth guide to upgrading and renovating your kitchen.