The kitchen in our large home in the Waitakere Ranges bush had become tired. We decided to withdraw some savings and get it renewed. We visited a number of kitchen companies and were unimpressed by the attitude of most. With one exception, none wanted to visit. They seemed to want us to draw up some kind of plan ourselves before they would consider coming to the house. One even handed us some sort of graph paper stationery on which to make this drawing.
The exception was T.K. and C. Cabinets, otherwise known as Kitchenmaker. Tania, their designer was very happy to visit and did so. The three of us discussed the possibilities and the requirements, and Tania went away to create a design. We were very happy with the drawings she produced along with her approach to customer service and gave her the order. It really was a no-brainer decision, as no-one else came close to making us feel comfortable to go ahead with the project.
We were invited to inspect the company’s workshop where the cabinetry would be made and meet the staff there, which we did. Tania kept in touch throughout the process. The installers are staff people, not contractors, which we liked. There is a very good team feel about the company and its people.
The installers were extraordinarily professional, punctual, meticulous about their work, and extremely polite. This company has helped create a highly functional and attractive looking kitchen that is a delight to work in and which has added value to our house. In short, the company has been an absolute pleasure to deal with.
My Husband & I were in the process of building a new house through a building company, which already had arranged a kitchen company for us. After meeting with the large franchised kitchen company, we walked away feeling very disappointed with the restrictions & choices offerred to us and the possibilities of what we could achieve from our budget.
It was at this point a friend who had had very positive experiences and results from Ken & the team at Kitchenmaker suggested we try them out too. Our first point of contact with Ken was hugely positive and we walked away excited about choices that his different design ideas offered, and all within our budget. However, all of this mucking around with the other kitchen company had put us on a very tight deadline for kitchen completion and installation as the house was already well underway. This was no problem to Ken at all and he had our kitchen installed not just on time, but early!
There were many other things that impressed us about Kitchenmaker, but mostly it was that they were prepared to work with us, allowing us to supply our our bench tops (stone & stainless steel)through our personal contacts. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better result for our kitchen and certainly could not have achieved the overall quality and highest possible level of workmanship without Ken and the Kitchenmaker team’s ingenuity and flexibility. Thank you all so much.
We are absolutely thrilled with the new kitchen. Design is fabulous – works so well – and the construction is excellent. Also, everyone has been so pleasant to deal with. Please thank everyone.