Kitchen Materials

Total Kitchens cabinetry is manufactured from Moisture Resistant Board which is manufactured both in New Zealand (melamine/thermoform) and Australia (acrylic).

This premium product is very strong and as the name suggests is very resistant to moisture which is important as kitchens in New Zealand can be a wet area with steam and moisture from cooking.

Products used in some lesser quality kitchens can absorb moisture which results in swelling and deterioration of the cabinet material.

There are many cabinet finishes available, including melamine, acrylic, thermoformed, your experienced Total Kitchens designer can help you understand the differences and make the right choice for your budget and kitchen style. 

Kitchen Hardware

You rely on drawer runners, door hinges and other hardware to operate smoothly and effortlessly over the entire life of the kitchen.  The best quality products continue to be made by highly regarded European companies – Total kitchens only uses top quality European hardware.

Ultimately the right choice of materials can add years to the life of the kitchen and provide the best long-term value for money. We are happy to compare kitchen specifications to ensure you are getting the quality you expect.


Total Kitchens is situated in the Kitchen Things Hamilton showroom at 11 Maui st, Te Rapa.  This gives you the benefit of the best savings on your new kitchen and appliance package under the one roof.  It also means that you don’t have to waste time driving/visiting different show rooms and suppliers.

We are your one stop shop, so call us today to see how we can make your dreams a reality.