The Kitchen Tailor

After finding its cabinets eagerly sought after in various parts of the North Island, The Kitchen Tailor, based in Snells Beach, is keen to develop a much stronger base in the Mahurangi area.

The business, which is owned by master joiner Adam McNeil and his wife Kirstyn, specialises in cabinetry, not only for the kitchen but for every room in the house and office.

The Kitchen Tailor handles everything from custom design to construction to installation.

With more than 20 years’ experience and having visited showrooms in Europe, Adam and Kirstyn have a keen eye for both the latest styling and what most befits the character of the home they are dealing with.  

But Adam says The Kitchen Tailor also makes a point of ensuring they deliver precisely what the client wants.

“We do use other kitchens we have done as references, but we like to stress that we are mobile. We like to meet with our clients in their home to get an understanding of what they are trying achieve, and work with our clients to create a perfect kitchen.”

To fulfil the customer’s vision, The Kitchen Tailor is adept at building cabinets in a wide variety of materials, including wood, stone and stainless steel.

Using recycled native timbers is also an option.

Adam recalls using kauri, rimu and tawa recovered from an old villa to create a magnificent wine cellar that went on to win a Master Joiner’s award for best speciality fitment.

He says it helps that The Kitchen Tailor handles both the design and build of cabinets and can readily call on other trades, such as plumbers and electricians, to help ensure the project runs smoothly.

Adam says much of his work is repeat business – the best evidence that customers really appreciate The Kitchen Tailor’s work.

“The satisfaction at the end of the job comes from seeing the delight of the client,” he says.