Functional and stylish kitchens.

When developing the concept for your new kitchen it’s important to get the balance right between functionality and style.

Our kitchens are all truly custom built which means whatever features you desire or ideas you have, we can turn them into a reality.

As some of our designers are also experienced joiners you can guarantee that the design of your kitchen is going to be functional, practical, ensure you get the most intelligent use of your space, but also be stylish, dynamic and match the aesthetic of your property.

With an extensive knowledge of different materials and hardware options you can be assured that your kitchen will be designed and built using the highest quality materials to stand the test of time.

Our team will help you create the perfect kitchen for your home. Plans are created using a CAD drawing program which allows you to view your kitchen in elevation and three dimensional views so you can really visualize your beautiful new space.

We have the flexibility to adapt and modify the design until we have achieved your ultimate kitchen. We are always looking to exceed with our product, so the little details will always matter to us.

Kitchen Design Team

Meet our Designers

Rick Martin Director Sunshine Joinery

Rick Martin


I started my career as an apprentice builder in Palmerston North before making the move into joinery. After travelling to Europe for three years and working on shop fit outs, boat building, kitchen manufacturing and installation I returned to New Zealand, moved to Hawkes Bay and established my own joinery business based in Onekawa. I have 18 years’ experience designing and manufacturing kitchens as the owner operator of Sunshine Joinery.

Olivia Bollard Design Sales Team Leader Sunshine Joinery

Olivia Bollard

Design and Sales Team Leader

I have a background in fashion and textile design studying a Massey University in Wellington. After seven years in fashion and textile design, I transitioned into high end interiors, working as a luxury rug and carpet designer in Chelsea London. After returning to New Zealand I am transferring my interior design knowledge to kitchen design with Sunshine Joinery.

Makiko Smith Design Sales Sunshine Joinery

Makiko Smith

Design and Sales

I kick-started my career completing a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts and Design and worked as product designer specialising in lighting and furniture design for over 9 years. Now I’m applying my vast experience and design capabilities to kitchen design with Sunshine Joinery and am currently studying for the New Zealand Diploma in Kitchen Design with NKBA.

Design concept to reality

Click on the images below to see the design concept come to life from render to completion.