Wiseley Road Kitchen Renovation

From clunky and compact to open, stylish, and bright: MTP project manages upgrade ofWest Auckland kitchen

Before Jessica and Bryan met Grant Narbey from Maintain toProfit Renovations (MTP) Auckland West, their Hobsonville kitchen was looking tired, and the layout wasn’t functional. Their appliances and fittings needed a revamp, and with limited bench space, it was easy for their countertops to feel cluttered.


Creating a more functional space and seamless flow.

Jessica and Bryan needed a solution to their kitchen’s clunky setup. Their oven and stovetop were separate, and their dishwasher wasn’t close to the sink. In short, the space wasn’t ergonomic or intuitive.

Now – thanks to smart kitchen design from MTP – where there was once a wall with an oven tower, there’s now a breakfast bar. MTP’s expert contractors demolished the wall and installed the new oven below their new Smeg gas stove – while specialist installers fitted downdraft ventilation.

Jessica says their kitchen is much brighter. With the wall removed, it’s more open plan making it easier to talk to guests in the living room while she or Bryan are in the kitchen. Plus, they have extra bench space and storage.

“It's much better than before. Now we have a breakfast bar and the stove with the oven below is convenient. We have a new stove, new dishwasher. The dishwasher used to be on the other side of the kitchen, but now it’s near to the basin.” Jessica


A versatile bright and modern kitchen.

It’s not all about function – look smatter too. After discussions with Grant, Jessica and Bryan chose versatile and neutral colours like Cardrona White kitchen cabinets, and beautiful robust materials like solid rimu shelving. Their drawers and doors are soft-close and look modern and fresh.

We replaced their previous benchtop with engineered stone with matching stone trim. We also took care of the details by helping them select the slender profile of Archant Siena Handles, upgraded their doors in Laser Edge Acrylic Alabaster (which is highly fingerprint resistant) and added LeMans corner extension trays to boost available storage space.

MTP thinks of everything – with their new wine rack extension, Jessica and Bryan won’t run out of space for an award-winning red or summery white; plus their handy pull-out spice rack has everything they need to make preparing flavourful meals easy.



Mindful of client concerns and overcoming setbacks.

“Grant is very caring and, for the people who came to do the job, he’d say be careful because Jessica is allergic to dust – just watch out for that. The builders would try to minimise the dust indoors – they’d take some jobs outside.”Jessica

Nearly every building project has its setbacks and Jessica and Bryan’s place was no exception. We’ve packed a lot of functionality into a small space – a downdraft, built-in water filter, waste master and more, and this affected the available space for a pull-out bin. We overcame this challenge by working with the manufacturers, and specialist installers to create a solution our clients were happy with.


Regular check-ins = happy clients.

“Grant was very good. He listened to what we wanted and is easy to talk to. The first thing you want is someone that can be trusted and reliable.” Jessica

While the outcome is a top priority for MTP, we also care about the process. Jessica commented that Grant was trustworthy, their home was always left clean and tidy, and Grant communicated every step of the way to let them know when to expect the contractors. Grant would also regularly come by to check on the quality of the work and make sure Jessica andBryan were happy with the results.


Ready to upgrade your kitchen?

Most of us have spent time in kitchens with poor layouts and know first-hand how frustrating it is when cooking and clean-up takes longer than it should. On the other hand, a thoughtful layout makes time spent in the kitchen a pleasure. We’re delighted Jessica and Bryan now get to enjoy spending time in their comfortable, functional, social, and beautiful kitchen.  

MTP Auckland West are your complete project management and renovation company. We take care of the entire process from design to demolition, help you choose the right fixtures, fittings and appliances, and manage all the trades. We listen to what you want and communicate with you regularly. The result? A beautiful and functional space for your home or investment property – within budget and timeframe – without the sleepless nights and stress.

Looking to renovate your kitchen in2024? Book a consult with us today.