Kitchen Renovations Brisbane2023-11-01T11:51:14+10:00



A visit to the Modern Kitchens Northside showroom is the perfect place to start your Brisbane kitchen renovation. MKN offers a free colour and design consultation, and our team of experienced kitchen designers will help you navigate the vast design and material options to achieve the desired feel and style of your dream kitchen. With over 20 years joinery experience, MKN prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. Call us today to book a free showroom consultation on 07 3889 9054.

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The Process

The Showroom Tour

The first step in our consultation process is the showroom tour. Our consultants will assist you in aligning the project to your budget and style and compile a comprehensive product wish-list for your in-home design consultation, which is booked at the end of the tour.

During the showroom tour we will demonstrate:

  • The types of door options available which include laminate and 2pack
  • The types of benchtops available which include laminate and engineered stone
  • The types of handles and splashback options available

In-Home Design Consultation

After the showroom consultation, we offer a free in-home design consultation with our kitchen designer who comes prepared with the wish-list from the showroom consultation. Our design consultant will measure the space and discuss in detail how you wish your new kitchen to function.

MKN’s kitchen designers aren’t restricted by pre-designed modular units. All our kitchens are custom made and measured from quality materials at our Lawnton workshop, and because we’re not constrained by flat pack or modular sizing, we can manufacture drawers to specified sizes. Also, we don’t have to use as many filler panels as a modular kitchen, so less space is wasted. We like to give customers as much functional storage and workable space as possible, without filler panels and voids, and implement clever space-saving designs that are tailored to the layout of your home and how you want to use your kitchen.

MKN Quality Control

At MKN we’re proud of the quality that we offer, and this is upheld throughout the manufacturing process. Our project managers assess each kitchen while in production to ensure accuracy and we factory-fit each kitchen in our warehouse before installing in our customer’s home. This enables every detail is checked prior to delivery and ensures each kitchen is installed at the allotted time.

State Of The Art Machinery

MKN has proudly invested in state-of-the-art machinery giving us a leading advantage in the market. When we design and manufacture your kitchen, we can cut our board with millimeter accuracy providing our clients with the quality and fit that their home deserves.


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Materials And Finishes

Our cabinetry is constructed from high-quality Australian-made 16mm moisture resistant board and we can offer either laminate or 2-pak door finishes.

What Is A Laminate Door

A laminate door has a substrate which is moisture resistant particle board with a laminate coating on the front, and ABS edging on all four sides. The laminate coating comes in a wide range of colours and finishes including matte, semi-gloss, high-gloss, natural and timber look finishes.

What Is A 2Pack Door

A 2pack door has a substrate which is moisture resistant MDF and can either be flat, or have a profile routed into it and the edges of the MDF are slightly rounded. 2Pack refers to the paint finish. As a comparison, interior wall paint is 1Pack and the final finish is softer and not as moisture and scratch-resistant as 2pack, which is more like car paint, and combines paint plus a hardener giving a hard and moisture-resistant finish. 2pack paint can be colour matched to almost any colour and comes in various finishes similar to interior paint, e.g., matt, satin, semi-gloss and high gloss. The most popular 2pack finish is satin, which has a smooth velvety feel and helps to conceals fingerprints.

Laminate Vs 2Pack

A 2Pack painted door has the advantage of endless colour options and we can colour match to almost any colour you would like, but the finish is always a block colour. A 2Pack door also has the advantage of routed profiles which is common in Hampton or Farmhouse style cabinetry.

People usually select a laminate flat door if they don’t want to add a profile due to the wide range of finishes available. Timber look or textured finishes are not available in 2Pack. A great advantage of laminate is that it’s a more affordable product compared to 2Pack, for example, the price difference between a laminate and 2Pack door could be between three and six thousand dollars (depending on the size of the kitchen).


Benchtop Options

The main benchtop options that people generally choose are from our range of laminate or engineered stone.

Laminate Benchtops

A laminate benchtop has a particleboard substrate and is a popular choice due to its durability and cost effectiveness. Some laminate benchtops have a squared off front edge, which at first glance can be a little reminiscent of stone, and a coating on the back to protect the particleboard from moisture damage. These benchtops are also UV stabilised meaning whites won’t turn yellow over time, nor fade in places frequently exposed to sunlight.

Modern laminate won’t crumble underneath like it used to in the past – and the Nikpol brand we use also has a drip-loop beneath the benchtop to prevents liquid spills leaking inside cupboards or drawers.

Engineered Stone Benchtops

We use several of the best brands of engineered stone on the market and we prioritise brands with their own manufacturing facilities. This provides greater quality control compared to generic engineered stone products. Engineered stone benchtops comprise 93% quartz, polymer resins, and organic pigment, making them 99.9% non-porous. The non-porous quality of engineered stone means no routine sealing is required compared to natural stone surfaces that require a rigorous maintenance schedule. Engineered stone benchtops are also resistant to staining and scratching which is a big tick when selecting a kitchen benchtop.

Engineered stone benchtops are available in 20mm slabs, but our stonemason can provide the look of 40mm or 60mm benchtops.

Within each engineered stone brand there are generally three to five pricing categories. This is due to the additional production time required to produce a veined stone vs a plainer finish (found in entry level stones), but these are by no means inferior. The more veins there are in the stone means more production hours to achieve this finish.



We use Blum soft-close hinges on all our cabinetry and each hinge comprises 56 working parts.  Blum manufactures each working part within the hinge.  Once assembled each hinge is nickel-dipped three times making them resistant to tarnishing, pitting and rusting, which is important with Queensland’s humidity and homes in coastal areas. Blum offers a 20-year warranty on their hinges.

Drawer Runners

We use Nikpol smooth telescopic drawer runners which are weight rated to 38 kgs.  The runners are fully extendable meaning the drawer opens 100% of the way, allowing you to gain full access to the entire drawer space, and because it’s a concealed runner it also has a smooth soundless operation when you’re opening and closing the drawers. 


We offer a large range of handles from Barchie Australia and Nikpol, so there’s plenty of styles to choose from. Our handle finishes include satin, nickel, chrome and black powder-coat. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to source your own handles.

Splash Backs

Splash Back Options

We offer a range of splash backs including glass and engineered stone. Our glass splash backs can add a pop of colour into your kitchen and can be customised with any colour from the Dulux range. You can choose from metallic, or mirror with a smoky bronze or black mirror finish, which can add a dramatic look to your kitchen. Continuing your engineered stone benchtop onto your splash back can add that extra feeling of sophistication and luxury. Alternatively, you can source a tile of your choice.

Popular Kitchen Styles For Your Renovation

Hamptons Kitchen

The Hamptons kitchen suits a modern seaside feel and typically features a routed profile door with a 45-degree angle in the profile. The cabinetry is often finished in white and navy or white and grey with a veined benchtop.

Farmhouse Kitchen

A farmhouse kitchen is quite like a Hamptons-style kitchen but may have a border with a VJ inset, and sometimes more ornate detailed elements at the top of the cabinet like corbels, capping molding, or pilasters which provide a more traditional feel.

Contemporary Kitchen

A contemporary kitchen is what’s in fashion at the time. For example, plain white cabinetry with white benchtops and no handles, which is very sleek and modern.

Industrial Style

Industrial style kitchens are still quite popular. The industrial look often features a matte black with timber grain, a concrete look engineered stone benchtop, and hints of copper and metal throughout the fittings.


A traditional kitchen would include a semi-gloss laminate door or a matte laminate door with laminate benchtops.

Butlers Pantries

A butler’s pantry is a walk-in pantry that is generally an area of the kitchen that is used for pantry storage or small appliance storage. A second sink and dishwasher are also commonly installed. A butler’s pantry is a place where dirty dishes can be taken away after a dinner party then washed off and placed in the dishwasher, rather than cluttering the beautiful feature kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions

I Have An Existing Layout That I Want To Change, And A Wall Needs To Be Removed?

Is your current kitchen layout just not doing it for you? Whether you need to remove a wall or change the flow of your kitchen we can help. We’ll design a functional space and remove the headache by coordinating all trades to ensure a smooth renovation process for your new kitchen.

When a client wishes to change their kitchen layout, our designer will evaluate the space for appropriate changes during the in-home design consultation. If required, our designers will take photos and send to one of our recommended registered builders to obtain a quote for wall removal, or for more complex building works we’ll arrange for the builder to perform a site inspection and provide a firmer quote for the works. Once the new space has been proposed, our kitchen designer will design your new kitchen and provide you with plans, elevations and a 3d render to help you visualise your new kitchen space.

The Most Popular Kitchen Layout

The most popular layout request is an L-shaped kitchen with an island, or a contemporary galley kitchen with an island. The reason why this layout is so popular is accessibility. With previous trends e.g. U-shape there’s only one access point in and out the kitchen, whereas if you move to either an L-shape or galley style, you have free range to enter the space from two different areas, allowing you to entertain around the island, or create a little hub where the family can gather. These designs offer greater flexibility for the users and improved access.

A Kitchen For Every Budget

MKN offers kitchen solutions for every budget – that’s why we provide a showroom consultation before visiting your home. This allows us to demonstrate our products and finishes to suit your budgetary requirements. For example, choosing a Laminate door over a 2pack door can significantly reduce costs whilst maintaining quality, but choosing cost-effective options doesn’t mean you get an inferior product. MKN uses the same materials used in a $50,000 kitchen – we don’t compromise on the quality of products – we ensure everyone receives a high standard of kitchen that will stand the test of time.

What Areas Do You Service?

We service the Brisbane area however we are based in the Northside and within close proximity to; Bray Park, Strathpine, Warner, Cashmere, Brendale, Bald Hills, Brighton, Dayboro, Samford, Griffin, Mango Hill, Kallangur, Petrie, Whiteside, Carseldine, Taigum, Deagon, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Boondall, Nudgee, Aspley, Banyo, Geebung, Chermside, Draper, Everton Park, Enoggera, Mitchelton, Keperra, Ferny Grove, Samford Village, Yugar, Dakabin, North Lakes, Deception Bay, Kippa Ring, Clontarf, Redcliffe, Mount Samson, Arana Hills, Scarborough, Closeburn, Kurwongbah, Narangba, Burpengary, Ocean View, Murrumba Downs, Albany Creek, Bardon, Camp Mountain and Bracken Ridge.

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Some of Our Brisbane Kitchen Renovation Reviews

“Well what can we say..MKN gave 110% in every way.

Every step of the process from MKN was professional and the finish was beyond my expectations. Such a breath of fresh air to deal with a reliable company that provides such a professional finish – that’s so hard to find in today’s market.

Communication was excellent from start to finish.
Highly recommend using MKN Kitchens!!

Geoff Sawyer – Google Review 5 star

We were looking at installing a new kitchen and MKN had been recommended to us by friend’s. From our very first phone call with MKN, to our new kitchen installation we found the whole process to be a breeze. They are professional and dedicated to giving you your dream kitchen. The design and cabinets are stunning and so beautiful looking. All the trades people involved were engaged by MKN and there was no hiccups with any of them. We love our kitchen and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MKN.
Everyone at MKN has been so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. It has been a pleasant experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend them.
Everything was on time and very well made. We love the final result. Thank you MKN
From our very first walk in to the showroom you felt like a valued customer. Megan was extremely helpful and professional in her design detail . Project management by Eddie was seamless with constant updates and timely delivery of our bathroom and laundry cabinets . we are very impressed and can ‘t wait for our kitchen to be installed in the new year.
We had our kitchen made and installed a few years ago by MKN after trying other big name companies. We were very impressed with the quality of the product and the ease of the whole job from start to finish.
We recently had our floors re done and there was some damage to the kitchen. From my first phone call, liaising with Al and Ben the installer was just seem less, quick and extremely professional. Thank you to all at MKN!
Our kitchen went ahead exactly as the installation schedule all the tradies were punctual and helpful. We would highly recommend them to all. Thank you for a very satisfactory conclusion.
Wow is all we can say! From the initial consultation through to the project management and trades, our experience has been 11/10. Everything was completed on time and professionally and we are ecstatic with the result. Would highly recommend MKN Kitchens!
Every tradie used was punctual and professional. Quality finishes. I love my new kitchen!
Wow!. My kitchen has gone from cramped, dark and very dated to spacious, modern and now suits a house for a family of six!. Family and friends were blown away and say they cannot recognise my house. The service has been spot on from the first stage right through to the end – great quality, excellent people to deal with and on time. Thank you MKN for my dream kitchen!
MKN Kitchens carried out the Design, manufacture, project management and installation of our new kitchen, MKN and their Sub Contractors did a fabulous job and we have no trouble with recommending their services to future clients.
Great company to work with. Very professional and friendly. Work commenced on the day it was suppose to and finished on time. Highly recommend them.
The team at MKN have been absolutely fantastic to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. We are extremely happy with the quality of the kitchen and the install process was seamless. Our thanks to Megan, Julie and Simon for making the design process stress-free! Ben is a total machine in putting the cabinetry in in record time and the whole trade team really do an exceptional job.
Could not be happier with the result! Thanks again team! We recommend you to everyone.
Thank you so much team MKN for all the hardwork, dedication and professionalism you all have shown to give us our dream kitchen. It has been a wonderful experience. Special thanks to Kim, our project manager, who listened, paid attention to detail and made the transition from old to new kitchen smooth and easy. Team were punctual, efficient and did a great job! Highly ,highly recommended!
This is one of the best experiences I have had for the designing and installing of my new kitchen from start to finish. Very professional, on time and the quality is amazing. My kitchen is absolutely stunning. Thank you also to Megan, our Design Consultant. Two very happy customers. Trudy and Steven
MKN completed a kitchen renovation for us in 2022. The tradies were great to deal with and the workmanship was excellent. As with any renovation there are always sticking points, however these were dealt with very well by Kim and his team. The end result was a beautiful kitchen that is very functional.
We underwent a full home renovation recently and engaged Modern Kitchens Northside (MKN) (Lawnton) to design, build and install a new kitchen. From the time the job was quoted by Megan to the final installation, we found Simon as Project Manager and the entire MKN team to be both professional, experienced and good to work with. Staff were all polite, honest and reliable and our new kitchen was reasonably priced too. Our elegant kitchen is a dream come true and has been beautifully built. We now have a fully functional and organised kitchen that makes cooking and entertaining easy. We highly recommend Modern Kitchens Northside. Great work. Thank you.
MKN are the real deal. They are a great Brisbane company who know what they are doing and do what they say they will do on time and on budget. They staff are respectful of your home, and work through the process with you from design, layers, colours, appliances, through to installation. I wouldn’t go anywhere else, its MKN for kitchens and laundries. John & Lyn Rigby
I can highly recommend MKN Kitchens for a new kitchen remodel. I was blown away by the service and responsiveness of this company. My kitchen is absolutely stunning and no request was too much trouble. Al has such attention to detail and communicated everything promptly along the way. I will definitely be recommending MKN and kitchens to all of my friends and family.
Highly recommend MKN. From start to finish it has been a smooth transition from the old kitchen to installing the new kitchen. MKN provided all Trades and all worked so well together that there was no delays. From help with the design to ideas the Sales Office was fantastic. Al and Ben just a pleasure to work with. Great communications. I love my new kitchen and butler pantry. It does pays off to take your time to design or re-design and really think about the workflow and all. I cannot fault my new kitchen at all and have not come across anything where I would think I should have made this different.
Doing a big project as such you expect that something goes wrong at some time rather. BUT..
A huge Thanks to all MKN to making this experience a breathe.
Very professional and good quality. The cabinet installer was very meticulous and through. We love our new kitchen.
Modern Kitchens Northside are absolutely amazing! Their quote was very competitive – by far the best for all inclusions – however it wasn’t the price that has so impressed me. They are just super kind and super helpful and the kitchen is beautiful. Their workmanship is top notch and they go the extra mile to make sure you are happy – THEN they go the extra mile again. Brilliant, brilliant, thank you so much MKN team.

Modern Kitchens Northside created a beautiful Kitchen,
Buffet and Study nook for our apartment. We could not be more pleased with the end result.
From the first consultation to the end product the standard of service and professionalism is second to none. We couldnt have asked for a better team. It turned out exactly if not better than we imagined it.
We were kept updated every step of the way and any questions we had were answered promptly.
We have no hesitation in recommending Modern Kitchens Northside to create your dream kitchen.

Susan & Stephen

We are very happy with our finished kitchen, everyone at MKN was a pleasure to deal with and it was great to have our own job supervisor to confirm everything with.

Highly recommend MKN. From the showroom to design to measure and install I had no issues. Everyone came on time, answered emails promptly and the finished product is exactly as promised. Thank you!

We looked at using MKN following a renovation that our friends had undertaken utilising them. Their display store is well fitted out and gives a good idea of the range and standard of finish you can expect. From the outset they were very helpful and we were provided a high level of customer service from the office team of Marie and Meghan. Our ideas were challenged and alternative, better, solutions offered, which were then brought to life in Simons final design. Communciation following the contract signing was very good and we were kept up to date on the progress of the project. Installation was completed on time and by a very friendly and competent team. The final result being of a very high standard of finish and fit. The few issues that we had post install (Not to be unexpected with any large renovation and small in number/nature) were dealt with without debate and within a timely manner. This, I believe, is the true measure of a companies customer service. Anyone can take your money, but a consitent high level of customer service from start to finish is a rare thing. I would have no reservations in recommending them as a potential supplier if you were considering a renovation
Paul and Nicola

I was provided with exceptional service from Marie and Megan from the time I walked into the showroom to discuss my needs. Every time someone scheduled a time to meet with me they contacted me just prior to their arrival and were always on time. The quality of the workmanship and attention to detail by all involved with the laundry installation was exceptional and the workmen were very professional and friendly. I was expecting problems to arise as the project progressed but was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly Dale managed the project. I have already passed on recommendations to friends and work colleagues. Thank you so much for my new laundry.

Dear Rob & Nicole and the MKN Team,

Phil and I would like to thank you for bringing our laundry / mudroom / study nook concept to life. The laundry is generally not a space we love hanging out in, so being able to give the room multiple purposes and hide away the “laundry bits” was very important to us and you guys nailed it!

We chose MKN because we wanted to support a business and a family that gives back such a tremendous amount to our local community, and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. I don’t know of any other business that does as much for their community as MKN!

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with the very talented Megan in the creative / design team, the very organised (and patient) Simon in Project Management, the very skilled tradies in the workshop ensuring perfect finish (ps that workshop is AWESOME!) and the super efficient and reliable installers. It was professionalism and support from start to finish.

And of course, reconnecting with a very special person from your childhood after nearly 30 years was a wonderful surprise. Thank you Nicole for joining the dots and treating us like family, just like your Mum & Dad did all those years ago x

MKN Kitchens did a superb job with my kitchen renovation. High quality trades were also used. I am thrilled with the new look. Thanks MKN.

MKN were recommended to me by a friend who have used their services twice. My experience in dealing with MKN was a total delight as both Marie & Megan started thoughts of my dream kitchen with looking at showroom products, then the design and the reality came when the boys out the back built it and finally Simon project managing the trades and install. Their workmanship and finishing of cabinetry is second to none, very neat, precise and of an extremely good quality. I thoroughly recommend MKN to anyone who is in the market of upgrading their kitchen. I can guarantee you will not regret the experience.

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