Kitchen In

Kitchen In was established in 2007, it has been owned and operated by Rob and Gwen Hamilton since 2018. Rob is a qualified marine cabinet maker with a passion for woodworking and quality workmanship.

The workshop and showroom are located in our purpose-built facility at 9 Saltash Street in Upper Vogeltown. The convenient location in the heart of New Plymouth means that stopping to discuss your project or talk through ideas is easy and stress free.

At Kitchen In we pride ourselves on personalised customer service, quality, and on time delivery. Every customer will work directly with Rob to design the kitchen of your dreams and your project will be manufactured and installed by our small team of highly skilled cabinet makers. Our approach has built a strong customer base of happy residential clients. Many customers are repeat business or referrals, a testament to our dedication to ensuring every client has a good experience.

Rob has extensive knowledge of all the hardware, systems, board products and technologies that go into modern kitchens. He is friendly, helpful and happy to chat to you about whatever project you have in mind.


Rob Hamilton

Managing Director/ Cabinet Maker

Rob Hamilton is a NZQA qualified marine cabinet maker. He started his career in the superyacht industry in Auckland manufacturing some of the finest joinery being produced anywhere in the world. Rob has always had a talent for woodworking and as an apprentice he placed first in the National World Skills trade competition for cabinetmaking. He then competed in the World competition and placed 10th in the world.

After gaining his trade qualification Rob carried on in the superyacht industry working his way up to the role of Interior Manager at Yachting Developments. As the Interior Manager he coordinated the entire team of cabinetmakers to manufacture and install all of the cabinets, joinery, stairs and other interior fittings of the yachts. In this role Rob was responsible for quality control of the fit out.

When he moved on from yachts, Rob worked as a project manager and tradesman for an exclusive residential kitchen maker. In New Plymouth he was employed by a well known local commercial joiner, this time off the tools and into the design office.

Rob is your main contact at Kitchen In and he oversees everything from design to installation. When he finds time away from work Rob spends a lot of time on his mountain bike with Gwen and the dogs, or out in the alpine areas of Mt Taranaki.


Damian and Mike

Cabinet Maker/ Installers

Damian and Mike have over 40 years of combined experience in superyacht, commercial and residential joinery. We are proud of the fact that Damian and Mike have both worked for Kitchen In for many years and share our passion for building beautiful quality joinery. Our business philosophy is to run a small team of very highly skilled people and have control over our manufacturing process from cutting to installation. The passion, talent and attention to detail Mike and Damian bring to the team make this approach successful.




Gwen Hamilton

Business Administration and Accounts

During the day Gwen works as a mechanical engineer for a local engineering company. Most of the projects she works on involve the design and installation of new equipment for the manufacturing plants around Taranaki. In the evenings she manages the accounts for Kitchen In and ensures the business systems are running with the same level of professionalism, thoroughness and integrity of a corporate engineering consultancy.

Gwen has a passion for understanding and optimising manufacturing processes. The challenge is creating efficiency while maintaining rigorous quality control. She has tackled these sorts of problems for manufactures in the oil and gas, food manufacturing and steel making industries. At Kitchen In the projects are a little smaller in scale but the opportunity to strive for continual improvement is still just as interesting.

Despite having plenty on, exercise and spending time outdoors is a top priority for Gwen. You can often spot her around town running with the New Plymouth Jogger and Walkers and the Energy City Harriers. She also enjoys spending time out at Lake Mangamahoe on the mountain bike.