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Franchise Opportunities

Kitchen Studio is New Zealand’s best known kitchen design and installation specialist. Kitchen Studio has established an enviable pedigree in the market over 30 years by providing customers with seamless solutions from design through to installation and after-sales service.

​The Opportunity

Unique to Kitchen Studio’s value proposition is their customer Total Trust Guarantee which secures customers’ deposits during manufacture followed by a ten-year kitchen guarantee. Manufacturing of the kitchen cabinetry is undertaken by dedicated third party contract manufacturers so the central focus of the business model is design and selling. The kitchen has an integral role in the functioning of today’s households, and, as a result, influences the value of the home. The renovation market is large, with up to 80,000 kitchens being replaced nationally every year in existing homes. Kitchen Studio has a significant share of this market with the average sale in the order of $16,000.

Franchisees have an exclusive trading territory and are co-operative owners of the master franchise along with their fellow branch owners. An annual dividend is generally made to all Ordinary Shareholders, along with rebates and prompt payment discounts.

There are currently exclusive franchise territories available including Invercargill, Northland and Christchurch. Other areas may be available.

To explore this opportunity further, contact Simon Harkness, CEO:

The franchise resources include:

  • Kitchen Studio website –
  • Proven systems available on the company intranet
  • Sophisticated web-based ordering system
  • Comprehensive suite of marketing collateral
  • Centralised administration and accounting functions by a national support office
  • Sales and design training modules

Other Benefits

Whilst Kitchen Studio uses a typical franchising operating structure, the franchise is jointly owned by the franchisees, similar to a co-operative. Successful new franchisees are invited to become shareholders in the franchise after a qualifying period of typically 1 – 2 years and receive an annual dividend.

Skill & Training

Kitchen Studio provides initial and on going training in the following areas:

  • Kitchen design
  • The ‘Kitchen Studio Way’ sales process
  • Franchise and sales management
  • Webstore ordering (online specification and ordering software)

In addition, quarterly in-field regional sales and sales management training is provided to all franchisees and their staff.

A Kitchen Studio franchise suits a couple working full-time within the business, with typical responsibilities being split along the operations and sales functions. Critical to being successful is having strong selling skills coupled with good commercial acumen.

​Areas Available

  • Invercargill (green fields)
  • Queenstown (green fields)
  • Christchurch North
  • West Wellington
  • Whangarei

To explore this opportunity further, contact Simon Harkness, CEO: