Kitchen Designer Auckland

Susan Templer, of Templer Interiors, designs unique and personalised kitchens for her clients. She loves both cooking and good organisation, and is enthusiastic about having a properly laid-out kitchen.

A new kitchen is one of the most expensive renovation projects a homeowner will undertake. Susan believes that if you are going to that expense, you should have everything just where you want it. “In design meetings, I ask my clients the questions that will give me all of the important details for designing a great cooking space.This includes not only the list of appliances and construction details, but also specifics such as my client’s preferred location for things like spices and cooking utensils. I make sure there is adequate work space and that the trash bins are nearby. I will even do an inventory with my client to assure that the type and size of cabinets will suit for items to be stored”.

While function is very important, Susan is also passionate about the finished look, “I like colour and detail and unique features. My clients are looking for something special in their new kitchen and I try to create that, while staying within my brief. And I always design for my client! I have worked with lots of people whose personal taste was different from mine, so I try to guide them towards what will work with what they like. I don’t believe that there is always only one answer or one better way”.

“Susan helped me pick out many different types of materials for my kitchen remodel and most importantly, ‘held’ my hand and gave me confidence when builders and installers encountered problems that I found confusing and overwhelming. Susan also encouraged me to add some personal ideas where I was unsure of the mix and it’s turned out beautifully!

-Lisa Elizabeth, Auckland

Contact us today about your kitchen design project.

See some of our kitchen projects below…


Bright & Beautiful

Click images for full room views.

This classic Mt Eden villa needed a new kitchen that would suit the requirements of the owners, a couple that love to cook and who […]

Traditional Kitchen adds Loads of Light

Click images for full room views.

The original plan for the new kitchen in this extensively renovated Kingsland Villa called for a walk in pantry behind closed doors, a much smaller […]

After the Fire

Click images for full room views

The owners of this home lost almost everything in a house fire. But being the positive couple that they are, they could look on the […]

Hardworking and Fun Too

Click images for full room views.

The kitchen in this classic Ponsonby villa was in dire need of updating. My clients requested a new kitchen that would operate as a modern […]

A Place for Everything

Click images for full room views.

The old kitchen in this mid-century style house was unattractive and impractical. And the dining area was squeezed into a space that could barely fit […]

Step Down to the Bar

Click images for full room views.

Under the half floor of this open plan loft apartment, and running the width of the room in a narrow area, this kitchen came with […]

Beauty Borrowed from the Sea

Click images for full room views.

The original kitchen in this old villa, while charming and historical, was not practical for today’s modern homeowner. My client requested a kitchen that would […]

Now We’re Cooking

Click image for full room views

The challenge in this kitchen was to fit all of the professional grade appliances required by my client, an avid cook. We settled on choices […]