About Us

At Designer Living Kitchens we specialise in designing and manufacturing high quality custom built kitchens and joinery for both home renovators and new home builders. Our commitment is to work with you to provide both a professional and individual experience throughout the entire project. From 2011 the brother’s and their wives with the help of staff have expanded to Six showroom locations. Covering a working area from northern Sydney, Newcastle, The Hunter Valley, out to Narrabri and as far north as south east Queensland, but not Limited. As the back of our trucks say. If you’re looking at this truck we deliver to you. So whether you’re a home renovator or a large project builder we can cater for you and your budget.


Our experienced designers pride themselves in working closely with our clients to design spaces that are not only innovative and attractive, but functional as well. Our factory is well equipped with the latest machinery and software to ensure that our joinery is of the best possible quality.

Here at Designer living kitchens we offer a free in home design service or onsite service for our retail or small builders at five of our locations(Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Coffs Harbour, Tuggerah and Helensvale Queensland) .

Warners Bay (Panda) location works on the basis that you bring in your measurements and we will save you money. In saying that ALL our locations can do this if your happy to do the leg work. Our designers can work out how YOU want use your kitchen. After all the Kitchen is the heart of any home. We can also offer a 3D drawing of what your new kitchen will look like in both our business models.

So what happens when I’m happy with my design and pricing? Great you have decided to go with Designer Living Kitchens. Thanking you.

From here you can come into one of our six showrooms. Where your designer/sales person will run over the lay out of your joinery. You pick your colours, benchtops and accessories etc. Remember at this stage you will need to know your appliance details. This is so your joinery can be made to manufactures specification. Once again thank you for your Business.

Where to from here then? From this point in time your point of call will be your showroom sales assistant. They will contact you on a regular bases to make sure your renovation or build is tracking on time, or to keep you update with our manufacturing process. They can also assist in arranging other trades such as, Plumbers, tilers, electricians. We can also arrange a skip bin for the removal of your old Kitchen or joinery. We here at Designer Living Kitchens will ensure we keep you updated along the way.

So what if I’m a larger builder and do some of this process in our own offices. No problems. Our production team can track your build with a weekly update either via phone call or email or we can arrange a direct link into our system so you can update your build. If you choose this options you will also see any RFI’S (rectification work). At Designer Living Kitchens we are very proud of our state of the art computer software programs. We can tell you where your job is at from the comfort of the office. Yes that’s every stage until delivery. So there’s no more phone calls where you can’t here the person on the other end of the phone as they run around the factory finding where your job status is.


Our company had an ownership and name change in late 2011 to what is now Designer Living Kitchens. It was known as “Olsen’s Joinery “for the last 25 plus years. It’s still a family run business with two brothers and their wive’s now running the company. On March the 1st 2014 in the early hours. Tragedy stuck the company. There Manufacturing plant burnt to the ground in Acacia Ave Port Macquarie (See photo’s in gallery). Within 3 weeks 3 days they had found a new location (“The Port News Complex” in Milton Circuit Port Macquarie) and trucked in new state of the art automated equipment and where back on the own two feet. The owners said, they couldn’t have done it without good insurance and great suppliers. Plus there dedicated staff that worked all but around the clock to get things back on track.

In late 2016 the business took over what was formerly HK Joinery Design from two brothers. Since then the owners have put in more machines and upgrade a lot of the systems to a line with the other locations.

In September 2018 the business known as Panda Kitchens at Warners Bay was acquired. This location is a design and supply only location saving YOU the customer your hard earned dollars. We will provide you the customer with a  list of installers so that you deal directly with the installer or you can opt to do it your self, its that simple.