We’re here to help guide you through the process of bringing your dream kaboodle project to life! If you have a question and are looking for answers, our frequently asked questions are a great place to start. Check out our responses below and if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you can get in touch with our dedicated customer service team.
how it works
Want to get started on your dream project but have a few questions before you start? Check out our frequently asked questions below to see if we have already answered the question for you!
What is a kaboodle kitchen?
Kaboodle is the DIY kitchen company with a difference — you can customise your journey, style and even the kitchen itself to achieve that perfect fit, and create your dream kitchen by mixing and matching our modular and customised products. Our wide range of cabinetry, benchtops, handles, hardware and storage solutions and accessories are based on the latest trends from around the globe, giving you a huge choice for your kitchen renovation.
How does kaboodle kitchen work?
Kaboodle Kitchen, sold through Bunnings, has many styles and modular size options but also offers customers a 'cut-to-measure' service. Our customised offer allows you to adjust the width of selected cabinets, doors, panels and benchtops to fit your space.
How much does a kaboodle kitchen cost?
A fully installed kitchen can cost anywhere from $5,000 right up to $90,000 if your budget allows. Refer to our kitchen renovation guide for a breakdown of budget percentages.
Is kaboodle at Bunnings?
Yes, Kaboodle kitchens are sold directly through the Bunnings store network nationally.
Does kaboodle offer kitchen renovations?
While kaboodle doesn’t offer an installation service, if you visit your local Bunnings special orders desk the kitchen experts will be able to recommend accredited installers to assist with your projects, if this is your preferred option. Remember, you always need to engage qualified trades when it comes to gas, plumbing and electrical work.
How do I order a kaboodle kitchen?
You have multiple ways of ordering your kaboodle kitchen. You can get help with your kitchen design by working with a Bunnings kitchen expert or an in-home consultant. From there, your order can be placed via the experts and consultants at your local Bunnings special orders desk. Delivery options will be discussed upon ordering, so you can find an option that best suits you.
Can I order a kaboodle kitchen through Bunnings?
Yes, you can order a kaboodle kitchen through Bunnings.
Are kaboodle kitchens available New Zealand-wide?
Yes, kaboodle kitchens are sold directly through the Bunnings store network nationally.
Do you have a showroom? Where can I see kaboodle kitchen displays?
Kaboodle kitchens are sold directly through the Bunnings store network nationally – products, displays and selection centres can be explored at your local store. Kitchen experts are also ready and waiting to help you plan and design your space, as well as answer any questions you may have about the product and process, to guide you through your renovation journey.
Are you sold directly online?
Kaboodle kitchens are sold directly through the Bunnings store network nationally – it’s best to speak with the team at the Special Orders Desk in-store and they can assist with your order. If you wish to purchase products online, you can do so on the Bunnings website, and also choose delivery or click and collect options to best suit you.
What are your lead times for modular products?
Lead times vary depending on your product choice so be sure to always check the availability link when you’re looking at product options on the kaboodle website. Modular cabinets, selected door and panel colours, benchtops, accessories and hardware are available either to take home today off the shelf at Bunnings, or delivered to store within seven days.
What are your standard lead times for made to order and customised products?
Lead times vary depending on your product choice so be sure to always check the availability link when you’re looking at product options on the kaboodle website. Made to order door and panel colours and all customised products come with an extended lead time of 6 to 8 weeks.
Do you sell appliances?
Kaboodle offers a wide range of cabinetry, benchtops, handles, hardware and storage solutions and accessories. We don’t offer appliances as part of our range.
Can I design my kitchen myself?
Yes, you can design your kitchen with our convenient 3D kaboodle planner, which allows you to explore different layout options, styles, colours and more all from the comfort of your own home. The 3D planner features our full range of door and panel colours, profiles, benchtops and accessories, giving you the chance to visualise and select your favourite combinations to create the exact style that you’re looking for. Read our how to blog and then get started!
How do I measure my kitchen?
To measure your kitchen space accurately, we have some helpful tips to help you through the process, just read our how to measure your space blog.
Are you about to start installing and need a bit of help when it comes to putting it all together? Check out our frequently asked questions below to see if we have already answered the your question for you.
What is the time between purchase and installation?
Lead times are dependent on the product ordered – generally, modular product is readily available or delivered to store within seven days. All made to order and customised product orders come with a standard lead time of 6 to 8 weeks.
How long do Kaboodle kitchens take to install?
It takes around 2 weeks to install a kaboodle kitchen but this can vary depending on your specific space and renovation requirements.
Can you install your own Kaboodle kitchen?
You sure can! Our kitchens are designed for any DIYer, and we will guide you through the process. Remember, you always need to engage qualified trades when it comes to gas, plumbing and electrical work.
Does kaboodle help with installation?
To help you through the installation process, we've got a whole lot of resources including our kitchen assembly library, how to videos and PDF instructions to guide you through the process.
Does Bunnings help with installation?
If you choose to design your kitchen with a Bunnings In-Home Consultant they can help you quote and book installation.
returns & warranty
Something not quite right? Check out our frequently asked questions below and we will work to help you find a solution.
Can products be returned if they have already been installed?
Once product has been installed you cannot return. View our full kaboodle kitchen warranty for more information.
One of the products was damaged/faulty, can I get a refund?
Please contact our customer service department for any faulty claims. They will be able to assist you. All cabinets come with a 10 year structural warranty, and kaboodle’s lifetime advantage means that we will extend this warranty for the entire time you own and live in your home. View our full kaboodle kitchen warranty for more information.
I ordered the wrong size/colour, can I exchange it?
View our full kaboodle kitchen warranty for more information.
Are you planning your kitchen with our 3D planner? Check out our frequently asked questions to help you finish your design.
Why do I need end panels when I am placing a cabinet next to a wall?
Walls may not be completely flush or square, so you can use an end/filler panel to compensate for uneven walls. It’s always advised to add an end/filler panel when placing a cabinet next to a wall.
Why does the blind corner give me a filler panel and what size is it?
It’s advisable to install a filler panel between the adjoining cabinet and a blind corner panel to avoid potential handle clashes. Filler panels are offered in two sizes on the planner: 16mm or 18mm.
What is the rangehood cabinet distance from cooktop?
Overhead clearances (AS-NZS 5601) states “Range hoods and exhaust fans must be installed in accordance with the manufacture’s relevant instructions. If no measurements are provided in the manufacturer’s instructions, overhead clearances must be no less than 600mm between the highest part of the burner and the lowest part of the range hood”
Do I need end panels on each side of an underbench oven cabinet?
When you select an underbench oven cabinet, we recommended adding end panels on each side to keep a design symmetrical and assist with holding the heat deflectors in place.
What is a Multi-purpose panel (MPP) fly in shelf?
MPP fly in shelf can be used above or below wall cabinets. If used as shelving, brackets would need to be considered.
The total benchtops listed in the items list is incorrect.
Benchtop measurements are indicative only and not an accurate measurement. To get an accurate benchtop you will need to quote manually and process through Kaboodle Cut to get items codes for processing through COS.
How do I place a benchtop to provide an overhang?
Use a benchtop extension and collide function. This option is located under the cabinets menu in the category “Resizable Benchtops”.
How do I change the direction of my corner cabinet benchtop overhang?
You can change the direction through the customise option on the cabinet and select the direction of the benchtop.
When I render my kitchen some panels are missing.
Sometimes due to internet (bandwidth) issues a design might not fully render. If this happens, save the design, check the items list and if the panel is not listed simply just add another panel.
How do I change the width of CTM items in the planner?
You can change the direction through the customise option on the cabinet and select the direction of the benchtop.
I am trying to use the hamburger menu to change a door colour but it won't change.
Use overall style icon on left or go to 2D to customize.
Is there a faster way to duplicate rather than nivigating to the hamburger menu each time?
Yes, highlight the cabinet you want and press CRTL + D.
Besides clicking on each individual cabinet to change colour, how do I create a two-tone kitchen?
This can only be done in 3D view by using the CRTL button and selecting all the required cabinets to be changed. Use the hamburger menu to change colours (don’t use the overall styles tab).
I don't have a mouse and I can't see all the options?
To zoom in and out hold the CRTL button down & press the +/ –.
I am trying to put a cabinet in a specific location, but the program keeps changing its direction, how can I place it in the location and orientation that I want?
Hold the cabinet in the position and location that you want for 3 seconds, as soon as the cabinet outline is highlighted in green you can position the cabinet in that particular orientation and position. Please check the position cabinets and auto placement video.
What are under cabinet LED panels?
Under cabinet LED panels are designed to be mounted under wall cabinets, they will optimise lighting, modernise your kitchen and cleverly diffuse the light source. They are available in lengths of 400mm, 450mm, 600mm and 900mm. Each panel comes fitted with an 80mm input cable, an additional 3m extension cable and features a daisy chain connection for ease of installation. Power supply, distributor, and IR control switch with cable is purchased separately (there are restrictions as to the number of panels that can be connected in sequence–refer to your local Bunnings for more details).