1. Modern Plywood Kitchen


Plywood is enjoying a resurgence in kitchen design. It is an affordable material that also has a stylish and contemporary appearance that’s very popular as part of a modern twist on the Scandinavian look. Combine with stainless for an uber urban look or white cabinetry for a more fresh modern look.

2. Wood Veneer Kitchen


Wood veneer is an affordable way to replicate the wood look by pressing a laminate wood finish over a synthetic or particle-board core.  Just because it’s cheaper, doesn’t mean it’s any less stylish – most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between solid wood and veneer when inspecting your new kitchen!

3. Wooden Benchtop


A timber benchtop hits the mid to upper range of prices. Done right a wooden benchtop can give an earthy and homely feel like no other. In New Zealand, the classic materials range from the yellowish colour of Ash through to the darker tones of European Walnut. Our design team can share the best options for your budget and style aspirations.

4. Two-toned Wood Kitchen


If you can’t commit to all out to the wood-based kitchen but want the benefits of the natural warmth and texture—try two-toned cabinetry. Natural wood and stainless steel, classic white and light wood or black and wood – there are plenty of stylish (and timeless) combinations to choose from. Check out our article on 2019’s hottest kitchen design trends.


5. Hardware-less Wood


Nothing is more minimal and stylish than, well, having nothing. Replacing traditional handles with minimalist options like recessed pulls, metal pulls tabs, integrated handles, tab pulls, helps create a smooth and sleek look with wood. This look is increasingly popular in new kitchens – our design team can share the best options with you.

6. Open Wood Cabinets and Shelving


Breaking up the all-wood look with open cabinets and shelving is a good idea to soften the look, as well as adding to two-tone features.