Take those ideas right through to completion.

Design Process:

We recomend that it is best that you firstly book a consultation with one of our designers to meet in our Kerikeri showroom.

At this stage we need to know an approximate budget, your style preference and other factors that will influence the desired outcome.

If your project is a new build, we will require you to bring along your architects floor plan of the kitchen area. For renovation work, we will look at these on a case by case basis. Either we can work off a dimensioned plan, or you may require a site visit.

Working with you we will come up with a design and written price proposal that best fits your criteria. We prefer to discuss the quote and drawings face-to-face, as there is a lot of detail that may not be apparent in just the end ‘price’.

If the drawings need further adjustments, there does need to be some committal from the client of their intent to use Kitchens by Wood Design as a supplier. Time invested from this stage on is chargeable to the client and refundable on the kitchen purchase.*

Renovation work has its own unique challenges and requires a slightly different approach. Once we have made an initial site visit and appraisal of the client’s needs, a $200 payment is required before design drawings will commence. This will be refunded upon kitchen purchase.

Manufacturing Process:

Once the design process is complete, the drawings need to be signed by the client in confirmation that all details are correct and a 50% deposit paid. Once this process has occurred, your kitchen will then enter production.  Our standard manufacturing times are 6-8 weeks, but will need to be confirmed upon the ordering of your kitchen.


A site visit by Kitchens by Wood Design will now confirm all dimensions we require for pre-production ordering of materials and computer generated data to enable us to commence actual machining of components.

The manufacturing process then continues till all components come together ready for final assembly in our factory.

Installation Process:

The installation date will be confirmed with either yourself or your builder. This needs to be coordinated with other sub trades depending on whether the situation is a renovation or a new build.

Your kitchen is then dismantled and packed into our delivery vehicle (s) awaiting site delivery by our own team of installers.

Installation is performed by our own team of qualified trade’s persons, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.

Final payment is required at this stage to enable all warranty detailing to be submitted to our suppliers.

We take pride in our finished work and will professionally photograph most completed installs with your permission. Any door/drawer adjustments can be attended to at this time to ensure all hardware functions as it should.

*Our initial concept drawings and quotation are free of charge. Upon the request for changes to these concept drawings we will charge $60 + GST per hour. On average our drawing time for changes is from 2 hours to 6 hours, dependent on the changes. If you decide to proceed with Kitchens by Wood Design, this drawing fee is fully refunded upon the order of your kitchen.


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