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In 2015 Appletree Design teamed up with The Gourmet Kitchen Company and we were able to add a new dimension to our design services. Specialising in Shaker kitchens and other custom-made cabinetry. It’s no surprise the understated elegance and timeless look of the shaker style has stood the test of time. From large traditional family kitchens to boutique design, every Shaker kitchen we create is bespoke and incorporates beautiful simplicity and refined craftsmanship. 

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Shaker kitchens


Our Shaker kitchens are created using only the finest materials and classic Shaker elements that define its signature style. The sleek and simplicity of wooden Shaker kitchens continue to make them a popular choice. The beauty of this kitchen is it can be stripped back and made to look modern or have added embellishments to give a more traditional finish. Our hardware of choice is Blum - a premium European kitchen hardware. A combination of hardwoods and plywood are used to create all of our beautiful Shaker kitchens. All of our kitchens are thoughtfully designed to our clients’ personal taste. 

Bathroom vanities


Why not add sophistication and value to your home with a custom-made bathroom vanity? We offer multiple options for bathroom vanities and can advise on which might work best for your space and personal taste. Our vanities are constructed from hardwood and plywood. You can choose the style, storage you need and finish you would like to create a beautiful point of difference in your bathroom. These can be painted or stained in your colour of choice depending on the look you are after. 

Barn doors

Barn doors aren’t just for the countryside. Functional and stylish, these versatile, space-saving doors work in almost any room. They can be used to separate the dining and entertainment area, to create intimate spaces away from a kitchen’s mess, as closet doors or between a sleeping space and bathroom. Our barn doors are custom made with authentic accents to add a unique design feature to your home. 

Fixed furniture


To complete a space, we offer tailor-made furniture and furnishings using the highest quality materials. Our bespoke wooden furniture is designed to our clients’ specifications and we provide a complete service through design, manufacture and installation. 


What is the process if we want to get a kitchen through Appletree Designs?

We start with an initial consultation to get a feel for the style and function of the kitchen you would like, including the appliances you want to include. We then begin the process with hand drawings and a quotation. There is a design fee of $1000 plus gst associated with this service, which is credited back if the kitchen quote is accepted. Once the quote is accepted we move onto full CAD drawings and renders.  

How long does it take to design and build a custom kitchen?

The initial design phase for a kitchen is usually 2-4 weeks, depending on the number of changes made. From the date of sign off it takes around 100 days for manufacture and delivery of a Shaker kitchen. Please note: due to shipping delays these times have currently been extended to around 150 days. 

What are your kitchens made of?

Our biggest point of difference is our Shaker kitchens are made of timber, using a combination of hardwood and plywood. These are then painted with a two pot lacquer painting system or stained depending on our clients’ personal taste. 

Can you design a kitchen off a floor plan?

Yes, we can. However a site measure is required to action a kitchen project. 

Do you offer a kitchen installation service, or do you work with other tradespeople?

We have our own team of experienced installers to take care of this for you.  If you would like a supply-only kitchen and to arrange installation yourself, please ask.

Do you have a range of pre-made kitchen units or is everything custom designed and made?

All of our Shaker kitchens are bespoke and designed specifically for each client and their space.

Book a kitchen design consultation.

We'd love to help you make your home a place to relax, unwind and entertain with friends and family - a place that's unique and welcoming while avoiding passing trends. 

If you'd like to get started, contact us on 021 559 386 to tell us about your project. You are welcome to book a consultation with our interior designers at our Design Studio in Paraparaumu.