Below are some websites that you might find helpful for ideas before meeting with your designer:
We use Blum hardware in most of our kitchens. The Blum website has some good tips on how to ensure your kitchen is practical.
Ecospecifier Australasia is a knowledge base of over 6,000 eco-products, eco-materials, techniques and resources.
Environmental choice New Zealand website with information on sustainability standards for products, services and companies.
The largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet, including kitchens and bathrooms. Over 700,000 inspiring photos and 90,000 ideas. Why not set up an ideabook on so we can collaborate with you? 
Popular New Zealand home and garden magazine and website.
Decorating ideas including ‘real life’ examples from paint company Resene.
Information on creating healthy, affordable homes for better living.  
Your online resource for home and commercial design, products, services and ideas.