Custom-made Furniture

Custom-made Furniture by Next Edition Kitchens

Do you stub your toe on that awkward bit of the drawers that sticks out just past your bedroom door?

Do you struggle to display your really tall pieces of China?

Ever tried fitting the Kitchenaid or Thermomix into a cupboard?

If you’re in the market for furniture to fit your house, look no further than Next Edition Kitchens.

Designer Ryan Bourke says he is seeing an increasing need for custom-made furniture.

“There was a stage where furniture-making was a dying art,” says the cabinetmaker from Whangarei. “Fortunately people are now seeing how disposable the imported, mass produced stuff is and they are wanting pieces that last.”


Ryan says people are starting to notice how their grandparents furniture will outlast a chain store piece.

“They’re realising that going with quality in the first instance will save them money in the long term.”

Popular projects for Ryan have included bookshelves, desks, bedside tables and TV cabinets.

He says a bookshelf he made for his son five years ago still gets comments from friends and family.

“It seems to be the first thing people notice when they see the kids’ playroom.”

Custom-made Furniture

Ryan Bourke from Next Edition Kitchens made this bookshelf 5 years ago and it still gets comments from friends and family.

Difficult Projects

His favourite projects are the more difficult ones though.

“I once had to make a desk that blended with existing cabinetry in the customer’s kitchen, the colour used in the kitchen had been discontinued, and lots of other suppliers had turned her away. Fortunately we were able to find a perfect match in a newer shade, the desk looked amazing!”

Making shop displays is another of Ryan’s talents.

Display Shelves in Whangarei

Next Edition Kitchens have completed the fit out for a number of commercial premises. Most recently the team fitted out White Cross in Whangarei.

“I really enjoy seeing how I can make shelving to perfectly display a product.”

For more information, or for a free quote contact Next Edition Kitchens on 09 4303074 or 021 740 443.