Not every situation calls for a large, custom-built, expensive gourmet kitchen. After all, you would not want to over-capitalise a property by spending too much on a kitchen. That holds for most holiday homes, investment properties, small inexpensive apartments or units, granny flats and offices.
Sometimes, all you need is a kitchen fit-out with a budget of $5,000- $10,000. But you’d still want a good looking, highly-functional, quality kitchen that meets all your needs. That’s when a flat pack kitchen is ideal.
So, what is the difference between a flat pack kitchen and a custom build? It lies in the design and installation support. With a flat pack kitchen, if you know what you want, are willing to be the project manager overseeing the design process, measurements and scheduling of different trades – the outcome could be very similar to a custom fit-out.
Often the perception of flat pack kitchens is limited styles, sizes, finishes and colours, and then hours spent measuring and installing. This doesn’t have to be the case.
- Flat pack kitchens offer a wide range of designs, styles and colours with accessories to match.
- Cabinets, drawers, shelves, benchtops — they can be customized to the size you want.
- Almost all the features of a high-end kitchen can be added on – wine chillers, double wall ovens or steamers.
- You don’t have to settle for a cheap look. There is a wide range of quality finishes available – from the latest scratch resistant, high gloss finish to the two-pack paint finish.
- Once the order is placed, a check measure ensures that everything will fit perfectly.
- Some kitchens, like our flat packs, are delivered pre-assembled so everything is ready to be installed.
Here are some reasons why you should get a flat pack kitchen.
1. Many styles to choose from:
Flat pack kitchens are not one style suits all. They come in a variety of kitchen styles ranging from traditional to modern. And there is a design to suit every context. Some styles, particularly Shaker and Hamptons, have a design aesthetic that is reminiscent of a laid-back lifestyle and old-world charm. Perfect for holiday homes, beach shacks, country cottages, mountain cabins and tiny homes. Take a look at this one below. Yes, that is a flat pack kitchen.
This style is also great if you are looking at a budget kitchen renovation in an older style house like Art Deco or Californian Bungalow. If it’s a Federation home or a Victorian terrace, here is another traditional style to consider.
Flat Pack kitchens offer many options in modern and contemporary styles too. Here’s one that is high-gloss, with the layered colours offering visual relief, and marble-tile splashback adding a touch of luxury.
2.There’s no limit to adding on any components
Most people think a flat pack kitchen does not give you enough choice in adding the mod-cons. In reality, it allows for almost as much plug-n-play as a custom kitchen. So, add what you wish for – large wine rack, a wall oven tower, a pull-out pantry or a display cabinet. Here is one of our kitchens with the add-ons.
3.There’s design help, check measure and installation support:
One the design has been chosen, the real work now begins. DIY, flat pack kitchen suppliers offer a lot of support at every stage of the project. For instance, we provide a guide, measuring tips, checklist and documentation of all the different types of cabinets on offer. All you have to do is measure the space and do a basic drawing of your layout. Bring this into the showroom and our design experts will give you a free consultation. The designer’s trained eye can often improve a kitchen’s layout or avoid an expensive mistake. Once the order is placed, a check measure is done at the site to ensure that everything fits in nicely.
4.Flat pack kitchens come pre-assembled:
The big disadvantage of flat pack kitchens is that they must be assembled. Assembling tricky drawers, installing benchtops and fitting in an oven is not for the faint-hearted. So, we’ve taken away the pain of installation by delivering all our flat pack kitchens pre-assembled. That means that if the space has already been prepped, the components are ready to be fitted in.
We’ve been in the industry for 45 years, so we’ve got a lot of experience building kitchens. We’d be only too happy to answer your questions, so call or fill out our form online. Alternatively, visit one of our 3 showrooms to see for yourself the quality of the kitchens we build.