Flatpack Kitchens VS Custom Kitchens  Christine March 15, 2024

Flatpack Kitchens VS Custom Kitchens 


In many cases, a custom kitchen can be cheaper that a flatpack kitchen and save you a lot of headaches! It is worth getting a quote for both if you are considering a renovation of your kitchen area.

Flatpack Kitchen

A flatpack kitchen is mass produced and can be purchased from a variety of retailers. Bunnings kitchens and Ikea kitchens are quite popular in the flatpack kitchen space for those who are looking for a more affordable option.

The advantages of a flatpack kitchen:

  • It’s more affordable than a custom kitchen.
  • It allows for a much quicker installation.

The disadvantages of a flatpack kitchen:

  • Lacks personalisation and doesn’t always suit the rest of the house.
  • Often lacks storage space.
  • They do not last as long as a custom kitchen because they are made to be cheaper and not durable.
  • As everything is flat packed, you’ll have to assemble everything yourself which might be difficult if you’re not used to doing DIY projects.

Custom Kitchen

A custom kitchen is made to the homeowner’s specific needs and preferences, allowing for a more unique and suitable space. It considers the layout of the house, as well as what the homeowner needs from the area, and it can be tailored to a specific look and feel that matches the rest of the house.

The advantages of a custom kitchen:

  • You can customise them to your personal preferences. This means choosing the material needed, the colour, the functionality, and the layout.
  • It allows for more storage options which is great in the kitchen. You can speak to your designer about looking for ways to add as much storage as possible without compromising on the design.
  • A custom kitchen will increase the price of your property when you’re ready to sell, especially because you’ve designed the kitchen to match the rest of the house and probably used durable materials.

The disadvantages of a custom kitchen:

  • It costs a lot more than a flatpack kitchen, especially if you choose a lot of personalisation or good quality materials.
  • They can take a lot longer to install than flat pack kitchens because everything will be custom made to suit your needs.

Should you get a custom kitchen or a flat pack kitchen?

Ultimately, the decision is yours. However, it’s important to note that while flat pack kitchens are cited as cheaper, they can sometimes end up costing you more. If you’re not great at DIY, you might spend more time and money fixing your mistakes. And because they’re not custom-built, you will more than likely be heading to the shop quite often to buy more materials to get your kitchen matching the rest of your house. If you’re great with tools, you love DIY, and you’re on a tight budget, then a flat pack kitchen might be right for you. But if you’re looking for something a little more custom-made and built-to-last, it’s worth getting a quote for a custom kitchen. After all, it’s a place you spend so much time in daily and might be worth creating a space you want to linger.

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