The kitchen is a tricky room to renovate, especially with the number of elements such as cabinets, appliances, shelving, and as well as other fixtures and furniture to consider. If not managed properly, kitchen renovation projects can last for months and cost you a lot more money.
Luckily, there’s a stylish, high-quality way to remodel kitchens in half the time and cost: flat pack kitchens. These are perfect for DIY enthusiasts and homeowners on a budget. It’s also great for those who want to increase the value of their investment properties. What’s more, flat pack kitchens leave you a lot of room for customisation—from kitchen cabinets to benchtops.
What Is a Flat Pack Kitchen?
A flat pack kitchen is like a jigsaw puzzle; all you have to do is assemble the parts sent by the manufacturer. Every component can be designed to your exact specifications; even the smallest fittings like cabinet handles and drawer runners can be customised to match your kitchen’s design.
The process is simple. First, you have to get in touch with a flat pack kitchen maker. They’ll take note of your kitchen’s dimensions, along with your style preferences, then make a design plan. After you approve everything, the manufacturer will begin production of the components. This will take about 14 to 30 days. Once you receive the package, it will take about 3 to 5 days to install your flat pack kitchen. Obviously, bigger spaces will need more time and smaller ones can be completed faster. After installation, you’ll have a brand new and fully functional kitchen.
Do note that there are flat pack kitchens that you can buy off the shelf. These are made using standard sizes so if you can find one that fits your kitchen, it can drastically cut down your renovation time. These off-the-shelf flat packs usually include base and overhead cabinets, a pantry, a couple of corner cabinets, and a drawer cabinet. There are also those that include a cabinet for your refrigerator.
What Are the Benefits of a Flat Pack Kitchen?
One of the biggest benefits of getting a flat pack kitchen is that it can help save time. The installation can be as fast as 2 to 3 days, especially if you didn’t go for a full kitchen renovation. For bigger projects, it’s safe to allocate 3 to 4 weeks. This already includes removing all the existing furnishings, such as cabinets, benchtops, and appliances.
Below, we discuss even more benefits of getting a flat pack kitchen.
Better Value for Money
For those wondering how much a flat pack kitchen costs, the answer is “relatively more affordable.” You can expect to shell out $3,000 up to $10,000 or more, depending on how much of your kitchen you’re going to update. Still, this is a reasonable price range, considering that traditional custom-made kitchens can easily cost $35,000 or higher. With the level of personalisation and quality of work of flat-pack kitchens, you’re sure to get the most bang for your buck.
Easy to Install
Flat pack kitchens are easy to assemble and install. The manufacturer will send detailed instructions, complete with all the hardware (and even some extra screws). All you need are a few simple tools like a hammer and screwdriver. You can also hire a registered tradesman to do the work for you. In fact, it may be wiser to have tradies do the assembly and installation. There are some areas that require professionals to do the work once the renovation reaches a certain amount.
Wide Range of Designs
As earlier mentioned, flat pack kitchens can be custom-made. In short, you can have virtually any design you want. Even if you choose pre-made, standard-sized flat packs, there are still hundreds of styles and colours to choose from.
With custom-made flat pack kitchens, you don’t have to worry about ill-fitting fixtures. Everything is measured and cut to size. Even if you have an oddly shaped kitchen, you can be sure that all the components will fit perfectly. What’s more, because flat pack kitchens come “collapsed,” there’s no need to worry about shipping and fitting the package into tight corridors or narrow doors.
If you’re looking for an easy and cost-efficient way to remodel your kitchen, flat pack kitchens are the way to go. Don’t let the DIY-style fool you; flat pack kitchens are every bit as stylish and durable as traditionally renovated and customised kitchens!