Custom Kitchen vs Flatpack Kitchen

Video Highlights

00:31 Getting to know a Custom Kitchen
01:29 Understanding Flatpack Kitchen
04:50 Benefits of Getting a Custom Kitchen


Let’s distinguish the difference between a custom kitchen and a flatpack kitchen.

With a custom kitchen, you typically will have someone like me who will assist you with the design process of your kitchen, have the cabinetry, doors, drawer, and panels all made to measure and then manage the installation of your kitchen including the coordination of the electrician and plumber.

With a flatpack kitchen, you will typically select and order fixed sized components of a kitchen. Your order will be delivered disassembled in organised packs. You can either try to assemble the cabinets and install it yourself making sure that they are level and that everything fits snug, especially the laminate benchtop which is actually quite tricky to install correctly. If not, you will need to find a qualified kitchen installer who would install the kitchen for you. You will also need to find licensed electricians to hook up the wall oven or cooktop and a plumber as well to connect your sink, tap and if you went for a gas cooktop then the plumber will do that too. As for the splashback, If you decide to go for a tile, you will also need to find yourself a tiler too. All this will take time and will delay your kitchen from being up and running.

In regards to quality, there are quality flat pack options out on the market and there are budget options and this goes the same for custom kitchens. So for those who say flat pack is poor in quality, please don’t be misinformed.

The advantages of going for a custom kitchen are:

  • You are not limited to fixed sizes for your cabinetry, and therefore every space in your kitchen can be used.
  • You do not have to worry about installing the kitchen yourself. That is my problem to worry about.
  • You do not have to worry about coordinating delivery from various suppliers and finding a place to store material whilst you go look for qualified installers and licensed electricians and plumbers. With custom kitchens, you will have a dedicated project manager whose job is to deliver you a kitchen.
  • A flatpack kitchen installation can take 4-6 weeks from delivery due to all the time it takes to find all the necessary people to put your kitchen together. A kitchen facelift can typically be done in 3 days.

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