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Flatpack Vs. Bespoke Kitchen Design - Which One Is Right for Your Home?


27th Sep 2020 Home & Garden

If you are renovating your kitchen, you have a huge number of factors to consider. Before getting into the small details, like tiling and flooring options, you have bigger decisions to make about the style and type of kitchen you want.


Many people struggle to decide between choosing a flat pack kitchen that they must assemble and install, or a bespoke and custom-designed kitchen that is made to fit their space. There are pros and cons to both of these choices, and here we are going to take a close look at both to help you to decide which is best for you, your family, and your home.

The Pros and Cons of a Flatpack Kitchen

Flatpack kitchens are capable of giving you any look you want. Whether you are looking for a more traditional country-style kitchen for your home, or something sleek and modern, you can find what you are looking for from the huge range of flatpack kitchens available.

Flatpacks are also cheaper, which can help a lot with your budget, but these savings come with another cost; time and effort. If you have ever assembled some flatpack furniture, then you already know that this can often be difficult to do, as well as frustrating, and time-consuming. A single bookcase or wardrobe can take a lot of time to construct, so just imagine how long a dozen cabinets will take to assemble.

If you are good at interpreting complex instructions and are willing to take on the task of assembling so many components, then a flatpack kitchen may be the option for you. Don’t make the mistake of seeing the savings, and not factoring in the time, effort, and patience, that assembling and installing a flatpack kitchen will need.

The Pros and Cons of a Bespoke Kitchen

Though it can seem expensive to have a custom kitchen designed, made, and installed in your home, they can actually provide incredible value for money.

By using an experienced, professional kitchen design company, like, you are saving yourself the time and the headache of assembling and installing a kitchen yourself. You also open up a massive amount of bespoke design choices, as companies like Hunter Hall have a broader range of designs and styles for you to choose from and the experience and expertise to help you find a kitchen style that suits you and your property. Having professionals complete the installation also removes a lot of headaches and lets you concentrate on other areas of the kitchen and the home.

Making the Right Choice for You

In most situations, your budget is going to have the most impact on your choice. If you cannot afford a custom-designed and installed bespoke kitchen, you are not going to be able to choose one.

If you are in the financial position to choose between a flatpack and a bespoke kitchen, your biggest concerns should be time and effort. Installing your own kitchen is difficult to get right, and if you lack experience in this area you may be left with a kitchen that doesn’t look its best and feels out of place in your property.

Flatpack kitchens can look great in any home, but a bespoke and custom kitchen can often give your property a wow factor that a flatpack one-size-fits-all kitchen cannot achieve. Consider all your options and timescale before making your decision.

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