Are Flat Packed Kitchens Worth It?

Opting for flat packed or pre-assembled cabinets can often be a more cost-effective choice compared to hiring a custom cabinet maker when considering a kitchen renovation, just because these alternatives are budget friendly does not mean you have to compromise on high quality. At Cabtek, we ensure that only high quality materials are used offering features like soft-close drawers that don’t break the bank. This makes them an excellent option for those inclined towards a DIY approach to kitchen remodelling, working alongside recommended installers and tradesmen while still benefiting from the expertise of a kitchen designer.

When deciding on what type of kitchen renovation you would like to do and whether you have the budget for it, the type of property you own can help with decision making. For instance, it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to overspend on investment properties, holiday homes or tiny apartments when considering your return on investment.

From time to time, not every renovation project requires a bespoke designer creating the most expensive products. That being said, of course you would still like a high-quality, well-functioning kitchen that satisfies not only your needs but perhaps your guest’s needs should it be an investment property project. Our flat pack kitchen is perfect in those situations.

Kitchen with white cabinetry
Kitchen with white cabinetry

The common perception of flat pack kitchens often includes limitations in terms of styles, sizes, finishes, and colours, coupled with the expectation of spending extensive hours on measuring and installation but it is certainly quite the opposite. Let’s explore further: 

  1. These kitchens won’t give your home a cheap look, in fact, the price may be but one can be fooled to think your kitchen was created by a bespoke designer.


  2. All sorts of colours, designs and finishes are available, making it easy for you to match your flat pack kitchen cabinets to your flat pack laundry area or your custom cabinets in your bedroom to your cabinetry in your living room or even all your bathroom vanities matching throughout your home.


  3. For the DIY fanatics, our flat pack kitchens are delivered to your doorstep ready for immediate installation with a  simple step to step guide turning your DIY kitchen dreams into a reality. 
Kitchen with brown cabinetry
Kitchen with island

Still don’t think they’re worth it? Here’s some more reasons to help you change your mind:

Flat pack kitchens from Cabtek are a compelling choice for several reasons:

  1. Cost-Effective: Our kitchen’s offer a cost-effective solution, as they are efficiently packaged, reducing shipping costs. The DIY assembly process further eliminates the need for expensive professional installation.

  2. Customisation: Designed to be customised to your exact requirements. With a range of modular components and design options, you can personalise your kitchen to suit your style and preferences.

  3. Quality Materials: Cabtek is known for using high-quality materials in the construction of these types of kitchens. This ensures durability and longevity, providing a kitchen that not only looks great but also stands the test of time.

  4. Ease of Assembly: Clear and user-friendly assembly instructions make putting together a Cabtek flat pack kitchen a straightforward task. This ease of assembly makes it accessible to individuals with varying levels of DIY expertise.

  5. Variety of Designs: We offer a diverse range of designs, catering to different tastes and kitchen layouts. Whether you prefer a modern, sleek look or a more traditional style, Cabtek’s flat pack kitchens provide options to suit various aesthetics.

  6. Local Support: Depending on your location, we can offer local support and assistance, ensuring a smoother experience throughout the purchasing and assembly process.

  7. Space Optimisation: The modular nature of our flat pack kitchens allows for efficient use of space. You can choose components that maximise storage and functionality, creating a kitchen that works seamlessly for your needs.

Kitchen with table and brown cabinetry

Common Myths

Myth 1: Only for Budget Renovations
Reality: While these types of kitchens are known for being budget-friendly, they are not limited to budget renovations. The affordability of flatpack cabinets allows homeowners to allocate their budget to other high-end features or appliances. This versatility makes these kitchens a practical choice for those looking to achieve a stylish and customised look without breaking the bank.

Myth 2: Compromise on Functionality
Reality: Many flatpack designs prioritise functionality with features like pull-out shelves, soft-close drawers, and clever storage solutions. Homeowners can customise their kitchens to meet their specific functional requirements.

Myth 3: Lack Long-Term Value
Reality:  Well-maintained flatpack kitchens can provide long-lasting value. The key is proper installation, quality materials, and regular maintenance, just like any other type of kitchen cabinetry.

Myth 4: Difficult to Find Matching Accessories and Hardware
Reality:  Many suppliers offer a range of accessories and hardware specifically designed to complement their flatpack cabinets. Homeowners can easily find coordinated handles, knobs, and other accessories to complete the look.

Myth 5: Are Only for Small Spaces
Reality: While these kitchens are often associated with small spaces, they are suitable for kitchens of all sizes. Manufacturers offer a variety of cabinet sizes and configurations, allowing homeowners to design a kitchen that fits the layout and dimensions of any space, whether large or small.