Customise a Flatpack Kitchen and make it yours
If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen on a small budget, your options can sometimes be limited to buying a flat pack kitchen from the local hardware store. While there are some good options to be had here, they usually don’t give you an exciting end result that gives you the joy a fully custom kitchen brings. But fear not, there is a middle ground that can give the best of both worlds (almost), and not break the bank. Enter the customisation of the flat pack!
Admittedly, customising a flat pack will cost more than simply installing an unchanged kitchen, however the benefits definitely outweigh the costs. You do need to bare in mind that flat packs come in standard sizes – usually 300mm to 900mm per module and altering these sizes is not really worth the expense. If you have an older house or odd shaped space, think about adding something custom to finish the kitchen at either end.
Best to choose standard cabinet colours like white, black or shades of grey if you are going for laminate – but please steer away from a faux timber finish! Building a custom base can elevate boring cupboards into something special by making them appear to float above the ground. This is pretty straight forward for an experienced builder to do and can very fancy with little cost.
A custom bench top can work wonders to a standard flatpack. Most people notice horizontal surfaces much more than anything else so it pays to invest in a custom bench top. Consider timber, stainless steel or custom made plywood benches to give your kitchen some oomph and make it yours.