Flatpack or rigid – which kitchen is right for you?

gloss-kitchenBuying a new kitchen? When making such a big investment, it’s wise to ask for the opinions and recommendations of people you trust. But, sometimes, there’s such a thing as too much information, and when it comes to the question of flatpack or rigid, it can be hard to sort the facts from the myths!

The misconception that flatpack kitchens are not of as good quality as their pre-assembled counterparts is a common one, so Flatpack Kitchens is here to tell you what you need to know when buying a new kitchen:

The benefits of a flatpack kitchen:

  1. Self-assembled kitchens are of the same quality as ready assembled kitchens. It’s the material they are made from that matters, not how they arrive
  2. Flatpack kitchens tend to be cheaper in price, giving you more for your money
  3. They are easier to deliver and to store in homes with restricted access, such as flats reached by several flights of stairs
  4. Kitchen suppliers will often allow you to make last-minute updates to your order
  5. Flatpack carcasses are ideal if the kitchen is to be fitted around a number of pipes or other features


The drawbacks of a rigid kitchen:

  1. Just because something is ready-made, it isn’t necessarily of a good quality. Poor materials, workmanship and installation can spoil the appearance of the glossiest kitchen cabinets!
  2. It’s less likely you will be able to make changes once your order has been processed
  3. Your kitchen might take longer to arrive

clicbox-kitchenAnd don’t worry if you’re no good at even the most basic DIY – a flatpack kitchen might still be for you! Booking a fitter to install your new kitchen can give the professional finish you’re after, or you might end up paying a professional anyway to put right your mistakes!

Flatpack Kitchens Direct’s doors are by BA, manufacturers of high-quality vinyl wrap and lacquered doors in a range of styles and finishes. And our Clicbox cabinets use innovative UniClic technology, which allows a click connection at an angle of 90° and waves goodbye to tools, screws or glue! The click connection is stronger than a traditional assembly system as the joints interlock along the entire cabinet length, and the technology is invisible.

Take a look at our some beautiful kitchens in this kitchens gallery and your new kitchen could be with you in less than a week! Flatpack Kitchens is an online retailer but our friendly team is here to take your calls and, if you’re in the south Wales area, you can pop into our small showroom. Just call us on 029 2000 7948 to find out more.