Flat Pack Kitchens

General Article

Flat pack kitchens make kitchen renovation easy and cheap. It means avoiding having have builders clambering around inside your home (which is nice although they may be certainly be unsettling if you do not get on or if you have lots of valuables lying around and you do not know them), it means you do not need to spend loads on subcontractors, and it means you can go at a pace that suits you. It also means that the kitchen is entirely your making and your design – you do not have to simply sit back and trust them to make your kitchen exactly the way you want it right; and you get to enjoy the smug satisfaction of having completed it. You get to say – 'I built that'. Tomorrowmore you will spend less on the actual furniture itself as you buy directly from the source without a middle man. Take matters into your own hands and you can save money and oversee every aspect of the kitchen's inception.

However at the same time this means a lot more pressure on the person building the kitchen. You need to plan in advance for a lot of things and if you get it wrong you will have only yourself to blame. Here's how to ensure that your new kitchen ends up just how you want it.

Firstly the planning. You need to ensure that you can remove all the items, cabinets and utilities from your kitchen that you do not want there anymore or you will not be able to fit your new things in. You also need to then measure the kitchen and the items to make sure everything will fit into place (you will be able to find the measurements for the flat pack kitchens on the website or on the box). Then arrange in your mind how you want the cabinets etc to sit to ensure they will all fit together – it's always a good idea to leave a little extra room just in case and to look for pipes and windows that might jut out and mean you ' re unable to use the space along one wall. Drawing a plan of your kitchen before you purchase the parts can also be a good idea and you should do this to scale to ensure you will not be disappointed. By following these instructions you should be able to assemble your parts with space to spare at the end.

When designing your kitchen you will also have more free reign, so you need to ensure that you include everything you need and have space and surfaces to work with when cooking etc. There are some basic kitchen designs and you should find the layout that suits you best before you begin. For example you might want the 'L shape' design with surfaces down one long wall and one end wall, or a 'corridor' layout which like it sounds consists of two opposite surfaces. The 'island' layout meanwhile features one central cabinet / work surface on which to work that can be reached from any point in the kitchen. Do your research and choose the best layout for you before you begin to assemble your flat pack kitchen.