If you’re renovating you may be thinking about using a flatpack kitchen and if you’re handy with the tools this is a great way to save on budget. Assembling the flatpack is a fairly straight-forward task as long as you’re good with following instructions! I think most people who are renovating on a budget like the idea of a flatpack solution, but they worry it’s going to look like every other flatpack kitchen. One of the good things about using a flatpack solution is that if you want to change things up in the future the carcass comes in standard sizes so changing out the fronts in the future will be relatively easy. Here are some ideas I’ve used for clients when we’ve chosen the flatpack solution.
Install a bulkhead
Installing a proper bulkhead gives the kitchen a built-in look and you’ll be hard pressed to know it’s a flatpack. It also gives you option to include other functional features like task lighting to shine down onto the bench.
Add custom hardware
This is a simple yet easy way to bring your own design style to the mix. Leather, timber,
Add a stone bench
If your budget allows a stone bench adding one will improve the overall look of the kitchen and take it from a typical flatpack look to a custom design. Source this from a reputable local stonemason rather than sourcing it from the flatpack supplier to differentiate it from the typical flatpack solution.
The splash back
I love to use the same stone I’ve used on the bench for the splash back to give a beautiful continuity to the design and for those who don’t like cleaning you’ll appreciate the one continuous piece with no grout lines. A more cost effective solution of course is tiles and with so many beautiful choices you can really stamp your own design style here.