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Why Upgrade your Kitchen with a Flat Pack Kitchen Package

February 22, 2021 – 6 min read

If you’re looking for an easy update to your existing kitchen, you may want to consider installing a flat pack kitchen. You’ll be surprised how incredibly quick a kit kitchen is to design and install, as well as how good they look. From the gorgeous benchtops, clever storage solutions and space for all of your appliances, you’ll be renovating in no time.

Clean, contemporary white kitchen with granite benchtops, wooden flooring and a white chevron subway tiled splashback.

What is a flat pack kitchen?

A flat pack kitchen is your dream kitchen delivered to you in a box! All of the cabinetry is supplied to you in flat packs, ready to be assembled and installed. Who is a flat pack kitchen ideal for? Well anyone really! As an affordable kitchen option that’s delivered fast, it is perfect for updating a rental property, apartment, for first home owners who want to keep the costs down or anyone who is budget conscious.

What are the benefits of flat pack kitchens?

There are a few main benefits of ordering a flat pack kitchen, which makes them such a popular choice when people are taking on a new kitchen renovation or rebuild. The main reasons are their affordability, how quick they are to be delivered to start the project, how customisable they are and their quality.

Flat pack kitchens are affordable

One of the main benefits of taking on a kitchen renovation with a flat pack kitchen is that because it’s D.I.Y., you can save money by installing the cabinetry yourself. This saves you on labour costs, although you will need help from a qualified tradesman when hooking up gas, electricity and water.

The Xpress Range of flat pack kitchens from Kinsman are a budget conscious and still stunning range which you can create the most popular kitchen styles from.

Setting up is time efficient

You’ll love how quickly you can get started on installing your new flat pack kitchen. As the fastest solution available, Xpress Range can be delivered just 10 business days after final payment.

Compact apartment kitchen with modern oven, black sink and mixer tap and stylish white cabinets and benchtops.

Customisable to your needs

Some people think that a flat pack kitchen is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ scenario. But a flat pack kitchen can be as individual as you and your home. There are so many options within the Kinsman Xpress Range so the possibilities are endless. You can choose the cupboard doors, benchtops, cabinet handles, as well as all of the accessories like shelving, racks, cutlery drawers and bins.

Flat pack kitchens are high quality

Just because it’s delivered to your home in a box, that doesn’t mean that flat pack kitchens aren’t high quality. Where other flat pack kitchens may fall short on quality and features, Xpress Range kitchens are sure to impress.

With 12 door options, 8 laminate benchtop and a variety of Caesarstone tops, as well as a wide selection of handles and accessories, this range has a lot to offer.

“Best of all, the Kinsman Xpress Range comes with a 7-year warranty.”

What’s included in a flatpack kitchen

So what’s in the flat pack box? Included in your flat pack kitchen boxes are cabinets, handles and kickboards, laminate benchtops, soft-close drawers, soft full extension drawer runners, cutlery trays and bin.

You’ll also find a comprehensive, user-friendly instruction booklet, all the fixings and dowel that you’ll need and it’s all delivered straight to your door. Please note that appliances, sink and taps are sold separately.

Modern family kitchen with contemporary grey cabinets and island bench with white marble countertops and French door fridge.

What is the process of designing a flat pack kitchen

This is the fun part of the process. You’ll be amazed at the huge range of choices, finishes, colours and materials that you can choose from. But we’ve been able to break down the design process into three simple steps; choosing the kitchen style, picking your appliances and deciding on your design and layout.

Compact kitchen with white cabinetry, wooden benchtop, blue subway tiled splashback, modern rangehood, oven and cooktop.

1. Choose Kitchen Style

There are many popular styles of kitchen that you can create from a flat pack to suit your home and your taste. The hard part is settling on your favourite style! Here are some of the ones we love at the moment:

  • A modern kitchen is the heart of the home, and is where living and dining areas become one. Simplicity is the key here to create a functional space.
  • The Hamptons style kitchen is relaxed, elegant and evokes peace and calm. It’s a little seaside without being too beachy.
  • A classical country kitchen creates a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. With added pops of colour and texture from appliances or cabinetry, it can have lots of character too.
  • The Scandi look is all about minimalism. Clean lines, timber textures, metallic accents and light, muted colours give you the Nordic feel in your kitchen.
  • An industrial style kitchen is as sleek and stylish as you are. For the New York loft look, blend rough textures with smooth surfaces and loads of exposed elements.
Large u-shaped family kitchen with black granite benchtops and splashback, white cabinetry and dark flooring.

2. Kitchen Appliances

The Good Guys always recommend an appliance first approach when creating a new kitchen. That’s because choosing the right size and location of your appliances can save you time and hassle in the long run. A huge new fridge with folding French doors may be an entertainer’s paradise, but you need to make sure you have the room for it. If you love black appliances (and who doesn’t?), it’s a good time to think about how they will fit in to the whole kitchen look and feel you’re creating.

Another important point is that you should also consider where your utilities are when planning your new kitchen, and placing your appliances accordingly. Planning around where your gas, water and electricity connections are will make your new kitchen renovation a lot easier.

Smart l-shaped kitchen with neutral toned cabinets, wooden floors, black oven, gas cooktop and stainless steel rangehood.

3. Kitchen design & layout

Now it’s time to get creative and settle on the design, layout, benchtop, cabinet style and colour of your new perfect kitchen. Add some of your own personal touches to see your style come to life. You’ll be surprised how big a difference you can make by swapping out the handles or cabinetry finishes. Elevate your kitchen design with a with Caesarstone benchtops instead of laminate and see what difference they can make.

If you are having a little trouble deciding on the right look, just ask your Kinsman design expert and they can help bring your design to life.

Stylish modern kitchen with double wall ovens, induction cooktop, subway tiled splashback and concealed rangehood.

What do you need to install a flat pack kitchen?

It’s time to dig your tools out and get your D.I.Y. on. You’ll need a range of tools and materials like a builder’s pencil, caulking gun, clamps, electric drill, measuring tape, step ladder and all of your safety equipment. Kinsman will send you a flat pack installation guide with all of the details and easy to follow steps. You might also want to give a friend a call to help you install your kitchen. You won’t regret it!

Please note, any plumbing, gas and electrical work, such as disconnecting a sink and installing cooktops and ovens, must be done by a qualified tradesperson.

Ask us about our Flat Pack Kitchen set ups today

You’re now all set to take on a kitchen renovation or upgrade with a flat pack kitchen. Whether you do it yourself or with help from tradies, you’ll be amazed at how cost-effective and quick it is to install. And best of all, how great it will look. Book in a chat with a Kinsman design consultant at your nearest The Good Guys to get started.

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