What are the benefits of choosing flat-pack cabinets? Top 6 reasons!

3 February 2023

Undecided about whether flat-pack cabinets are the right choice for you? Perhaps you associate flat-pack cabinets with poor quality or maybe you’re worried you won’t be able to assemble them yourself. 

Here are the top 6 reasons why we think flat pack cabinets are a great choice for everyone and any size renovation. 



Gone are the days when flat-pack cabinets were known for being flimsy and having poor-quality materials. Nowadays, flat pack cabinets can come well designed, using high-quality materials as well as a tongue and groove construction. This means they can be just as sturdy and long-lasting as pre-assembled cabinets. 


Cost Effective

Flat-pack cabinets are a great option if you’re trying to keep the cost down. Renovating can be a very expensive task and whilst you want to ensure you get the finished product you’re after, by assembling your new cabinets yourself you can make sure you achieve the same finished look whilst also saving a bit of money at the same time! When it comes to pre-assembled cabinets you have to pay for the labour involved in the assembly process that happens at the factory. This can end up being very costly so if you feel confident with DIY, why don’t you give it a go yourself? The money you save can even be used towards other items for your new space! 


Convenient to transport

Transport is the easiest thing to forget about when making a big purchase, although it is definitely something you need to keep in mind. If you don’t have the right vehicle available to transport pre-assembled cabinets yourself then you’re more than likely going to incur additional delivery charges. However, with flat-pack cabinets, this isn’t as much of a concern. One of the benefits of having flat-pack cabinets is that you can easily transport them in any vehicle, all you need to be able to do is safely lift them in and out of your car. Another benefit to flat-pack cabinets whilst transporting is you don’t have to worry about carrying big, bulky cabinetry through any narrow doorways or up any stairs. 


Custom Options

When thinking of flat-pack cabinets, it is very common for people to think they will be restricted to modular sizes. However, this isn’t the case! These days many companies are manufacturing completely customised flat-packed options, giving you just as wide a range of choices as you would get with a pre-assembled cabinet. This allows you to have the best of both worlds as not only will your flat-packed cabinets be cost-effective and convenient, but they will also allow you to create a product that fits perfectly in your space. 


Easy to assemble 

A question that often crosses everyone’s mind when considering flat-packed cabinets is, am I going to be able to assemble them myself? The answer is yes! Although some flat-pack cabinets are indeed more complicated than others when it comes to assembling and installation, this is easily avoidable by making sure you choose the right company to purchase from. As long as you’re handy with a screwdriver and drill, it shouldn’t be too difficult to have your cabinets set up and ready to go in no time! To help with the process there are lots of how to guides available online which can help you with any complications and show you step-by-step how to assemble your cabinets. If you’re not feeling very handy and up for the challenge, you can always hire a carpenter to do the set-up for you. 


Save on Tradies

Choosing flat-pack cabinets makes it easy to replace all your original cabinets without having to touch any electrics or plumbing. This means you can still achieve a whole new feel without the added extra expense of getting various tradies in. Of course, there will be times that it is unavoidable, especially during a complete renovation but by leaving your electrics and plumbing where they are and installing your cabinets yourself you can save a lot of money on labour charges. 



At eKitchens, we specialise in providing custom-measured cabinets to perfectly fit your space. Our cabinets come flat packed, ready for easy assembly and are the perfect option for builders, carpenters or the DIY enthusiast. Our flat-packed cabinets are made with mortise and tenon construction with minimal fixings, so you don’t need to worry about struggling with complicated assembly. However, if you do have any trouble when assembling you can check out our website where we have multiple How To Guides | eKitchens that will take you through the installation step-by-step. 

Prior to assembling your flat pack cabinets, we have our experienced designers ready to help you through the design and ordering process. You can make an appointment to see one of our friendly designers or you can pop into one of our showrooms to view our range.

 Contact us today at (08) 9456 3108 or sales@ekitchens.com.au to discuss your new kitchen or book an appointment with one of our fantastic designers! 


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