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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Fitted Kitchens

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I know you have been dreaming of having a custom-built fitted kitchen installed into your home. Honestly, I can’t blame you. Fitted kitchens are so convenient and stylish that investing in one is definitely worth it.

However, it isn’t all sugar and spice – fitted kitchens have disadvantages of their own. If you still can’t decide if this is a good move for you, we have broken down below the reasons why a fitted kitchen is a way to go, and why it’s not.

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Pros

They are good space-savers.

A fitted kitchen is made to fit your space. This is best if the size and shape of your kitchen are quite unconventional.

Fitted kitchen designers will have to go into your home and measure everything, making sure that you’re making the most out of your space for all the elements that you want to incorporate. These are designed and built to be compact where the appliances are concealed into cabinets so that they won’t be in your way.

It can be designed based on your liking.

Your involvement in the designing process is 100% needed. If you have specific design and aesthetics that you want to go for, you can pitch it to the designers. Some design companies offer free consultations before anything else so that they’ll know if they can cater to your needs.

A fitted kitchen has a cohesive design and layout.

Nothing beats a well-designed fully functional kitchen that exudes elegance and sophistication. This is what makes a fitted kitchen more appealing – everything about it just works together.

The process of getting a fitted kitchen is stress-free.

Once you’ve communicated all your ideas with the designers, you pretty much do not need to worry about anything. The company has everything covered, from the design to the labour, unlike when you’re setting up everything on your own which can get a bit stressful. If you want to have a free design consultation with a company, click here.

It adds value to your home.

All appliances and cupboards will be stuck to your house’s floor and walls which means it’s going to be permanent. Upgrading to a beautifully fitted kitchen will help in increasing the value of your home. This can also be a selling point when you’re trying to put it into the real estate market. A lot of buyers also see a fitted kitchen appealing for a home.

Cons

It can get a bit costly.

Beauty and convenience can come with a hefty price. Having a fitted kitchen custom-designed for your home isn’t cheap. So, if you’re aiming in investing one in the future, make sure you have saved up a sufficient amount of funds.

Everything is immovable.

If you want to constantly move around your appliances and layout, then the fitted kitchen is not for you. Since everything is pinned to the ground, you cannot move or change any of their positions.

It will take weeks before it can be installed.

Just like what they say, “perfection takes time.” Unlike when you’re shopping for everything which can take only a couple of days, getting a fitted kitchen can take weeks – from production to installation.

 
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