Ikea, Kaboodle vs My Kitchen Factory!

Decided its finally time to renovate your kitchen?

It's an exciting time and can also be a little stressful with a big decision that will need to be made. When it comes to your new kitchen renovation, it can be challenging to decide which way to go. Is there really that much difference between a custom made and flat pack kitchen?

Before diving headfirst into the project, ask yourself these questions:
· What's your budget?
· How do you use your kitchen?
· How many people do you cook for, and do you do a lot of entertaining?
· What appliances do you need?
· Are you keeping the same kitchen layout, or are you going for a complete Re-design?
· What professionals do you need on hand for the job? 

Flat Pack - Kaboodle and Ikea

Flat Pack Kitchens are presumed to be a cost-effective option. With this cabinet option, there are limitations with only fixed available sizes with cabinets.  You'll be limited in a set range of styles and colour choices.


Every cabinet will need to be assembled correctly and the hardware fitted. Installation can be tricky when you have to allow for large fillers to close gaps between the wall and other cabinets.


If this is the road, you choose to go down; then a flat pack kitchen might be cheaper in the short-term; however, if not installed correctly, it could devalue your entire property. This will cost you more in the long-term.

If you’re not a carpenter, now isn’t a good time to learn the trade on the job. One wrong turn of the screwdriver and this will set you back in time, money and make you wish you’d just left it to the professionals.


A rookie installation will also show, and you’ll be reminded of the blood, sweat, and tears you shed every time you open the squeaky cupboard door.

Also consideration for Kitchen demolition and removal, plumbing, electrical, plastering/ rendering to repair the wall, installation and tiling of splashback you may find the price saving did not go out the way the stress, hair pulling and time that was associated with project managing yourself.

Custom Made by Us

Your kitchen is the room you tend to spend a lot of time in socialising, preparing food and enjoying family time.

We help design beautiful and functional Kitchens in Sydney. A custom made kitchen allows you to play the role of an artistic designer. This means you’ll be able to design the kitchen the way you have always wanted it.


You’ll also decide exactly how the area will look and feel without the stress of the kitchen renovation turning out completely different from how you imagined it would be. We manufacture all our own Doors and Cabinets locally, we do not outsource.

Allowing us to project manage and install will reduce the anxiety and stress that can come with any renovations. Your kitchen is built completely by trade professionals. The professionals care about the details and they’ll consult with you every step of the way to ensure you’re fully included in the process, start to finish.


We arrange all the required trades to minimise the stress of you having to coordinate yourself.


Choosing a custom made kitchen renovation you’ll also be choosing quality. The quality of the kitchen finishes and fittings will be longer-lasting and durable. The options and combinations are endless.


A customised kitchen is also more visually pleasing and you’ll be proud to have a unique, one of a kind kitchen that was completely designed for you. 

Compare your Flat-Pack Quote with our Essentials and Decor Range Kitchens

Essentials Range

Essentials Kitchen Example

Decor Range

Decor Kitchen Example