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Why You Don't Need Custom Size Kitchen Units

This article discusses why standard kitchen units can offer the same advantages as custom units but with greater cost-effectiveness and faster delivery times.

Rethinking the Custom Kitchen Unit Assumption

The perception that a customised kitchen is necessary for a tailored look is widespread but often misleading.

Standard kitchen units can offer a comparable level of variety, aesthetic appeal, and functionality, without the high costs of bespoke options.

Standard Units Offer Wide Selection

When selecting kitchen units, variety matters. Despite common beliefs, standard units offer a wide range of sizes and configurations.

With over 1,000 different kitchen units available, a unique kitchen can be achieved without resorting to custom size kitchen units.

Incremental Sizing Explained

Units are designed to fit a wide range of kitchen sizes by being available in 50mm width increments. This comprehensive range of options effectively negates the necessity for custom size kitchen units in most circumstances.

Available Sizes for Various Types of Kitchen Units

  • Base Units: The sizes available range from 100mm to 1000mm, in 50mm increments. That's a total of 15 different widths to choose from.

  • Wall Units: Like the base units, wall units are also available in 15 different widths, ranging from 100mm to 1000mm, again in 50mm increments.

  • Tall Units: These units come in nine different widths, from 150mm up to 1000mm.

  • Dresser Units: These are available in two widths, 500mm and 600mm.

  • Bridging & Top Box Units: These units offer five width choices: 500mm, 600mm, 800mm, 900mm, and 1000mm.

Kitchen Unit Availability Table

Unit Type

Available Sizes (mm)

Base Units100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000
Wall Units100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000
Tall Units150, 300, 400, 450, 500, 600, 800, 900, 1000
Dresser Units500, 600
Bridging & Top Box Units500, 600, 800, 900, 1000

Please note that not all kitchen ranges offer every size option listed above.

By providing a wide variety of standard unit sizes, we aim to give you the flexibility to design a kitchen that suits your space, taste, and needs, without the higher costs associated with bespoke cabinets and units.

Advantages of Standard Units over Bespoke

Here are key areas where standard units excel:

  1. Cost: Bespoke units are generally more expensive than standard ones.
  2. Delivery Time: Standard units can be installed within weeks, whereas bespoke units take longer.
  3. Range: The extensive selection of standard units offers ample choice.
  4. Durability: Standard units meet high-quality industry standards.

Tips for Utilising Standard Units

  • Take accurate measurements to ensure optimal fit.
  • Align unit choices with your actual storage requirements.
  • Add functional accessories to standard units for increased utility.

In Conclusion

Standard kitchen units offer a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to custom units. They provide the flexibility and variety needed for a unique kitchen design.

For more details and to explore our kitchen ranges.