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Fitted Furniture vs. Flat Pack: Which is Better?

So, you’re redecorating your home and revamping your interiors but are struggling to decide between bespoke fitted furniture or a cheaper flat pack alternative?

There are pros and cons to both furniture types. Which is why it’s essential to consider the factors that will impact your decision; including the costs, the quality, the style and the overall value.

Discover the difference between freestanding and fitted wardrobes and make the right choice for your home with Deane Interiors.

Costs and Quality

When it comes to the overall costs and quality of both furniture types, bespoke is best.

Flat pack furniture may be significantly cheaper, but so is the quality. Freestanding wardrobes tend to be made of cheap materials like plastic coated MDF; meaning they won’t last as long, can’t carry as much weight, and are more susceptible to breaking.

Bespoke furniture from Deane Interiors is made from the highest quality materials; tested for their durability, finish and longevity to ensure the finished product is a piece you’d be proud to have in your home for years to come.

The good news? There is a way to get affordable bespoke fitted furniture without breaking the bank! At Deane we believe that made to measure furniture should be accessible to all, rather than a luxury afforded to those with the biggest budget. We refuse to have crazy sales with big discounts; choosing to give you a truly honest price with great service instead. ; which is why we have fitted furniture that caters to a variety of budgets.

We introduced our range of affordable sliding wardrobes so you can enjoy bespoke furniture without breaking the bank. Every piece is designed and built by expert craftsmen, exclusively to your home and aesthetic preferences.


Both flat pack and fitted furniture is available in a range of styles, however you get a lot more freedom with the overall design and style of bespoke furniture. Deane has a configuration room with over 100 colours. Why settle for normal when you can make your bedroom truly bespoke to you!

Freestanding wardrobes and flat pack pieces tend to be more of a “one size fits all” when it comes to the design, size and finish touches. It’s extremely convenient – easy to buy, quick to put together, and does the trick for additional storage. But you’ll never quite get the perfect fit for your home.

On the other hand, bespoke fitted furniture is meticulously designed to the exact measurements of your interiors. You can choose every aspect of the finish; from the colour, style and finish of your bespoke wardrobe – including swing or sliding doors, and carcass or front framed options.

Find out more about the wardrobe styles available at Deane – including sliding wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes, and a variety of wardrobe interiors. Or, discover our carcass and front framed wardrobes for more information on the different interiors available for your fitted furniture.


If you’re looking for a quick, cheap storage solution then flat pack and freestanding wardrobes is the answer. However, if you’re looking for a piece of furniture that will not only stand the test of time, but also add value to your home then bespoke is the right choice for you.

Not only is it built to last, fitted furniture can also help to increase the value of your home! So, if you’re looking to sell or rent your property now, or in the future, then investing in made to measure furniture now will benefit you financially when the time comes.

Find the Right Storage for Your Home

Get in touch with the Deane team today. Our service is very different to our competitors, with our appointments taking just 45-minutes on average – so, nice and easy! Our experienced wardrobe designers will guide you through the process of creating something amazing and help you decide on the perfect storage solution for your needs.

Book a design visit, or simply send us your measurements online! For more fitted furniture and interior inspiration, follow us on Pinterest.


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