If you’re thinking about buying a new kitchen, you’ll probably get advice to go for a German brand. There are very sound reasons for this — but which of the many brands is it best to choose? Hacker Kitchens are just one of the best known, so how do they compare with other German kitchen brands?
How do Hacker Kitchens compare in price?
Like other German kitchen brands, Hacker kitchens are a quality product and don’t come cheap. On the other hand, they’re not especially expensive compared with other similar brands. To take a few obvious examples, Schuller, Nolte, Bauformat, Leicht and Pronorm are all round about the same price.
However, it’s worth noting that there are a few German brands on the market that are just as good quality as Hacker, but cost up to 30% less. The problem is, knowing where to find them. However, this is where we come in. We’ll point you in the direction of the nearest showrooms that offer them. Best of all, our service is FREE.
How do Hacker Kitchens compare in quality?
German kitchens tend to be uniform in quality, and there’s a good reason for this. The various brands mostly use the same high quality components & buy them from the same suppliers. So, when you buy a Hacker kitchen, the doors, the chipboard and the mechanisms that go into making that kitchen, are all pretty much identical to the ones used on all the other German brands. Therefore, in our opinion, a Hacker kitchen is no different in quality to a Schuller, Nolte, Bauformat, Leicht, Pronorm or Nobilia kitchen.
Quality is the hallmark of a German kitchen, whichever brand you’re talking about. Whether you buy a kitchen from Hacker, Schuller, Nolte, Bauformat, Leicht, Pronorm or Nobilia, all are built to last a minimum of fifteen years.
How do Hacker Kitchens compare in Specification?
Just like Schuller and Bauformat, Hacker kitchens come in two ranges, differentiated by specifications. The entry-level “Classic” range features 720mm high base units and 150mm high plinths. The premium “Systemat” range, on the other hand, has 780mm high base units with 100mm high plinths. 780mm high base units offer 15-20% more usable capacity than 720mm high base units. Plus, a shallower 100mm high plinth look sleeker than a 150mm high plinth.
It’s important, however, not to confuse specification with quality. Whether you buy a Hakers Classic kitchen or Systemat kitchen, they’ll both use the same high-quality materials & will last just as long as each other. The difference is that the a Systemat kitchen has more features and benefits — more bells and whistles, if you like. This is why a Systemat kitchen costs about 10% more than a Classic kitchen.
It’s also worth noting that there are a few German brands on the market that cost similar to Hacker kitchens, but offer a much higher specification kitchen for the money. So, For example. Hacker, like many other German brands, come with 3mm thick hardboard backs. However, they are some brands that benefit from having 8mm thick solid backs & are no more expensive than Hacker.
Another example are the choice of internal carcass colours. Hacker only offer a choice of one or two internal carcass colours. However, some brands offer a choice of up to 25 internal carcass colours & again, are no more expensive than Hacker. This means you’ll usually be able to match the colour of the door to the colour of the unit inside. Matching the colour of the door to the internal colour of the unit gives a much more seemless look. So, for example, if you’re having a dark grey door, it looks a lot nicer when you open the door & the colour of the unit inside is dark grey rather than white.
Unfortunately, knowing where to find these brands is tricky. However, this is where we come in. So, If you want a German kitchen that’s just as good quality as a Hacker kitchen but costs about 30% less, we can point you in the direction of the shworooms who sell them. Alternatively, if you want a German kitchen that costs similar to Hacker, but offers you a lot more for your money, we can also help with that too. Best of all, our service is FREE.
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For more info on Hacker kitchens, visit their website: https://www.haecker-kuechen.de/en/kitchens.html