If you’re looking for a high-quality kitchen that won’t need replacing for many years, you’ll need to choose carefully. The chances are you’ll think of a German kitchen, or maybe a French kitchen, which can be a similar standard.
One brand you might consider is Schmidt Kitchens — which, despite its German sounding name, is actually French. So, how do Schmidt Kitchens compare to other French and German kitchen brands?
How do Schmidt Kitchens compare to other kitchen brands on price?
Like most French and German kitchen brands, Schmidt Kitchens are more expensive than the high street chains & builders merchants. In fact, most of these kitchens sell for very similar prices. Schmidt Kitchens’ prices are comparable to brands like Schuller, Nolte, Leicht, Pronorm and Mobalpa.
This reflects the similar quality between these brands. However, there are exceptions. A few German brands offer the same kind of high quality, but at a price up to 40% less than Schmidt Kitchens.
The question is, though, is which brands are these? And where can you find the best value suppliers of these brands? I can help you.
How do Schmidt Kitchens compare to other kitchen brands on quality?
French and German kitchen brands all tend to offer high quality products, and this is reflected in their durability. Where a cheap kitchen may need to be replaced after just five years, these will last a miniumum of 15-20 years.
For instance, Schmidt Kitchens use the highest quality chipboard for their carcasses. This means they won’t bow, like the chipboard found in cheap brands. Similarly, cheap brands use low quality vinyl, PVC or foil wrapped-type doors, which quickly start to peel. However, the superior painted or lacquered doors used by Schmidt and similar brands will last for many years.
What about comparing Schmidt with other French and German brands like Schuller, Nolte, Pronorm, Leicht and Mobalpa? In our opinion, there’s very little to choose between them in quality. A Schmidt kitchen is certainly excellent, but does this represent the best balance of price and quality? In our opinion, the answer to this is certainly no. As previously stated, there are some German brands that cost up to 40% less than Schmidt, &, in our opinion, are just as good quality. The only difficulty is knowing which brands these are & who the best value suppliers of them are. And that’s where I come in.
So, if you’d like to find out who these suppliers are, just get in touch!
Our FREE service recommends local showrooms whose German kitchens cost similar to the chains & trade-only suppliers, but are higher quality & will last much longer.
For more info on Schmidt kitchens. visit their website: https://www.home-design.schmidt/en-gb