German kitchens in general are a byword for quality. You’ll get a great kitchen, but how do you pick out the best brand for price, quality and specification? For instance, Schuller Kitchens is a well-known brand, but how do they compare with the alternatives?
How do Schuller Kitchens compare in price?
Schuller Kitchens aren’t cheap! however they are no more expensive than many of the other German brands. Brands such as Hacker, Leicht, Bauformat, Pronorm and Nolte are all similar in price to Schuller.
However, it’s worth noting that there are a few German brands on the market that cost up to 35% less than Schuller &, in our opinion, are just as good quality. To put this into context. For a good sized Schuller kitchen comprising say 25 units, a 35% saving on the units should equate to a saving of about £4,000 – £5,000.
The problem with this however is firstly, you need to know which brands these are & secondly, who the best value suppliers of them are. However, this is where we come in. We’ll point you in the direction of the best value suppliers of these brands. Plus, our service is FREE.
How do Schuller Kitchens compare in quality?
Most German brands are made to a similar quality — that is, that they’re built to last at least fifteen years. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say there’s no such thing as a bad German kitchen brand. In this, Schuller Kitchens are no exception.
There’s a very simple reason for this. All the brands buy their components from the same suppliers, and these only provide high-quality products. So Schuller Kitchens build their units from much the same high quality components as Hacker, Leicht, Bauformat, Pronorm, Nobilia and Nolte.
How do Schuller Kitchens compare in specification?
Schuller’s ‘C’ range features a choice of 2 base unit sizes. Either a 720mm high base unit with a 150mm high plinth or a 780cm high base unit with a 100mm high plinth. Their 780mm high base unit offers an extra 15% more storage capacity.
Like many other German brands, Schuller have 3mm thick hardboard backs & a white internal carcass.
It’s worth noting that there are a few German brands available that cost similar to Schuller kitchens, but offer a higher specification for the money. So, for example, rather than having 3mm thick hardboard backs, these brands have 8mm thick solid backs for enhanced strength & durability.
Also, rather than having just a white internal carcass, these brands offer a choice of up to 26 internal carcass colours. Having lots of internal carcass colours means the door colour you choose will usually match the colour of the unit inside. So, if you choose a dark grey door, when you open the door, the unit will be dark grey inside rather than white. Most people much prefer this.
Unfortunately, knowing where to find these brands can be like finding a needle in a hay stack. However, this is where we come in. We’ll point you in the direction of the nearest showrooms who offer them.
If you’re interested in looking at a German kitchen that costs substantially less than Schuller, without compromising on quality, then get in touch. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get a German kitchen that’s similar in price to Schuller, but offers thicker backs & lots of internal carcass colours, we can also help.
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For more info on Schuller kitchens, visit their website: https://www.schueller.de/en/index.htm