If you’re in the market for a new kitchen, you’ll want the best your budget can stretch to. For many people, the ideal is a German kitchen, but which brand? For instance, how do Stormer Kitchens compare to other German brands and to those from closer to home?
How do Stormer Kitchens compare to the high street chains and trade-only suppliers?
The easiest place to look for a new kitchen would be one of the major high street chains. There’s probably at least one near you, and they’re always telling us they offer the best deals. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, your local builder could get you a kitchen through one of the trade-only suppliers.
These are certainly cheaper — Stormer Kitchens will probably cost around 35% more than either of these options. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the chains or trade-only suppliers are better value. The chains & trade-only suppliers construct their carcasses from less-dense chipboard that will soon start to bow. Plus, their low-quality wrapped doors will soon start to peel within a few years.
Therefore, a kitchen from the chains or trade-only suppliers is likely to need replacing after as little as five years. Stormer Kitchens, on the other hand, use much higher quality materials that should last, at the very least, fifteen years.
How do Stormer Kitchens compare to other German kitchen brands?
In our opinion, the quality found in Stormer Kitchens is similar to most other German brands. Most German kitchens will last at least fifteen to twenty years, due to the high quality of the materials used.
That doesn’t mean they’re all alike, though. The difference between the various German kitchen brands often lies in the specifications — the bells and whistles, in other words. This is where these kitchens are superior to many other German brands.
For one thing, while many other German brands use 3mm thick hard board backs, Stormer Kitchens feature 8mm thick solid backs. They also provide a far wider range of colours for the interiors of the carcasses. Most German brands only offer white internals. White internals look fine if you choose a white door. However, if you choose a door colour other than white, particularly a dark colour, white internals can look a bit ‘cheap’. Stormer Kitchens, however, offer a choice of 13 different interior carcass colours. This means you’ll most likely be able to match the colour of the units inside with the doors.
So are Stormer Kitchens good value? Compared to the high street brands and trade-only suppliers, they’re around 35% more expensive. However, you’ll save money in the long run because they’ll last at least three times as long.
Compared to the other German brands, Stormer Kitchens won’t, in our opinion, last any longer. However, the higher specifications certainly make them a great option for your new kitchen.
However, It’s worth noting that there are some German brands available that cost up to 35% less than Stormer &, in our opinion, are as good quality. To put this into context, for a good sized Stormer kitchen comprising say 25 units, a 35% saving on the units should equate to a saving of about £4,000 – £5,000. If you’d like us to recommend a local showroom who offer one of these brands, just get in touch.
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For more info on Stormer kitchens. visit their website: https://www.stoermer-kuechen.de/en/