If you’re looking for a new kitchen, you’re likely to want to get the best balance of price vs quality. The trouble is, there are so many brands available that comparison can be difficult. So, how do Symphony Kitchens compare in price & quality to other brands & is it possible to get a better kitchen for your money?
How do Symphony Kitchens compare in price?
The most obvious comparison to make in price is with the big high street chains and trade only suppliers. These generally sell on the strength of low price. Symphony Kitchens are usually similar in price to these places.
How do Symphony Kitchens compare in quality?
In terms of quality, Symphony Kitchens are slightly better than what you’ll find in the high street chains and trade only suppliers. So, for example, the chipboard used will be better slightly better quality than what the chains & trade only suppliers use. This means, the cabinets will be more durable & should last a bit longer. The doors they use will also be slightly higher quality than those used by the chains & trade only suppliers. So, where as a kitchen from the chains or trade only suppliers is likely to last about 5 years, a Symphony kitchen should last more like 7-10 years.
However, Symphony Kitchens are by no means the best you can get for the money. Their are many brands sold by independent kitchen showrooms that cost similar to Symphony, but are higher quality & will last much longer. So, rather than lasting 7-10 years, these kitchens should last more like 15-20 years.
As previously mentioned, there are many brands available from Independent showrooms that cost similar to Symphony, but are higher quality & will last much longer. These brands are also higher specification than Symphony. So, for example, Symphony kitchens use a cam and dowel assembly system. This is the type you’ll find on flat-pack kitchens. In contrast, these brands use a glue & dowel type assembly system. A glue & dowel type assembly has two major advantages over a cam & dowel kitchen. firstly, with a cam & dowel kitchen, you can see all the exposed metal cams on the underside of the wall units. These can look a bit unsightly. You don’t get this problem with a glue & dowel kitchen. Below is a picture of a cam and dowel system. The cam are the metal circular discs on the left of the picture.
The other disadvantage of a cam & dowel assembled kitchen is that when you open any of the doors, you’ll see lots of holes on the inner sides of the units. Like the exposed metal cams you’ll see on the underneath of the wall units, these can also look a bit unsightly. Again, you don’t get this problem with a glue & dowel type kitchen.
The problem is, there are hundreds of kitchen brands and hundreds of different showrooms. So, where do you start looking? well, that’s where we come in. We’ll recommend the nearest showrooms that offer these excellent value brands. best of all, our service is FREE.
In summary, when you compare Symphony Kitchens against the high street chains & trade only suppliers, they appear to be good value. However, if you compare them to many of the brands sold by independent kitchen showrooms, they aren’t such good value.
So, if you know the right kitchen showrooms to visit, it’s possible to get a kitchen that costs similar to a Symphony Kitchen, but is higher quality & will last much longer. So rather than getting a kitchen built to last 7-10 years, you could get one built to last 15-20 years. Plus, most of these brands will benefit from having a glue & dowel type assembly system. Therefore, you won’t see exposed metal cams under the wall units or holes on the inner sides of the units.
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For more info on Symphony, visit their website – https://www.symphony-group.co.uk/products/fitted-kitchens/