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5 reasons why your next kitchen should be German
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German kitchens have developed an impressive reputation for quality, both at home and abroad. Built with attention to detail and the same approach to precision engineering that we have come to appreciate from premium German car makes such as Mercedes, BMW and Audi, German kitchen brands are clearly a cut above the rest.
In Britain, where we appreciate a premium solution that can add real value to our homes, German kitchens are extremely popular. And while any kitchen installation is a major long-term investment, there’s a host of German brands that score big in terms of offering cutting edge style, clever functionality, amazing quality and great value for money.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, take a closer look at ALNO, SieMatic, Poggenpohl, Bulthaup and Leicht, to mention just a few major brands. There are also a number of established kitchen designers in the UK, such as Halcyon Interiors who specialise in German kitchens.
So, let’s look at the 5 main reasons why German kitchens are wunderbar.

1. Modern, streamlined design
If you’re after a traditional English country kitchen look, you won’t find it in a German brand. But if you’re after a contemporary ambience with sleek lines and minimalist design, modern German kitchen design will have you in raptures. These kitchens bring out the best in modern elegance, sophistication and a touch glamour that is perfect for the modern home.
Their historical pedigree is unblemished. Poggenpohl, founded in 1892, is the oldest kitchen brand in the world, while other established brands have a similarly impressive heritage. Eggersmann’s origins date back to 1908, while ALNO, Leicht and SieMatic were all set up in the late 1920s. Unpretentious, uncomplicated, forward looking and a joy to use – that’s what German kitchens are known for.

2. Durability and strength
‘Made in Germany’ has become synonymous with quality the world over, and now that kitchens have evolved into becoming the heart of the home, it’s even more important that they’re built to last the distance.
With that in mind, German kitchens are tested to rigorous manufacturing standards and they don’t come flat packed. Instead, units are fully assembled as strong, durable carcasses, and finished with hardwearing veneers and lacquers. Quality control is second to none, meaning the quality of the cabinets is checked throughout various production stages right until the moment it leaves the warehouse fully formed. This includes all surfaces and mechanisms – everything that opens, closes, slides in or pulls out is tested under demanding conditions to ensure long-term durability and strength.

3. Advanced production techniques
German kitchens are made in modern factories, using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques that incorporate millimetre perfect construction methods to produce kitchen furniture that fits like a glove and installs like a dream.
Proud of their highly skilled craftsmen and modern engineering methods, German production techniques are not only second to none, they keep evolving. With a continual drive to improve, it’s a killer combination that keeps German kitchens at the forefront of development all over the world.

4. Clever functionality
German kitchens are undeniably beautiful, but it’s certainly not a case of style over substance. On the contrary, if there’s one thing that’s just important as drop-dead-gorgeous aesthetics it has to be the obsession with intelligent functionality.
These lifestyle kitchen offer clever solutions to everyday problems. They’re innovative, they think ahead. Incorporating clever storage solutions and design touches that other kitchens can only dream of, they are head and shoulders above the rest in terms of practicality as well as looks.

5. Tailored to your needs
Any German kitchen brand worth its salt will allow for flexible specifications depending on your exact requirement, and it will be made to order just for you. Bespoke solutions include the ability to adjust the height of the kitchen units and the width of the worktops, and any other measurements to suit the shape of your room.
While the default philosophy is always based on making the most efficient use of the space available, it makes sense to work with a UK based kitchen designer and experienced installer, just to make doubly sure it really is perfect for your home.

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