When You Think German
So you want a modern kitchen. You’re making a great choice. There are so many styles, designs and brands on the market today. However, when choosing modern, we feel purchasing a German kitchen is the right choice.
When you think “German”, products like BMW, Porsche and Mercedes come to mind. German products have become synonymous with quality and engineering. Just like German cars and appliances, German kitchen design is also know for their engineering. German kitchens tout sleek designs and precise measurements while offering clever detail, maximized storage and are comfortable and intuitive to use.
A little history lesson, please…
So how do German’s differ from American’s when it comes to kitchens? For starters, in Germany, more people rent than own and therefore, people take their entire kitchen with them when they move – cabinets – appliances, fixtures and all! When moving into a new home, they usually have to redesign the entire kitchen space. The “German kitchen” was born from this need for easy, comfortable, customizable and quickly built and installed kitchens. Necessity for streamlined products and flexibility and precision are key, as people are unable to wait months to build their new kitchen.
6 Reasons To Choose German Over “Everyone Else”
1. State of the art production
So far, nobody has been able to replicate a German product. Americans use high quality stone and wood materials, but each cabinet and countertop has to be customized to every kitchen adding to the high cost (***Link to cost of kitchen blog here). Italians focus on design but lack in precision and engineering. German kitchens are manufactured using state of the art production techniques, and incorporate millimeter perfect construction to ensure smooth installation. We won’t bore you with the details – but every millimeter makes a difference **WHY AGAIN??? And with semi-custom building design, built with several standard specifications, German kitchens can offer higher quality materials, sturdier thicknesses that last longer. With semi-custom cabinetry, you don’t have to “recreate the wheel” to design your kitchen also reducing costs.
2. Efficiency and Design
German kitchens are all about efficiency and modern design. After all, Germans actually invented the concept of “the fitted kitchen” over 70 years ago and have been the leader in kitchens ever since. The modern German kitchen (Leicht Kitchens) is based on the principles of ergonomics, functionality and sustainability. It is built on clean lines and clear form. The setup gains expression and life through an ingenious combination of colors, materials and a sophisticated surface feel.
3. Choice flexibility and versatility
Several German kitchen companies have emerged on the US market over the last several years, offering choice within the German niche. Idealhome has named Leicht best for value when comparing these companies. Leicht Kitchens can be developed to suit your own personal vision – so the choices are near endless. Leicht lacquers come in over 5000 different color options!
4. Quick installation and lead times
Again with state of the art production, precision measurements and modular design, lead-times can be as little as 12 weeks! So much can be done while cabinets are on order!
5. Price Points
Because German kitchens do not recreate the wheel with each kitchen and installation, they are able to set price points for their colors, veneers, finishes and upgrades. For instance, Leicht offers 8 different pricing categories. There is a fit in every price point in every budget.
“One of the great trademarks of a German kitchen is the sheer choice in cabinet sizes and fittings and that gives ultimate flexibility to create the kitchen you want. This is regardless of the shape or size of your room – it will certainly help make the most of every inch in a small kitchen.”
6. German integration
Like German kitchens, German appliances are reliable, functional and “Smart” (link to smart section in blog). And German appliances, like Miele and Bosch fit perfectly with your German kitchen! Kitchens are delivered ready-built and ready to install with your choice of built-in appliances already in place.
That is why at Studio Europa, we have chosen to be the San Diego Leicht Dealer.
Leicht Kitchens have perfected strong structure, durable veneers and lacquers and build in state-of-the-art factories that use computers to ensure accuracy and consistency. Everything required for a luxury German brand.