Why German Kitchens & Bathrooms Are So Popular

German Handle-less kitchen design example.

One of our specialisms here at Design Time is the art of kitchen and bathroom design based on German principles. More, this particular design style is increasing in popularity in the UK. You might be left wondering what exactly it is that defines a German kitchen or bathroom. Maybe you like to find out why they are so desirable?

Why are German Kitchens & Bathrooms so popular and what defines them?

Around the world, Germany is known as the home of some of the world’s best manufacturing brands. This is especially true in luxury & high-end markets, because German design is prized for its quality. Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW are three of the most commonly cited examples. In terms of kitchen have a look here for a benchmark. Clearly, it shows the Germans are leading this design niche as they occupy positions 1, 2 and 3 for bathrooms.

Audi’s famous slogan …. says it all.

As far as kitchen design is concerned have look at this write up: 6 Essential German Kitchen Design Brands.

Germany is known as the home of some of the world’s best manufacturing brands.

Quality isn’t the only thing German manufacturers and designers are known for, however. Another major factors is a high level of efficiency, and when combined, these two key principles are extremely important for a field such as interior design. It’s understandable, then, that these priorities have helped German kitchen and bathroom designers to gain a very strong reputation around the world.


You are forgiven for thinking that this trend is relatively new. It is not. It’s partly credited to the country’s long history in home design. By the early 1900s, several famous brands began operating in Germany. Most were selling complete designer kitchens, and many still continue to trade today. For example look at the handle-less kitchen cabinets concepts. Most of us think of it as a relatively new concept. This is not the case. Handle-less kitchen cabinets were first introduced by German brand SieMatic and this almost 60 years ago.

As a result of many years of experience, which these leading brands have behind them. Don’t forget to add the country’s famous reputation for engineering excellence. This now explains why so many kitchen and bathroom design companies in the UK are taking inspiration from their German counterparts innovations.

DesignTime is Partnered with Villeroy & Boch

At DesignTime, we work with some of the best German suppliers to ensure authentic results. We have partnered with  Villeroy & Boch to offer a great range of bathroom fittings.

A typical Villeroy & Boch bathroom design by DesignTime

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We can provide a full bathroom or kitchen design and installation service or alternatively a ‘supply only’ service. It all depends on your requirements.

At Design Time bathrooms in Nottingham, we provide top quality bathrooms and kitchens at highly competitive prices, tailored to fit your families individual specification, requirements and design brief.

We do offer a professional service from initial design through to installation – at extremely competitive prices – that are consistent all year round!

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