B&Q fitted kitchens review (2024)

The budget-friendly kitchen offerings from B&Q could be a good choice for your renovation project. Read our B&Q fitted kitchens review to find out what they bring to the table.

By Architectural Digest UK Reviews Team

October 19, 2023
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As one of the most well known fitted kitchen suppliers in the UK, B&Q has more than 50 years’ experience in the DIY and installation business. Thanks to its reputation, it is likely to be one of the first places many homeowners look when planning a new kitchen. 

The company offers a wide range of kitchen designs, appliances, accessories, and finishing touches for kitchen renovations, as well as an installation service. Its products fit a number of different budgets while still allowing homeowners to customise the colour and style of their kitchen.

B&Q offers competitive prices in comparison to other well-known national fitted kitchen suppliers such as Homebase and Wickes. Prices range from £1,054 for an eight-unit Chia kitchen in grey oak finish to £2,897 for an eight-unit Verbena kitchen in natural oak finish. 

Like many retailers, B&Q offers a free kitchen planning and design service, which includes a 3D model of your dream kitchen so you can visualise what it will look like before you make any purchasing decisions.

Fast facts about B&Q fitted kitchens

Whether you’re looking for a traditional kitchen with all the latest mod cons or a more contemporary space with sleek lines and minimalistic detailing, B&Q has a range of kitchens to suit a variety of tastes. You can choose from three styles: classic, shaker, and contemporary. With numerous colour choices, B&Q also gives you options for picking up your favourite finish and door design. B&Q kitchens are designed to be practical, with plenty of storage options to keep your kitchen tidy and clutter-free.

Key features

Upsides and downsides of B&Q fitted kitchens

When purchasing from a home improvement retailer, you should know the good and bad things about its products to know whether your money will be well spent. For this reason, we’ve included a list of pros and cons of B&Q kitchens:

UpsidesDownsides

A decent collection of kitchen ranges

No size customisation option

Free expert consultation

No measuring service, meaning the customer must provide the dimensions of their kitchen

Kitchen visualiser tool

Limited colour options: If you’re looking to design a kitchen with unique colour options, you’re best looking elsewhere

How do B&Q fitted kitchens work?

A B&Q fitted kitchen from the Alisma range in high gloss white with a breakfast bar and a brick wall on one side of the room.
B&Q offers free design consultations to help you find the best layout for your new fitted kitchen. (Image credit: GoodHome/B&Q)

Thanks to the free planning meeting and kitchen visualiser tool offered by B&Q, the company makes it possible to start planning a kitchen renovation at home.

Whether starting from scratch or looking to renovate your existing kitchen, B&Q’s free planning meeting is a great place to start. During the meeting, a kitchen expert will sit down with you to discuss your specific needs and wants. They’ll then create a custom kitchen design tailored to your taste.

And if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, the kitchen visualiser tool is a great way to explore different kitchen styles and designs. Experiment with different layouts, colours, and worktops. With the visualiser tool, you can see exactly how your dream kitchen will look before you start construction.

Once you have decided on the products and services that you would like to purchase, B&Q will deliver and install everything. However, you can hire a different fitting service or do it yourself if you prefer. 

B&Q products are inexpensive compared to its competitors. But if you have a budget issue, you can choose from its various finance options.

B&Q fitted kitchens versus competitors

B&Q is known for its competitive prices and has an inventory with a selection of decent products. But how does it fare against other leading home improvement retailers in the UK? 

B&Q offers some excellent selections, but if you want customised options or luxurious products, you have to look elsewhere. Both Wickes and Wren Kitchens allow you to design your new kitchen from scratch. You can select everything, from worktops to finishes and materials, according to your taste. 

Magnet could be your best bet if you prefer more high-end fitted kitchen options. Their product aesthetic is breathtaking, and you can select from over 20 designs.

How much do B&Q fitted kitchens cost?

B&Q has flexible finance options, allowing the customers to pay through interest-free credit, fixed monthly instalments, or “buy now, pay later” options. If you prefer using PayPal, you can pay the total price in three interest-free payments over an agreed period. 

Based on the eight-piece units of fitted kitchens, the price range of different companies are:

WickesFrom £876 (flat pack range)

B&Q

£1,054 to £2,897+

Homebase

£1,134 to £2,880+

Magnet

£2,393 to £8,366+

How to maintain B&Q fitted kitchens 

A B&Q fitted kitchen from the Chia range in woodgrain finish with black worktops and dark walls.
B&Q fitted kitchens are designed to be easy to clean and come with a 25-year guarantee. (Image credit: GoodHome/B&Q)

Regular cleaning and maintenance will keep your kitchen looking its best and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements. 

What the experts say

“B&Q kitchens just had an update, and we’re SERIOUSLY impressed. The new GoodHome collection is a budget-friendly, eye-pleasing collection designed to suit a range of house styles, and it’s totally blown all other DIY store kitchens out of the water.”RealHomes

“B&Q has improved the in-store experience, totally transforming the kitchen showrooms in all stores nationwide. The new kitchen showrooms feature a new Project Advice zone that shows how to make the best use of spaces and lets customers mix and match the range of doors, worktops, and handles. B&Q kitchen experts are on hand to provide customers with personalised support with their kitchen planning.”Advertiser

Customer reviews

“With such a large company it all comes down to each store, but everyone I have come across at the Harlow branch has been polite and helpful. Particularly a big thank you to both Nicky and Gemma in the kitchens department, who really helped and guided me through the purchase of a new kitchen. So pleased with the result, which with their help was half the price I initially got quoted from Magnet and looks and is designed better.”—Diana Church via Trustpilot

“I bought a kitchen off these cowboys. They were supposed to deliver it in two parts, which did happen, however the delivery drivers didn’t give me time to check it all off the order list. Hence when we have come to install it there are six rather large items missing. I went to the store and I have been told we now have to buy the missing items again as it’s been over five months! Livid doesn’t come close. Customer service leaves a lot to be desired.

“They absolutely do not [care] about the fact that these items have been paid for and it is their wrong doing for not picking the order correctly! Not to replace them is a disgrace. Why should I be out of pocket? It’s not like I can get these items elsewhere. At a time when finances are stretched to the max they throw insult to injury!”—Georgia Hale via Trustpilot

Our recommendation

There are many places to turn to when it’s time to renovate your kitchen, but B&Q has 50-plus years of experience in the industry and offers quality products with standard customer service. The company provides a wide range of fitted kitchens, designed to make the most of your space, with plenty of storage and worktop space to make cooking a breeze. Because B&Q is a one-stop shop, you can get everything you need for your kitchen makeover in one place, from appliances to flooring and paint. And if you’re worried about the cost, the company provides a great selection of fitted kitchens at very competitive prices, so you might find one that fits your budget.

How we chose the top fitted kitchen companies

Each of the fitted kitchen companies we’ve reviewed has been scored using our Reviews Standards matrix across multiple categories. The categories include how many showroom kitchens styles are offered, length of guarantees, payment options, reputation on Trustpilot, and any additional benefits offered, such as virtual appointments, complementary services, how many showrooms nationwide, and customer support available.