How did they find us?

This week we travel to Kent to look at the kitchen makeover completed for next door neighbours, with very similar kitchen layouts. They had seen us in our display in Long Acres Garden Centre in Bybrook Barn. This is a newly opened display and you can visit 7 days a week. They have a lovely restaurant café that you can relax in too. Plan your visit here!

If Kent is not local for you then maybe our newest garden centre display in Chelmsford will be more suitable. This is a dog friendly garden centre and has outdoor plants, cards and crafts as well as our display. Pop along to see our products and pick up a brochure. Opening soon!


Both customers were happy with their current units and doors, but wanted some help brightening up their kitchen spaces and updating their worktops and hob. Sometimes it’s the small changes that make such a big difference!

These are the before images of the kitchen worktops in the neighbouring homes.

First kitchen with green splashback tiles and dark worktops
Second kitchen with multi colour tile splash back and a dark countertop


As makeover specialists we know that changing your worktops can completely transform the feel of your kitchen. Refacing worktops with a lighter shade is a particularly effective method for achieving a brighter and fresher looking kitchen.

We were able to not only discuss colour options, but also show both customers excellent sized samples in the comfort of their own home. We always say that it all starts with a free consultation, and it really does!

Our samples are great as we can just pop them onto your pre-existing worktop and as they have an edge it helps our customers visualise their worktop transformation. Choosing the colour for your new worktops is something that we are happy to use our expert knowledge to assist with.

At QzKitchenMakeovers we have a huge range of worktop colours to choose from, so there is something to suit everyone. Take a look at our available range.

In this case Ocean Pearl was the colour of choice, for both customers! Ocean Pearl is an extremely popular colour and it is easy to see why. Elegantly speckled with beautiful mother of pearl pieces this light colour quartz QzStone worktop truly brightens up any space.

As Neff dealers we are able to work with you and your specifications to find the right appliance solution for your kitchen. With these next door neighbours an electric hob was a must. They both chose the same ceramic Neff hob. It it wonderfully sleek and space saving, and adds a colour contrast to the light worktops. It has variable 9-stage power settings for each zone in addition to a residual heat indicator for each zone. Neff has a wealth of innovative products that we can supply and install, so be sure to ask us about updating your appliances.

The bonus is that each of these installations took just a day to complete. Just a day to achieve a completely new kitchen feel. That is certainly something to love!

The result

First kitchen with new opal countertops.
Second kitchen after the makeover, opal sides which brighten the kitchen.

Just look at what a difference a QzStone overlap worktop has made to these two kitchens. The space is now light and airy. Most importantly our customers were overjoyed at the transformation. Here is what they had to say:

“I wanted to thank you for your professionalism and wonderful sense of humour in measuring the worktops for myself and my neighbour, Mrs Kennedy. The installations by Matt and Steve were first class. They were lovely lads and so helpful going above and beyond in helping. They left everything spotless and ready to go. We are both delighted with how big our kitchens now look with the lighter, high quality worktops. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and use yourselves for further work if required.”

If you’d like to have a chat with us about making a simple change to your own kitchen, pop by one of our garden center locations mentioned in this post or give us a call on: 0333 577 9266