We've asked B&Q customers what they really think of its fitted wardrobes and fitted bedroom furniture so that we can rank it alongside other affordable brands, such as Wickes, Homebase and Ikea.
The brand most revered by its customers got an score of 80%. But, at the other end of the scale, the least favoured company got a more disappointing score of 69%.
The tables below show how B&Q performed across a range of important factors when buying built-in wardrobes and fitted bedroom furniture and having them installed.
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Our customer scores give you an idea of what people think of a brand overall. They are calculated by combining how satisfied people are with a company and whether they would recommend it.
Our star ratings let us drill down into specifics of the buying process, looking at the areas companies excel in, and those in which they're letting customers down.
To get these, we asked people who have bought in the last two years (since July 2018), as well as those who bought between May 2010 and June 2018, to see how well B&Q's furniture stands the test of time.
We also asked people for more details on their experience of buying fitted bedroom furniture from B&Q.
B&Q has a range of modern and sleek sliding doors and a selection of modular wardrobes, cabinets and drawers that you can put together to fit into a particular space.
With the modular furniture, you can choose from different sizes and shapes, including corner and bridging units. You can even put a few pieces together to make one more bespoke unit.
There are also varied finishes for the carcasses, and a collection of internal storage configurations – more on this below.
You can then select the doors and drawer fronts from a range of muted and natural wood colours, and finishing touches, including cornices and plinths – for a more built-in look – and handles.
Its sliding doors can either be bought as a 'kit' with colour matched tracksets needed to fit the doors into place – these come as combinations of two to four doors – or single sliding doors on their own, without any fitting components.
Many of the doors come in standard sizes, but it also sells accessories that can help fill gaps to adjust the height or width, and angled brackets to help go around sloping ceilings
If that won't work for your space, you can also get them made-to-measure, although there are some still measurement limitations.
If you're not buying sliding doors to fit into a specific space between two walls, you can also buy end panels, as in the image below. You can also use the sliding doors on its modular carcasses.
B&Q sells both its own range of sliding wardrobes, called Valla, and a selection from Spacepro, which also supplies Wickes, Homebase and Argos, so you will see some some similarities.
Both ranges are mostly contemporary and clean-lined, with a few shaker style versions. They come in grey, white, black, light natural wood and stone – many in matt or gloss – and some can be mirrored or glazed. You can also buy finishing touches, such as soft-close clips and anti-dust seals.
B&Q has a selection of fitted storage options. Its Aura and Relax systmes are made up of floor-to-ceiling metal poles that allow you to slot your chosen components – such as drawers, shoe racks, rails and shelves – every 50cm. Homebase also offer these systems, and Wickes sells the Aura model.
It also has 'dressing kits' called Pole, Satelit and Zodia. These are pre-designed wooden structures that include a the basics needed for any useful wardrobe storage. You can pick one, or mix and match them together.
The sturdier Perkins units (pictured below) come in a range of heights and widths and are fully customisable, allowing you to choose end and internal panels, a top, base and shelf pack, then add drawers, shelves and rails if you wish, which can be cut to any size.
All of these can fit into a space that you can then add sliding doors to - including a walk-in wardrobe, as seen in the image below the table - or within one of the modular units.
You can just buy B&Q's sliding doors and storage online, or you can book a design consultation with one of its staff.
Appointments in store will be socially distanced, or you can have one virtually via video call and screen sharing, over the phone or by email.
With both options, you'll be able to see your furniture planned out in 3D using B&Q's Spaces tool, which you can access afterwards, and get a quote with a breakdown of what's included.
B&Q doesn't have an estimated delivery time for bedroom furniture, but the doors and some of its internal storage is made to order, so that is worth taking that into consideration.
B&Q used to offer a fitting service for its kitchens, bathrooms and other furniture, but this has ceased. You can instead use Spacepro's installation service, which is recommended by B&Q, or find a trader yourself.
22% of the people who bought from B&Q fitted their furniture themselves, 11% got a friend or family member to do it, and 26% found an installer themselves.
Some of B&Q's modular bedroom furniture and internal storage can be used in a kids' bedroom, and its sliding doors and storage options can be used in other areas of the house, such as an office or living room. Its doors can also be used between rooms or as a divider if you have an open plan space.