Disclaimer: I was kindly gifted work surfaces from Worktop Express as part of my kitchen makeover project
At the start of this year I wrote a hopeful blog post about what we wanted to achieve on our house this year. It was dreamy, wistful, speculative, and knowing how slowly we move, I didn’t necessarily expect that too much of it would actually come to pass. And then a little bit of fairy dust happened. The lovely team from Worktop Express clocked my blog post and reached out to me to see if they could offer help with my planned kitchen spruce up, gifting work surfaces or splash backs.
This is honestly the stuff that dreams are made of but I didn’t know if I could pull it off. So many factors had to fall into place, I knew that I needed Pete to go away for a work trip which only come around every 3 years or so. The kitchen makeover would only really have been possible without him here just because I’m sure he would have gone into panic mode when I proposed my plans to him.
But what can I say, the rest is history and in just under a week I pulled off a pretty spectacular kitchen makeover, even if I do say so myself. However, it wouldn’t have been possible at all without the kindness, help and fabulous products on offer from Worktop Express. I’m sure many people heard it during my Instagram stories, but I have a tendency to be a bit fussy. Whilst this isn’t going to be our forever kitchen, it’s certainly got to last well enough for the next couple of years whilst we save up for our ground floor extension.
Worktop Express have an absolutely fabulous range of kitchen work surfaces and as it turns out, this really is the showstopper when it comes to transforming a space. From solid wood to laminate to earthstone, no matter your taste or budget, Worktop Express will have the perfect solution for your room. I was beyond excited when they got in touch as I knew I desperately wanted to scrap our dark brown wood effect laminate and replace it with a brighter marble effect one. Luckily, they had just the product I was after.
The choice I made is the Marble Effect Worktop – Calcutta and I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am with it. It was the most obvious choice as I knew I wanted to paint my base units navy blue and this would offset beautifully, providing a light reflective work space. But it was really the description on the Worktop Express website that helped me confirm my choice:
These marble-look work surfaces are an elegant choice for kitchens, and look stunning with a delicate pastel colour palette. Our Calcutta Marble laminate worktops are made from cutting-edge AEON™ Enhanced Performance Laminate. This is a brand new way of making laminate worktops, creating a stronger, better-defined surface. Better still, this AEON worktop provides three times the scuff, scratch and wear-resistance when compared to the industry standard, ensuring that it maintains an excellent finish for longer.
These marble effect kitchen worktops feature a large-scale white Italian marble design, showcasing gentle grey and taupe hues that fit beautifully within a variety of settings. This premium range of worktops is made with wooden particle board that has been certified with the FIRA Gold award for product excellence. Combining enhanced performance and a popular design, these work surfaces are a great choice for a busy family home.
I think one of the reasons I’ve always been a little daunted to try and take on anything more than painting is because I’m always nervous I won’t understand the product or take the right measurements and end up ordering the wrong thing. The Worktop Express website is SO easy to use and taking correct measurements couldn’t be more straightforward. The prices are also incredibly reasonable with the marble effect worktop I chose starting from just £120. It’s a steal when you think about how much a real marble work surface would cost and it looks so, so beautiful.
The communications from the team once you place your order are swift and comprehensive, double-checking all the details and configurations to make sure you’ve placed the right order. From then on, the production and delivery process is just as smooth. Obviously I was on a bit of a tight and undercover deadline but my worksurfaces were ready just 48 hours after ordering. I received an email the day before confirming a 2 hour delivery slot from the Worktop Express team and on the day, such a helpful service. A friendly two man team pulled up outside within the stated two hours and carefully carried the work surfaces round to the back of the house where my neighbours were ready to fit it.
I honestly can’t fault any element of the service from Worktop Express. And yes, of course it would be easy for me to sing their praises since I’ve been gifted with a product which has completely transformed my kitchen space. But authenticity is extremely important to me and I would be very clear if there was any part of the process I had any problems with. There’s absolutely nothing that I could have any issue with and I’m still pinching myself I have the new kitchen of dreams. It’s so easy to clean and looks fabulous so if you’re after a kitchen makeover without spending too much then get yourself a new work surface from Worktop Express.
Disclaimer: Worktop Express kindly gifted me with new work surfaces as part of my kitchen makeover in return for a featured blog post. All words, thoughts and images are my own unless otherwise stated. I only work with brands and products that I genuinely love and hope you would too.