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benschke
8 June 2011
15
Jun 08, 2011 1:32 pm
donnam donnam
It takes slightly longer to load but quick to unload.

Hth


X2
Yes it does take longer if you are fussy enough otherwise you can be like my wife & just chuck everything in there & not give a rats.... (S***s me to tears!) As a result she is banned from stacking the dishwasher.

But as mentioned if you stack everything together then unloading is a breeze.

Troy.
donnam donnam
It takes slightly longer to load but quick to unload.

Hth


X2
Yes it does take longer if you are fussy enough otherwise you can be like my wife & just chuck everything in there & not give a rats.... (S***s me to tears!) As a result she is banned from stacking the dishwasher.

But as mentioned if you stack everything together then unloading is a breeze.

Troy.
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benschke
8 March 2011
10
Mar 08, 2011 10:10 am
If money is no object then i say go your hardest but for us the expense was just way too much.

We didn't shop around for our kitchen due to feedback from friends with the company we went with so maybe we had a disadvantage in our pricing & not playing two or more companies off against each other.

But they quoted us $17K for cabinets, benchtops & splashbacks & an additional $6K on top for 40mm stone benchtops including waterfall edges. This would mean that our benchtops would equate to approx 25% of the total cost (excluding appliances) which on paper didn't stack up to me or our bank balance.

Also being an older house which in reality is lacking a bit of character I don't think we would ever be able to get this money back if we were to sell in the next 5 years.

I love stone benchtops but in summary it was just too god damn dear for us so we lashed out on 2 pack gloss & soft close drawers instead.

Hope this helps.
If money is no object then i say go your hardest but for us the expense was just way too much.

We didn't shop around for our kitchen due to feedback from friends with the company we went with so maybe we had a disadvantage in our pricing & not playing two or more companies off against each other.

But they quoted us $17K for cabinets, benchtops & splashbacks & an additional $6K on top for 40mm stone benchtops including waterfall edges. This would mean that our benchtops would equate to approx 25% of the total cost (excluding appliances) which on paper didn't stack up to me or our bank balance.

Also being an older house which in reality is lacking a bit of character I don't think we would ever be able to get this money back if we were to sell in the next 5 years.

I love stone benchtops but in summary it was just too god damn dear for us so we lashed out on 2 pack gloss & soft close drawers instead.

Hope this helps.
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benschke
4 March 2011
32
Mar 04, 2011 9:25 am
Mclaren Mclaren
Very nice kitchen! Can you tell me how wide the pot drawers are on the left hand side under the window please?


Hi Mclaren,
Those drawers are 850 wide. In the island bench there are 2 banks of drawers which are wider at 875. The bench is 1800 wide, the original plan was to be 2400 wide with 3 banks of drawers 800 wide but I was concerned that the island was going to be too big & become too much of a feature. This has turned out to be a major regret as now it's finished there would have been plenty of room. Also the extra drawers will always come in handy.

Cheers.
Mclaren Mclaren
Very nice kitchen! Can you tell me how wide the pot drawers are on the left hand side under the window please?


Hi Mclaren,
Those drawers are 850 wide. In the island bench there are 2 banks of drawers which are wider at 875. The bench is 1800 wide, the original plan was to be 2400 wide with 3 banks of drawers 800 wide but I was concerned that the island was going to be too big & become too much of a feature. This has turned out to be a major regret as now it's finished there would have been plenty of room. Also the extra drawers will always come in handy.

Cheers.
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benschke
3 March 2011
29
Mar 03, 2011 1:17 pm
Pitto Pitto
just a question, why do the ends stop 5mm or so from the tiles? or is it just the light deceiving me?


Hi Pitto,
It's one of the fallbacks of renovating a 36 year old house. Unfortunately the floor isn't level & where the island is situated it exposes the problem even more. It's not so bad now as we have since gone around the edges with silicon (clear) to stop dirt etc so it hides the gap a little bit.

Not much we can do about it.
Pitto Pitto
just a question, why do the ends stop 5mm or so from the tiles? or is it just the light deceiving me?


Hi Pitto,
It's one of the fallbacks of renovating a 36 year old house. Unfortunately the floor isn't level & where the island is situated it exposes the problem even more. It's not so bad now as we have since gone around the edges with silicon (clear) to stop dirt etc so it hides the gap a little bit.

Not much we can do about it.
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benschke
28 February 2011
23
Feb 28, 2011 12:35 pm
kermut kermut
Hi benschke

Nice kitchen,

Is that laminate benchtop with the waterfall? I ask because my builder said waterfall could not be done in laminate only caeser stone?

Regards,
K.

Yes Kermit,
We went with Laminex Pure Mineralstone Diamond Gloss finish in Flat Form with Waterfall edges. No questions asked.

Troy.
kermut kermut
Hi benschke

Nice kitchen,

Is that laminate benchtop with the waterfall? I ask because my builder said waterfall could not be done in laminate only caeser stone?

Regards,
K.

Yes Kermit,
We went with Laminex Pure Mineralstone Diamond Gloss finish in Flat Form with Waterfall edges. No questions asked.

Troy.
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benschke
24 February 2011
20
Feb 24, 2011 10:50 pm
Hi tamekah76,
We went with Pure Mineralstone Diamond Gloss finish in Flat Form & Waterfall edges. Our cabinets are 2 pack gloss in metallic white so sounds pretty close to what you are trying to achieve. You may want to find out if you are having waterfall edges if they are doing mitred joints or butt joints? I have seen some comments on this forum where people's cabinet makers wont do mitred joints for some reason?

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0639.jpg

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0614.jpg

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Hi tamekah76,
We went with Pure Mineralstone Diamond Gloss finish in Flat Form & Waterfall edges. Our cabinets are 2 pack gloss in metallic white so sounds pretty close to what you are trying to achieve. You may want to find out if you are having waterfall edges if they are doing mitred joints or butt joints? I have seen some comments on this forum where people's cabinet makers wont do mitred joints for some reason?

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0639.jpg

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0614.jpg

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benschke
17 February 2011
10
Feb 17, 2011 12:06 pm
It's actually something I completely forgot about so have just ended up with a plain boring mixer. I will upgrade in the near future but it isn't a priority right now.

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It's actually something I completely forgot about so have just ended up with a plain boring mixer. I will upgrade in the near future but it isn't a priority right now.

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benschke
21 December 2010
12
Dec 21, 2010 4:59 pm
Lex Lex
Hi benschke,
Can you tell me what is your glass colour and type (I mean plain glass or starphire-type)?
Thanks :D


Hi LEx,
Not quite sure of the colour but it's a Citroen automotive colour (metallic) on starphire glass.

Cheers.
Lex Lex
Hi benschke,
Can you tell me what is your glass colour and type (I mean plain glass or starphire-type)?
Thanks :D


Hi LEx,
Not quite sure of the colour but it's a Citroen automotive colour (metallic) on starphire glass.

Cheers.
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benschke
21 December 2010
11
Dec 21, 2010 4:42 pm
toby toby
Great photos. Benschlke, can you please let us know where you bought your overhead lights over the island bench. They don't look like they come down too low. Fab looking.

Cheers,

Toby.


Hi Toby,
The lights were bought from our local lighting store but they are made by Mercator. The length is adjustable up to a max of 1000mm.

http://www.mercator.com.au/product/Pend ... %20(A66734).asp

We have these in our living/dining area as well

http://www.mercator.com.au/product/Pend ... %20(A66732).asp

Cheers.
toby toby
Great photos. Benschlke, can you please let us know where you bought your overhead lights over the island bench. They don't look like they come down too low. Fab looking.

Cheers,

Toby.


Hi Toby,
The lights were bought from our local lighting store but they are made by Mercator. The length is adjustable up to a max of 1000mm.

http://www.mercator.com.au/product/Pend ... %20(A66734).asp

We have these in our living/dining area as well

http://www.mercator.com.au/product/Pend ... %20(A66732).asp

Cheers.
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benschke
3 November 2010
10
Nov 03, 2010 11:43 am
leni leni
We've also chosen the Bosch SMU68M05AU. it is super quiet (my must-have feature) and the clutlery drawer which gives more room in the bottom drawer.
It dries well except plastics, which I think struggle in all DW (and hence are handwashed in our house).


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leni leni
We've also chosen the Bosch SMU68M05AU. it is super quiet (my must-have feature) and the clutlery drawer which gives more room in the bottom drawer.
It dries well except plastics, which I think struggle in all DW (and hence are handwashed in our house).


Snap!!
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benschke
17 October 2010
6
Oct 17, 2010 9:53 am
grinder grinder
@benschke
Is this laminex type or a stone What's the colour called called?
I have to chosen a laminated benchtop but your looks stunning
Wonder if it is really laminated :o
Thanks


Yes definitely laminate. Pure Mineralstone in Diamond Gloss
grinder grinder
@benschke
Is this laminex type or a stone What's the colour called called?
I have to chosen a laminated benchtop but your looks stunning
Wonder if it is really laminated :o
Thanks


Yes definitely laminate. Pure Mineralstone in Diamond Gloss
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benschke
15 October 2010
3
Oct 15, 2010 11:33 pm
Hi,
Here are some close ups of our island bench with waterfall edges.

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Hi,
Here are some close ups of our island bench with waterfall edges.

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benschke
13 October 2010
32
Oct 13, 2010 12:46 pm
Lex Lex
Lovely, both Troy and Lou!
So good to see these 2 similar colours in both glass and tile version!

Any larger pics of yours, Lou?
Troy, is your benchtop Ice Snow c/stone?


I wish Lex!! Unfortunately we live in a rural area & there wasn't much competition when it came to our kitchen so we settled on Laminex Pure Mineralstone. Our supplier quoted $7k on top for Ceaserstone benchtops.

I am kind of glad you have mistaken it for Ceaserstone though!! :D
Lex Lex
Lovely, both Troy and Lou!
So good to see these 2 similar colours in both glass and tile version!

Any larger pics of yours, Lou?
Troy, is your benchtop Ice Snow c/stone?


I wish Lex!! Unfortunately we live in a rural area & there wasn't much competition when it came to our kitchen so we settled on Laminex Pure Mineralstone. Our supplier quoted $7k on top for Ceaserstone benchtops.

I am kind of glad you have mistaken it for Ceaserstone though!! :D
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benschke
13 October 2010
25
Oct 13, 2010 9:40 am
Hi,
This is ours. Not quite sure of the colour but it's a Citroen automotive colour. We were trying to achieve the "Java Dusk Metallic" like Suh's daughter. Not quite the same but we are happy with the outcome.

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0637.jpg

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0636.jpg

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0639.jpg

Cheers.
Troy.
Hi,
This is ours. Not quite sure of the colour but it's a Citroen automotive colour. We were trying to achieve the "Java Dusk Metallic" like Suh's daughter. Not quite the same but we are happy with the outcome.

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0637.jpg

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0636.jpg

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0639.jpg

Cheers.
Troy.
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benschke
5 October 2010
10
Oct 05, 2010 3:48 pm
Hi Jessica,
We have gone for a 600mm oven, 750mm cooktop & a 900mm rangehood.

Regards.
PS - Don't take any notice of the fridge in this shot please :)
http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0636.jpg
Hi Jessica,
We have gone for a 600mm oven, 750mm cooktop & a 900mm rangehood.

Regards.
PS - Don't take any notice of the fridge in this shot please :)
http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac150/benschke/Kitchen-Living/New%20Kitchen/IMG_0636.jpg
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benschke
18 June 2010
9
Jun 18, 2010 11:08 pm
Hi,
We had 2 splashbacks installed. 1 behind the cooktop & 1 under the window & surrounding the window. We live in a rural area & didn't have many options when it came to choosing suppliers & in fact it was all arranged through our kitchen installer.

We payed $1800 inc GST for the 2 splashbacks which covered 3.12 sqm. This equals $577 per sqm for starfire glass with metallic paint & 2 powerpoints. Well worth it IMO.

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Hi,
We had 2 splashbacks installed. 1 behind the cooktop & 1 under the window & surrounding the window. We live in a rural area & didn't have many options when it came to choosing suppliers & in fact it was all arranged through our kitchen installer.

We payed $1800 inc GST for the 2 splashbacks which covered 3.12 sqm. This equals $577 per sqm for starfire glass with metallic paint & 2 powerpoints. Well worth it IMO.

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benschke
10 June 2010
10
Jun 10, 2010 1:42 am
We have a gap of approx 1100mm. No issues here.... :D

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We have a gap of approx 1100mm. No issues here.... :D

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benschke
2 June 2010
14
Jun 03, 2010 12:31 am
suh suh
I really like it ::smile::


+1 ... I love it
suh suh
I really like it ::smile::


+1 ... I love it
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benschke
10 May 2010
537
May 10, 2010 11:54 pm
Mango Mango
Troy, great job on the whole reno. I love the the colour of the splashback and the lights above the island. Are you having the rest of the splashback in the glass as well or just behind the cooker?


Yes we have decided to now. We were originally going to install glass finger tiles of some description but will now go with the same colour glass splashback. Because of our indecision is why they haven't both been installed at the same time. Hopefully all will be completed by next week.
Mango Mango
Troy, great job on the whole reno. I love the the colour of the splashback and the lights above the island. Are you having the rest of the splashback in the glass as well or just behind the cooker?


Yes we have decided to now. We were originally going to install glass finger tiles of some description but will now go with the same colour glass splashback. Because of our indecision is why they haven't both been installed at the same time. Hopefully all will be completed by next week.
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