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What makes cabinets good quality? What questions to ask?

What makes cabinets good quality? What questions to ask?
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, a service Kitchen Solvers pioneered, involves stripping your existing cabinets down to the frame, removing the drawers, door fronts and hinges until all you have left…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 07, 2018 3:52 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Here is our kitchen. We went with a white, black and wood colour palette. We have a cedar house that we wanted to create a fresh traditional kitchen. We…

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GypsyC
Nov 15, 2018 9:40 am
Michelle
Michelle
8 February

Links- Benchtops

Links- Benchtops
1, 2, 3

Thinking this post might need an up date...:)

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Michelle
Feb 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Michelle

Polytec Vanette black or 2 pac polyurethane black matt?

Polytec Vanette black or 2 pac polyurethane black matt?

thanks again. Yes i thought so too. the edge strip was pretty obvious the white strip when i saw it in a showroom. It did show on the black venette also though. but not…

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Taniaimran
Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Taniaimran

I agree with Leni and Pitto, double bin drawers are better and I have double ones as well. I don't have a problem with the smell at all and I use high-density 36l .

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zaracolston
Dec 05, 2018 1:17 am
Joker
Joker
3 December

Granite or Quartz for kitchen countertop?

Granite or Quartz for kitchen countertop?

Had both, still got both, find granite a fair bit more patterned, the glossier the stone, the easier it is to see finger prints, stone masons generally prefer quatze only…

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Joker
Dec 03, 2018 11:01 am
Alisa
Alisa
29 November

Low ceiling and pendant lights

Low ceiling and pendant lights

you could consider surface mounted ceiling light. any height can received. if you wan to add pendant lighting, it can also be come ture.

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Alisa
Nov 29, 2018 1:06 pm
Alisa

I have purchased Signature Kitchen cabinets and wardrobe. A year later I had to move from the house I originally fixed the kitchen cabinet and wardrobe to a condominium.…

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shankar18
Nov 28, 2018 6:16 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 November

Fixed panel under induction cooktop- hard to change to drawe

Fixed panel under induction cooktop- hard to change to drawe

No, you are correct. Just get them to leave it open and get a joiner to install drawer hardware later.

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arcadelt
Nov 28, 2018 6:09 pm

I have purchased Signature Kitchen cabinets and wardrobe. A year later I had to move from the house I originally fixed the kitchen cabinet and wardrobe to a condominium.…

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Shankar
Nov 28, 2018 4:30 pm
David M
David M
21 November

Laminex Diamond Gloss Benchtops Anyone?

Laminex Diamond Gloss Benchtops Anyone?

What did you end up going with, I am looking at a few of these!

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David M
Nov 21, 2018 2:58 pm
chippy
chippy
8 November

Riven and nuance finish

Riven and nuance finish

There's not a massive difference. They are both from Laminex's impression range. Nuance has an embossed wood grain, linear Patten on its surface. Riven is more a brushed…

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chippy
Nov 08, 2018 5:04 pm
chippy
lili_marie
lili_marie
5 November

Criticise my kitchen plans

Criticise my kitchen plans

Thanks for your reply! :) Yes, it's a tall cabinet with a 2000 door and pull out drawers up to eye level then shelves or wire baskets. The cooktop benchtop is 1800 in…

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lili_marie
Nov 05, 2018 9:17 am
lili_marie

Help please! Microwave provision is too small

Help please! Microwave provision is too small

No standards for microwaves, they are all different sizes. But a trim kit should always be 600mm wide which is the width of most wall ovens.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 05, 2018 9:06 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 November

Shadowline and handleless island bench

Shadowline and handleless island bench
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Ours are not those "45 degrees cut top of the front (sharknose?)" and are certainly are not hard to open or close.

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arcadelt
Nov 01, 2018 11:35 am

Is you house on a substantial plot of land - that is, land that would allow the footprint to be slightly rotated?

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arcadelt
Oct 28, 2018 3:23 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
24 October

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

In the 70's (yes that long ago) my parents extended and built a new kitchen/family room. They put the fridge in the pantry mainly because it was so old, Mum didn't want…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 24, 2018 11:02 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
23 October

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

A windows manufacturer can make a window any size, within certain upper and lower limits, neither of which applies in your situation.

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arcadelt
Oct 23, 2018 10:12 pm

Laminex Freestyle surfaces 30mm

Laminex Freestyle surfaces 30mm

Who told you that, the salesman? Did you believe them? Its not true. CaesarStone is very durable!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Oct 16, 2018 8:07 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 October

What is this kitchen style called?

What is this kitchen style called?

Sometimes these things don’t have a specific name, but modify kitchen searches with terms like shadow line and two tone and you might catch some. In any case, you…

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arcadelt
Oct 14, 2018 9:18 am
Macher
Macher
29 September

New kitchen at last!

New kitchen at last!

I love your appliance cabinet and very neat pantry. Nice to see you keep a bottle of sriracha in stock.

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Macher
Sep 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Macher
Jackiejoo
Jackiejoo
29 September

Waterfall on island bench

Waterfall on island bench

Thanks for your reply GBDesign. The GPO is needed in the island bench as that is where I do most of my meal prep & cooking. I will also be doing cooking classes in my…

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Jackiejoo
Sep 29, 2018 1:54 pm
GBDesign
GBDesign
29 September

2Pac!

2Pac!

Echo'ing this. There's a reason why all good cabinet making workshops offer this finish as the best option.

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GBDesign
Sep 29, 2018 9:43 am
GBDesign
GBDesign
GBDesign
29 September

Colonial White Granite kitchen benchtop

Colonial White Granite kitchen benchtop

Granite can be as practical as the rest of the surfaces, as long as it's treated/cared for correctly. I've lived with most of the counter top surfaces in previous houses.…

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GBDesign
Sep 29, 2018 9:36 am
GBDesign

To avoid touching the carcass, another option is to integrated the finger pull into the fronts. Example of this :

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GBDesign
Sep 29, 2018 9:31 am
GBDesign
joonma
joonma
28 September

Planning tips for a kitchen renovation

Planning tips for a kitchen renovation

The vision of a freshly updated home is so seductive, it's easy to forget that the project will most likely come with aggravating delays and unexpected…

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joonma
Sep 28, 2018 5:02 am
joonma
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 September

Ventilation of butler’s pantry

Ventilation of butler’s pantry

This is an older thread but we're doing the same but relocating the stove, oven and rangehood to butler's pantry. We have added 2 exhaust fans which will be ducted…

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Melbournevic
Sep 19, 2018 10:01 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 September

Best value kitchen design ideas?

Best value kitchen design ideas?

My tip is to spend money where it is noticeable, and don’t spend money for a name when it’s not obvious. Sinks are a good example. Some of the "top"names will cost…

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arcadelt
Sep 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Joker
Joker
17 September

How does your fridge look? Pics?

How does your fridge look? Pics?

The flush fridges have two huge problems, their in practical due to been so small in depth, and are stupidly over priced for less, you need a really wide fridge to make it work.

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Joker
Sep 17, 2018 8:58 pm
jerrywilson
jerrywilson
14 September

My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

I think it's a good idea, but you need professional help. Once i "made" all myself, it was horrible

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jerrywilson
Sep 14, 2018 2:40 am
jerrywilson
red wolf
red wolf
13 September

Kitchen layout help

Kitchen layout help

I also am confused as to where the doors are located. I personally think both options are not ideal. For option 1, your kitchen space seems very crammed and doesn't offer…

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red wolf
Sep 13, 2018 6:47 am
Choppy182
Choppy182
29 August

Has anyone removed laminate flooring skirting.

Has anyone removed laminate flooring skirting.

Definitely won't be glued, as CEK said, chisel under and pull. Keep off cut. Can come in handy if you need to fill in any spots particularly if fridge doesn't cover the…

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Choppy182
Aug 29, 2018 6:40 pm

Question on payment schedule for new kitchen

Question on payment schedule for new kitchen

I would be wary of paying 85% before even seeing your kitchen. This should be all outlined in the contract before paying the deposit. When we do kitchens our payment…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 29, 2018 12:23 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Linnda64
Linnda64
18 August

Sink Strainer Plugs Not Holding Water

Sink Strainer Plugs Not Holding Water

Hi Guys, Not all sink plug/strainers are the sme size. If your sink is pre 2010 then the new plugs/strainers won't work. They will leak. I have an Oliveri sink pre 2010…

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Linnda64
Aug 18, 2018 11:47 pm

Would you do a bold blue kitchen, or is a neutral palette more your thing? Get inspired by this award-winning blue kitchen here, and look forward to hearing your thoughts…

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Blue Tea
Aug 18, 2018 7:27 am
Blue Tea
Drew01
Drew01
6 August

Adhesive child safety locks on 2pac

Adhesive child safety locks on 2pac

nay - we've never had locks on our cupboards in the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, and have twins. we established boundaries for them when they were babies, and have never…

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Drew01
Aug 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Drew01

Organising stone bench tops yourself to save $

Organising stone bench tops yourself to save $

Yes you can organise the stone yourself but as Choppy said you could have some problems.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 06, 2018 8:29 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Vinyl wrap doors - matte white

Vinyl wrap doors - matte white

Well straight up they are nothing like me if they even entertain the thought of selling a vinyl wrap kitchen. I strongly recommend against using it!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 06, 2018 8:26 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Kitchen island with floating floor?

Kitchen island with floating floor?

The fridge panel is left off and fitted after the floor has been installed. The panel is screwed to the floor using two small brackets. There is no issue with this at all.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 06, 2018 8:25 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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Choppy182
Aug 02, 2018 7:43 pm

Changing cabinet doors after handover?

Changing cabinet doors after handover?

Personally I wouldn't use "thermolaminate stuff" in a kitchen. If you google vinyl wrap you will see 1000s of people complaining about it lifting around head sources like…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 02, 2018 8:52 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

NEW SHOWROOM COMMING SOON!!!

NEW SHOWROOM COMMING SOON!!!

Kitchen Design Victoria is excited to announce we will be opening a new showroom in the heart of Nunawading in…

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Kitchen Design Victoria
Aug 01, 2018 11:49 am
Kitchen Design Victoria
Nuri
Nuri
26 July

help with splashback issue in new house

help with splashback issue in new house

they attempted to rectify by re-tiling the whole lot straight over the top AGAIN. I actually can't believe I'm back to square one. Talk about being stressed out!

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Nuri
Jul 26, 2018 1:42 pm
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CathyG
Jul 23, 2018 9:51 pm
reaver
reaver
23 July

Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

But the OP has a CaesarStone bench top! You wouldn't put laminated panels like in the photo with caesarstone. The OP was talking about putting polyurethane or…

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 1:02 pm
reaver

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