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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

Not quite finished yet...

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Gerro
Sep 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 February

Links- Benchtops

Links- Benchtops
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Thinking this post might need an up date...:)

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Michelle
Feb 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Michelle

Shadowline and handleless island bench

Shadowline and handleless island bench
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Yes that handle strip works, I have used it a few times but not for quite a while. I just depends on if you like the idea of having an aluminium strip on the top of all…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Oct 18, 2018 3:01 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

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
Joker
Joker
12 October

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

It would work well, we have a fridge freezer in a butler's pantry, like yours, access without interupting the cooking zones is important, its in a good position so you can…

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Joker
Oct 12, 2018 1:02 pm
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
arcadelt
arcadelt
21 August

Low ceiling and pendant lights

Low ceiling and pendant lights

I think Hillsbuilds has given a good answer. All I would add is that how it looks will depend on the height and width of your pendant lights. Also, make sure to check…

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arcadelt
Aug 21, 2018 3:42 pm
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

Undermount Sink - Installation costs?

Undermount Sink - Installation costs?

I love how its a builder price. My stone mason charges an extra $250 for an undermount bowl cut and polish. Anything much more than that and the builder is taking the…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 19, 2018 2:19 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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colin1
Jul 18, 2018 5:53 pm
colin1
StoneGuru
StoneGuru
16 July

Smartstone benchtops

Smartstone benchtops

Company is Australia wide.

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StoneGuru
Jul 16, 2018 6:56 pm
StoneGuru

I am looking at moving my kitchen into the dining room, just wondering if anyone could share their thoughts on this. There is currently a arch way which I would brick in…

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meercat
Jul 08, 2018 7:14 pm

Kitchen Quality

Kitchen Quality

Yes I know there are machines that do it but the thin piece of edging at the top can get damaged easily.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 04, 2018 8:24 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

We're specialists in Marble, Granite and Engineered Stone for both residential and commercial applications. View our website to learn more or visit our Wangara showroom in…

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Medici Marble and Granite
Jul 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Medici Marble and Granite
tsoonie
tsoonie
3 July

Butlers pantry & finding the right spot for upright freezer

Butlers pantry & finding the right spot for upright freezer

I’d be inclined to put the freezer in the wip directly behind where you currently have in mind, so in the left hand corner. I quite like the expanded Butler’s only…

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tsoonie
Jul 03, 2018 1:26 am
cdzaza
cdzaza
2 July

Anyone heard of Ariston?

Anyone heard of Ariston?

Have had Aristotle stove hot plate and range , they lasted for over 14 years and never had a problem with any of them the only reason I’m getting new is updating.

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cdzaza
Jul 02, 2018 8:04 pm
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Choppy182
Jun 23, 2018 5:30 pm
ashlisa
ashlisa
18 June

kickboard colour...

kickboard colour...
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Can someone gove me trinas details...id love to see her pics of zincworks. We have chosen zincworks and would love to see more pics of it in homes rather than just the…

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ashlisa
Jun 19, 2018 12:15 am

If you don't have them, then you either need an extra large opening for the fridge or you need to push it out so the doors are proud of the walls. This diagram from the…

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arcadelt
Jun 17, 2018 11:30 am
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mj-mac4
Jun 16, 2018 3:04 pm
mj-mac4

We used Pure Mineralstone for the benchtop in our laundry, but engineered stone elsewhere. That was the laminate that was closest to the stone. We have parchment…

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arcadelt
Jun 05, 2018 11:02 pm
SallyKat
SallyKat
5 June

Laminex Diamond Gloss Benchtops Anyone?

Laminex Diamond Gloss Benchtops Anyone?

Has anyone had White Valencia / Pure Mineralstone / Carra Blanco / Grigio Grafite used for their bench tops please? Are you happy with how they look. I'm having pretty…

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SallyKat
Jun 05, 2018 5:35 pm
weekm
weekm
5 June

Indoor cooktop for outdoor kitchen?

Indoor cooktop for outdoor kitchen?

Hi I just read your post and would be interested to know did you go ahead with your outdoor kitchen with an indoor cooktop? if yes, did you choose a ceramic gas cooktop?…

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weekm
Jun 05, 2018 10:49 am

Zip Taps - are they worth it or a PITA?

Zip Taps - are they worth it or a PITA?

We had one in the house we built in 2012 and absolutely loved it. It had all three options...BUT it was a complimentary upgrade from the builder. We've just signed up to…

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stellabella
May 26, 2018 1:13 am
stellabella

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