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tashword
tashword
12 June 2004

Black Kitchen Sink

Black Kitchen Sink

I would think a dark sink itself wouldn't make your kitchen dark unless the whole room is in black and you have little natural light!

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tashword
Jun 12, 2004 1:50 pm
tashword
tashword
12 June 2004

Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design

I have designed my own kitchen, but it isn't built yet, lol! I read up on some technical stuff (eg bench heights) looked at kitchen showrooms for ideas and looked at…

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tashword
Jun 12, 2004 1:55 pm
EGGENZ
EGGENZ
24 November 2004

Kitchen bench Top paints

Kitchen bench Top paints

FROM MEMORY I BELIEVE WHITE KNIGHT HAS A PRODUCT ON THE MARKET CALLED TILE AND LAMINATE PRIMER. NOT TOO SURE IF YOU'RE ABLE TO PAINT OVER NORMAL COLOURS OR IF THEY HAVE…

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EGGENZ
Nov 24, 2004 9:18 pm
EGGENZ
renomart
renomart
27 August 2005

Hinges and runners

Hinges and runners

I use BLUM drawers and hinges in my business. Blum TANDEMBOX drawers are rated at 30kg, 50 kg and 80kg. They also can be fitted with the BLUMOTION soft close system. They…

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renomart
Aug 27, 2005 9:27 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
3 October 2005

Kitchen Assemblers

Kitchen Assemblers

In my 10 years of building and installing kitchens I have never come across any company that removes and installs second hand kitchens. Maybe you can find a handyman…

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renomart
Oct 03, 2005 3:47 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
31 October 2005

Plastic Splashback

Plastic Splashback

The only 'plastic' splashback I know of is Corian or LG Hi-Macs (both acrylic solid surface).

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renomart
Oct 31, 2005 9:06 pm
renomart
Kara
Kara
13 February 2006

Scratch resistant sink

Scratch resistant sink

...thanks for your prompt reply. Will certainly explore further Reno. :z: It's good to know I'm not the only one up late?! :)

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Kara
Feb 13, 2006 10:52 pm
Strumer
Strumer
15 February 2006

Kitchen Renovation Advice

Kitchen Renovation Advice

Hi Kara, Thanks for the feedback. We try to give people the information they need without overwhelming them - which can be hard sometimes. We are also currently…

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Strumer
Feb 15, 2006 4:28 am
Strumer
renomart
renomart
8 April 2006

tiling wall

tiling wall

If you were doing one or 2 maybe. It sounds like you have very heavy tiles there. Mastic is a flexible sealant. I'm not sure what type of weight it can hold in vertical…

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renomart
Apr 08, 2006 6:31 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
12 April 2006

Black Kitchen Tiles

Black Kitchen Tiles

...which begs the question: What type of lighting and lighting arrangement is recommended given my desire for black (or dark) kitchen…

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renomart
Apr 12, 2006 7:12 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
28 April 2006

I made a big mistake in designing my kitchen

I made a big mistake in designing my kitchen

Good advice Earl. I have an idea as well. If the opening is between two cabinets you could make drawers to fit into that area. That way it will be a perfect fit. (and…

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renomart
Apr 28, 2006 7:31 pm
renomart

Hi mustang, I myself prefer darker color of granite. It hides the stains and looks better; and is colour neutral. checkout this granite benchtops; you might have an…

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Jasmine
May 10, 2006 12:43 am
Strumer
Strumer
21 May 2006

Laminex on kitchen floor?

Laminex on kitchen floor?

Hey mek, Has someone specifically told you that floor is laminate? Because I'm not sure that it is... I think it might more likely be painted or an off the roll…

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Strumer
May 21, 2006 5:37 pm
Strumer
renomart
renomart
24 May 2006

Rapidjoint connectors??

Rapidjoint connectors??

Sorry about that (they look similiar). Your ones look like they will do the job perfectly.

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renomart
May 24, 2006 6:33 pm
renomart
Rod1949
Rod1949
22 June 2006

kitchen business * to me

kitchen business * to me

Post the company/subbies names on forums like this. Go to Channel 7/9's current affair programs.

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Rod1949
Jun 22, 2006 9:50 am
renomart
renomart
22 June 2006

glass splashbacks

glass splashbacks

3mm is way too thin. 6 - 10mm toughened is best. Normal glass has a high iron content and will give a green tinge to whatever is applied to the back of it (white…

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renomart
Jun 22, 2006 5:23 pm
renomart
mek
mek
19 July 2006

Stain Resistant Benchtop

Stain Resistant Benchtop

I am also looking at having a very light, possibly white or grey, kitchen. Is anybody able to compare (in terms of stain resistance) Corian and Caesar stone? Also I'd…

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mek
Jul 19, 2006 11:00 am
mek
Michelle
Michelle
17 September 2006

White Knight tile paint

White Knight tile paint

Hi, I have just used the White Knight Tile Paint. I have had problems with drips running down the tiles, has anyone else had this problem and how…

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Michelle
Sep 17, 2006 4:30 pm
Michelle
willing_to_learn
willing_to_learn
17 October 2006

Tiling kitchen benchtops

Tiling kitchen benchtops

hey guys, i'm a tiler. my suggestion would be to to put a lining on top of your bench top, main reason being if you put 6 mm villaboard down and screw it off at 200, you…

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willing_to_learn
Oct 17, 2006 9:46 pm
Goldilocks
Goldilocks
23 October 2006

Installing new (2nd hand) stove top

Installing new (2nd hand) stove top

Thanks for that. We had absolutely no idea whether it would be simple, legal etc etc etc... The plumber we call! Cheers

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Goldilocks
Oct 23, 2006 9:25 am
twinbubs
twinbubs
23 October 2006

yucky rotting wood kitchen bench!

yucky rotting wood kitchen bench!

Thanks so much Michelle, I will look into this!

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twinbubs
Oct 23, 2006 10:56 am
designmarc
designmarc
25 October 2006

Blackwood timber doors in 2-pac ... will the 2-pac crack?

Blackwood timber doors in 2-pac ... will the 2-pac crack?

Hi All, Depends on the type of 2pac. That which is used by the mass produced timber furniture trade is a much softer yet more flexible version of materials than those…

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designmarc
Oct 25, 2006 9:02 pm
designmarc
designmarc
26 October 2006

Life span of kitchens

Life span of kitchens

hi again, you are right, in the local magazines you will not see much at all due in the most part to lack of local demand. As I have stated, if you have something in…

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designmarc
Oct 26, 2006 8:31 am
designmarc
designmarc
26 October 2006

Laminex vs. Duropal

Laminex vs. Duropal

Hi e, relates to all construction board materials such as MDF , craftwood etc. As I understand it, it will become the standard in oz also but legislation for…

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designmarc
Oct 26, 2006 1:22 pm
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cheny05
Oct 31, 2006 12:36 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 November 2006

Cost of new kitchen for house we are thinking of buying

Cost of new kitchen for house we are thinking of buying

I'm doing a solid timber kitchen myself. I'm buying flat-pack carcass's from laminex plus using a couple of existing from the current kitchen Total for cupboards…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 04, 2006 6:34 pm
Dukekamaya
renomart
renomart
8 November 2006

Kithen renovation calculator (estimate only of course)

Kithen renovation calculator (estimate only of course)

It's a 'guesstimate'. I entered 'laminate cabinets' and 'laminate tops' (nothing else). My price was $9,200 to $17,000. :shock:

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renomart
Nov 08, 2006 6:46 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
13 November 2006

Getting cabinets repainted

Getting cabinets repainted

No, they will purchase the…

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renomart
Nov 13, 2006 8:46 pm
renomart
double07
double07
20 November 2006

Installation of appliances... am I being shafted?

Installation of appliances... am I being shafted?

Thanks people. All sorted. Sucks to be my builder with you guys around :D

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double07
Nov 20, 2006 10:27 am
Michelle
Michelle
11 December 2006

Essa Stone?

Essa Stone?

Don’t worry Jason, We have to put up with this sort of thing all the time. Makes you laugh though, they want us to use their products but we never see them. The…

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Michelle
Dec 11, 2006 1:15 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
11 December 2006

LG Hi-Macs acrylic surface

LG Hi-Macs acrylic surface

Mek, This is one of my favourite solid surface, I use it often in commercial applications.

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Michelle
Dec 11, 2006 1:17 pm
Michelle
renomart
renomart
25 December 2006

Painted doors

Painted doors

They are fully laminated…

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renomart
Dec 25, 2006 10:16 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
9 January 2007

Stove top infill.

Stove top infill.

Get a heavy gauge stainless steel frame made up. The external dimensions being bigger than the hole by say, 20mm all round and the inner cutout to suit your cooktop cutout.

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renomart
Jan 09, 2007 9:32 pm
renomart
snappy
snappy
10 January 2007

Life after vinyl wrap doors

Life after vinyl wrap doors

Thanks Earl I'll have a look at some samples and check out the website. Sasha :)

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snappy
Jan 10, 2007 7:33 pm
snappy
Helenjoy
Helenjoy
25 January 2007

Updating an existine kitchen - not building a new one

Updating an existine kitchen - not building a new one

Hi there I'm in Sydney, kitchen is 13 yrs old but cuoboards and benchtop are just fine and I'm still happy with configuration. I'm replacing doors because they are a…

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Helenjoy
Jan 25, 2007 4:14 pm
roony36
roony36
4 February 2007

Cost of Laminate per sq metre for Kitchen bench

Cost of Laminate per sq metre for Kitchen bench

hi Just read your comment on cost. What is the cost to instal? I have one long bench 4m and 2 small one 60cm one 40cm? Thanks Nat

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roony36
Feb 04, 2007 12:20 am
NeilD
NeilD
6 February 2007

Relocating the kitchen

Relocating the kitchen

As Strumer says, your drainage can be run in your walls, and there's really no reason why the services couldn't be put in there too, especially if you run plastic pipes.…

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NeilD
Feb 06, 2007 6:10 am
mek
mek
6 February 2007

Kitchen cabinet handles (pic)

Kitchen cabinet handles (pic)

Sorry, I only just noticed your question. I haven't actually ordered anything yet as we're only just started building, but these two companies have something similar:

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mek
Feb 06, 2007 10:12 am
mek
sydgirl
sydgirl
10 February 2007

Euro or Teknica (sp?)

Euro or Teknica (sp?)

I have a Technica oven and electric cooktop and they've been fine. The oven took a while to master as it has loads of different settings but overall, I'm very happy with…

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sydgirl
Feb 10, 2007 6:46 pm
nc6000
nc6000
12 February 2007

Appliance Cabinet Options

Appliance Cabinet Options

if you do decide to go with the rollerdor. go over to parbury in wetherill park(sydney). they sell the appliance cupboard for something like $170 ;) (there is a counter…

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nc6000
Feb 12, 2007 2:12 pm
arms
arms
12 February 2007

comparing laminates - Chinese products

comparing laminates - Chinese products

I am happy to use Chinese products and am suspicious of some kitchen retailers selling purely on the fact their products is made in Australia. whats the matter with…

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arms
Feb 12, 2007 7:44 pm
arms
arms
arms
13 February 2007

Timber Benchtop, cheap make over

Timber Benchtop, cheap make over

Right now our timber bench mark has a few water stains and one pot stain and is also lacqured a bit too much for my liking, so I wanted to know if anybody can advise on…

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arms
Feb 13, 2007 7:19 pm
arms
ShellyC
ShellyC
14 February 2007

New kitchen dillema

New kitchen dillema

Thanks everyone for your responses! (SIlly me hadn't yet worked out that I had responses!) We ended up getting the builder's company to install a very basic version of…

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ShellyC
Feb 14, 2007 8:01 pm
arms
arms
16 February 2007

Gloss laminate

Gloss laminate

P.S OMG - I just tried rubbing one piece on the brickwork at the front door and the scratches!!! I used the other on the polished floor boards (just rubbed it back and…

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arms
Feb 16, 2007 3:37 pm
arms
arms
arms
20 February 2007

Caesarstone Vs Granite with 4 kids in tow?

Caesarstone Vs Granite with 4 kids in tow?

no matter what top you get they all have there inherent problems ,just the same as we humans ,it does tend to annoy me when people try to discredit an item in this case…

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arms
Feb 20, 2007 2:50 pm
arms
NeilD
NeilD
23 February 2007

Wooden benchtops

Wooden benchtops

I have bench tops in my kitchen made of highly polished Jarrah. I haven't found them to be high maintenance. I polish them every few months with a silicone car polish, and…

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NeilD
Feb 23, 2007 8:38 pm


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