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whikey
whikey
23 April 2012

Splashback - Caesarstone or glass

Splashback - Caesarstone or glass

Have to call SMEG again tomorrow....the kitchen people completed a quality control check tonight noticed I have a hole in my oven door...and another small dent on the…

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whikey
Apr 23, 2012 8:54 pm
greenfish
greenfish
23 April 2012

Question RE power and pipes for island bench

Question RE power and pipes for island bench

Yeah I know what you mean. I questioned the same thing with our build, but apparently that is the way it's done - one pipe that has heaps of other pipes running through it

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greenfish
Apr 23, 2012 7:24 pm
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SoonerOrLater
Apr 23, 2012 12:35 pm
SoonerOrLater
SoonerOrLater
23 April 2012

Which kitchen would be more practical?

Which kitchen would be more practical?

In my opinion for practicality, would be the pantry and fridge next to each other. Though, you really need to consider your own cooking style and what would suit you the…

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SoonerOrLater
Apr 23, 2012 12:03 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
21 April 2012

New Formica FX 180 benchtops

New Formica FX 180 benchtops

Here's another link to a brochure: http://www.laminex.com.au/uploads/broch ... ochure.pdf Stunning! There are a lot more colours available in USA, wonder how long it will…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 21, 2012 11:38 pm
markgian
markgian
21 April 2012

Romos Kitchens, anyone heard any good/bad

Romos Kitchens, anyone heard any good/bad

My son got a kitchen from Romos. It was cheap and the cupboards were quite good but I would never go through the experience again! Romo drew the kitchen design as a…

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markgian
Apr 21, 2012 5:51 pm
willcres
willcres
21 April 2012

Do I need to worry about these stuff during construction?

Do I need to worry about these stuff during construction?

Adgn, mgilla, jodge, cuttingedgekitchen, Thank you so much for your comments!! :z: It helps me a lot... :wink: Mgilla, I will ask about the studs next week. Tq... Cheers..

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willcres
Apr 21, 2012 5:00 pm
willcres
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
21 April 2012

Oven next to fridge??

Oven next to fridge??

Is it a no-no to have your oven and cooktop next to your fridge? It might not be ideal, but would it be really bad design-wise for any…

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Pete_n_Pet
Apr 21, 2012 2:02 pm
kyli093
kyli093
20 April 2012

Advice on kitchen sink

Advice on kitchen sink

Thanks chippy, you've put my mind at ease knowing there's a double Olivieri Sonetto bowl and not just the two single variety. I'm still waiting to hear back from my…

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kyli093
Apr 20, 2012 12:31 pm
limesoda
limesoda
20 April 2012

Kitchen and Butler's Pantry Colour Question

Kitchen and Butler's Pantry Colour Question

Thanks so much for the responses! Just thought of one thing though - the other shelves in the BP are white. Will this look ok with the CS Urban benches??

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limesoda
Apr 20, 2012 7:38 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
17 April 2012

Has any one used zenolite kitchen splashback

Has any one used zenolite kitchen splashback
1, 2

we did a high gloss coffee coloured laminate splash back in the last 2 kitchen renos, 1 was an IP the other my mums PPOR. Behind the stove is a stainless panel from…

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sirgoat
Apr 17, 2012 8:56 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
17 April 2012

Optimum distance btwn island and bench?

Optimum distance btwn island and bench?

:lol: sceen7 I think you could be onto something there! renomart - thanks for your comments! I thought your website was excellent. I didn't actually realise you were on the…

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SunshineT
Apr 17, 2012 3:13 pm
SunshineT
renomart
renomart
16 April 2012

Ventilation space under Electrolux Induction Cook Top

Ventilation space under Electrolux Induction Cook Top

My Electrolux induction top specified ventilation. I routed a wide slot on the top of the underbench oven cabinet (which the cooktop was located above) 5mm deep at the…

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renomart
Apr 16, 2012 10:44 pm
renomart
Zarli
Zarli
16 April 2012

Issue after completion?

Issue after completion?

Only to say once you've paid your final invoice I found it very hard to get the builder or tradesman to listen to our concerns. Our sink was continually leaking and…

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Zarli
Apr 16, 2012 4:17 pm
Zarli
Onewheel
Onewheel
16 April 2012

Kitchen colour help

Kitchen colour help
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Forgot to add (I'm on tap talk so can't edit) I think the splasback is antique white. We did take photos of the moss grey with antique white and it seemed to blend well so…

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Onewheel
Apr 16, 2012 7:17 am
stormjr
stormjr
14 April 2012

Above counter isolation switch for induction cooktop?

Above counter isolation switch for induction cooktop?
1, 2

That would hold true for servicing to, electronic isolation for safety is a absolute no no, even if induction is cool to touch, it would still be live if you had it in…

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stormjr
Apr 14, 2012 2:02 pm
* jas *
* jas *
14 April 2012

Unit kitchen layout L or U

Unit kitchen layout L or U

Our old house had an L shaped kitchen and the table was in the kitchen, it was ok but a tad annoying when we would sit at the table for tea and still be amongst the pots…

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* jas *
Apr 14, 2012 1:40 pm
* jas *
* jas *
14 April 2012

What would you do to this kitchen... (pics)

What would you do to this kitchen... (pics)

When we DIY our kitchen in our old house, we painted the wooden doors white, put nice handles on and a black marble bench top from Ikea and used their brushed metal splash…

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* jas *
Apr 14, 2012 1:37 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
13 April 2012

Advice wanted Granite or Caesarstone?

Advice wanted Granite or Caesarstone?
1, 2

I've had the 40mm edge and I personally think it looks better than…

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Leni_82
Apr 13, 2012 9:43 am
Leni_82
Leni_82
13 April 2012

Hairline on edge of 40mm engineered stone benchtop - normal?

Hairline on edge of 40mm engineered stone benchtop - normal?

its called a lamination join. its standard procedure for 40mm unless specified mitred edging.

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Leni_82
Apr 13, 2012 9:39 am
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
13 April 2012

Wall oven?

Wall oven?

If you want a large single oven around $1500 you can look at the Bosch or AEG oven (AEG has a 5 yr…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Apr 13, 2012 7:49 am
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
12 April 2012

Kitchen design- thoughts comments advice please!

Kitchen design- thoughts comments advice please!

If $$ permit I'd swap your proposed kitchen with your meals. You'll end up with a lounge,meals…

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Pete_n_Pet
Apr 12, 2012 11:51 am
shazhove
shazhove
11 April 2012

Laminex Pumice

Laminex Pumice

Does anybody have any photos of a kitchen where they have used Pumice Laminex, we are looking at using this with an Almond Roca ceaser stone bench top.

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shazhove
Apr 11, 2012 8:57 pm
indi
indi
9 April 2012

Savoir Faire Stove

Savoir Faire Stove

Agree with you Greg. We had the misfortune of living in a house with a 900mm freestanding Savoir Faire stove. Never again. Biggest piece of junk I've ever used.

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indi
Apr 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Non-standard size cooktop?

Non-standard size cooktop?

Is your cooktop 60cm wide? If so you can look at some 70cm or 75cm gas cooktops that have a standard 60cm cut out. No cutting needed,…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 08, 2012 5:03 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Liliana
Liliana
7 April 2012

Benchtop installation Melbourne

Benchtop installation Melbourne

Thanks for the feedback folks. I have found one company that only does benchtops but whether they are willing to travel to the western suburbs I have yet to find out.

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Liliana
Apr 07, 2012 5:57 pm
SmallAndCosy
SmallAndCosy
7 April 2012

Hot water system bigger than 50L to fit kitchen?

Hot water system bigger than 50L to fit kitchen?

I live in an apartment with one of those dinky little 50L hot water systems (electric storage). I would like to have more hot water - have already looked into continuous…

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SmallAndCosy
Apr 07, 2012 11:38 am
Leni_82
Leni_82
6 April 2012

Trying to Find suitable Ceasar Stone Color

Trying to Find suitable Ceasar Stone Color

That's there new range. It's lovely, looks like Crema Marfil marble.

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Leni_82
Apr 06, 2012 9:28 pm
lewster
lewster
5 April 2012

Registered Building Practioner (RBP) and Cabinet Work - VIC

Registered Building Practioner (RBP) and Cabinet Work - VIC

Hi everyone, We are embarking on a renovaton and extension in the inner east of Melbourne. I will be requiring cabinet work that will cover kitchen, pantry and…

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lewster
Apr 05, 2012 8:30 pm
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
4 April 2012

Kitchen Draw Depths - Whats the norm??

Kitchen Draw Depths - Whats the norm??

Morning Mark The depth of most pantry shelving is either 300 (good for small and large canisters) or 450 (appliances and larger items). Your best bet is to work out…

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grumblebum54
Apr 04, 2012 1:49 am
grumblebum54
meifong16
meifong16
3 April 2012

White cupboards on white top - Does it work without shine?

White cupboards on white top - Does it work without shine?

So sorry for hijacking this thread but I'm also getting a 30mm caesar stone benchtop in nougat colour but I can't make up my mind whether to go for Laminex White or Polar…

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meifong16
Apr 03, 2012 1:26 pm
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PaulMac
Mar 31, 2012 8:45 am
Happy21
Happy21
30 March 2012

Frustration with kitchen company

Frustration with kitchen company

Hi I too have had frustration with my kitchen company so much so that my cabinets were 40mm out which meant once they installed I had to re plaster. Lucky I found an…

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Happy21
Mar 30, 2012 8:34 pm
gogo65
gogo65
29 March 2012

Wall hung bedside tables

Wall hung bedside tables

Yeah we have been thinking whether stone might be sharp on the edges if you roll over in bed at night and knock your head on the corner, mnd you the cabinet will be sharp…

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gogo65
Mar 29, 2012 9:47 pm
gogo65
Mclaren
Mclaren
29 March 2012

Kitchen colours - upper and lower cupboards with Nougat CS

Kitchen colours - upper and lower cupboards with Nougat CS

I think a dark mirror splashback always looks nice ... our splashback is very plain compared to some but it all seems to work for us

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Mclaren
Mar 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Mclaren
PaulMac
PaulMac
29 March 2012

Range hood

Range hood

We are in the design phase of our new kitchen and are stuck on the range hood decision? We will have a 750 wide gas cook top on a island bench, the problem is the cieling…

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PaulMac
Mar 29, 2012 10:09 am
Liliana
Liliana
28 March 2012

Have you ever used Aussemble?

Have you ever used Aussemble?

Hi, I was just wondering whether anyone had ever used Aussemble, the company that puts together and installs flat pack furniture from Ikea for you. If anyone has used…

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Liliana
Mar 28, 2012 10:34 am
kpwalker
kpwalker
27 March 2012

Anyone used Laminex New Graphite?

Anyone used Laminex New Graphite?

If you are looking for pictures of the house with New Graphite cabinetry...We have used it our house...http://www.camandkirsten.blgospot.com

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kpwalker
Mar 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Jess09
Jess09
27 March 2012

Laminex Silk Finish - Kitchen cabinets are in

Laminex Silk Finish - Kitchen cabinets are in

i know this thread is old but it's just been super helpful! thanks! ::wink::

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Jess09
Mar 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Jess09
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rocketship
Mar 26, 2012 6:01 pm
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auds
Mar 26, 2012 10:51 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
25 March 2012

Help needed with benchtops and cabinet colours

Help needed with benchtops and cabinet colours

Hi, if you look at the topic "classic" kitchen colours there were a few lovely pics posted. I originally wanted to go for this look- but upset Cook no.2. So as a…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 25, 2012 7:32 pm
jonedwards80
jonedwards80
25 March 2012

LG Cooktop. Diamond configuration?

LG Cooktop. Diamond configuration?

We are thinking getting this new cooktop: http://www.lg.com/au/kitchen-appliances/built-in-appliances/LG-cooktops-HB6422A.jsp I am a little…

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jonedwards80
Mar 25, 2012 5:43 pm
kiwi
kiwi
25 March 2012

caesarstone

caesarstone

Home alone time = no cleaning

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kiwi
Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
kiwi
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
24 March 2012

Kitchen bulkhead question

Kitchen bulkhead question

or you put a few downlights in a fake bottom of your overheads (task lighting)

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 24, 2012 11:15 am
bashworth
bashworth
24 March 2012

Will any old sink do?

Will any old sink do?

I've always been happy with Clarke sinks which is a builders standard sink. I had one about 20 years ago and got one of those chopping boards that fits over the sink.…

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bashworth
Mar 24, 2012 5:34 am
bashworth
idream3
idream3
23 March 2012

Infinity or Simplicity Acrylic Benchtops

Infinity or Simplicity Acrylic Benchtops

Hi Earl, Following on from this just wondering what your experience with these acrylic benchtops have been like? Have you installed many. Do you think they are a good…

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idream3
Mar 23, 2012 8:36 pm
4walls
4walls
23 March 2012

is this substitution or downgrade?

is this substitution or downgrade?

plus the colour range of Metaline is limited to 12, whereas glass, obviously, has many more choices: that could be a good or bad depending if too many choices of colour…

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4walls
Mar 23, 2012 5:56 pm
4walls
Barry Brisbane
Barry Brisbane
23 March 2012

Stone Benchtops in Brisbane

Stone Benchtops in Brisbane

Hi Sbeau, yes used Roman Stone, have had the tops for over a year now, very Happy. Did you end up going with the Roman size. I have just come…

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Barry Brisbane
Mar 23, 2012 2:09 pm
kjag
kjag
22 March 2012

Bamboo/timber veneer cabinetry

Bamboo/timber veneer cabinetry

Thanks. Will have to see how all the $$$ add up.

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kjag
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