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madivad
madivad
19 March 2012

Polished Concrete bench top - Newcastle region

Polished Concrete bench top - Newcastle region

Not quite the same, but someone made their own laundry benchtop out of concrete, a complete "how-to" is here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=54799

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madivad
Mar 19, 2012 10:34 am
MrZebra
MrZebra
16 March 2012

Bamboo kitchen cupboards/cabinets

Bamboo kitchen cupboards/cabinets

Hey fred, my friend has recently put bamboo doors/facings in his laundry and they look great! You can see them on his blog, about halfway down this…

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MrZebra
Mar 16, 2012 11:02 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
16 March 2012

Kitchen benchtops question?

Kitchen benchtops question?

Granite is granite, there is no pretend granite. I don't think her pronunciation has anything to do with it. You can buy granites that are less than $150 per square…

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Leni_82
Mar 16, 2012 7:06 pm
chippy
chippy
15 March 2012

Help re good bright under cupboard lights

Help re good bright under cupboard lights

Good to hear! I've always found them to be some of the brightest out there. All my clients that have requested lights have been very impressed with them. As far as a…

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chippy
Mar 15, 2012 3:33 am
chippy
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
14 March 2012

Best type of kitchen for rental property?

Best type of kitchen for rental property?

Abs edging is a thick (1-2mm) plastic edging that is applied to the cut edges off pre finished panels. Melamine edging used to be…

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 14, 2012 2:44 pm
doublej2500
doublej2500
14 March 2012

Kitchen idea - feedback and suggestions pls

Kitchen idea - feedback and suggestions pls

Unfortunately, with Council regulations my builder could not do a full kitchen. Therefore, they made provision and I did not have a full vision of the kitchen during house…

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doublej2500
Mar 14, 2012 11:44 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
12 March 2012

How long can an island bench be without a join?

How long can an island bench be without a join?

Sile Stone comes in 3250mm sheet lengths. Great product with an antibacterial finish! They are bigger than CaesarStone in the US and have more colours.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Mar 12, 2012 2:46 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Leni_82
Leni_82
10 March 2012

What is the difference between Caesar Stone & Quartz?

What is the difference between Caesar Stone & Quartz?
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Obviously having support would make it stronger and QQ are probably trying to cover themselves if someone decides to sit on the overhung section. I have about 600 overhang…

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Leni_82
Mar 10, 2012 10:39 am
* jas *
* jas *
9 March 2012

Kitchen Colour Help, please!

Kitchen Colour Help, please!

We have white doors with SSS handles and have a stipple seal bench. Our old house we had a black marble laminex a d it was a pain to keep clean but hubby loves the dark…

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* jas *
Mar 09, 2012 11:24 pm
springtime
springtime
9 March 2012

Problem with gas cooktop (calling all plumbers)

Problem with gas cooktop (calling all plumbers)

Mr Zebra, If you sense something is wrong, it probably is. You see with gas, there are no maybe's, to give you an example, my gas wall oven was making a funny noise when…

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springtime
Mar 09, 2012 8:24 am
sandra77
sandra77
5 March 2012

question about westinghouse oven

question about westinghouse oven

Gday. We have a westinghouse oven, not the same as yours though. We can choose what type of timer we can put on. One that beeps, one that turns the oven off and some other…

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sandra77
Mar 05, 2012 3:09 pm

l am having a hampton style kitchen(that's what i'm hoping to achieve) door profile is shaker style.Do you think having all handles…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Mar 05, 2012 11:11 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
tengals
tengals
3 March 2012

kitchen colours what do you think of these

kitchen colours what do you think of these

40mm stone tops in "ginger" colour island cupboard and back ktchen floor cupboards in "blankened linewood" top cupboards in polar white silk finish and also some perspex…

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tengals
Mar 03, 2012 8:59 pm
clickclick
clickclick
2 March 2012

Kitchen Design/Renovation Advice Perth

Kitchen Design/Renovation Advice Perth

This is good news thanks guys! I guess the follow up question becomes can anyone recommend a good cabinet maker in Perth SOR? Thanks

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clickclick
Mar 02, 2012 1:12 pm
supermatic_lisa
supermatic_lisa
2 March 2012

Stainless Steel Kitchen Benchtop supplier recommendations?

Stainless Steel Kitchen Benchtop supplier recommendations?

Hello, Does anyone have any recommendations for suppliers in Melbourne Area for SS Kitchen Benchtops? Many thanks.

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supermatic_lisa
Mar 02, 2012 9:48 am

Flush mounted kitchen sink not really flush, what can we do?

Flush mounted kitchen sink not really flush, what can we do?

Thanks Chrisandkate and CEK. Yes it is stone. Another question, is this a stone mason's job or I need the plumber as well to remove the…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Mar 01, 2012 8:34 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

wahoo - not sure if you have chosen your colours yet but I went with Dulux Domino. Piccys below Benchtop we ended up wityh Quantum Quartz Stralight White as Ceasarstone…

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bendo
Mar 01, 2012 3:45 pm
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Sammyjane31
Mar 01, 2012 9:48 am
Leni_82
Leni_82
29 February 2012

Costing for Simplicity Benchtops? Too expensive?

Costing for Simplicity Benchtops? Too expensive?

With panels it's still 3 slabs RRP for three slabs STD range is $2613.00 ($4487.00 in labour) and DEL is $2967.00 ($4133.00 in labour) seems quite excessive.

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Leni_82
Feb 29, 2012 10:50 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
29 February 2012

Kitchen bench tops

Kitchen bench tops

What CEK said :n: If…

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Buttercup
Feb 29, 2012 9:41 pm
Buttercup
Leni_82
Leni_82
29 February 2012

Stone Benchtop Quotes - expensive or no?!?

Stone Benchtop Quotes - expensive or no?!?

katsanis@optusnet.com.au Most stonemasons quote on lineal metre. Also people need to keep in mind, whether you are using a quarter of a slab or a full slab you are…

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Leni_82
Feb 29, 2012 5:23 pm
tinkster
tinkster
28 February 2012

White on White kitchen and kids??

White on White kitchen and kids??

I've got polytec createc high gloss white draws and cupboards in my kitchen and can't say I've noticed the kids making a mess of them, they seem to use the handles, in…

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tinkster
Feb 28, 2012 2:12 pm
tinkster

Hi We are temporarily living in a rental and would like to buy new or second hand a 450mm or 600mm wide pantry cupboard up to about 2M. I will then install a pull out…

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Jason Kirkness
Feb 27, 2012 2:54 pm
rodericb
rodericb
26 February 2012

Appliances Installation

Appliances Installation

Depends if they're the same dimensions as the old ones (600mm, 900mm) and if the existing cooktop is gas (as you'll need wiring for the cooktop and blind off the…

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rodericb
Feb 26, 2012 4:52 pm
VladS
VladS
25 February 2012

Question for Kitchen Guru's

Question for Kitchen Guru's

In short, you really don't want to start removing benchtops in a brand new kitchen and start replacing them with the new, stone ones. There are just too many potential…

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VladS
Feb 25, 2012 9:12 pm
VladS
chrismarie
chrismarie
25 February 2012

Rangehood - Under cupboard

Rangehood - Under cupboard

I want a good rangehood to avoid cooking smells and protect my cupboard from built up grease. Also because my kitchen is a open plan…

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chrismarie
Feb 25, 2012 5:34 pm
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sco77k
Feb 25, 2012 1:18 pm
sco77k
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
24 February 2012

2 Pac colour - Metallic?

2 Pac colour - Metallic?

Would love to see some pics when its all done - sounds like a great colour combo.

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kezacheekychicken
Feb 24, 2012 9:30 am
minniebrad
minniebrad
23 February 2012

Grey benchtops

Grey benchtops

I am also looking at Essa Stone French Black...but I do like the look of horaldo's kitchen! Will also be watching this thread!

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minniebrad
Feb 23, 2012 11:06 am
Leni_82
Leni_82
20 February 2012

Stone Benchtop

Stone Benchtop

never heard of Absolute Quartz.

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Leni_82
Feb 20, 2012 5:00 pm
karmaz
karmaz
20 February 2012

Do you actually use your Butlers Pantry

Do you actually use your Butlers Pantry
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Its only a walk in pantry, not quite a butlers pantry, but we love it! Its big enough to be a butlers one, but ran out of $$ to put in the extra sink and cooktop. Still…

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karmaz
Feb 20, 2012 3:36 pm
karmaz
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
20 February 2012

Is an exhaust fan needed in the WIP?

Is an exhaust fan needed in the WIP?

Put the exhaust fan in. We have a freezer in our WIP and it gets hot in there. If you're going to use a kettle of toaster I would definitely have one. I'll be putting a…

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chrisandkate
Feb 20, 2012 10:04 am
MrZebra
MrZebra
18 February 2012

What's the best way to mount a canopy rangehood??

What's the best way to mount a canopy rangehood??

Hi all, Finally my kitchen has started going in, and I've reached the point where I can put up my canopy rangehood, but I'm unsure what the best way is to secure it and…

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MrZebra
Feb 18, 2012 8:57 pm
fmus0993
fmus0993
18 February 2012

kitchen colours - laminex peacock with dark bamboo flooring

kitchen colours - laminex peacock with dark bamboo flooring

Is peacock that gorgeous teal colour? If so I think it would look fine. The chocolatey flooring will help ground…

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fmus0993
Feb 18, 2012 6:39 pm
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gogo65
Feb 18, 2012 5:46 pm
gogo65
Leni_82
Leni_82
18 February 2012

Cheaper alternatives for engineered stone.

Cheaper alternatives for engineered stone.

It's RHF stone. Google it It is a chinese imported stone. We have used this stone in particular in the past, we haven't had an issue with it at all. To be safe with the…

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Leni_82
Feb 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Jiver, excellent news all round. Thanks for sharing. The only reason I dropped concrete from my list was the fact it needs to be sealed. I'm in to…

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jiver
Feb 17, 2012 11:48 am
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Leni_82
Feb 16, 2012 10:02 pm
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sco77k
Feb 16, 2012 1:53 pm
sco77k
jiver
jiver
15 February 2012

Where to put powerpoints in kitchen island?

Where to put powerpoints in kitchen island?

I think it depends on what appliances you are thinking of using there? There will be safety guidelines about how close the p/p can be to the sink. I am not keen on p/ps…

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jiver
Feb 15, 2012 11:52 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
15 February 2012

Kitchen Colours - coordinating with Quantum Quartz Everest

Kitchen Colours - coordinating with Quantum Quartz Everest

Everest isn't a grey colour. It's a white base with black, blue, white, transparent flecks. Good luck though

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Leni_82
Feb 15, 2012 2:17 pm
MrZebra
MrZebra
15 February 2012

Undermount rangehood and vinyl doors

Undermount rangehood and vinyl doors

I'm pretty sure that good quality vinyl wrap doors (from reputable companies) are tested to withstand 70C for several hours without delamination. I can't imagine you'd…

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MrZebra
Feb 15, 2012 8:34 am
jodge
jodge
13 February 2012

Wall Ovens - Do you like yours?

Wall Ovens - Do you like yours?
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hmmm. . . what's wrong with HIM learning how to cook? huh? huh? I make Phil cook. The kitchen resembles a warzone when he's finished. . . he tries. . .

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jodge
Feb 13, 2012 9:53 pm
jodge
kyeg
kyeg
13 February 2012

Benches under "low windows" - renovation hopes shattered?

Benches under "low windows" - renovation hopes shattered?

I am hoping to install a new kitchen in what was my dining rm, however the height of the existing windows is only 804 (floor to bottom of architrave) and i need to run a…

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kyeg
Feb 13, 2012 8:47 pm
Charnley
Charnley
12 February 2012

Squareform Bench Edges

Squareform Bench Edges

Thanks CEK and Chippy I appreciate your responses. I understand that Squareform is a Laminex TM but as long as I can get a similar look I will be happy with that. Just…

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Charnley
Feb 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Charnley
bellasparkes1001
bellasparkes1001
9 February 2012

Portofino Benchtops

Portofino Benchtops

any body had the portofino kitchen bench tops for a while i am thinking of putting one but just want to know a bit about it

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bellasparkes1001
Feb 09, 2012 2:47 pm

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