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Kitchenpro
Kitchenpro
28 December 2011

Incorrect range hood installation?

Incorrect range hood installation?

Hi Redfox, As far as I am aware, the only state you can duct into the roof or wall cavity is South Australia, but it has been a while since I last check. If the…

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Kitchenpro
Dec 28, 2011 3:34 pm
Heytherek
Heytherek
26 December 2011

End of diamond gloss benchtop looks weird

End of diamond gloss benchtop looks weird

Hi, I am quite happy with the pencil round edge on the long side, but there was nothing in our contract that indicated anything about a curved end. All the other benchtops…

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Heytherek
Dec 26, 2011 8:22 am
* jas *
* jas *
24 December 2011

Have you used Formica Chocolate Pear

Have you used Formica Chocolate Pear

I think (my memory can be bad at times lol) that cooped07 used chocolate pear in her kitchen. Check out her thread in building a house as there are lots of pics and it…

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* jas *
Dec 24, 2011 11:10 am
* jas *
* jas *
24 December 2011

Stone Benchtops or Laminex Benchtops??

Stone Benchtops or Laminex Benchtops??

We went with laminex as in a few years we will replace with cs or es (kitchen only I think). You dont need to have the whole house the same but if you do want that…

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* jas *
Dec 24, 2011 11:06 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
24 December 2011

cooktop replacement suggestions?

cooktop replacement suggestions?

I am changing my 50-amp 3-wire receptacle used for my old cooktop to a junction box (still the 3-wire) to hardwire my new cooktop (which the…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 24, 2011 6:31 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Arthur63
Arthur63
23 December 2011

Cutting Board in Benchtop

Cutting Board in Benchtop

I am looking to get a benchtop sander to round the four corners on cutting boards (in addition to other uses). The way I have been going about it now is to trace a…

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Arthur63
Dec 23, 2011 10:28 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
22 December 2011

Kitchen Reno advice

Kitchen Reno advice

Looks great! Your wife must be wrapped with this outcome!

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Leni_82
Dec 22, 2011 9:00 pm
miss_ticky2
miss_ticky2
22 December 2011

Advice setting oven/stove into old fireplace please?

Advice setting oven/stove into old fireplace please?

Olly...I'm sure it will look lovely whichever way you go :) Another thing that came to mind....if you're using an existing fireplace check how high the top of the opening…

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miss_ticky2
Dec 22, 2011 11:55 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
20 December 2011

Glass Splashback Question

Glass Splashback Question

The electrician has fitted it correctly. The splash back should have been cut to go 100mm up to the rangehood. You could then continue it up to the top of the overheads.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 20, 2011 5:50 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
renomart
renomart
20 December 2011

Should I line up overhead cupboard doors?

Should I line up overhead cupboard doors?

It is a natural tendency to line the wall cabinets with the floor as our brains naturally seek out symmetry (in all forms). Don't knock yourself out getting too exact.…

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renomart
Dec 19, 2011 11:52 pm
renomart
renomart
renomart
20 December 2011

which flatpack?

which flatpack?

I recently went to check out the kitchens at Masters (Harrington Park) and was very impressed with the quality. The attitude and commitment of the sales team was a real…

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renomart
Dec 19, 2011 11:46 pm
renomart
nrh157
nrh157
18 December 2011

Get builder to do overhead cupboards OR diy later???

Get builder to do overhead cupboards OR diy later???

Hi, We recently had our house built by EB. They wanted big $$$ for extra cupboards, so we just went with the basics. After moving in, just found a local kitchen co & got…

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nrh157
Dec 18, 2011 3:57 pm
nrh157
timqld
timqld
18 December 2011

How far is your kitchen sink from the bench edge? (survey)

How far is your kitchen sink from the bench edge? (survey)

Thanks everyone - I really appreciate you all responding to this question. It has been a small survey (here and where I work), but it seems to be an indication that it's…

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timqld
Dec 17, 2011 11:51 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
17 December 2011

Show me your upstand?!

Show me your upstand?!
1, 2

If I'm remembering correctly...(and there's a chance I'm wrong) I think that Kyton has an upstand in her kitchen.

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 17, 2011 2:28 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
16 December 2011

Smartstone

Smartstone

Hi everyone It does have a bigger fleck through it though which they have said is better for joins and less visible…

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Leni_82
Dec 16, 2011 8:58 pm
bigboyberger
bigboyberger
14 December 2011

Fridge tap - recessed?

Fridge tap - recessed?

we are going to install the fridge tap in the cupboard next to the fridge too. the power point will go above the…

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bigboyberger
Dec 14, 2011 5:19 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
13 December 2011

How do I know how many cupboards I will need in the kitchen?

How do I know how many cupboards I will need in the kitchen?

Thanks for the replies. Having never designed a kitchen before, I thought there might be some special trick to making the most of space but I guess…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 13, 2011 6:49 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Leni_82
Leni_82
13 December 2011

Kitcheners in liquidation

Kitcheners in liquidation

This is just what I've heard through the industry grape vine. I don't know all the details.

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Leni_82
Dec 13, 2011 9:29 am
Leni_82
Leni_82
13 December 2011

Caesarstone....

Caesarstone....
1, 2

Its a new colour, we are only just about to do our first job in it.

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Leni_82
Dec 13, 2011 9:29 am
jim and adel
jim and adel
12 December 2011

Repeated problems with Neff coffee maker

Repeated problems with Neff coffee maker

I said I'd update this thread as things developed so I'm glad to be able to do so positively: the day after sending the second email last week I was contacted by both…

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jim and adel
Dec 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Taniyah
Taniyah
8 December 2011

Diamond Gloss

Diamond Gloss

Hey, I thought you all would appreciate this. I ran a search on Ziebart and for the most part it confirmed my suspicions, horror stories of dirty rags and isopropyl…

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Taniyah
Dec 08, 2011 10:18 pm
CC101
CC101
8 December 2011

Recommend me a sparkle benchtop. *shimmer*

Recommend me a sparkle benchtop. *shimmer*

The Quantum Quartz 'starlight white' is probably exactly what you are after. The picture above does not do it justice (even though it's from…

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CC101
Dec 07, 2011 11:58 pm
MrZebra
MrZebra
7 December 2011

Need suggestions on splashback and Mixer Tap.

Need suggestions on splashback and Mixer Tap.

Hi renokingoffail (exceptional username BTW), I see you've already purchased a tap, but just wanted to say that I reckon you'd be pushing it for a decent quality…

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MrZebra
Dec 07, 2011 9:13 pm
MrZebra
MrZebra
7 December 2011

Neff oven

Neff oven

Hi Becdoll, I have to say that I lived in England for 5 years and I never heard of Neff - although I must admit, I wasn't in the market for kitchen appliances at the…

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MrZebra
Dec 07, 2011 9:02 pm
AJW
AJW
6 December 2011

how much $ to install mixer spout in 2-spout sink?

how much $ to install mixer spout in 2-spout sink?

Firstly do you want to do it by replacing the existing sink and vanity or somehow doing retrofit? If retrofit with the kitchen in particular do the taps come through the…

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AJW
Dec 06, 2011 8:27 pm

We used Solver "Designer White" on our hallway linen cupboards, it's only 30% gloss 2pac there so it's obviously not that shiny. The colour looks really white until you…

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Broom
Dec 05, 2011 8:49 pm
Broom
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
5 December 2011

Coulour for 2pac kitchen to go with hog bristle walls

Coulour for 2pac kitchen to go with hog bristle walls

What about Antique White or 1/4 Hog Bristle? My walls are Hog Bristle and the kitchen is 1/4 Hog…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Dec 05, 2011 12:53 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
5 December 2011

Quantum Quartz Issues???

Quantum Quartz Issues???

That definitely has to do with the stonemasons workmanship. If you were given a bevelled edge it would be (for example) 3mm the entire kitchen through. Don't try to…

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Leni_82
Dec 05, 2011 11:59 am
* jas *
* jas *
4 December 2011

Fridge Cabinet conundrum - interested in your thoughts.

Fridge Cabinet conundrum - interested in your thoughts.

I would consider your future wants. My parents had their pigeon pair built in and when it packed it in they had trouble finding one to fit so they altered the cabinets and…

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* jas *
Dec 04, 2011 9:22 pm
timqld
timqld
4 December 2011

Granite benchtop - join very visible

Granite benchtop - join very visible

Thanks for that - I measured the join line and it is 2mm wide - is that pretty normal too?

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timqld
Dec 04, 2011 5:14 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
4 December 2011

Urgent Wall Reno Assistance Required!

Urgent Wall Reno Assistance Required!

All sounds right to me. Just be sure that your cabinet maker uses panels in the fridge space. It is also possible that they might laminate the side of the cabinet and not…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 04, 2011 4:58 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
dazandstace
dazandstace
1 December 2011

Problem with floating floor when removing kitchen?

Problem with floating floor when removing kitchen?

Yeah we will. Have decided just to run a blade under it. Thanks

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dazandstace
Dec 01, 2011 5:14 pm
dazandstace
MrZebra
MrZebra
30 November 2011

large cutlery tray - where do I get one?

large cutlery tray - where do I get one?

IKEA have this one which is to 60cm wide: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/80177226/ Plus an 'add on' which is 20cm wide. A little too…

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MrZebra
Nov 30, 2011 10:12 pm
MrZebra
MrZebra
30 November 2011

New kitchen in Sydney - Lost on direction to take

New kitchen in Sydney - Lost on direction to take

We build kitchens all the time and our prices are way cheaper than the big companys. Most cabinet makers will be cheaper than the…

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MrZebra
Nov 30, 2011 9:30 pm
cbboyz
cbboyz
29 November 2011

New kitchen design problem

New kitchen design problem

How tall are you? This has alot to do with how high I build my benches. I would build the kitchen at 2.4-2.5meters high and build a…

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cbboyz
Nov 29, 2011 8:25 am
Leni_82
Leni_82
24 November 2011

kitchen stone - quantum quartz or ceasor or essa or q stone

kitchen stone - quantum quartz or ceasor or essa or q stone

I'm assuming these people are only in WA though.. I thought it was weird I hadn't heard of them.

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Leni_82
Nov 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
24 November 2011

Han Stone

Han Stone

Hans stone is actually essa stone. Essa stone now uses another overseas supplier and Hans stone is the original essa stone.

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Leni_82
Nov 24, 2011 8:26 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
24 November 2011

Need a quick tempory cooktop splashback idea

Need a quick tempory cooktop splashback idea

Use a tiny dab of silicon and glue two 600x600mm tiles to the wall behind the cooktop. The remove when your ready.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 24, 2011 12:39 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
22 November 2011

Recommended kitchen vendors?

Recommended kitchen vendors?

I never thought about cabinet makers until a few days ago, why would it be any different? I am prepared to consider any…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 22, 2011 1:19 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
21 November 2011

New kitchen sink on an existing granite countertop

New kitchen sink on an existing granite countertop

If the new bowl cutout is bigger than the old one then it is very very easily done! Only problem is that the cutting has to be done inside and the dust is terriable.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 21, 2011 7:17 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
soccermum
soccermum
21 November 2011

Laminex Mocha Ash

Laminex Mocha Ash

Hi, Were thinking of having the mocha ash as our cabinets with a caeser or essastone bench. Does anyone have any photos of the mocha ash? It's so hard to imagine the…

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soccermum
Nov 21, 2011 12:10 pm
Bindi77
Bindi77
19 November 2011

Storage Containers

Storage Containers

Im not sure if i have posted this in the right section but i am looking for some bright blue tea coffee and sugar canisters. I found some online but was from a different…

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Bindi77
Nov 19, 2011 2:54 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
19 November 2011

How wide for Blum drawers?

How wide for Blum drawers?

Falt packs are a modular system and 900 is the widest they do. I frequently build drawers over 900mm…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 19, 2011 1:01 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CC101
CC101
17 November 2011

Quantum Quartz - Possible Issues?

Quantum Quartz - Possible Issues?

has any one else had any issues with qq stone as above. i am considering going for qq starlight white with formica gentle beige kitchen benchtops.

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CC101
Nov 17, 2011 12:38 am
1sthome
1sthome
17 November 2011

Corian Benchtop

Corian Benchtop

Were getting it as it suits us for temperature, and funCtion. Yes it will scratch and you can also polish out the scratches.

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1sthome
Nov 16, 2011 11:03 pm
kathkenny
kathkenny
16 November 2011

Essa Stone - NEW Velvet finish

Essa Stone - NEW Velvet finish

I just came across this old post when searching for info about the Essastone new crystal salt in velvet finish - did you end up going with it, and was it any good? We are…

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kathkenny
Nov 16, 2011 9:54 pm
delatite13
delatite13
16 November 2011

Kitchen window,with cupboards above-how big?

Kitchen window,with cupboards above-how big?

Thanks for that. have seen now that the size isn't so "large" having seen a couple of other posts. Haven't finished designing the kitchen fully as yet so options open as…

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delatite13
Nov 16, 2011 8:49 pm
delatite13

ok a bit premature but here is a pic of ours just put in today...not even glazed yet. Our dilema is to where to st the bench height to. Our cabinet maker wants to recess…

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sceen7
Nov 16, 2011 8:06 pm
renomart
renomart
16 November 2011

Replacing kitchen cupboards plus tiles

Replacing kitchen cupboards plus tiles

IKEA may not have the sizes you are after (height and width). Visiting your local cabinet maker would be a good choice.

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renomart
Nov 16, 2011 7:11 pm
renomart


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