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meshelf
Aug 11, 2016 6:28 pm
sco77k
sco77k
8 August 2016

Anybody used a whole stone slab for their island?

Anybody used a whole stone slab for their island?

I have a whole slab for my island. don't have any issues with it, the bigger the better I say!

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sco77k
Aug 08, 2016 3:06 pm
sco77k
EM1
EM1
5 August 2016

Clark Quatro double overmount sink

Clark Quatro double overmount sink

Has anyone installed any of the clark quatro overmount sinks in their kitchen? Would love to see photos! Thanks!

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EM1
Aug 05, 2016 12:49 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
4 August 2016

Caesarstone wont warrant bench over 3000mm?! -from 3060slab

Caesarstone wont warrant bench over 3000mm?! -from 3060slab

I'm glad they are rectifying but can't say I'm surprised. Not a huge fan of coral homes at the moment. Their knowledge of product is terrible and they just pull 'facts'…

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MrsJM
Aug 04, 2016 4:45 pm
MrsJM
Kitchenpro
Kitchenpro
4 August 2016

How to restrict cabinet hinge to open less than 90 degrees??

How to restrict cabinet hinge to open less than 90 degrees??

Hi Oneness, it depends on the brand of the hinge. For example Blum sells a hinge restrictor that does exactly what you are asking for, stops the hinge from opening at 90…

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Kitchenpro
Aug 04, 2016 9:26 am
duchoang84
duchoang84
26 July 2016

Painting a gloss finish onto matt cabinetry???

Painting a gloss finish onto matt cabinetry???

Thanks for the info Chantal :D I guess its onto plan B then hahaha <a href=http://tiencuongviglacera.com/t/dai-ly-gach-viglacera-gia-tot-5>gạch viglacera</a>

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duchoang84
Jul 26, 2016 12:54 am

When I was overseas on holidays earlier this year the resort had a mat on the bench that was a sticky sheet and when flies landed on it they got stuck. It kept the whole…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jul 24, 2016 12:28 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Mum
Mum
20 July 2016

SPLASHBACK COLOUR/TYPE

SPLASHBACK COLOUR/TYPE

Thanks LakeMacMetford. I tried the white tile look but somehow it does not seem to match with the benchtop as it looks too harsh. I never thought of a bronze mirror. By…

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Mum
Jul 20, 2016 9:06 am
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
17 July 2016

Kitchen and joinery handles material used: zinc alloy, stain

Kitchen and joinery handles material used: zinc alloy, stain

Hi, I'm at the kitchen handle selection part of the build and wanted to know what material kitchen people are using as door handles. Are they all zinc alloy (eg. Chrome,…

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Building4my3tots
Jul 17, 2016 12:08 am
Building4my3tots
jtpn
jtpn
16 July 2016

Kitchen sinks: Blanco, Abey, Franke or Oliveri

Kitchen sinks: Blanco, Abey, Franke or Oliveri

Can you please tell me which brand you chose and why? I went into Harvey Norman set on getting an Oliveri sinks\, and then a Blanco rep talked me into switching to Blanco…

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jtpn
Jul 16, 2016 10:35 pm
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
11 July 2016

Considering a stone bench top

Considering a stone bench top

We went with quantum quartz Carrara for our reno'd kitchen a year ago. Literally half the price of the similar product from Caesar stone. It has a slightly brown vein…

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Just3ofus
Jul 11, 2016 7:47 pm
missticky2
missticky2
11 July 2016

Corner Pantry Shelf Depth

Corner Pantry Shelf Depth

Thank you...that is something to consider :)

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missticky2
Jul 11, 2016 11:36 am
felix_deLarge
felix_deLarge
8 July 2016

Abey Lago Sinks

Abey Lago Sinks

Hi all, Just wondering if someone with an Abey Lago sink could help me out. We're looking at putting one in our new kitchen, however I was hoping to see what the lip…

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felix_deLarge
Jul 08, 2016 6:56 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
6 July 2016

Opinion on appliances?

Opinion on appliances?

We went the side-by-side option with a pyro-clean oven (600mm) and a combi-steam oven (450mm) with a warming drawer (150mm) under it beside the oven (all Miele). The…

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PAB_34
Jul 06, 2016 9:37 pm
PAB_34
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
30 June 2016

Bad odour from stone bench top

Bad odour from stone bench top

Is it still smelling, Tomcat? Did you kill the smell? I must have missed that in your build topic.... I'm guessing you wiped with vinegar and all the other usual suspects as well?

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JayaJaya
Jun 30, 2016 3:02 pm
JayaJaya
Pixielix
Pixielix
30 June 2016

Cost to upgrade

Cost to upgrade

The builder has said to upgrade to 1200 we will need an extra slab. He said it will cost around $1800. We have waterfall edges so I guess that makes sense.

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Pixielix
Jun 30, 2016 7:12 am
Pixielix

[SYD] Stone benchtop replacement recommended installers/idea

[SYD] Stone benchtop replacement recommended installers/idea

No difference other than aesthetic. 40mm is just 20mm with a mitred 40mm front edge, 80mm is just 20mm with a mitred 80mm front edge. Who ever told you the cabinets…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 25, 2016 10:32 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
C00pers
C00pers
22 June 2016

Ikea kitchen installation @ Perth

Ikea kitchen installation @ Perth

Hi, does anyone had experience hiring contractor to install ikea kitchen in perth? Any recommending and tips will be appreciated. Installing it ourself is out of question…

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C00pers
Jun 22, 2016 9:17 am
melipen19
melipen19
19 June 2016

Is it possible

Is it possible

We're going for that exact look - plain white crystal gloss cabinets but we're adding feature handles in a pewter style and the splashback will be subway tiles, so i think…

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melipen19
Jun 19, 2016 6:50 pm
Aegean430
Aegean430
15 June 2016

Mirror Splashback in Kitchen

Mirror Splashback in Kitchen

Have u tried water & vinegar in a spray bottle?

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Aegean430
Jun 15, 2016 2:48 pm
Aegean430
new_senior_citizen
new_senior_citizen
13 June 2016

Flooring under fridge

Flooring under fridge

Hello, Yes flooring is best all the way under the fridge, cupboards and ovens. I tiled my old house AROUND these items, getting the fridge over the tile 'step' was, well,…

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new_senior_citizen
Jun 13, 2016 2:31 pm

Kitchen resurfacing options

Kitchen resurfacing options

Laminate tops for an average size kitchen cost around $800 Not a big fan of resurfacing, I think your better off pulling the old tops off and replacing with new laminate…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 11, 2016 4:42 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Here you go Winnie ... This is the liming white (I've since added choc brown bits to keep it for my new place -- try to look past that)

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TomCat
Jun 09, 2016 11:08 pm
TomCat

+1 for glass splashback. Having come from tiles i'm loving my new glass splashback. We too have an all white kitchen with a darker splashback for contrast.

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gandn
Jun 09, 2016 10:02 am

Please HELP -Polytec - Parbury kitchen replacements

Please HELP -Polytec - Parbury kitchen replacements

If its vinly wrap then you have the option of pulling the vinyl off and spray painting the existing doors. You would have to do everything except spray the doors as most…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 08, 2016 7:46 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2016

Paint kitchen tiles - experiences?

Paint kitchen tiles - experiences?

I painted our kitchen splashback tiles in our old house 15 years ago and they are still holding up well (we still own the house). The tiles were dark olive green and I…

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2016 12:24 am
TomCat

cement benchtop

cement benchtop

I have had customers make there own cement tops, I would recommend against it.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 04, 2016 8:40 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
sjl81
sjl81
3 June 2016

Exhaust / rangehood above island with high ceilings

Exhaust / rangehood above island with high ceilings

That looks interesting, my nearest external wall is 4.6m away from the island. Although the kitchen area is actually in stumps so might it be possible to exhaust to the…

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sjl81
Jun 03, 2016 4:32 pm
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
27 May 2016

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Asko used to make one a couple of years ago, not sure if it's still…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
May 27, 2016 10:38 am
Rikesh
Rikesh
22 May 2016

Is the caeserstone joint ok?

Is the caeserstone joint ok?

Yes it is back of the cooktop. But I will take a better picture and post it soon. Thanks

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Rikesh
May 22, 2016 11:41 pm
AJW
AJW
22 May 2016

Gap between cabinet doors - normal or not?

Gap between cabinet doors - normal or not?
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Thanks for the replies. I was able to push the cabinet out to 1056mm and made the doors 525 each so 2 2 2 gaps. What I have is a double base cabinet with end panels…

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AJW
May 22, 2016 5:41 pm

time for another update. so all the kitchen cabinets are now out. sadly, we found an old electric hot water service in one of them so that means we're going to have to…

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nuggets
May 21, 2016 8:23 am

Blum products

Blum products

I haven't used the Grass or Hafele runners myself. I have used Blum for 20years and have never had any warranty complaints. Blum products work and work well! Yes Grass…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 20, 2016 8:18 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Is SMEG really that good?

Is SMEG really that good?
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I have just had a house built with a Smeg oven and dishwasher. I was looking forward to having beautiful new high end products. The dishwasher is badly designed and I…

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subdivide hopeful
May 19, 2016 10:31 pm
chippy
chippy
15 May 2016

Cupboard handles

Cupboard handles

Hi Poseiden I'd probably go for a more square handle. It's just a more modern look. The beautiful thing about handles is it's not hugely expensive to change them if your…

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chippy
May 15, 2016 8:08 pm
chippy
AussieMark
AussieMark
11 May 2016

My island bench width??

My island bench width??

My bench is 3m x 1.2m with 540mm cupboards at either side of the seating side. That leaves 1.8m for the brekky bar. I think it will be a real squeeze for me to get 4…

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AussieMark
May 11, 2016 10:36 am
AJW
AJW
9 May 2016

Shaddow line full height cabinets

Shaddow line full height cabinets

Thanks, for the replies, am sold on the lower height pull. In fact visited a friend who has finger pull drawers (but push to open pantry) and just going through pretend…

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AJW
May 09, 2016 7:48 pm
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xyz
Apr 30, 2016 9:27 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
30 April 2016

melamine grain direction

melamine grain direction

Timber grain joins well for a bar back with the grain running vertically. It doesn't work well at all the other way!! Yours is fine!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 30, 2016 1:51 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
MrBee
MrBee
27 April 2016

Caesarstone thickness

Caesarstone thickness

Yes don't be fooled into thinking 40mm is the entire bench it's only the edges

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MrBee
Apr 27, 2016 9:13 am
MrBee
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
26 April 2016

Urgent help for kitchen colours

Urgent help for kitchen colours
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Love the render. You can find a much wider selection of lights online. Just make sure they accept returns so you can see how they look. Custom knockdown rebuild…

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Leksie5000
Apr 26, 2016 7:35 pm
ozwrangler
ozwrangler
25 April 2016

Advice on changing from laminate bechtops to stone

Advice on changing from laminate bechtops to stone

I think stone is the laminate of the noughties. Caesarstone is in McDonalds. Your kitchen looks good, so I'd leave it.

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ozwrangler
Apr 25, 2016 7:08 pm
AKB
AKB
24 April 2016

Kitchen plan

Kitchen plan

Our draftsman drew ours up I then used that as a guide and worked with the cabinet maker direct. He came out and made up templates

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AKB
Apr 24, 2016 8:13 pm
AKB
TomCat
TomCat
17 April 2016

Drainer Grooves or not?

Drainer Grooves or not?

Hey that's pretty neat!

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TomCat
Apr 17, 2016 4:29 am
TomCat
TomCat
TomCat
17 April 2016

Waterfall Edges after handover

Waterfall Edges after handover

Greg, yes check out Tribe7's thread in the 'Building a new house' subforum. Search for her thread: 'Metricon Gold Coast' (page 152). She was told it couldn't be done and…

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TomCat
Apr 17, 2016 4:23 am
TomCat
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
15 April 2016

melamine grain direction

melamine grain direction

It also depends on the length of the panel required. Sometimes it can be done from one sheet without the need for a join.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 15, 2016 2:13 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
13 April 2016

Silestone or Caesarstone?

Silestone or Caesarstone?

Is there any difference between the two? Is one cheaper than the other? I've had Zodiaq which is exactly the same as Caesarstone but I'm not familiar with Silestone. Thanks

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lazandjohn
Apr 13, 2016 9:15 am
eeney
eeney
8 April 2016

Stacked or subway splashback

Stacked or subway splashback

We also went with Subway tiles with dark grout. I wanted some texture and utilitarian look into an otherwise modern white clinical kitchen. I think we achieved the look…

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eeney
Apr 08, 2016 4:19 pm


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