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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
naynay
naynay
6 February 2012

Issues with steam from Oven getting in cabinetry?

Issues with steam from Oven getting in cabinetry?

Yup. I've just lodged a complaint with the builder. Thanks guys.

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naynay
Feb 06, 2012 11:39 am
PHL
PHL
5 February 2012

Please help us design our kitchen !

Please help us design our kitchen !
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The Siemens wok burner I'm getting has 20MJ output on Natural Gas. LPG tend to have a higher caloric value, hence the higher output. The 17MJ side burner is pretty…

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PHL
Feb 05, 2012 6:27 pm
CC101
CC101
5 February 2012

Splash back help needed

Splash back help needed

i think u will be ok as tiles and cabinets are separated by kitchen stone.

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CC101
Feb 05, 2012 6:08 pm
springtime
springtime
5 February 2012

Outside kitchen Anyone?

Outside kitchen Anyone?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone that has or knows anything about outside kitchens can help me. I'm building at the moment ( electrical roughin was just done ) & was…

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springtime
Feb 05, 2012 9:57 am
TamK
TamK
2 February 2012

Kitchen Colour advice

Kitchen Colour advice
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Hi Rocketship, I absolutely love the mock-up of your kitchen, it's going to be stunning. I personally love the green, but also agree that it may be better to just use…

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TamK
Feb 02, 2012 5:12 pm
Evelin
Evelin
2 February 2012

20mm benchtop with 40mm waterfall..anyone seen this done?

20mm benchtop with 40mm waterfall..anyone seen this done?
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a good mesure to decide on kitchenbench height is by taking an ironing board and a adjusting the height until you feel comfortable with it. Another measure is, bend your…

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Evelin
Feb 02, 2012 11:28 am
MissyP
MissyP
1 February 2012

Kitchen colour HELP

Kitchen colour HELP

Some might say BORING, but for me it's white all the way! A lot of the decision will come down to personal taste though so it depends what YOU like. White cupboards with…

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MissyP
Feb 01, 2012 10:17 am
MissyP
tinkster
tinkster
30 January 2012

Caesarstone benchtops- overhang of 40 cm okay?

Caesarstone benchtops- overhang of 40 cm okay?

My benchtop is 4m long and I have a 380mm overhang and no supports, apart from the waterfall ends. I've got 40mm stone . :)

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tinkster
Jan 30, 2012 5:48 pm
tinkster
vvs mand
vvs mand
29 January 2012

Tiler Recommendation in Sydney?

Tiler Recommendation in Sydney?

Try Henry 0425219232 he does all my work and ive recommended him to others who were equally happy

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vvs mand
Jan 29, 2012 11:23 am
Kitchenpro
Kitchenpro
27 January 2012

Removing glass splashback

Removing glass splashback

Most glass companies will use double sided tape to stick the glass to the wall and then use a fine bead of silicone to seal splashback. If you have an open end to start, I…

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Kitchenpro
Jan 27, 2012 11:25 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
27 January 2012

Integrated dishwasher help please!

Integrated dishwasher help please!

Thank you so much. Can I please ask, do you ever do different heights for the island bench and wall bench? Is that a no-no? I'm sure we can…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jan 27, 2012 9:12 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CC101
CC101
24 January 2012

Square Edge Caesarstone Upgrade

Square Edge Caesarstone Upgrade

My stone mason told me that square edge will have very sharp edges and can get chipped. so go for pencil round.

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CC101
Jan 24, 2012 12:03 am
Patchie
Patchie
23 January 2012

Tiling Splash Back - Cement Sheeting needed?

Tiling Splash Back - Cement Sheeting needed?

Thanks so much, we aren't going to use CS for the wall, but thanks for that tip with the silicone, we would of used grout!!!! Ace! Patchie

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Patchie
Jan 23, 2012 8:23 pm
Patchie
DarlaDark
DarlaDark
23 January 2012

Mitre 10 Kitchen Reviews?

Mitre 10 Kitchen Reviews?
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I'm going to get a small business cabinet maker to give me a quote and compare against ikea and bunnings…

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DarlaDark
Jan 23, 2012 1:49 pm

Hi everyone, got a problem with the canopy ventilation. Below is the picture of my canopy just installed two months ago in the new house, is the gap in the pic acceptable?…

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umehomes
Jan 21, 2012 9:36 am

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