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kel72
kel72
29 July 2011

kitchen reno wall removal & supporting post

kitchen reno wall removal & supporting post

Oh and since the kitchen is getting done too, we just don't have the money to do steel

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kel72
Jul 29, 2011 5:52 pm

Trouble finding benchtop quotes

Trouble finding benchtop quotes

Do you know anyone handy that could install them for you? I have supplied bench tops to handy men before. You can usually find a good handy man in your local newspaper.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 28, 2011 7:19 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

sink, wuth or without drainer?

sink, wuth or without drainer?

It depends on how much you wash up. I for one wont put good cutlery, utensils, fry pans or good pots into a dishwasher. One because as a family of six its full of plates…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 27, 2011 4:06 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Wet Kitchen..?

Wet Kitchen..?

Yes, I have done a couple. We used painted marine plywood and stone. No problems at all. If your looling for fittings and hardware look at the boat industry. There stuff…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 27, 2011 8:01 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Small tiles as bench top-nightmare!!!

Small tiles as bench top-nightmare!!!

Did that inlcude all joins, toggles, silicon and…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 26, 2011 3:15 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
lweehumpie
lweehumpie
26 July 2011

cupboards to match white truffle or porcini Essa stone?

cupboards to match white truffle or porcini Essa stone?

Hi, sorry I haven't been onto this forum since I wrote that post & didn't see your reply. We have since gone with white truffle, and have selected Laminex 'Moose' for the…

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lweehumpie
Jul 26, 2011 1:09 am
walton
walton
25 July 2011

Opinions wanted on Laminex Burnished Wood

Opinions wanted on Laminex Burnished Wood

So after I questioned EB about using the Diamond Gloss they told me they'd made a mistake ::angry:: They'd actually quoted me for Silk Finish laminex.... In the end we've…

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walton
Jul 25, 2011 8:56 am
bpkbuddy
bpkbuddy
24 July 2011

Sirius Down Draft

Sirius Down Draft

they are Italian? Only seen the kiwi downdraft which are very good so strictly speaking my answer should be NO - but that sort of unit is worth some consideration as they…

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bpkbuddy
Jul 24, 2011 11:29 pm

Laminex DiamondGloss Edging question

Laminex DiamondGloss Edging question

The edging is great, only problem is on a waterfall island unit. The edging doesnt cause a problem its the laminate. The bench top and waterfall are usually joined at…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 23, 2011 8:49 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
BenQld
BenQld
21 July 2011

SWEATY SINK!!!!!! VERY WEIRD

SWEATY SINK!!!!!! VERY WEIRD
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fill up the bowl with water and add some colored food dye into the water, and then wait say half an hour. if the water dripping out is coloured then your sink is stuffed…

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BenQld
Jul 21, 2011 7:55 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
21 July 2011

Installing a Double Dishdrawer....how hard can it be???

Installing a Double Dishdrawer....how hard can it be???

Thanks everyone for your help. I've just downloaded the installation instructions and now remembering that other kitchen installers had this in their files but the…

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HappyCamper_au
Jul 21, 2011 6:28 pm
zozo
zozo
21 July 2011

Kitchen companies in Sydney

Kitchen companies in Sydney

My dad's a cabinetmaker located in outer Western Suburbs. Quite a perfectionist and a one-man band so can price well. He doesn't advertise as his business is purely on…

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zozo
Jul 21, 2011 1:04 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
20 July 2011

Mepla Hinges ?

Mepla Hinges ?

Maybe give it a bump up in the night

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pattycake4
Jul 20, 2011 3:03 pm
mrstonks
mrstonks
20 July 2011

Kitchen sink. Under counter or not?

Kitchen sink. Under counter or not?

Thank you guys. Looks like an undermount sink for me!!

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mrstonks
Jul 20, 2011 10:02 am
sceen7
sceen7
18 July 2011

Stone benchtop on laminate cabinets/cupboards ??

Stone benchtop on laminate cabinets/cupboards ??

oh and I dooo speak from experience... read my post on the place we are renting..what I havnt mentioned is the kitchen benchtop. Its a cheap white laminate ..and its…

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sceen7
Jul 18, 2011 10:15 pm
kellyu
kellyu
17 July 2011

Show us your CaesarStone joins

Show us your CaesarStone joins

I hope you can help me, as it's really p*ssing me off that we are unable to shout at the stonemason, due to the problem only appearing a…

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kellyu
Jul 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Mango
Mango
15 July 2011

Colour scheme for budget kitchen

Colour scheme for budget kitchen

You can get brushed aluminiam laminate kick boards which have the 'stainless steel' look without the price. They look great

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Mango
Jul 15, 2011 10:16 pm

laminate countertop enquiry

laminate countertop enquiry

From what it sounds like they have installed square edge laminate tops. These should never be used in a…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 15, 2011 7:14 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
tinkster
tinkster
13 July 2011

Who has a double draw dishwasher?

Who has a double draw dishwasher?
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With regards to noise- I only ever run mine at night, like 2amish. It's quiet enough that it doesnt disturb anyone and I've only had to get up to an error code once in 9…

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tinkster
Jul 13, 2011 6:58 pm
tinkster
alt0160
alt0160
13 July 2011

Need some opinions please....

Need some opinions please....

Id leave the handles off. It looks nice and modern. We dont have handles on our wall cupboards either. I have two push button ones that drive me up the wall (cheap…

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alt0160
Jul 13, 2011 10:58 am
andrewism101
andrewism101
12 July 2011

Flat Pack Kitchens - Sydney

Flat Pack Kitchens - Sydney

I found ******* ******* Kitchens great for modern kitchens. It always comes down to personal choice but there service and delivery was great

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andrewism101
Jul 12, 2011 11:29 am
Charnley
Charnley
11 July 2011

Damaged Laminate Benchtop

Damaged Laminate Benchtop

Thanks so much for both of your replies it is greatly appreciated. I did'nt think we would be able to get away with a repair job (guess the teenagers wont be getting…

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Charnley
Jul 11, 2011 10:51 pm
Charnley
Pitto
Pitto
11 July 2011

Kitchen payment before or after installation

Kitchen payment before or after installation

they cant charge more than 20% deposit, and there should be a progress payment written up on a contract for any works over $3,300 as stated by the BCA Makes it hard for…

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Pitto
Jul 11, 2011 9:16 pm
karry327
karry327
11 July 2011

Cleaning Laminate.. What's YOUR best method?

Cleaning Laminate.. What's YOUR best method?
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I used some sugar soap in the shower yesterday on some reasonably baked on soap scum and it worked really well!!

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karry327
Jul 11, 2011 1:39 pm
karry327
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
9 July 2011

Has anyone got a granite sink? Abey Schock brand

Has anyone got a granite sink? Abey Schock brand

Their customer service is awesome. If you sent them samples from your colour scheme, I would imagine they wouldnt mind sending you back photos of…

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kerry-ann
Jul 09, 2011 5:33 pm
KAN
KAN
9 July 2011

Cheap kitchen reno ideas

Cheap kitchen reno ideas

Second hand cabinets is another option. A lot of people sell their old but perfectly good kitchen cabinets. Some new appliances, paint and tiles, and you have…

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KAN
Jul 09, 2011 4:01 pm
GrahamH
GrahamH
9 July 2011

Looking for ideas

Looking for ideas

Hi Everyone, Thanks for the comments. Leona, that was out first thought as well, to extend the island as much as possible to make it uesable. TV will be on the wall…

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GrahamH
Jul 09, 2011 12:45 pm
ivory_kitten
ivory_kitten
7 July 2011

2 young children and 2 PAC

2 young children and 2 PAC

yea i think it's pretty good, it's just the kids are super rough (well especially my 3yo son) he tears around the house with those crazy push along toys and crashes in to…

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ivory_kitten
Jul 07, 2011 1:16 pm
Strumer
Strumer
7 July 2011

Washing machine to run off kitcken faucet?

Washing machine to run off kitcken faucet?

A few years ago when I was living in a unit I had a front loading washing machine on castors that ran off the kitchen tap. My plumbing supplier provided me with a special…

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Strumer
Jul 07, 2011 1:10 pm
Strumer
di101
di101
5 July 2011

What colour ceaser stone benchtop have you got?? - HELP!!!

What colour ceaser stone benchtop have you got?? - HELP!!!

great thank you all so much for your responses .. and for the pics, your kitchens all look FAB!!! - yes, its a personal choice but under so much pressure to make it right…

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di101
Jul 05, 2011 2:40 pm

top cabinet width

top cabinet width

Most kitchens designs tend to line the doors up with the cabinets below. Having said that it also depends on how long the run of overheads is and also if a rangehood…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 04, 2011 2:41 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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Leona
Jul 04, 2011 11:37 am
alt0160
alt0160
1 July 2011

kitchen mixer

kitchen mixer

There are so many lovely things on that website, easy to miss. Ive spent waaaaay too much time researching tap ware lately

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alt0160
Jul 01, 2011 10:43 pm
emeri
emeri
1 July 2011

Resene metallic glass splashback HELP!!!

Resene metallic glass splashback HELP!!!

Here are some pics of my Resene metallic splashback. It is Scotty Silver (blue/silver that shimmers) on starfire…

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emeri
Jul 01, 2011 8:08 pm
Melodie
Melodie
1 July 2011

Ceasarstone in Brisbane

Ceasarstone in Brisbane

Thanks emeri! We ended up going with MWS Masonry, from a recommendation from the Yatala office. They are coming in next week to do the first site visit and…

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Melodie
Jul 01, 2011 3:57 pm
emeri
emeri
1 July 2011

Looking for a Kitchen company in Brisbane.

Looking for a Kitchen company in Brisbane.

Hi Dave I used Rod's Kitchens at Meadowbrook to do my kitchen recently. They were recommended by two people I knew. We did a total pull out, remove wall and brand new…

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emeri
Jul 01, 2011 3:48 pm
spencerman
spencerman
30 June 2011

Reno in Carlton Melb - Just finished

Reno in Carlton Melb - Just finished

Hi Guys, I have just finished my reno and thought i better post it up. I will get some photos on the weekend and let me know what you think, before and after. :) cheers Spencer

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spencerman
Jun 30, 2011 9:28 pm
leanne27
leanne27
30 June 2011

How to reduce rangehood noise

How to reduce rangehood noise

I don't have any further updates except that the builder will try to put in a sound proofing material in a bulkhead surrounding the duct. We don't have a 200mm cavity so…

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leanne27
Jun 30, 2011 7:59 pm
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suh
Jun 30, 2011 4:57 pm
suh
alt0160
alt0160
30 June 2011

New kitchen was a winner!

New kitchen was a winner!

Amazing. I love the handless look!

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alt0160
Jun 30, 2011 1:50 pm
Renofreak
Renofreak
30 June 2011

CaesarStone bench tops

CaesarStone bench tops

Have just had a kitchen reno and covered the existing bench with 6mm engineered stone. Looks great. I was not able to scratch the sample with a very sharp knife.

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Renofreak
Jun 30, 2011 9:11 am
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
29 June 2011

L Shape Island Bench - help

L Shape Island Bench - help

Hi Cass, Did you try an image search on Google? I've found a few interesting ideas here: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&r ... 0l0l0l0ll0 Hope this helps.

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Jervisbay
Jun 29, 2011 11:56 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
29 June 2011

Sink and mixer tap

Sink and mixer tap

We opted for a Oliveri undermount double sink and a Methven mixer with veggie spray. The mixer has 15 years warranty and was on special at HN. We use the big sink to…

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Jervisbay
Jun 29, 2011 11:43 pm
chippy
chippy
29 June 2011

Flatpak kitchens

Flatpak kitchens

We went to bunnings to pick up some metal and hubby saw a kitchen they had on display - he priced it up with what he'd quote, custom…

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chippy
Jun 29, 2011 12:48 am
chippy
smch
smch
26 June 2011

To integrate or not to integrate, that is the question!

To integrate or not to integrate, that is the question!

Thanks for that. I had stumbled across the sink warehouse and am searching for a cheaper version, but am only after a single sink. Maybe I will phone the other and…

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smch
Jun 26, 2011 9:54 pm
MiainBundy
MiainBundy
25 June 2011

Help! I can't decide on colours for my walls and splashback

Help! I can't decide on colours for my walls and splashback

It's a tough one, because white, or antique white would probably be the simplest option, or grey, as Mango suggested. Maybe even a slightly golden yellow, to bring extra…

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MiainBundy
Jun 25, 2011 11:05 am
MiainBundy
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
25 June 2011

Cutlery tray in dishwasher or not

Cutlery tray in dishwasher or not

I don't have a cutlery tray (yet...) but it annoys me having the baskets because my cutlery isn't skinny ended so has to go into the baskets grouped together and not…

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MrsGreen
Jun 25, 2011 10:38 am
MrsGreen
Mclaren
Mclaren
24 June 2011

Kitchenette and Bar fridge

Kitchenette and Bar fridge

Put a vent in the door - solved!

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Mclaren
Jun 24, 2011 5:00 pm
Mclaren


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