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SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
1 May 2011

Kitchen Colours

Kitchen Colours

Kiwichick, your Kitchen has a warm and welcoming feel to it. The floor tiles look great with the warm kitchen cabinetry. The tiles are not too light in tone either. Sarah

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SarahidMentor
May 01, 2011 9:22 pm
SarahidMentor
becks81
becks81
1 May 2011

Are handleles/shadow line drawers more difficult to open?

Are handleles/shadow line drawers more difficult to open?

^^ That is a very good suggestion but I'm not sure if you've seen the "Linear" handle, it's metal at both ends and "safety grip" ?plastic in the middle. So not really…

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becks81
May 01, 2011 1:42 am
simple_man
simple_man
30 April 2011

Same $, do you get more value from higher end appliances?

Same $, do you get more value from higher end appliances?

Another view: if paning to use yourself for considerable time (5-10 years) get quality staff, bet of what you can afford. If planing to sell/rent in few years, get…

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simple_man
Apr 30, 2011 8:58 pm
grinder
grinder
29 April 2011

caesarstone vs Laminate Benchtop - long term v short term $$

caesarstone vs Laminate Benchtop - long term v short term $$

Beg to differ with Glen It is harder to repair and modify the base cabinets once stone bechtops go on top however with laminate ones and base cabinets can be accessed…

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grinder
Apr 29, 2011 11:08 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
29 April 2011

Opinions on bench tops - Stone vs Wooden (vs Bamboo)

Opinions on bench tops - Stone vs Wooden (vs Bamboo)

Wood is very good but much higher maintenance than other types of benchtops

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grinder
Apr 29, 2011 9:34 pm
grinder
Rizzo
Rizzo
29 April 2011

Installation of Island before timber floor down??

Installation of Island before timber floor down??

Are you installing a floating floor or secret nailed and glued "structural" floor? If you are installing a secret nailed floor (I think over…

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Rizzo
Apr 29, 2011 4:09 pm
Kitchenpro
Kitchenpro
28 April 2011

Caesarstone Snow - Similar Laminate?

Caesarstone Snow - Similar Laminate?

Try White Myriad with a tight front edge roll. Looks very similar and with the tight edge, gives the appearance of stone. Hope this helps.

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Kitchenpro
Apr 28, 2011 9:23 am
kiwichick
kiwichick
27 April 2011

Does anyone have a pull out bin UNDER the sink?

Does anyone have a pull out bin UNDER the sink?
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I have pull out bins next to the sink in their own pull out cubboard. There are two and they fit the grocery plastic bags perfectly. I kept under the sink for cleaning…

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kiwichick
Apr 27, 2011 6:29 pm
doogs82
doogs82
27 April 2011

Dishwasher with cutlery drawer and room for tall glasses

Dishwasher with cutlery drawer and room for tall glasses

Looking at the seimens variodrawer range at e&s yesterday...They have a cutlery draw on top and the rack below that can be height adjusted individually on each side…

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doogs82
Apr 27, 2011 1:08 pm
renomart
renomart
26 April 2011

Cleaning oven racks!??

Cleaning oven racks!??

Cloudy ammonia works well.

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renomart
Apr 26, 2011 9:11 pm
renomart
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
23 April 2011

Colour combination help please

Colour combination help please

We don't know! We're chucking the old blue-ish couch and getting a new one...probably in neutral tones - maybe browns. The space opposite the kitchen will have our buffet,…

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Carolleigh
Apr 23, 2011 11:29 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
23 April 2011

What to clean Caesar stone with?

What to clean Caesar stone with?

Seems I was fortunate in having a CS installer who told me to register for warranty purposes although he didn't tell me about the cleaning pack I would receive....one…

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HappyCamper_au
Apr 23, 2011 10:26 am
AnD
AnD
22 April 2011

my new kitchen

my new kitchen

I have the same oven currently for 1.5 years now. Found it fairly basic- but that's what i wanted! No fuss! Love the ability to program time to start/end..etc. Reliable as…

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AnD
Apr 22, 2011 7:02 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
22 April 2011

Pull out pantry

Pull out pantry

Thank you for your responses Charlie and Sirgoat. Probably will go to the display centre before I make a decision.

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gelatiii
Apr 22, 2011 9:09 am
bel
bel
20 April 2011

Blum - Kitchen soft door closers

Blum - Kitchen soft door closers

I'll wait until I get the kitchen in - then take a photo of the hinges, and get you to sort it out for me! :D

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bel
Apr 20, 2011 4:28 pm
bel
dsiroky
dsiroky
20 April 2011

kitchen design software programs

kitchen design software programs

The ikea program is very good. It builds 2D models and 3D models. I've done 2 kitchens using it now, and will probably do my 3rd the same way. The hardware they use for…

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dsiroky
Apr 20, 2011 12:58 pm
grinder
grinder
19 April 2011

Can you ask for a discount on tile prices?

Can you ask for a discount on tile prices?

Hi everyone, In my last post I was wondering about tile colour. Now I think we found one, but its a bit more than what we wanted to spend. As…

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grinder
Apr 19, 2011 9:22 pm
grinder
powinc
powinc
18 April 2011

Movable kitchen island anyone? (not wheels)

Movable kitchen island anyone? (not wheels)

I think you are onto something. If you can move the island bench, then you could make room in your kitchen and use it in the dinning area for say parties??

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powinc
Apr 18, 2011 9:37 pm
powinc
powinc
powinc
18 April 2011

Quantum Quartz

Quantum Quartz

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback

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powinc
Apr 18, 2011 3:03 pm
powinc
Bindi77
Bindi77
16 April 2011

help with floor tile colours

help with floor tile colours

Hi claire, We have chosen a neutral tile to go with a neutral theme to our house. We have chosen a tigressa beige tile with a marble type pattern on it so it hides the…

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Bindi77
Apr 16, 2011 2:38 pm
suh
suh
15 April 2011

wiping the bench directly into the bin

wiping the bench directly into the bin
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I wouldn't put a hole in the benchtop either but I do prepare most things on the island and scrape straight into the pullout bin and I peel veggies directly into the bin…

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suh
Apr 15, 2011 6:29 am
suh
pearl
pearl
14 April 2011

Splashback question

Splashback question

Chis&Kate The style that we want is the third drawing and reading Strumers comments which seem to make a lot of sense so we will talk to the kitchen company regarding…

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pearl
Apr 14, 2011 8:02 pm
hayley567
hayley567
14 April 2011

Cafe cream kitchen

Cafe cream kitchen

Has anyone installed a kitchen in Cafe Cream gloss with stone bench top? Would like to see pictures & colour used for bench top.

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hayley567
Apr 14, 2011 4:30 pm
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SoonerOrLater
Apr 12, 2011 10:00 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
11 April 2011

curious kitchen bin question

curious kitchen bin question

Actually I like Matts bin in a drawer idea viewtopic.php?f=53&t=45022 I've got a pull out pin and tucking the back around the lip of the bin and frame gives me the shytesens.

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to_do_list
Apr 11, 2011 10:56 pm
to_do_list
chatterbox
chatterbox
11 April 2011

Question about griller inside oven, not separate

Question about griller inside oven, not separate

I hear what you all say... but I just think it is archaic to have to either keep the door open, or close it and then attach a handle to pull out the grill tray.......a…

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chatterbox
Apr 11, 2011 7:15 pm
pearl
pearl
11 April 2011

help- mineral turps has left marks on my new caesarstone

help- mineral turps has left marks on my new caesarstone

Sorry to hear about your accident on the caesarstone. I to have just had Urban fitted 7 days ago on my kitchen bench. I was told by the stonemason not to use a few…

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pearl
Apr 11, 2011 9:31 am

we did burnished wood around the fridge unit and back bench, and sides of the breakfast bar. The breakfast bar is in a swirly laminex viewtopic.php?f=31&t=35307&start=1280

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kiwi
Apr 10, 2011 3:25 pm
kiwi
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 April 2011

Splashback help, well after the fact!

Splashback help, well after the fact!

Thanks emeri, I've e-mailed them again to let them know I'm not happy. I mean, what's the point in picking a colour if you don't get that colour? We were never told it…

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Rizzo
Apr 09, 2011 6:01 pm
grinder
grinder
8 April 2011

Protecting laminate benchtops

Protecting laminate benchtops

Jsut simply buy one of those large non slip mat rolls in one of those Chinese cheap buys shop cuts them to size slip under some chopping block or board or similar and that's it

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grinder
Apr 08, 2011 9:38 pm
grinder
kb46
kb46
8 April 2011

black and white kitchen

black and white kitchen

Oooh - very sleek and timeless ref_kt!

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kb46
Apr 08, 2011 9:11 am
bel
bel
7 April 2011

Kitchen colours

Kitchen colours

Hey kwiwkim Pictures always help us help you! :D Have you got a plan or picture of the space?

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bel
Apr 07, 2011 9:55 pm
bel
Pippi
Pippi
7 April 2011

Any tips on getting the best quote for appliance packages?

Any tips on getting the best quote for appliance packages?

Barkly was right - E&S Blackburn are great! I'm sure going in when it's quiet during the week helps, but I am so impressed with the service and price I got there. I'd been…

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Pippi
Apr 07, 2011 2:34 pm
Pippi
jess p
jess p
6 April 2011

panelled / routed doors

panelled / routed doors

LOVE THAT HAMPTONS style kitchen......now i need to convince hubby.... i like is has a gallery of that style!

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jess p
Apr 06, 2011 2:38 pm
suh
suh
6 April 2011

Are panel lift cupboard doors functionally better?

Are panel lift cupboard doors functionally better?

I have both the lift (bottom row) and the push button (top row) type they are both good. No idea of expense sorry. Look in the Show me your kitchen thread, mine is in there.

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suh
Apr 06, 2011 6:55 am
suh
Pitto
Pitto
5 April 2011

polyurethane, hardform or colourform?

polyurethane, hardform or colourform?

One more thing, Hardform doors are a Parbury product, its kind of like a melamine door with a rounded post formed edge, very hard wearing, but i personally have not used…

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Pitto
Apr 05, 2011 9:30 pm
SoonerOrLater
SoonerOrLater
5 April 2011

Caesarstone Buttermilk?

Caesarstone Buttermilk?

HalCal, The only image of Buttermilk that I have found truly satisfying was when we visited the Caesarstone showroom and I fell in love with the slab of stone hanging on…

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SoonerOrLater
Apr 05, 2011 11:02 am
kyton
kyton
4 April 2011

Choosing colours that wont date...

Choosing colours that wont date...

Will be hard to find a cabinet maker who will do the angled handle (I have this in 2pak). But you can have metal type handles installed on top of the doors that make it…

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kyton
Apr 04, 2011 9:24 pm
kyton
Jahmat85
Jahmat85
4 April 2011

Retrospective Kitchen Reno blog

Retrospective Kitchen Reno blog

I absolutely love what you have done with the kitchen. The original looks a lot similar to our kitchen , but we are hoping to renovate it in the coming few months. Are…

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Jahmat85
Apr 04, 2011 7:21 pm
hayley567
hayley567
3 April 2011

Kitchen colours

Kitchen colours

I don't know. I think darker would look better but I do like the light colours.

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hayley567
Apr 03, 2011 7:18 pm
Pippi
Pippi
2 April 2011

kitchen cupboard colours

kitchen cupboard colours

I love that site too, so good for inspiration and guidance! If you're after ideas I also like houzz.com and remodelista.com. Oh the hours I've wasted looking at them...

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Pippi
Apr 02, 2011 5:47 pm
Pippi
suh
suh
31 March 2011

Dummy for colour, kitchen doing my head in!

Dummy for colour, kitchen doing my head in!

I myself wouldn't have anything but a white splashback with river white granite, it's so gorgeous I wouldn't want anything else to take over up the top. Just make sure…

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suh
Mar 31, 2011 10:23 pm
suh
kel72
kel72
31 March 2011

Bosch wall oven door picture?

Bosch wall oven door picture?

I saw a demo of the telescopic arms at Berloni appliances, and i so want some of them! they look fantastic and slide in/out of the oven so much easier than standard oven racks.

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kel72
Mar 31, 2011 11:30 am
GroovyOne
GroovyOne
30 March 2011

STONE bench-Would you be fussed about the location of a join

STONE bench-Would you be fussed about the location of a join
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Ahhh, sorry - I misunderstood what you were saying. I can see the issue with the join. If it's right near the sink that would be risky. Hope they fix it so it looks…

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GroovyOne
Mar 30, 2011 12:20 am


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