get the builder to drop the ceiling height down in the kitchen area. depending on the kitchen design, just to platerboard dropdown bulkhead.
IMO mdf bulkheads that follow…
Mar 21, 2011 11:06 am
Double Oven - what brand to go with?
how do you find the grill with the bosch? is it an in oven grill open/closed door? I'm looking at this one b/c our old oven has a seperate grill which we…
Mar 20, 2011 5:08 pm
Do you have a timber benchtop?
Only the island bench and cupboards and doors exist & the architraves.
I have looked and looked and can't find a photo as it was.
Now mostly concrete... soz
All the timber…
Mar 18, 2011 2:02 pm
2-Pack or Polytec Createc?????
We were tossing up between 2-pack or Createc. In the end we have decided to go with 2-pack because it allowed us to choose any colour we wished. The Createc had a…
FRANKE SPAZIO 3 PLUMBING KIT
Depends... Who is doing the plumbing?
Where and how high is the drain hole and what pipes are gong to go in?
If you have a plumber ask him
If you DIY then wait until you…
SMALL FRIDGE GAP
have a look at the samsung SRF579DIS... huge fridge space, enormous freezer space, and will fit inside your 880mm fridge cavity... Has an automatic ice maker and a…
Bar Stools from The Reject Shop
sometimes they look okay via the internet, but once you go in and have a look the quality is that not great. have you got a reject shop close to you where you can go and…
Mar 15, 2011 12:09 pm
What have you had to compromise on?
I lost out on a few things:
* Butlers pantry.....despite 8 designs from 3 different designers, we just couldn't get a design that ANYONE thought worked in our space
Mar 13, 2011 10:12 pm
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Mar 12, 2011 10:58 pm
Sealing Granite Benchtops
Sealing of a granite benchtop is necessary because on a daily basis will be subject to exposure to food and drink. Benchtop cleaning a lot easier to seal and stain…
Is a sink a sink?
Thanks Zeitgeber, that E&S video was really helpful. Think I'll watch some more of those...
Mar 11, 2011 3:48 pm
Fridge O/H Cupboard Color Split
It's not generally a good idea to have a wine rack above the fridge as the heat from the refrigerator can keep them quite warm.
Ikea use Blum drawers and hinges in their kitchens and they sell soft closing dampers for them so they may fit some Blum drawers and hinges:
Why not laminate?
I remember reading somewhere that one of the top things on a lot of people's list of things to change when they buy a house that has been lived in is the kitchen.
Stone benchtops cost?
What determines the price of engineered stone
1) size of tops - engineered stone only comes in 3000mm x 1400mm slabs
2) colour - there is standard deluxe and premium
Stefani inline water filters from bunnings
Hi all, hope you are well.
Just a quick question to the forum - Have any of you had experience with the Stefani Inline water filter system($99) available from Bunnings. We…
MR vs HMR whiteboard
I too assumed that MR was an abbreviation of MRMDF, same as HMR is a shortened version of HMRPB...doesn't mean I'm right though.
Agree about the MDF vs PB…
Thanks for your replies
So far I've been able to ascertain that the paint is supposed to be 2 pac. I rang a local kitchen installer who was surprised that I'm already…
Mar 08, 2011 11:21 am
Dark floor tiles
lastone, we have taupe-coloured tiles throughout our living areas & we just love them. On my monitor, the tiles look grey but they have definitley more brown in them than…
Mar 04, 2011 8:55 pm
Opinions on butler pantry contents
Personally I don't think your pantry is wide enough for all those things.
My pantry is 1.8 wide and our widest shelf is 45cm - I think that is almost as wide as I would go.
Mar 04, 2011 8:53 pm
Hello, I hope this is not too late but PLEASE steer clear of ****** ****** (PM me). We have just had a nightmare fiasco with them and all they are doing to fix our…
Walk through pantry
Thanks for all your comments. I will go back to the drawing board and have another play.
Not really sure how to get the sink and fridge closer as I need something along…
Anyone with Caesarstone Oyster benches?
I'd love to see some pics of your kitchen if you have Caesarstone Oyster bench tops. We have settled on this color and are very excited about it as it works well with…
Kitchen for the physically disabled
Wow Grinder! Thank you so much for this link. We have a disabled son and have been looking for exactly what's on the Granberg site for years. We're building in a year…
I hope this works as it is a link to a pdf brouchure of the range. I am going for a NObilia kitchen from Germany but there is a local…
sink not to expensive to put in my kitchen
I was looking at a Clark sink at Bunnings that was $189-it looked really nice but a guy told me to spend a bit more as it may start looking tired after 2-3 years-so Id…
Powerpoint location in Kitchen.. help!
I have a very similar kitchen design, built with Simonds 15 months ago. I do have power points in the splash back, mine is black glass, it does look nice, dont have them…
side by side fridge freezer
I have the electrolux four door fridge. The freezer is easy to organize as everything is in draws. \
The fridge also good the way it opens up.
Regarding noise. The…
Do you regret getting a ceramic cooktop?
yup we had the old style free standing stove in our last house too Stormy. Oh well. Maybe it's the black. I tried the cerapol stuff and it helped a bit but wasn't…
Kitchen design thought? Approx costing?
Have drawers on both sides of the oven.
have one larger sink instead of 1 1/2. remember you might want to clean a larger oven tray or pot. Get a deep sink. Where do you…
Feb 25, 2011 9:15 am
All white kitchens
Thanks upsydaisy - that's exactly what I wanted to see. Your arrangement is how I thought it would be built. I'll have to go back to my builder and ask what they meant…
Feb 24, 2011 11:09 am
Some suppliers, such as Polytec, supply their own "heatshield" which is basically a shaped metal strip that sits between your oven and the neighbouring boards, it extends…
Scratched acrylic surface
We have a solid surface benchtop which I have since found out is (made by?) Portafino. I think our cupboards are oyster linea colour - they are not gloss but a matt…
Feb 23, 2011 12:50 pm