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kyton
kyton
4 March 2011

Kitchen dissapointments anyone?

Kitchen dissapointments anyone?
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If you have a fridge with water and ice you need to have water plumbed to the cavity.

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kyton
Mar 04, 2011 8:55 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
4 March 2011

Opinions on butler pantry contents

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.

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kyton
Mar 04, 2011 8:53 pm
kyton
mikhailovna
mikhailovna
4 March 2011

alaskan gloss

alaskan gloss

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…

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mikhailovna
Mar 04, 2011 4:31 pm
countrylife
countrylife
4 March 2011

Walk through pantry

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…

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countrylife
Mar 04, 2011 9:29 am
horaldo
horaldo
3 March 2011

Anyone with Caesarstone Oyster benches?

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…

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horaldo
Mar 03, 2011 10:42 pm
waterwheel
waterwheel
2 March 2011

Kitchen for the physically disabled

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…

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waterwheel
Mar 02, 2011 3:18 pm
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
1 March 2011

Show me your diamond gloss bench pleeeaaassseeee.......

Show me your diamond gloss bench pleeeaaassseeee.......
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Vinyl!! It looks great :) Thanks for the colours. I'll just HAVE to use fossil in my house...gorgeous colour!

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PeasInAPod
Mar 01, 2011 1:12 pm
PeasInAPod
grinder
grinder
28 February 2011

benchtop dilema

benchtop dilema

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…

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grinder
Feb 28, 2011 6:25 am
grinder
midnite069
midnite069
27 February 2011

sink not to expensive to put in my kitchen

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…

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midnite069
Feb 27, 2011 3:17 pm
Not So Good
Not So Good
27 February 2011

Powerpoint location in Kitchen.. help!

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…

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Not So Good
Feb 27, 2011 10:14 am
B STAR
B STAR
26 February 2011

side by side fridge freezer

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…

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B STAR
Feb 26, 2011 4:02 pm
Evelin
Evelin
25 February 2011

Kitchen design thought? Approx costing?

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…

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Evelin
Feb 25, 2011 1:01 pm
kyton
kyton
25 February 2011

Is white kitchen and white table & chairs too much?

Is white kitchen and white table & chairs too much?

If you do a search for posts by Suh you will see she has pretty much the same setup. She does have a metallic dark chocolate splash and other accent pieces but pretty much…

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kyton
Feb 25, 2011 9:15 am
kyton
nerak
nerak
24 February 2011

All white kitchens

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…

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nerak
Feb 24, 2011 11:09 am
Strumer
Strumer
23 February 2011

heat shield

heat shield

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…

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Strumer
Feb 23, 2011 5:01 pm
Strumer
full of faith
full of faith
23 February 2011

Scratched acrylic surface

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…

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full of faith
Feb 23, 2011 3:07 pm
n&n02
n&n02
23 February 2011

What's your all time favourite light caesarstone colour?

What's your all time favourite light caesarstone colour?

I looooove cs buttermilk ::kiss:: ::kiss::. I think its quite new... I would have used it but we needed depth in our kitchen area so choose a darkish colour - cashmere. If I would…

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n&n02
Feb 23, 2011 12:50 pm
kyton
kyton
22 February 2011

Sinks/draining board-double draining or single

Sinks/draining board-double draining or single

I personally have a three bowl sink with no drainers. Wash in one, rinse in middle one then dry in the third bowl. But you can also do the following:- 1. Have grooves…

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kyton
Feb 22, 2011 3:07 pm
kyton

Well there is laminex http://www.laminex.com.au/products.php# ... nyl_doors/ We used the pearl frost (white with silver sparkle). Very happy with it.....…

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Cozmo
Feb 22, 2011 9:57 am

Excuse the crude MS paint format A couple of reasons for the placements Because…

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chrisandkate
Feb 21, 2011 2:23 pm
DawnDrifter
DawnDrifter
21 February 2011

distance between benchtops and overhead cupboards

distance between benchtops and overhead cupboards

Ours ended up at 630 for some reason. im 180cm tall and it looks low but the 5foot something wife doesnt mindit. it seems really cramped from my point of view and another…

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DawnDrifter
Feb 21, 2011 9:32 am
kb46
kb46
20 February 2011

How large is the workspace you mostly use

How large is the workspace you mostly use

I do all my prep work in an area that is about 1m in length and 40cm deep - I can tell because there's crap all over the rest of the island bench that I've pushed out of…

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kb46
Feb 20, 2011 11:12 am

This pic shows the bulkheads that were put in after the cupboards went in. The cornice has now been put…

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catjim
Feb 19, 2011 7:17 am
kyton
kyton
18 February 2011

Ceaserstone benchtops -not sure to have penciled edge?

Ceaserstone benchtops -not sure to have penciled edge?

Lol there you go Chippy. Would never have described mine as pencil rounded.

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kyton
Feb 18, 2011 11:05 am
kyton
rosypaige
rosypaige
17 February 2011

Help jazzing up my not so old kitchen

Help jazzing up my not so old kitchen

We built around 5 years ago and put in a nice but basic kitchen (although we do have a glass splashback and caeserstone) but after looking at everyones kitchens here I…

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rosypaige
Feb 17, 2011 12:31 pm
ELH05
ELH05
17 February 2011

How to fix small scratches in White Cooktop?

How to fix small scratches in White Cooktop?

I have a white cooktop (enamal? - standard white anyway, not glass) and there are a couple of scratches on it - are there any touch up paints specifically for the purpose…

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ELH05
Feb 17, 2011 8:39 am
cspeech123
cspeech123
16 February 2011

New microwave - in open cabinet space or trim kit?

New microwave - in open cabinet space or trim kit?

I wonder if it might be because a 'built in ' space has venting at the back often (our 'open' space does). Therefore you need less surrounding space as the vent will allow…

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cspeech123
Feb 16, 2011 10:39 am
martymcfly
martymcfly
15 February 2011

Underbench Mircrowave?

Underbench Mircrowave?
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Good choice, I work at a very large Kitchen company and we sell just as many under bench microwave units (possibly more) then your standard above bench units.

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martymcfly
Feb 15, 2011 4:57 pm
kay-you
kay-you
15 February 2011

corner pantry

corner pantry

We have just ripped out a blind corner pantry from our 20 yr old kitchen because I absolutely HATED it. The dimensions sound the same. I can see that it may have appeared…

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kay-you
Feb 15, 2011 2:57 pm
nav12c
nav12c
15 February 2011

Chip in poly kitchen

Chip in poly kitchen

I ended up getting some spare paint for the kitchen manufacturer and touched up the chip. Almost not noticable.

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nav12c
Feb 15, 2011 2:46 pm
luvlee79
luvlee79
14 February 2011

How do you clean your kitchen cupboards

How do you clean your kitchen cupboards
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Trish is right, you do have to wipe over it with a damp cloth to get rid of the residue. I have used it on everything, walls, to get rust off mirrors, small amounts of…

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luvlee79
Feb 14, 2011 1:44 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
14 February 2011

Island depth +breakfast bar

Island depth +breakfast bar

Rizzo your place is gorgeous. Cabinet maker rung me today and said the price quoted was 900 so we are all good!

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Mrs P
Feb 14, 2011 10:09 am
grinder
grinder
12 February 2011

Caesarstone Benchtops - Colour

Caesarstone Benchtops - Colour

Engineered stones This is essastone…

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grinder
Feb 12, 2011 5:07 pm
grinder
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
12 February 2011

What you love most about your new kitchen

What you love most about your new kitchen
1, 2, 3

I love my 2.5 metres of bench that does not have anything on it - will eventually put stools in front so kids can work while I am cooking. Plenty of space to prepare and…

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upsydaisy
Feb 12, 2011 5:42 am
upsydaisy
midnite069
midnite069
11 February 2011

What does dual fuel mean on ovens?

What does dual fuel mean on ovens?

Thanks for that Kyton-I will go shopping and have a look at some ovens-I find gas so much cheaper than electricity-my last power bill was thru the roof!

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midnite069
Feb 11, 2011 11:35 am
Mango
Mango
11 February 2011

Putting new kitchen in - sand floors before or after?

Putting new kitchen in - sand floors before or after?

We sanded the floors and used the waterbased finish prior to installing the kitchen. We did both jobs ourselves and there was no damage to the floor when installing the…

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Mango
Feb 11, 2011 10:17 am
writermonkey
writermonkey
10 February 2011

Forgot to get plumbing in fridge recess. Now what?

Forgot to get plumbing in fridge recess. Now what?

Writermonkey (welcome to Piara Waters BTW) now would be the time to act to get the builder to include it. You will more then likely have to pay a…

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writermonkey
Feb 10, 2011 1:07 am
writermonkey
grinder
grinder
9 February 2011

Know anything about Scholtes?

Know anything about Scholtes?

Yes I have one undermount rangehood and so far is pretty good it's a bit fiddly to install performs well It's an Italian firm that manufactures the range of ovens…

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grinder
Feb 09, 2011 8:54 pm
grinder
davinci
davinci
9 February 2011

freestanding cookers

freestanding cookers

Was looking for ppls opinions experience etc on freestanding gas cookers. We are in the process of having a new kitchen designed. Looking at brands like : miele, blanco,…

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davinci
Feb 09, 2011 8:28 pm
davinci

Or you can just do what I did - no overheads at all. So no filler bits needed!! …

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kyton
Feb 09, 2011 6:51 pm
kyton
norvenski
norvenski
9 February 2011

double bowl no drainer kitchen sink

double bowl no drainer kitchen sink

I was looking for one also, and found this place in Perth: http://www.sinkwarehouse.com.au/product ... sic-range/ I bought a Classic 200 last weekend, seems like a good…

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norvenski
Feb 09, 2011 9:01 am
Rany
Rany
8 February 2011

Marblo benchtops

Marblo benchtops

It is similar to corian, and they will happily match any colour and or even translucency you are after. It does cost a little more than your average product but anything…

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Rany
Feb 08, 2011 9:46 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
8 February 2011

Is your rangehood in line with the overhead cupboards?

Is your rangehood in line with the overhead cupboards?

Thank you all. Have checked the manufacturers recommendation and it's all good now :)

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blueblueblue
Feb 08, 2011 2:56 pm
beckandbubs
beckandbubs
8 February 2011

Replacing cupboard doors

Replacing cupboard doors

I am doing something similar but for my whole kitchen so I've shopped around a bit. I guess it depends on what finish you are looking for. Laminex doors I think were under…

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beckandbubs
Feb 08, 2011 12:16 pm
grinder
grinder
8 February 2011

sourcing 20mm white laminated melamine boards

sourcing 20mm white laminated melamine boards

Laminex produces 16mm is the most common but there is 18mm 20 is hard to find may be you should consider some buttons or infills ask a cabinet maker or a kitchen place for…

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grinder
Feb 08, 2011 8:17 am
grinder
mimi23
mimi23
7 February 2011

Kitchen colour selection ideas

Kitchen colour selection ideas

Hi marriott48, Have a look through the "show me your kitchen" thread, there are some stunning kitchens that will inspire you! ::kissed:: Good Luck!

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mimi23
Feb 07, 2011 1:14 am
mimi23
KAN
KAN
6 February 2011

Caesarstone - Snow

Caesarstone - Snow

I'll be watching this with interest.....I have selected snow too, but am wondering the same.

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KAN
Feb 06, 2011 1:51 pm
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jemsaf
Feb 06, 2011 6:44 am
Pippi
Pippi
5 February 2011

buying off ebay connection?

buying off ebay connection?

Hi Jaeger, I was just wondering, are you happy with your Hansa taps? And were the fittings you needed to buy for them expensive? (Did you happen to buy from an ebay…

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Pippi
Feb 05, 2011 5:09 pm
Pippi


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