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Pitto
Pitto
15 March 2011

Shadowline/fingerpull poly - full length pantry doors help!

Shadowline/fingerpull poly - full length pantry doors help!

Our 22 drawers and 10 cabinets are handleless....but our pantry has two slimline handles that match the handle on the oven and…

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Pitto
Mar 15, 2011 1:09 pm
emeri
emeri
13 March 2011

What have you had to compromise on?

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 *…

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emeri
Mar 13, 2011 11:12 pm
CC101
CC101
13 March 2011

Benchtop Caesarstone versus Granite

Benchtop Caesarstone versus Granite
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builder is charging more than 2k more than the quotes i got privately

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CC101
Mar 13, 2011 4:10 pm
CC101
CC101
12 March 2011

Essa stone or Ceasor stone in Perth

Essa stone or Ceasor stone in Perth

thanks zeitgeber for the above information. has any one got good or bad experience for getting essa or ceasor stone installed in perth

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CC101
Mar 12, 2011 11:58 pm
markloy
markloy
11 March 2011

Sealing Granite Benchtops

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…

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markloy
Mar 11, 2011 8:54 pm
Pippi
Pippi
11 March 2011

Is a sink a sink?

Is a sink a sink?

Thanks Zeitgeber, that E&S video was really helpful. Think I'll watch some more of those...

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Pippi
Mar 11, 2011 4:48 pm
Pippi
renomart
renomart
11 March 2011

Fridge O/H Cupboard Color Split

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. ::surprise::

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renomart
Mar 11, 2011 10:42 am
renomart
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
11 March 2011

Blumotion adapter

Blumotion adapter

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: drawer…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Mar 11, 2011 8:00 am
Goodieslalas
Goodieslalas
10 March 2011

Kitchen colour help!!!

Kitchen colour help!!!

Oh awesome! Thank you so much :D

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Goodieslalas
Mar 10, 2011 10:40 pm
Goodieslalas
Strumer
Strumer
10 March 2011

Why not laminate?

Why not laminate?
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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. Units…

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Strumer
Mar 10, 2011 6:03 pm
Strumer
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
10 March 2011

Stone benchtops cost?

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 3)…

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 10, 2011 8:21 am
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
10 March 2011

how to move our 1/2 tonne caesar stone bench

how to move our 1/2 tonne caesar stone bench

Special trolley Would say it would be easier safer and cheaper to leave it to a stonemason

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 10, 2011 7:48 am
DawnDrifter
DawnDrifter
9 March 2011

Stefani inline water filters from bunnings

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…

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DawnDrifter
Mar 09, 2011 3:11 pm
Amadio
Amadio
9 March 2011

Storage systems to hang on pantry door

Storage systems to hang on pantry door

I think that in most parts of Australia many…

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Amadio
Mar 09, 2011 1:01 pm
Strumer
Strumer
9 March 2011

MR vs HMR whiteboard

MR vs HMR whiteboard

Yeah Pitto, 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…

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Strumer
Mar 09, 2011 10:47 am
Strumer
Melly03
Melly03
8 March 2011

Polyuerethane Kitchen

Polyuerethane Kitchen

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…

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Melly03
Mar 08, 2011 10:11 pm
TheBirthCoach
TheBirthCoach
8 March 2011

Does anyone have a Myrtle Benchtop? or redgum?

Does anyone have a Myrtle Benchtop? or redgum?

I am considering getting a myrtle benchtop for my new kitchen. Well myrtle first choice, redgum second choce. Just curious if anyone has one, as they are not that common…

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TheBirthCoach
Mar 08, 2011 5:41 pm
Pitto
Pitto
8 March 2011

Kitchen Colours - Help Please!

Kitchen Colours - Help Please!

your thoughts are to do the entire pantry wall/walloven tower and appliance tower all Lustrous Elm?…

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Pitto
Mar 08, 2011 12:21 pm
becks81
becks81
6 March 2011

drainer for kitch sink under the bench

drainer for kitch sink under the bench

I'm a little concerned about the moisture too.

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becks81
Mar 06, 2011 1:38 pm

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…

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Southies
Mar 05, 2011 1:17 pm
Southies
Miss
Miss
5 March 2011

Light colour benchtop verses darker colour benchtop

Light colour benchtop verses darker colour benchtop

We've gone for a white benchtop in our kitchen simply because we liked the colour and we thought it would be what would work best with the other colours in that area. We…

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Miss
Mar 05, 2011 9:57 am
kyton
kyton
4 March 2011

Kitchen dissapointments anyone?

Kitchen dissapointments anyone?
1, 2

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 9:55 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 9:53 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 5:31 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 10:29 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 11:42 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 4:18 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 2:12 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 7:25 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 4:17 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 11:14 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 5:02 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 2:01 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 10:15 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 12:09 pm
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 6:01 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 4:07 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 1:50 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 4:07 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 10:57 am

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

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chrisandkate
Feb 21, 2011 3:23 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 10:32 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 12:12 pm

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 8:17 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 12:05 pm
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 1:31 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 9:39 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 11:39 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 5:57 pm


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