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Olga1
Olga1
28 January 2011

bench top and splashback colours

bench top and splashback colours
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We want latte benchtops CS too.. I'm thinking about off white cabinets and not sure about splashback. Dark looks good but not for my kitchen. May be gold colour? How about…

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Olga1
Jan 28, 2011 9:15 pm
Pippi
Pippi
27 January 2011

Can you get Caesarstone in a matte finish?

Can you get Caesarstone in a matte finish?

Thanks for the advice, Grinder, Casa and Jaeger. I'll definitely look into the question of maintenance - I've been living with wooden benchtops and they are a nightmare…

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Pippi
Jan 27, 2011 4:48 pm
Pippi
garden lover
garden lover
27 January 2011

Multiple panels or single in the front of the island?

Multiple panels or single in the front of the island?

Kaytee, I love your moto about chocolate ::hyst:: Once your kitchen is cleaned up etc, you wont notice anywhere near as much. Not to mention once furniture is in the house and…

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garden lover
Jan 27, 2011 2:12 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
27 January 2011

Is there a kickboard in front of your dishwasher?

Is there a kickboard in front of your dishwasher?

Just what I needed to see, thanks for the pic Suh. I had the cabinet maker here the other day doing maintenance and he's doing the panel for our semi-integrated and we…

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Rizzo
Jan 27, 2011 10:49 am

First of all it will come down to where the wall studs are as to how long you can have3 a single shelf. I put a couple of these up and they come in up to 1.2mt…

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chrisandkate
Jan 27, 2011 8:35 am
ELH05
ELH05
26 January 2011

Help with getting Benchtops - anything under $250 sqm

Help with getting Benchtops - anything under $250 sqm

Mmm bamboo benches sound nice - wonder where I could get them in Perth ? Under $250 sqm ??

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ELH05
Jan 26, 2011 10:57 am
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grinder
Jan 26, 2011 8:51 am
grinder
zozo
zozo
25 January 2011

Kitchen companies that will just do benchtops

Kitchen companies that will just do benchtops

My dad's a sole trader cabinetmaker based in Western Sydney that does small jobs on request. If you'd like his details PM me.

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zozo
Jan 25, 2011 3:16 pm
amazing_venice
amazing_venice
25 January 2011

Laminated board or tiles on the floor?

Laminated board or tiles on the floor?

Hi - we opted for the laminate as we thought it might look too busy with different floor coverings. We have 2 toddlers so spills happen frequently - just as long as you're…

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amazing_venice
Jan 25, 2011 7:31 am
amazing_venice
Kaytee
Kaytee
25 January 2011

Do I have to have kitchen handles?

Do I have to have kitchen handles?

Ours are 10mm. Kitchen. Cupboards are in now. You can see on pge 22 of my thread.

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Kaytee
Jan 25, 2011 6:49 am
Kaytee
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
24 January 2011

HELP! Splasback tiles in the kicthen are not going to work

HELP! Splasback tiles in the kicthen are not going to work

What we have ended up doing is turning the 600x300 tiles on their side and running our feature tile in between (made the feature file wider). Extra tiles were ordered…

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Rebecca1983
Jan 24, 2011 1:11 pm
grinder
grinder
22 January 2011

Kitchen

Kitchen

Looking for opinions only is not a god idea surely will be biased then again someone here who gives his/her opinons may be compromised. So starting from there: Have you…

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grinder
Jan 22, 2011 10:40 pm
grinder
noworriesdimi
noworriesdimi
22 January 2011

Fire resistant plaster behind splashback

Fire resistant plaster behind splashback

The companies that tell you to put fibro behind the glass is because they are getting out of it the cheap way by not having to harden the…

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noworriesdimi
Jan 22, 2011 2:07 pm
Bubble
Bubble
21 January 2011

Straight-line kitchen...anyone got one?

Straight-line kitchen...anyone got one?

Here are more pics Edit - cannot get pics on has been a while :roll: Hope this…

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Bubble
Jan 21, 2011 10:15 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
21 January 2011

Your opinions please....

Your opinions please....

We're having 4.75mt of island bench and I was worried about it being too long, but yous look like its not too bad. I like it. It may have looked funny with a 900mm cook…

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chrisandkate
Jan 21, 2011 10:54 am
kyton
kyton
21 January 2011

Blackboards to put in kitchen

Blackboards to put in kitchen

Not on a fridge but if you want to see a stunning kitchen with blackboard in the pantry search for Ladyice - it is lovely. No blackboard here - hate chalk dust and…

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kyton
Jan 21, 2011 4:37 am
kyton
beckles5
beckles5
20 January 2011

Grass vs Blum Self Closing Drawers

Grass vs Blum Self Closing Drawers

THanks so much for the responses. Makes perfect sense that once a company has set themselves up with a supplier they stick to it. We are going with the company that…

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beckles5
Jan 20, 2011 6:46 pm
Strumer
Strumer
20 January 2011

Are melamine kitchen doors better than laminate????

Are melamine kitchen doors better than laminate????
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isn't melamime another name for laminated boards there are quaite a few names around for laminated products polytec is just another laminated…

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Strumer
Jan 20, 2011 1:18 pm
Strumer
Southies
Southies
19 January 2011

Kitchen feature window behind cooktop - keeping it clean?

Kitchen feature window behind cooktop - keeping it clean?

No regrets whatsoever having the window splashback. Yes, it does get dirty especially when I cook spag bol :roll: , but the same would have happened if I had a wall there. We…

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Southies
Jan 19, 2011 4:39 pm
Southies
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
19 January 2011

Benchtop price check

Benchtop price check

Std laminate is around $80 per meter for regular 600mm wide in std finish and colour. Laminex brand tends to more $$ anyway also Diamond gloss finish is extra as are a…

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chrisandkate
Jan 19, 2011 11:57 am
Miss
Miss
19 January 2011

acrylic benchtops

acrylic benchtops

I was chatting with a friend the other day who said that another mutual friend has her dining room table made out of the same type of acrylic material as my benchtop. …

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Miss
Jan 19, 2011 10:13 am
Ash j
Ash j
18 January 2011

Kitchen designer wanted

Kitchen designer wanted

I am building a new house in Mandurah West Australia and need a Kitchen Designer. Has anyone had a good designer and can recomend them. The house is a top end house. Thanks Ash

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Ash j
Jan 18, 2011 9:38 am
PHL
PHL
16 January 2011

Combination microwave convection oven

Combination microwave convection oven

What's your budget? Mile has a nice combination at $3299.

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PHL
Jan 16, 2011 9:29 pm
bozzabonnici
bozzabonnici
16 January 2011

New benchtops, splashback & some appliances

New benchtops, splashback & some appliances

I'm not sure about the underbench oven but I've found Appliances online to be very helpful and cheap too. Not sure where abouts you are in Oz but my father told me…

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bozzabonnici
Jan 16, 2011 1:34 pm
bozzabonnici
bashworth
bashworth
16 January 2011

laminex Benchtops

laminex Benchtops

Textured laminax can be harder to keep clean. We had a textured laminex in a sort of woven pattern in a previous house. Had to scrub in with a small brush to get the dirt…

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bashworth
Jan 16, 2011 12:55 pm
bashworth
grinder
grinder
15 January 2011

what sink to buy??

what sink to buy??

Frankly, you have to buy the sink that fits in your kitchen scheme and with the appropriate cut out and suitable for your lifestyle. Other considerations are just cosmetic…

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grinder
Jan 15, 2011 7:55 am
grinder
Bam
Bam
14 January 2011

Big company or little guy????

Big company or little guy????

Keeping in mind that just because a company doesnt have a website doesnt mean they arent as good as a company which does :wink: I assume its normal practice for a company to…

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Bam
Jan 14, 2011 9:43 pm
Bam
Lilmsreno
Lilmsreno
12 January 2011

kitchen reno.. where would you cut corners??

kitchen reno.. where would you cut corners??

hey! am new and this is my first post here! just as a bit of background DH and i are wanting to reno our 20 yr old…

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Lilmsreno
Jan 12, 2011 7:51 pm
simon88
simon88
12 January 2011

Ikea down lighting under top cupboards onto bench

Ikea down lighting under top cupboards onto bench

Hi If you want to change the lights to LED you are better of buying the strip LED lights. Unfortunately they dont make LED globes for those fittings you pictured. Not…

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simon88
Jan 11, 2011 11:08 pm
simon88
simon88
12 January 2011

Stain on 2-Pack kitchen cupboard door

Stain on 2-Pack kitchen cupboard door

I have satin 30% gloss two-pack and I was told thinners. I use it and it works the best. Not sure how it would work on full gloss though.

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simon88
Jan 11, 2011 11:03 pm
simon88
simon88
11 January 2011

Power points in the kitchen

Power points in the kitchen
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Hi, I am an electrician and we use to put our power points at 1050mm centres. But lately we have been lifting them to 1100mm centres to give that little extra clearance…

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simon88
Jan 11, 2011 10:43 pm
simon88
simon88
11 January 2011

Need help choosing kitchen colours

Need help choosing kitchen colours

Hi, I have just had the glass put on my splashback in a metallic version of Resene brand paint colour 'Tea'. We were planning to paint hog bristle 1/2 before but now we…

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simon88
Jan 11, 2011 10:33 pm
Dollar
Dollar
11 January 2011

Bar Stools with or without backs - what do you prefer?

Bar Stools with or without backs - what do you prefer?
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I'm with you Lisanne. I didn't want backs or if they did they needed to be half backs. I didn't want the stools to be imposing.

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Dollar
Jan 11, 2011 9:27 am
chippy
chippy
10 January 2011

Engineered Stone from kitchen to alfresco kitchen

Engineered Stone from kitchen to alfresco kitchen

What I had been told is that stone based product like CS are fine to use in an outdoor situation as it is basically stone held together with only a very small amount of…

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chippy
Jan 10, 2011 10:10 am
chippy
Stormy
Stormy
9 January 2011

Kitchen

Kitchen

Hi Deborah, welcome to the forums! There is a fabulous thread full of inspirational ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13838 I'll also move this topic to the kitchen forum!

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Stormy
Jan 09, 2011 9:56 pm
Stormy
LeanneR
LeanneR
8 January 2011

Mulga & Antler

Mulga & Antler

Thanks Bel, shall have a look through

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LeanneR
Jan 08, 2011 7:46 pm
LeanneR
kb46
kb46
8 January 2011

Built-in study

Built-in study

You said benchtop and tabletop, but then mentioned something about more stability so Im not sure whether you intend for the cabinet maker to supply…

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kb46
Jan 08, 2011 2:59 pm
grinder
grinder
8 January 2011

Help- Kitchen prob...

Help- Kitchen prob...

The only way to push the sink to the left is to have a sink with less cut out (measure the distance between the two bowls and get a new sink 650mm cut out with drainer…

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grinder
Jan 08, 2011 6:18 am
grinder
Brenchik
Brenchik
7 January 2011

Kitchen cabinets maker

Kitchen cabinets maker

:D sorry :) have updated my initial post, its Hallett Cove, SA

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Brenchik
Jan 07, 2011 7:49 pm
Bam
Bam
7 January 2011

How do I post photos?

How do I post photos?

There's a thread here :) viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1272 And Ill move this to the right section for you

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Bam
Jan 07, 2011 1:07 pm
Bam
AnnieA
AnnieA
7 January 2011

Waterfall bench

Waterfall bench

The floating bench can accommodate pot draws with enough space at the back to allow a slim line wine rack on one side and a slim line book shelf on the other. Like the…

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AnnieA
Jan 07, 2011 9:23 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
6 January 2011

Help! Concrete, Caesar stone, essa, trend, sile, squareform,

Help! Concrete, Caesar stone, essa, trend, sile, squareform,

..we have only been on work missions as far as Townsville :wink: and a few Islands :sh:

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onc_artisan
Jan 06, 2011 8:19 pm
onc_artisan
kiwi
kiwi
6 January 2011

Microwave - Under Bench

Microwave - Under Bench
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cheers for that, have emailed the kitchen people and told them I NEED SLOTS!

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kiwi
Jan 06, 2011 7:42 pm
kiwi
Sahana
Sahana
6 January 2011

Show me your built in laundry hamper, please

Show me your built in laundry hamper, please
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what an ingenious idea! I wish I had seen this b4 our house build. The laundry is one area that is very basic. I just have a laundry hamper divided into 3. Oh well, maybe…

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Sahana
Jan 06, 2011 6:11 pm
beckandbubs
beckandbubs
6 January 2011

gloss rectified vs. polished porcelain

gloss rectified vs. polished porcelain

We are trying to find some tiles for our splashback in our kitchen that are glossy and flat (ie. no rounded edges). I've come across two terms, gloss rectified and…

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beckandbubs
Jan 06, 2011 4:03 pm
Lex
Lex
4 January 2011

Porcelain tiles longer than 60 cm ??

Porcelain tiles longer than 60 cm ??

They don't have office over here ... but possibly someone else here has this size tiles.

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Lex
Jan 04, 2011 8:20 pm
Lex
Point Cook Glass
Point Cook Glass
3 January 2011

Glass Splashback Porter Davis display home

Glass Splashback Porter Davis display home

To get the true white colour on glass splashbacks we use White on Starphire glass. The standard glass we use for Glass splashbacks is Clear glass which has a green tint to…

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Point Cook Glass
Jan 03, 2011 8:56 am
jbyway
jbyway
2 January 2011

Tap for Fridge

Tap for Fridge

Thanks guys.

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jbyway
Jan 02, 2011 5:35 pm
rtmc
rtmc
1 January 2011

Benchtops - buttermilk caesarstone

Benchtops - buttermilk caesarstone

Hi. I am also looking at Buttermilk Caesarstone and recently went into a kitchen place at Taren Point in Sydney and they said they had just installed a kitchen with…

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rtmc
Jan 01, 2011 2:35 pm


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