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4sterftg
4sterftg
4 February 2011

vinyl wrap doors - shiny or not?

vinyl wrap doors - shiny or not?

Thanks everyone - your comments have certainly helped. I've spoken to the cabinet maker and have ordered vinyl wrap in a metallic gloss finish. Our benches will be in…

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4sterftg
Feb 04, 2011 5:30 pm
Michelle
Michelle
4 February 2011

Help me pick bench colour

Help me pick bench colour

OMG ::surprise:: there's dirt on my floor :| :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ::hyst::

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Michelle
Feb 04, 2011 4:09 pm
Michelle
iduno
iduno
4 February 2011

Under-cabinet lighting

Under-cabinet lighting

I'm just about to install some led lights in my pantry cupboard. I got one of the following for each shelf. these seem to be plenty bright enough for a 1.5 meter wide…

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iduno
Feb 04, 2011 1:13 am
thirsty
thirsty
3 February 2011

Shadowline question

Shadowline question

Thanks so much for that Kyton. Im pretty sure that what we are getting will be the one you didnt get. I might need to go back into laminex again. Or pass it all in and get…

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thirsty
Feb 03, 2011 8:33 pm
thirsty
nicenurse
nicenurse
3 February 2011

"flatpack" Deep kitchen cupboards?

"flatpack" Deep kitchen cupboards?

Hi, I have been wondering the same thing myself. Hoping to do 900mm deep units along the wall with all pot drawers under, but I hadnt thought of the runners (and naturally…

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nicenurse
Feb 03, 2011 3:37 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 February 2011

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

We did manage to get full RRp back on our appliances and heating, but as mr & mrs smith said, said we also went with a smaller builder.

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chrisandkate
Feb 03, 2011 8:35 am

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suh
Feb 03, 2011 6:22 am
suh

Would you be able to show us a photo of your…

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n&n02
Feb 02, 2011 8:57 pm
Kaytee
Kaytee
1 February 2011

U shaped kitchen open at two ends

U shaped kitchen open at two ends

Kaytee I'm in love with what your island bench is giong to love like. Can I please ask how far your benchtop will overhang and the thickness of…

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Kaytee
Feb 01, 2011 9:12 pm
Kaytee
MrsRose
MrsRose
1 February 2011

Does anyone have a splashback in "Dulux Linseed"

Does anyone have a splashback in "Dulux Linseed"

No problem! Thanks for the compliments Pattycake and Miss! I can't wait until its finally finished with downlights! :D

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MrsRose
Feb 01, 2011 9:41 am
MrsRose
gelatiii
gelatiii
31 January 2011

To upgrade to vinyl wrap or not?

To upgrade to vinyl wrap or not?

A bit off topic but does anyone know if Polytec createc is more expensive than vinyl wrap? The kitchen people we're dealing with doesn't seem to like the Createc material.

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gelatiii
Jan 31, 2011 10:28 pm
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
31 January 2011

Need help with kitchen layout please

Need help with kitchen layout please

Thanks for your help everyone. I've ended up turning the whole thing around to get it all in comfortably. I'm actually much happier with it that way. I've changed to…

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cheerupcharlie
Jan 31, 2011 8:18 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
31 January 2011

Quantum Quartz Riverstone with a gloss white kitchen

Quantum Quartz Riverstone with a gloss white kitchen

Hi Annie, I think Topdeck is using riverstone in her kitchen. I think it looks great! :D

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MrsRose
Jan 31, 2011 1:18 pm
MrsRose
building1
building1
31 January 2011

I think I regret my decision! Not anymore!!

I think I regret my decision! Not anymore!!
1, 2, 3, 4

I'd just like to add that I ADORE my Blanco Induction cooktop! :: :: I'd always preffered gas, but now? I'd choose…

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building1
Jan 31, 2011 8:11 am
Pippi
Pippi
30 January 2011

White Duck (or HALF or QUARTER) on starfire glass

White Duck (or HALF or QUARTER) on starfire glass

Thank you so much Haywgl, I really appreciate you going to the effort. Just now I've been examining my samples of Ice Snow, White Duck and Polar White, hoping the…

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Pippi
Jan 30, 2011 7:55 pm
Pippi
Lex
Lex
29 January 2011

How wide are your overhead cupboard doors?

How wide are your overhead cupboard doors?

Hmmmm ... I much prefer something in the middle, like around 450. That size gives you a nice comfortable usable width doors, not too narrow, not too wide. Ours are about…

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Lex
Jan 29, 2011 6:47 am
Lex
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


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