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Southies
Southies
22 October 2010

Refresh the island benchtop!

Refresh the island benchtop!

If the carcasses & their internals are OK then just change the doors & handles. If you're constrained by a budget try changing the cabinet handles 1st to see how much of a…

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Southies
Oct 22, 2010 9:31 am
Southies
vvs mand
vvs mand
21 October 2010

New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

Water is tempered so as top reduce the incidence of scalding. All new houses and hot water unit relocates should have tempering valves installed, that regulate hot water…

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vvs mand
Oct 21, 2010 5:22 pm
naybo87
naybo87
21 October 2010

Dark Kitchens

Dark Kitchens

we are thinking of doing something similar, although i was thinking maybe white tiles to break up the dark colours. Be interested in knowing what you decide on! :)

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naybo87
Oct 21, 2010 2:55 pm
leni
leni
19 October 2010

Chilled filtered water tap

Chilled filtered water tap

i was very keen to get a hot/cold filter in our new kitchen, but in the end just got a double tap (one spout with two outlets, one filtered tap water, the other normal…

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leni
Oct 19, 2010 1:28 am
leni
Terrian
Terrian
17 October 2010

Laundry reno

Laundry reno
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yeah, a couple of months work *if* we get our act together :)

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Terrian
Oct 17, 2010 6:49 pm
dingdongbell
dingdongbell
16 October 2010

Sydney Kitchen Renovation Recommendation please.....

Sydney Kitchen Renovation Recommendation please.....

We want to make a island bench-top...budget is about 5k...any recommendations??? we want to do Caesar Stone + waterfall edge, 2.3 m long and 800mm deep...do you guys…

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dingdongbell
Oct 16, 2010 8:22 pm

Moving this to the Classifieds section..

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am

We have the zip hydrotap in our kitchen and couldn't imagine being without it now... no waiting for the jug to boil, and so quick and easy for chilled water as we have an…

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Moogles
Oct 15, 2010 8:59 pm
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Judie
Oct 13, 2010 8:09 pm
Judie
bryky
bryky
13 October 2010

IKEA kitchen - what do you think?

IKEA kitchen - what do you think?

Hi Andy & Jess, (Pobjoy1) I'm having trouble contacting you and wonder if you're still happy to share the tradies you've used in the Geelong area... We'd love to hear…

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bryky
Oct 13, 2010 12:34 pm
Melrich
Melrich
13 October 2010

Bulkheads over kitchen wall cupboards with 9ft ceiling?

Bulkheads over kitchen wall cupboards with 9ft ceiling?
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We have 10ft ceilings and are having the same dilemma. I definitely want bulkheads and would be happy to have high cabinets for long-term storage…

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Melrich
Oct 13, 2010 11:22 am
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
12 October 2010

Mirrored Splashback

Mirrored Splashback

The main reason why we are having a mirrored splashback is due to size of the site. We have a long narrow block and the mirror will create the necessary illusion of space.

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Biff Costanza
Oct 12, 2010 11:02 am
Biff Costanza
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
11 October 2010

Best Dulux colour to match caesarstone "snow".

Best Dulux colour to match caesarstone "snow".

I have white shimmer ceasarstone benchtops and I used taubmans 'milk cloud' it's a neutral white that doesn't look too clinical...it's white that has a welcoming feeling…

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baley@thefarms
Oct 11, 2010 7:34 pm
grinder
grinder
10 October 2010

Kitchen renovations - help!

Kitchen renovations - help!

We want to renovate half of the kitchen in our apartment (i.e. the bench and sink but not the oven/stove top). Most kitchen…

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grinder
Oct 10, 2010 8:48 pm
grinder
suh
suh
9 October 2010

HELP ... I need to clean my grout

HELP ... I need to clean my grout

Get a scrubbing brush of some sort (a good stiff one) :| push it into a tub of Gumption, wet it a bit and scrub the grout like hell....my grout came up really well doing this.

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suh
Oct 09, 2010 5:29 pm
suh
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kyton
Oct 09, 2010 8:34 am
kyton
Evelin
Evelin
8 October 2010

ALNO - 3D kitchen design program

ALNO - 3D kitchen design program

I read in another thread that somebody was looking for a kitchen design program with 3D. ALNO, a German kitchen manufacturer, has a program that is widely used and works…

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Evelin
Oct 08, 2010 9:31 am
Melrich
Melrich
8 October 2010

Polytech kitchen

Polytech kitchen

7 years is a standard warranty, you don't see any longer than that. I do understand your frustration at the longevity of the product but if it is just the surface covering…

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Melrich
Oct 08, 2010 7:17 am
HelenR
HelenR
7 October 2010

Worried that council might make us remove Kitchen Bar!

Worried that council might make us remove Kitchen Bar!

Council came through and didn't even blink about the kitchen bar - all was approved. We were also told by a kitchen company that it all has to do with how big the house…

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HelenR
Oct 07, 2010 12:42 pm
kb46
kb46
7 October 2010

Cathedral Ceiling and bulkhead

Cathedral Ceiling and bulkhead

We have a raked ceiling over the kitchen and for our situation, a bulkhead would just be too big. My husband is going to get a flue cover made after handover by a…

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kb46
Oct 07, 2010 10:37 am
jbarry
jbarry
6 October 2010

Is there a way to whiten an aging, yellowing kitchen cabinet

Is there a way to whiten an aging, yellowing kitchen cabinet

Just another tip. Once you get in touch with a consultant, get them to come over and demonstrate the product for you on your cupboards - and then only purchase if you are…

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jbarry
Oct 06, 2010 7:03 pm
Casa2
Casa2
6 October 2010

What is the difference between 'Snow' and 'Ice Snow' caesar?

What is the difference between 'Snow' and 'Ice Snow' caesar?

Snow is a nicer colour in my opinion. I'm getting Snow. Keep in mind that Snow is a premium colour and costs more than Ice Snow. (There's also Pure White, which is whitter…

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Casa2
Oct 06, 2010 5:12 pm
TryingToRenovate
TryingToRenovate
5 October 2010

Bypass the Kitchen companies - Self Manage - A better way?

Bypass the Kitchen companies - Self Manage - A better way?

Hi Poidda, I am planning to renovate my kitchen and don't know where to start... your idea seems to be reasonable. Can you please send me the links/contacts as you have…

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TryingToRenovate
Oct 05, 2010 8:18 pm
benschke
benschke
5 October 2010

Do cooktop and oven need to have the same width?

Do cooktop and oven need to have the same width?

Hi Jessica, We have gone for a 600mm oven, 750mm cooktop & a 900mm rangehood. Regards. PS - Don't take any notice of the fridge in this shot please :)

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benschke
Oct 05, 2010 2:48 pm
Trish
Trish
5 October 2010

Does this quote sound ok?

Does this quote sound ok?

leni - Not sure why a plumber needs to install it - its just what i have been told!. It would be a DIY job if we knew what we were doing. The…

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Trish
Oct 05, 2010 1:49 pm
Trish
countrylife
countrylife
4 October 2010

Kitchen flooring question

Kitchen flooring question

Trinia, Do you have cork in your house already? Could we see some photos? I am in the same dilemma re: flooring in kitchen lounge dining. I would love to see what cork…

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countrylife
Oct 04, 2010 1:32 pm
Olga1
Olga1
4 October 2010

undermount sinks...

undermount sinks...

Hi! Please help me to find good 2 or 1/2 undermount sink. Which one do you recomend? Where is a better way to buy it? I need to do it quickly. Another Q- which one is more…

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Olga1
Oct 04, 2010 10:50 am
saemiseon
saemiseon
2 October 2010

Please help me, dead line today in deciding cook top!

Please help me, dead line today in deciding cook top!

Thanks guys for your input. Leni, Luckily I have a flat bottomed wok:) also I have a bbq with wok burner on the side I'll probably use that for cooking something for long…

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saemiseon
Oct 02, 2010 10:01 pm
joles
joles
1 October 2010

Cupboards in different colours, thoughts?

Cupboards in different colours, thoughts?
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Gorgeous colours Leanne! Is this kitchen in? If not when is it in? I speak for myself, SuH,…

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joles
Oct 01, 2010 12:51 pm
joles
Strumer
Strumer
30 September 2010

Under Cupboard Downlights for Flat Pack Kitchen Cupboards

Under Cupboard Downlights for Flat Pack Kitchen Cupboards

It can be quite easily done in a number of ways - it sounds like you want to put lamps in the top of the cabinets providing internal illumination? There are quite a few…

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Strumer
Sep 30, 2010 7:05 pm
Strumer
frozensage
frozensage
30 September 2010

Kitchen install ...what to expect

Kitchen install ...what to expect

Shouldn't the floor goes in before the kitchen cabinets get installed? My floor is done this week and the kitchen goes in next…

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frozensage
Sep 30, 2010 3:09 pm
grinder
grinder
30 September 2010

All about stones

All about stones

I am posting a very useful site for those interested in all kind of stones and there is even a tech forum for those interested Australian Stone Advisory…

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grinder
Sep 30, 2010 9:05 am
grinder
Olga1
Olga1
29 September 2010

Complete Kitchen Solutions

Complete Kitchen Solutions

Hi David! Could you please tell me: 1. ceaser stone 30 mm better than 40? 2. 2 pack polyuritane is good enought? Thanks a lot Olga

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Olga1
Sep 29, 2010 3:42 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
29 September 2010

Positioning under bench lights

Positioning under bench lights

Thanks TM, good luck with your decision.

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fairy blue
Sep 29, 2010 10:45 am
fairy blue
suh
suh
29 September 2010

Granite Vs Corian Benchtop?

Granite Vs Corian Benchtop?

I had Granite in my last house and there was hardly any upkeep. We had it sealed again after 5 years and when we sold after 13 years it was still perfect. I also used to…

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suh
Sep 29, 2010 9:58 am
suh
Olga1
Olga1
27 September 2010

Undermount sinks

Undermount sinks

is the sink Abey undermount the daintree Q200U is good? Where the best place in Sydney to buy it? Thanks

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Olga1
Sep 27, 2010 9:02 pm
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Bam
Sep 24, 2010 9:37 pm
Bam
Dollar
Dollar
24 September 2010

Installing timber floor in new kitchen

Installing timber floor in new kitchen

We had our timber floor laid before skirting or kitchen was fitted. We cut our floors back and particularly focused on the edges so the skirtings or kickboards wouldn't show gaps.

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Dollar
Sep 24, 2010 8:12 pm

This is mine, really love it :D

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Morgaine
Sep 23, 2010 11:35 pm
samsoft24
samsoft24
23 September 2010

Tilers near Wyndham Vale, Melbourne

Tilers near Wyndham Vale, Melbourne

For our investment property at Wyndham Vale, we would like to install tiles in the kitchen (approx 9sq meters). Can anyone recommend me a good tiler/installer around the…

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samsoft24
Sep 23, 2010 8:58 pm
samsoft24
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Bagheera
Sep 23, 2010 3:31 pm
danrts
danrts
22 September 2010

Anyone else using Staron acrylic benchtops?

Anyone else using Staron acrylic benchtops?

We've found out the price for Staron (acrylic) is actually more expensive by about $3000 compared to Caesarstone Osprey. I think we'll go with the Caesarstone!

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danrts
Sep 22, 2010 4:52 pm
joles
joles
22 September 2010

Help with kitchen cabinet colour

Help with kitchen cabinet colour

Oh I only just rediscovered this thread. :shock: Sorry to debinsydney and kaz101 for taking so long to reply. :shock: :shock: My splashback is Dulux Army Issue on standard glass (with the…

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joles
Sep 22, 2010 4:42 pm
joles
tracyel
tracyel
22 September 2010

Will this sink fit?

Will this sink fit?

Thank you both for your help. I was able to confirm with the supplier that the sink will fit. So I ended up purchasing it.

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tracyel
Sep 22, 2010 11:04 am
jessie87
jessie87
21 September 2010

Chinese Vs Italian Porcelene?

Chinese Vs Italian Porcelene?

Definitiely Italian tiles. They say the best are from Italy and Spain

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jessie87
Sep 21, 2010 10:02 pm
Tall6
Tall6
21 September 2010

tiled splashback to go with polar white cupboards??

tiled splashback to go with polar white cupboards??

Thanks. Still haven't decided what to do. Leaning towards white gloss tiles but not sure what shape/size. Time to head out to the tile shops again!!

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Tall6
Sep 21, 2010 2:14 pm
VintageModern
VintageModern
21 September 2010

square edge laminate benchtops - edging or trim?

square edge laminate benchtops - edging or trim?

I don't know anything about ABS edging and the other products available... But the one thing which I hate about my kitchen (with a passion) is that I have a light coloured…

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VintageModern
Sep 21, 2010 2:08 pm
Olga1
Olga1
21 September 2010

Choosing a fridge with ice maker?

Choosing a fridge with ice maker?

After using my parents one for the past 6 months we actually bought one today - for the new house those (on laby until next yr) we got the…

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Olga1
Sep 21, 2010 11:46 am


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