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Bam
Bam
28 July 2010

Is a 1200mm drawer too big?

Is a 1200mm drawer too big?

Well, at least it seems you got a good cabinet maker! ::wornout::

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Bam
Jul 28, 2010 10:23 pm
Bam
MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
29 July 2010

Anyone have vinyl wrap cupboard doors and laminate benchtop?

Anyone have vinyl wrap cupboard doors and laminate benchtop?

We do! But are currently looking at remodelling or redoing the kitchen. If we remodel we will keep the vinyl wrap doors (antique white) and replace splashback & old…

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MumofTwo29
Jul 29, 2010 9:58 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
29 July 2010

Should kitchen and bathrooms be similar colour tones?

Should kitchen and bathrooms be similar colour tones?

I like some continuity so it's not too jarring. We are having the same timber veneer and benchtop but then using red tiles for the bathroom splashback (versus green…

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Elizabeth
Jul 29, 2010 10:14 pm
Bam
Bam
30 July 2010

*newbie Question

*newbie Question

Turnaround depends on a lot of things and will vary depending on the cabinet maker Cost depends on size, design, material, fittings etc Basically, its a "how long is a…

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Bam
Jul 30, 2010 8:52 pm
Bam
KitchenKrazy
KitchenKrazy
2 August 2010

Kitchen Renovation.

Kitchen Renovation.

Hi Rosemi, Your kitchen sounds beautiful. I would love to see some photos when the plastic comes off. We are still several weeks away from our cupboards being installed…

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KitchenKrazy
Aug 02, 2010 8:09 pm
leni
leni
3 August 2010

Is engineered stone toxic for food preparation areas?

Is engineered stone toxic for food preparation areas?

well....i don't generally prepare food on the bench but on a wooden chopping board!

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leni
Aug 03, 2010 12:33 am
leni
grinder
grinder
3 August 2010

Flatpack Kitchen

Flatpack Kitchen

Good and economical if you going do it yourself it is mostly aimed at DIY people if not so handy then choose a proper cabinet maker to build a kitchen for you to…

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grinder
Aug 03, 2010 9:12 am
grinder
trudy
trudy
3 August 2010

black or white benchtop?

black or white benchtop?

Wow, I just had a read on that vogue forum .... thats interesting. I think I am going to go ahead with white, but just be careful with leaving things on it overnight. we…

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trudy
Aug 03, 2010 5:52 pm
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
5 August 2010

Pull out bins in kitchen- what size?

Pull out bins in kitchen- what size?

I asked my cabinet-maker to put in big bins in my cupboard but he says the biggest ones you can get are 15 litre bins. I am almost postive this…

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zion187reigneth
Aug 05, 2010 6:30 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
5 August 2010

Country style white kitchen - colour HELP!

Country style white kitchen - colour HELP!

Your bamboo floor will throw a lot of yellow light on your cabinets too. I say go a little cooler and lighter than you'd ordinarily pick or they will end up looking very cream.

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mb@147a
Aug 05, 2010 9:45 am
grinder
grinder
5 August 2010

anyone using Laminex crystalgloss?

anyone using Laminex crystalgloss?

Duropal laminex high gloss is the one you're after very close to two pac

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grinder
Aug 05, 2010 10:36 am
grinder
Strumer
Strumer
5 August 2010

Shadowline Drawers?

Shadowline Drawers?

The increase in price is not just the machining of the door/drawer tops but the fact that a separate rail has to be fixed across the cabinet for every drawer front so that…

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Strumer
Aug 05, 2010 10:45 am
Strumer
amsgreeneyes
amsgreeneyes
5 August 2010

20mm caesarstone waterfall edge??

20mm caesarstone waterfall edge??

Hi there, I am looking to get Caesarstone in our new house and I really really like the very white stones, but am wondering if anybody knows about staining issues? eg,…

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amsgreeneyes
Aug 05, 2010 3:59 pm
amsgreeneyes
Annietom
Annietom
6 August 2010

HELP Desperately Needed on Layout

HELP Desperately Needed on Layout

hi, why not put your microwave in your pantry? I would put the ovens on top of each other too, looks better, but have a pot drawer under the bottom one. Def get pot…

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Annietom
Aug 06, 2010 12:22 am
Annietom
Annietom
Annietom
6 August 2010

Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry

Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry

hey there, what a fab plan!! We have sink in our BP, we have double underbench (large) franke sinks on our island (no drainers like Joles), don't waste your time if you…

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Annietom
Aug 06, 2010 12:28 am
Annietom
BZMZ
BZMZ
6 August 2010

Pot drawers

Pot drawers
1, 2

Hey thanks for that Stormy! I am getting 3 x pot drawers @ 800 wide. I also have another 2 pot drawers (or really deep drawers maybe deeper than the pot drawers) as part…

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BZMZ
Aug 06, 2010 11:51 am
karry327
karry327
6 August 2010

Re-surfacing kitchen cupboard doors

Re-surfacing kitchen cupboard doors

Ah, I see. Thanks Grinder. Our bench tops are fine, it's just on the cupboards that some laminate has broken off. Didn't realise it was toxic though, so will look at…

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karry327
Aug 06, 2010 3:56 pm
karry327
brb_654
brb_654
6 August 2010

Please help!!! Opinions Needed!!

Please help!!! Opinions Needed!!

Jaye_Jol, I really love the colour of the Kitchen cabinets, and the two look great together!!! Have to agree with Suh, it's how you accessorize that will determine how…

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brb_654
Aug 06, 2010 7:49 pm
brb_654
grinder
grinder
6 August 2010

Splashback & Benchtops Melbourne - Reputable Operators?

Splashback & Benchtops Melbourne - Reputable Operators?

Hi there, I live in Bayside Melbourne and I'm looking at a few quotes for splashback and caesarstone benchtop in our kitchen. Can anybody kindly…

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grinder
Aug 06, 2010 8:27 pm
grinder
suh
suh
6 August 2010

what colours to choose

what colours to choose

My suggestion - paint the pantry door white, go a whiter colour on the walls, and get rid of the roller blinds and replace…

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suh
Aug 06, 2010 9:22 pm
suh
Melrich
Melrich
7 August 2010

Help!! Kitchen island and aisles measurements...

Help!! Kitchen island and aisles measurements...

Your main work area I think should be wider than 1m. Personally, we encourage kids in the kitchen as we feel it is a great way for them to learn about food and how to…

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Melrich
Aug 07, 2010 5:26 am
Nicoletta
Nicoletta
7 August 2010

Freestanding cooker - to go wider or not to go wider?

Freestanding cooker - to go wider or not to go wider?

I definitely don't want it for fashion reasons. I'd like a wider cooktop as i frequently have large pans bumping together on a 600mm cooktop, so the extra space is…

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Nicoletta
Aug 07, 2010 4:30 pm
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
8 August 2010

Benchtop heeeellllppppp!

Benchtop heeeellllppppp!

We are on the NSW south coast - quite a ways away from Margaret River!

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Scaredy Cat
Aug 08, 2010 5:37 pm
Julie R
Julie R
8 August 2010

what colour caesarstone benchtop? ice snow or osprey?

what colour caesarstone benchtop? ice snow or osprey?

I like Osprey but it is very light, you can brighten up with colours eg tea towels, an ornament on bench, etc. Doing this quickly adds colour but also adds warmth. Good luck!

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Julie R
Aug 08, 2010 7:53 pm
cooky3
cooky3
9 August 2010

Gloss kitchen with gloss flooring?

Gloss kitchen with gloss flooring?

Hey, We are about to begin our first house build and soon we will be choosing colours/ etc. We really want to have a white kitchen and like the gloss look for the…

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cooky3
Aug 09, 2010 8:52 am
Julie R
Julie R
9 August 2010

Working Drawings

Working Drawings

I know, just wanted a ball park figure. Thanks for your reply.

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Julie R
Aug 09, 2010 9:26 am
grom40
grom40
9 August 2010

snow, osprey and whisper benchtops

snow, osprey and whisper benchtops

Hi Trudy, I suggest you go to your local caeserstone retailer (or even some display homes) to have a look at the benches "in the flesh" because pictures will never really…

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grom40
Aug 09, 2010 11:23 am
grom40
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 August 2010

stone overlay for benchtops

stone overlay for benchtops

My mum had a granite overlay installed by Granite Transformations a couple of years ago. They are very happy with it. Took 2 days to install, was a very low mess…

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mb@147a
Aug 09, 2010 2:54 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 August 2010

Essa stone purity or dusk????????

Essa stone purity or dusk????????

Nope, purity isn't available. We picked that back in December, and have just had to go and choose again. We picke crystal salt :)

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Rizzo
Aug 09, 2010 6:57 pm
MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
9 August 2010

Pls, pls, pls help me with our kitchen layout!

Pls, pls, pls help me with our kitchen layout!

Hi, We are currently renovating - moving a wall and a few doorways, then renovating all the rooms. We really need to finalise our kitchen layout. Here is our proposed…

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MumofTwo29
Aug 09, 2010 8:31 pm
spritely
spritely
9 August 2010

Changing a Splashback

Changing a Splashback

The only options they had at the time were a red colour, a light green and a light blue. We went with the light blue. None of them were right but that's all they had and…

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spritely
Aug 09, 2010 9:15 pm
Stormy
Stormy
10 August 2010

Dishwasher steam impact on substrate

Dishwasher steam impact on substrate

We had this issue in our old house. The kitchen had been redone in 1990, and the bench was laminex with a timber surround (not my choice, it was done before we bought!).…

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Stormy
Aug 10, 2010 6:17 pm
Stormy
AJW
AJW
10 August 2010

white ceramic sinks

white ceramic sinks

Go with what you like Decogal. I agree, in the right sort of kitchen they look fantastic but I just didn't like living with…

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AJW
Aug 10, 2010 9:28 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
11 August 2010

Rust on the outside of an oven

Rust on the outside of an oven

Thanks Ed & Grinder. I'll take up your suggestions and then cross my fingers. The way I look at it, we're spending half the money that we were planning to, and the rusty…

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Elizabeth
Aug 11, 2010 5:24 pm
angie_tak
angie_tak
11 August 2010

another splashback drama

another splashback drama

glad to say (until it gets installed) I have ordered BMW on opti glass which is smack on dulux metallic s tempered bronze.. still awaiting the sample from the glass guy of…

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angie_tak
Aug 11, 2010 11:12 pm
angie_tak
shareneh
shareneh
12 August 2010

1930s home - art deco - going to renovate kitchen

1930s home - art deco - going to renovate kitchen

My bf has a 1920s home and put black granite benchtops on top of his dark wood cupboards. He's a chippie so guess he sees a lot of what's out there. He spent a lot but…

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shareneh
Aug 12, 2010 9:27 am
leni
leni
12 August 2010

What's the standard gap between benchtop and wall cabinets?

What's the standard gap between benchtop and wall cabinets?

forgot to add our walls are also brick, so if you want to add more points best to do them before your splash, as you knwo you need to channel the wall out to do that!!!

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leni
Aug 12, 2010 10:36 pm
leni
tomandkylie
tomandkylie
13 August 2010

Handle decision

Handle decision

I'd go for the 328mm .. I have the 230 size in my kitchen and I wish they were a little bigger. Another consideration may be to choose a size that seems standard amongst…

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tomandkylie
Aug 13, 2010 3:07 am
grinder
grinder
13 August 2010

Benchtop/Splashback Colour Advice Please

Benchtop/Splashback Colour Advice Please

Duropal is better material than laminex similar but no quite although I do not agree with duropal colour looks a bit dull to my eyes

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grinder
Aug 13, 2010 8:05 pm
grinder
kyton
kyton
15 August 2010

Floor tile and Splashback help please

Floor tile and Splashback help please

Will the splash run the length of the 5.5m? Only reason I ask is some places have a maximum run of glass should you want it in one piece. Otherwise you may have to have…

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kyton
Aug 15, 2010 5:00 pm
kyton
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
15 August 2010

Water taps obsessions

Water taps obsessions

Shiny things MUST HAVE SHINY THINGS!!!!! I dunno really my dear dad and I had this discussion and I asked him about quality over BLING as he workis in plumbing too he…

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mecha-wombat
Aug 15, 2010 9:42 pm
mecha-wombat
joles
joles
16 August 2010

Caesarstone Free Spirit

Caesarstone Free Spirit

+1 to what Kyton said. I really like it, it's a bit funky, but I reckon if you go with it you have to run with it completely. I think it would look a bit strange if…

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joles
Aug 16, 2010 3:54 pm
joles
rozzie
rozzie
16 August 2010

Polytech doors?

Polytech doors?

Oh, realized it could have sounded like I was talking about the 2 pack finish doors. I was referring to the polytec gloss finish bench. I'm even worried about putting…

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rozzie
Aug 16, 2010 6:16 pm
Casa2
Casa2
16 August 2010

caesarstone stain testing - expressions of interest :)

caesarstone stain testing - expressions of interest :)
1, 2

Steel wool, now that brings back memories. I though they were extinct now.

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Casa2
Aug 16, 2010 7:29 pm
angie_tak
angie_tak
17 August 2010

ice snow caesarstone? is it warm enough

ice snow caesarstone? is it warm enough

personally if your kitchen has no handles I would go with the one with a texture. Was not sure which one it is from your image but the one on the left would probably look…

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angie_tak
Aug 17, 2010 11:33 pm
angie_tak
angie_tak
angie_tak
19 August 2010

Help please! Need help/opinions with kitchen colours

Help please! Need help/opinions with kitchen colours

your welcome.. I found choosing the colors so frustrating but in the end you will find what fits! :D :D :D

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angie_tak
Aug 19, 2010 11:28 pm
angie_tak
oze
oze
20 August 2010

Has anyone used this?

Has anyone used this?

I saw this product in Woolworths and wondered if it would be any good for our quantum quartz benchtop - says it is. Has anyone used it?

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oze
Aug 20, 2010 1:20 pm
oze
Timm
Timm
20 August 2010

Wide but narrow (counter depth) refrigerators

Wide but narrow (counter depth) refrigerators

The recess in the new place is a healthy size with the exclusion of the depth (1780h, 860w), however the depth of the space is causing a little grief. The kitchen…

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Timm
Aug 20, 2010 1:48 pm
Timm


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