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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 11:36 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 4:07 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 9:05 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 6:00 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 10:42 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 4:54 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 7:16 pm
Casa2
Casa2
16 August 2010

caesarstone stain testing - expressions of interest :)

caesarstone stain testing - expressions of interest :)
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Steel wool, now that brings back memories. I though they were extinct now.

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Casa2
Aug 16, 2010 8:29 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 18, 2010 12:33 am
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 20, 2010 12:28 am
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 2:20 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 2:48 pm
Timm

You can't really see the crack line in the waterfall panel from a distance. The crackline on the edging piece you can see from a distance.…

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Polo
Aug 20, 2010 8:03 pm
beckandbubs
beckandbubs
20 August 2010

Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen Flooring

We did exactly the same thing in our last house which was 70 years old. The lino was stuck to masonite but then underneath that was the black tar. We used a heat gun and a…

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beckandbubs
Aug 20, 2010 9:09 pm
newkitchenwanted
newkitchenwanted
20 August 2010

Help choosing a kitchen company in Brisbane

Help choosing a kitchen company in Brisbane

Could anyone help me with choosing a kitchen company in Brisbane? My kitchen is only 15 years old, but I need more storage/bench space and some design suggestions. I'm…

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newkitchenwanted
Aug 20, 2010 11:14 pm
Bam
Bam
21 August 2010

New Kitchen

New Kitchen

Yep, you will need someone to come in both before and after

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Bam
Aug 21, 2010 7:59 pm
Bam
thirsty
thirsty
21 August 2010

Colourtech 2 pack colours and prices

Colourtech 2 pack colours and prices

K.A, Im dreaming I win lotto tonight. Better check :lol: Kyton, had a look at your kitchen......It took me a while to find it but I got there ::lol:: Wow, love it. The shadowline…

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thirsty
Aug 21, 2010 11:40 pm
thirsty
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
23 August 2010

Splashback to go with Caesarstone Latte - Help?

Splashback to go with Caesarstone Latte - Help?

Thanks again everyone for all your replies. After much thought (and worry hehe), we decided to go with the Dulux Ceylonese, which was actually recommended in a previous…

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spiffmiff
Aug 23, 2010 1:10 pm
spiffmiff
grinder
grinder
23 August 2010

White on white kitchen...

White on white kitchen...

although very white would look clinical or surgical colour perhaps too stark for a kitchen

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grinder
Aug 23, 2010 10:39 pm
grinder
Lex
Lex
24 August 2010

Opinions on white cupboards please?!

Opinions on white cupboards please?!
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Love Stormy's colours, soooooo soft and flowing, nothing stark in there and no strong contrasts ... Looks like it's a glass splash Stormy, isn't it? What colour is it? And…

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Lex
Aug 24, 2010 8:03 pm
Lex
snibby
snibby
24 August 2010

Help - Mirage commercial style kitchen mixer taps

Help - Mirage commercial style kitchen mixer taps

Hi Kyton, heartfelt thank you :) It's hard trying to find any reviews on this particular product so thank you so much for your input. Good luck with everything. Snibby

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snibby
Aug 25, 2010 12:14 am
ring09
ring09
25 August 2010

How to get scratches out of stainless cooktop

How to get scratches out of stainless cooktop

The trick with Stainless is to make sure that you only use a scourer very lightly and always IN THE DIRECTION OF THE GRAIN - also be careful of using any citrus based…

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ring09
Aug 25, 2010 3:53 pm
ring09
grinder
grinder
26 August 2010

Kitchen design free softwares?

Kitchen design free softwares?

yes here is direct download link

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grinder
Aug 26, 2010 10:02 am
grinder
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
26 August 2010

Accpetable for the island edge?

Accpetable for the island edge?

Jeepers. I'd be having words about that.

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Biff Costanza
Aug 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Biff Costanza
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Moogles
Aug 26, 2010 9:28 pm
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
27 August 2010

Help !!! crazy with worry over colour selection

Help !!! crazy with worry over colour selection

Yes... it just feels like it draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags on! Awww that sucks... the damn drought decides to end now out of all times!!! Aw, thank you lovely ::kiss:: I…

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flagstaffIV
Aug 27, 2010 7:37 pm
flagstaffIV
Strumer
Strumer
27 August 2010

Kitchen cupboard panels

Kitchen cupboard panels

We have done doors up to 2400 high and 600 wide in 16mm Melamine...no problems as long as there are enough hinges. Cheers, Earl

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Strumer
Aug 27, 2010 8:32 pm
Strumer
garden lover
garden lover
28 August 2010

Advice on freestanding cookers

Advice on freestanding cookers

I know this is a late reply. I previously had a freestanding with the benches down the sides. Was good. Cant say about the heat on the sides though. In my next house…

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garden lover
Aug 28, 2010 3:10 pm
tinkster
tinkster
29 August 2010

Anyone use stone offcuts for bathrm vanities??

Anyone use stone offcuts for bathrm vanities??

Those in states other than wa might find something useful on offcuts.com.au Very cheap prices for stone offcuts

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tinkster
Aug 29, 2010 4:40 pm
tinkster
grinder
grinder
29 August 2010

Does anyone have FORMICA WARM WHITE GLOSS finish?

Does anyone have FORMICA WARM WHITE GLOSS finish?

Yes I 'll have Laminex too soon enough but if I ever get tired of it, soon I'll change the look to 2pack in a flick of a switch :z:

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grinder
Aug 29, 2010 9:22 pm
grinder
cmooring
cmooring
31 August 2010

Out with the old in with the new...

Out with the old in with the new...

While we don't need a new kitchen, I love the idea of recycling so well done! Please also chuck an advert on gumtree.com.au too. My wife spends all her time on there…

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cmooring
Aug 31, 2010 1:45 am
cmooring
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
31 August 2010

Handle-less drawers

Handle-less drawers

:: :: :: Thanks heaps everyone, especially those of you who went back to your files and websites to find the info we were looking for. Where would we be without our…

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Elizabeth
Aug 31, 2010 7:15 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
31 August 2010

What height should o/heads be above bench height

What height should o/heads be above bench height

Mine will be 700 above bench in line with the rangehood. I have no idea if i'll reach the top shelf... but in all reality it's for things I only use a couple of times a…

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MrsGreen
Aug 31, 2010 10:18 pm
MrsGreen
donnam
donnam
1 September 2010

Does anyone have a super quiet dishwasher?

Does anyone have a super quiet dishwasher?
1, 2, 3

Our new Bosch with the cutlery drawer is horribly noisey. I am dreading when we make the room open planned.

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donnam
Sep 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Sweetpea67
Sweetpea67
3 September 2010

Laminex Freestyle Surface Benchtops

Laminex Freestyle Surface Benchtops

I agree with ptre. We visited a Laminex showroom and were told to steer clear of freestyle. I love the Davinci colour but was told it doesn't wear well at all and needs a…

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Sweetpea67
Sep 03, 2010 1:33 am
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 September 2010

Would it look naff if ...?

Would it look naff if ...?

Just for closure on this one, we've gone for the integrated look. The cabinet maker is building the whole pantry, but two sides will be plastered on the outside. Budget…

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Elizabeth
Sep 03, 2010 8:14 pm
Lee75
Lee75
3 September 2010

Slab ends the colour of the cabinets not the benchtop?

Slab ends the colour of the cabinets not the benchtop?

Hi Just wondering if anyone has chosen to have slab ends the colour of their cabinets not the colour of their benchtop. I have a pic from a magazine where it looks…

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Lee75
Sep 03, 2010 10:00 pm
AJW
AJW
4 September 2010

Installing glass splash back behind rangehood

Installing glass splash back behind rangehood

Your cabinet maker wont install the rangehood (not that type anyway), your electrician should :D So once the cabinets are in, in comes your…

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AJW
Sep 04, 2010 7:00 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
5 September 2010

Please recommend a kitchen company! (Melbourne)

Please recommend a kitchen company! (Melbourne)

Grandview are making our low VOC kitchen too. We're really happy with their price, and even more so with their willingness to work outside their comfort zone with new…

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Elizabeth
Sep 05, 2010 10:59 pm
leni
leni
6 September 2010

Glass or Tiled Splashback - Opinions Please!!

Glass or Tiled Splashback - Opinions Please!!
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sorry for the late reply. Our tiles are 600x300, we got them from Osborne Ceramics on Scarborough Beach Road Osborne Park/Perth WA. they are just cheapie ceramic tiles,…

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leni
Sep 06, 2010 1:21 am
leni
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
6 September 2010

Kitchen Layout Suggestions

Kitchen Layout Suggestions

No it is cheaper to get the Miele fridges and then go from 7.5% to 10% discount. They're made by the same company... My issue is where to put the fridge really if the…

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MrsGreen
Sep 06, 2010 9:57 am
MrsGreen

Hi I hope this works - I've never posted a pic before - oh well, fingers…

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KitchenKrazy
Sep 08, 2010 10:44 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
9 September 2010

Suggestions on cleaning gas cooktop

Suggestions on cleaning gas cooktop

Be careful how you clean the cook top itself. There are two probes that like most probes, protrude. They protrude through the top of the cooktop near the burners. One is…

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vvs mand
Sep 09, 2010 9:26 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
9 September 2010

Kitchen Sink Taps & spout

Kitchen Sink Taps & spout

Just use a pair of grips.....large multigrips or footprints and grip the bulbous part of the spout firmly and gently but forcefully anti clockwise and youll find it just unscrews.

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vvs mand
Sep 09, 2010 8:35 pm
garden lover
garden lover
10 September 2010

removing floor tiles hard?

removing floor tiles hard?

Pay the $500 and save it somewhere else.

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garden lover
Sep 10, 2010 10:19 am
alex1
alex1
11 September 2010

Which glass splashback colour for Coral Reef benchtop?

Which glass splashback colour for Coral Reef benchtop?

Please help me with some colour advice on my kitchen-to-be... So far, I've decided on: Benchtop: Quantum Quartz Coral Reef Cabinets: Dulux Vivid White Wall collour: Hog…

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alex1
Sep 11, 2010 4:56 pm
Nicnwic
Nicnwic
11 September 2010

Benchtop opinions please

Benchtop opinions please

Thanks for all the advice, DH is set on a dark colour so we have chosen Creastyle Anthracite Artstone as a comprimise and I am very happy with the choice we have made. We…

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Nicnwic
Sep 11, 2010 5:03 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
12 September 2010

Ceramic Kitchen Sink in Perth

Ceramic Kitchen Sink in Perth

Possibly Clever Bathrooms???? (They do kitchen stuff too!! :) ) Malaga (large showroom) & Home Base Wembly.

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Cooper32
Sep 12, 2010 9:06 pm


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