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Strumer
Strumer
25 July 2010

Soft close drawers

Soft close drawers
1, 2

No it's not. Firstly there are different drawer side heights available, not just one "standard" and these can all have "boxside" extensions put on top of them. The…

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Strumer
Jul 25, 2010 8:14 am
Strumer
66bec
66bec
25 July 2010

Laminex colour help... Please!

Laminex colour help... Please!

Thanks heaps! It actually looks really nice doesn't it... and the lighter bench tops match well with it also. Gives me something to start with - thanks very much.

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66bec
Jul 25, 2010 10:02 pm
thirsty
thirsty
26 July 2010

Cesear Stone - white colours

Cesear Stone - white colours
1, 2

Hi Thirsty, the bathroom tiles are 600x300 - I'm not sure of the exact name of them, I got them from National Tiles - they have branches is…

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thirsty
Jul 26, 2010 10:32 am
thirsty
albi
albi
26 July 2010

cost of stone benchtop with waterfall ends

cost of stone benchtop with waterfall ends

Hi, I am wondering if anyone could give me an approximate cost of a stone bench top with waterfall ends. The dimensions are 2.6m x 1.2m. If possible, can I have the cost…

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albi
Jul 26, 2010 11:37 am
albi
easytoplease
easytoplease
26 July 2010

Glass splashback 3.9m long in 1 piece - where can i get it?

Glass splashback 3.9m long in 1 piece - where can i get it?

we used ASG - really happy with the job and installers - try them in Sydney. They manufacture to size although ours wasn't as long as yours. Good luck!

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easytoplease
Jul 26, 2010 1:20 pm
Gaia
Gaia
26 July 2010

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

I think 2 and 4 look great. I love Stipple Seal, we are using it in our bathrooms. ::kiss::

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Gaia
Jul 26, 2010 1:42 pm
DreamsRfree
DreamsRfree
26 July 2010

Caeserstone in SNOW - matching polyurathane paint colour

Caeserstone in SNOW - matching polyurathane paint colour

Hi menew, My first post! Been reading, addicted for ages but wanted to start posting. This is one I can contribute too. I have had two white kitchens in the last 3yrs and…

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DreamsRfree
Jul 26, 2010 11:11 pm
ESB
ESB
27 July 2010

Anyone living with Laminex Freestyle Benches?

Anyone living with Laminex Freestyle Benches?

Can you get a decent sized sample and 'use' it as you would a kitchen bench for a little while ... as in see if it scratches from everyday use that sort of thing?

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ESB
Jul 27, 2010 9:39 am
ESB
MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
27 July 2010

Anyone used Antique White USA or Whisper White on cupboards

Anyone used Antique White USA or Whisper White on cupboards

Very right you are Donuts!! We have Antique White vinyl wrap doors and it is definitely creamy. A similar Dulux paint colour is 'off white', which is our wall colour…

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MumofTwo29
Jul 27, 2010 6:03 pm
Jaye_Jol
Jaye_Jol
28 July 2010

Gloss Cabinets / Diamond Gloss Benchtop

Gloss Cabinets / Diamond Gloss Benchtop

Thanks ! Thats not too bad at all, i hope our builder doesnt try to rip us off! i have actually changed my kitchen AGAIN and will only be having a gloss top now :roll: so im…

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Jaye_Jol
Jul 28, 2010 3:41 pm
luki
luki
28 July 2010

Kitchens in Perth

Kitchens in Perth

Try Prescott cabinets down in Jandakot, they deliver everywhere and are resonable priced

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luki
Jul 28, 2010 10:45 pm
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 11:23 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 10:58 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 11:14 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 9:52 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 9:09 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 1:33 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 10:12 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 6:52 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 7:30 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 10:45 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 11:36 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 11:45 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 4:59 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 1:22 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 1:28 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 12:51 pm
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 4:56 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 8:49 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 9:27 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 10:22 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 6:26 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 5:30 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 6:37 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 8:53 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 9:52 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 10:26 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 12:23 pm
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 3:54 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 7:57 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 9:31 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 10:15 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 7:17 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 10:28 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 6:24 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 12, 2010 12:12 am
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 10:27 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 11:36 pm
leni


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