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davem
davem
30 June 2010

Replacing a rangehood & adding external ducting

Replacing a rangehood & adding external ducting

Hello, I am hoping to replace our under cabinet rangehood with another of the same style but ducted straight up through the roof. Replacing the unit with another of the…

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davem
Jun 30, 2010 10:23 pm
borg
borg
30 June 2010

Dislike the color of Kitchen cabinetry

Dislike the color of Kitchen cabinetry

what color is the twopack. If you didnt like it you would just get it painted another color. Perhaps $100 plus per square meter.

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borg
Jun 30, 2010 10:32 pm
borg
Melrich
Melrich
1 July 2010

Great article on bench & cupboard heights in kitchen design.

Great article on bench & cupboard heights in kitchen design.

Some good stuff in here. One thing I do not like is the distance of overhead cabinets above the benchtop being a maximum 16 inches. That to me is too low and even though…

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Melrich
Jul 01, 2010 12:55 pm
j&r
j&r
1 July 2010

Opinions on mini orb - is it dated?

Opinions on mini orb - is it dated?

Thanks for all the opinions - still undecided but thought I would share one more photo that's inspired me. Wish I knew how to post the photo straight into the page without…

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j&r
Jul 01, 2010 3:57 pm
d3p
d3p
1 July 2010

Kitchen glass splashback: help! where do you have the joint?

Kitchen glass splashback: help! where do you have the joint?

hmmm we ended up by living it, due to aesthetic purpose... i guess it looks a bit odd when you have rangehood in the middle....and you have the join not inline with the…

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d3p
Jul 02, 2010 12:28 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
2 July 2010

Cupboard finishes - your experience?

Cupboard finishes - your experience?

They finally chose the Melamine (laminate?) in a sheen finish, which seems to be the best compromise between matt and gloss. It is more reflective than the matt, but…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 02, 2010 3:11 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Moogles
Moogles
4 July 2010

Kitchen Benchtops continuous - "Servery" type to outside

Kitchen Benchtops continuous - "Servery" type to outside

We are having a servery with bi-fold windows to outside... it is one level, but two pieces of stone, as in the pictures you have attached... I remember there was a reason…

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Moogles
Jul 04, 2010 5:39 pm
barkly
barkly
4 July 2010

Undermount sink - how to attach

Undermount sink - how to attach

Thanks all or your advice. I think I shall go with the arrangement of making a template ring around the under rim of the sink and so create a sandwich effect as this will…

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barkly
Jul 04, 2010 8:54 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
4 July 2010

Removing benchtop

Removing benchtop

Hi All I know this is the kitchen forum, but there are a few cabbies in this section. I was wondering how hard it would be to get a bench top out in our bathroom without…

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shackonthehill
Jul 04, 2010 8:56 pm
shackonthehill
grom40
grom40
7 July 2010

Anyone work in kitchenware?

Anyone work in kitchenware?

Hi Sunflower, I used to be employed by a major retailer whose initials are DJ and I worked in both the liquor and small electrical/homewares departments at various…

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grom40
Jul 07, 2010 12:21 pm
grom40
bigsullyj
bigsullyj
8 July 2010

My Kitchen and bathroom reno..at last

My Kitchen and bathroom reno..at last

Looks really good, am going through a kitchen reno myself and have found this site really useful. Have a DIY question for you or anyone who could help please......... With…

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bigsullyj
Jul 08, 2010 9:31 am
Rizzo
Rizzo
11 July 2010

What's on your benchtop???

What's on your benchtop???

I am actually the opposite - I have nothing on my benchtops!! Even the microwave got put into the walk-in pantry so I…

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Rizzo
Jul 11, 2010 12:20 pm
Bam
Bam
11 July 2010

Any cabinetmakers here?

Any cabinetmakers here?

No problem :D The hinges you have are quite old by the way, they're different now. Not sure if that matters :th: Could ask hubby later if you want?

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Bam
Jul 11, 2010 2:04 pm
Bam
goodhome
goodhome
11 July 2010

Laminate flooring for kitchen??

Laminate flooring for kitchen??

Thanks everyone. It's good to know what others have done. I have since carried out a bit more investigation and found out a couple of things - that Timber Impressions…

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goodhome
Jul 11, 2010 3:54 pm

Loooove cashmere!! ::kiss:: I'm so happy we selected it!! They cabinets are polytec…

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n&n02
Jul 11, 2010 9:30 pm
JuniorMin
JuniorMin
11 July 2010

fully intergrated dishwasher

fully intergrated dishwasher

We fired up our fully integrated miele last night. Bliss. Pure bliss.

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JuniorMin
Jul 11, 2010 9:33 pm
kayandandy
kayandandy
12 July 2010

What is your benchtop and do you love it?

What is your benchtop and do you love it?

Im going to have polished concrete by ONC! He has done our floor and I am just so keen on a natural surface and this ticks the boxes.

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kayandandy
Jul 12, 2010 1:18 am
just Erin
just Erin
12 July 2010

Kitchen colour schemes to go w/ light polished concrete?

Kitchen colour schemes to go w/ light polished concrete?

We originally wanted polished concrete floors, and when our builder wouldn't do them, we picked a floor tile that closest resembled the look we were after. Here's our…

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just Erin
Jul 12, 2010 5:22 pm
just Erin
Bam
Bam
12 July 2010

polyurethane v vacuum wrap doors

polyurethane v vacuum wrap doors

^ Probably a very thin vinyl product. We often get customers who request particular brands, and hubby refuses the job as he wont work with companies that have thin vinyl.…

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Bam
Jul 12, 2010 6:08 pm
Bam
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 July 2010

Cutting stone benchtops insitu

Cutting stone benchtops insitu

You will see the timber base somewhere if it is composite.

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onc_artisan
Jul 12, 2010 8:28 pm
onc_artisan
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
12 July 2010

Caeser stone

Caeser stone

we have 20mm and wanted to upgrade just our kitchen island to 30mm with waterfall... got quoted from our builder $5900???? thought this was very rediculas as we were…

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bellabelinda
Jul 12, 2010 11:59 pm
chylld
chylld
13 July 2010

BLUM soft close - I have searched the forum and am confused

BLUM soft close - I have searched the forum and am confused
1, 2

Just registered here :) Yesterday I successfully retrofit the Blumotion drawer damper system to my existing kitchen drawers. They're the ordinary gravity-closed type. I…

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chylld
Jul 13, 2010 11:51 am
all the sand
all the sand
13 July 2010

Thoughts on mirrored kickboards?

Thoughts on mirrored kickboards?

WOW they look great, wish i had seen these before! Oh well that idea is going into the next house file.

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all the sand
Jul 13, 2010 9:15 pm
suh
suh
13 July 2010

I dont want to use my new kitchen - too pretty

I dont want to use my new kitchen - too pretty
1, 2

Okay finally cooked in the kitchen tonight. Was a dream. Just wish i could find where I put everything. Kids came home for dinner. …

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suh
Jul 13, 2010 9:35 pm
suh
sweetime
sweetime
14 July 2010

Kitchen facelift - cuboard doors and benchtop only melbourne

Kitchen facelift - cuboard doors and benchtop only melbourne

the place i was thinking of is called probuild, they're on leiber...drive? street? grove? in carrum downs.

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sweetime
Jul 14, 2010 9:42 am
sweetime
sweetime
14 July 2010

Trying to locate Kitchen Pantry Pull Out Accessory

Trying to locate Kitchen Pantry Pull Out Accessory

ooh they look nifty (ugly, but nifty). let us know if you manage to find one that's a bit more affordable! (please :D )

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sweetime
Jul 14, 2010 4:45 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
14 July 2010

Polytec Doors - Sheen or Matt - opinions?

Polytec Doors - Sheen or Matt - opinions?

I have classic white gloss laminate... snack to keep clean (a little windex and my cupboards are gleaming)! :wink:

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IkonInteriors
Jul 14, 2010 10:35 pm
IkonInteriors
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
14 July 2010

Retrofit soft-close to almost any drawer (Blumotion)

Retrofit soft-close to almost any drawer (Blumotion)

this is fantastic - we wanted soft close draws but our builder quoted us around $2k - outrageous!!! I figured there would be a way to retrofit, but it seems you have…

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Lunchtime
Jul 14, 2010 11:32 pm
ring09
ring09
15 July 2010

What colour is this?

What colour is this?

Could be oyster linea by laminex.

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ring09
Jul 15, 2010 1:32 pm
ring09
Cooper32
Cooper32
17 July 2010

Kitchen Taps & Sinks

Kitchen Taps & Sinks

Another good place to visit (depending on where you're located) is Cl3v3r bathrooms, we found great quality sink mixers/shower mixers here for much less than other places…

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Cooper32
Jul 17, 2010 10:50 pm
leni
leni
17 July 2010

pantry lighting

pantry lighting

we have a standard bayonet and it gives heaps of light to see all the shelves, and our are quite deap 40-50cm as it is a built in pantry. We have a sensor in there so the…

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leni
Jul 18, 2010 12:16 am
leni
ladsos
ladsos
18 July 2010

installing diswasher

installing diswasher

thanks, husb recons he can do it!

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ladsos
Jul 18, 2010 12:00 pm
ladsos
Bam
Bam
18 July 2010

Benchtop to match Blackwood Timber Kitchen

Benchtop to match Blackwood Timber Kitchen

Do you have a pic of your kitchen where we can see the floors and tiles?

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Bam
Jul 18, 2010 7:42 pm
Bam
noremac
noremac
18 July 2010

new 3d kitchen design software ... wow.. and free

new 3d kitchen design software ... wow.. and free

Howdy Works fine for me , using internet explorer. The program isnt a downloadable program , it is on their server. I found it excellent for visualizing an idea. Also it…

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noremac
Jul 18, 2010 8:15 pm
frozensage
frozensage
19 July 2010

Recommend me a kitchen renovator in Melbourne

Recommend me a kitchen renovator in Melbourne

Wouldn't know where to start looking and dunno who's good who's not. I'm in the eastern suburbs so if anyone have used anyone who they were happy with please post here.…

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frozensage
Jul 19, 2010 1:22 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
19 July 2010

Glossy kitchen cabinet doors?

Glossy kitchen cabinet doors?

abs as in plastic edges (they come in a range of colours). Rather than having the whole front and side of door painted or wrapped.

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sirgoat
Jul 19, 2010 1:52 pm
twisti
twisti
19 July 2010

Gloss or Crystal finish - Kitchen Cabinets

Gloss or Crystal finish - Kitchen Cabinets

Hi everyone, We are in the process of trying to decide kitchen cabinet colours and style. Our cabinets will be Parbury Vinyl Wrap, which comes in 3 finishes, gloss, matt…

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twisti
Jul 19, 2010 4:16 pm
renomart
renomart
19 July 2010

Cabinet first or plumbing first?

Cabinet first or plumbing first?

1. Plumber rough in 2. Electrician rough in 3. Install kitchen cabinets, benchtop and appliances 4. Plumber fit off 3. Electrician fit off

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renomart
Jul 19, 2010 8:23 pm
renomart
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
19 July 2010

New cooktop is narrower than old one

New cooktop is narrower than old one

We did exactly what the last person said. Just had the piece of stainless steel cut and stuck the cooktop in over the top. No one ever noticed and it was absolutely no…

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Scaredy Cat
Jul 19, 2010 10:13 pm
*daisy*
*daisy*
20 July 2010

Would polished concrete flooring and benchtops be too much??

Would polished concrete flooring and benchtops be too much??

Thanks everyone for all your replies! Have spoken to DH and he isn't keen on doing the concrete benchtops unfortunately. He is generally pretty good with my suggestions…

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*daisy*
Jul 20, 2010 1:03 am
joles
joles
20 July 2010

Who did you use to build your walk in pantry?

Who did you use to build your walk in pantry?

We had ours done through the builder, but it was fitted out by the wardrobe company. Just some basic shelving but it seems pretty sturdy so far. :th:

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joles
Jul 20, 2010 2:10 pm
joles
Strumer
Strumer
20 July 2010

Installing a wall oven, advice needed

Installing a wall oven, advice needed

We are currently renovating our kitchen and have been given a gas wall oven. What I would like to know is how these are normaly mounted, I…

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Strumer
Jul 20, 2010 3:14 pm
Strumer
allsop
allsop
20 July 2010

Obscure Oven Dial

Obscure Oven Dial

Thank you so much for the swift reply Jaeger LeCoultre much appreciated. ::smile:: ::smile:: ::smile::

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allsop
Jul 20, 2010 10:50 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
21 July 2010

Stonemason in brisbane

Stonemason in brisbane

Try Marble Works, they are down the road from me here. http://www.marbleworks.com.au/

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Nathan SteelFab
Jul 21, 2010 11:59 am
Nathan SteelFab
karry327
karry327
21 July 2010

Kitchen colour help!

Kitchen colour help!

I think your colours sound good! To a degree I think whatever we choose now will probably date so you may as well get exactly what you like. I'd love to go for a more…

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karry327
Jul 21, 2010 12:32 pm
karry327
ring09
ring09
21 July 2010

Garage Storage System / Fitout

Garage Storage System / Fitout

Anyone know where you can get a complete Garage Storage System, have seem one before but now when you need it, cant find it. It went around all 3 walls of garage with…

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ring09
Jul 21, 2010 2:37 pm
ring09
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
21 July 2010

Miele warehouse sale in Sydney

Miele warehouse sale in Sydney

Just saw the ad in the paper that there is a warehouse sale for Miele products at Camperdown (near Glebe) and it's on this thur till Sat and it's up to 50% off. The…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Jul 21, 2010 5:05 pm
kyton
kyton
23 July 2010

Pot draws or no pot draws?

Pot draws or no pot draws?
1, 2, 3, 4

There are no recommended AFAIK due to the difference in everyone's…

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kyton
Jul 23, 2010 10:16 am
kyton
McKinnon
McKinnon
24 July 2010

For McKinnon……

For McKinnon……

Yeah I found it. It's Arctic White also known as Juparana Luna in other warehouses. Those black bits in the kitchen photo as actually brown.

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McKinnon
Jul 24, 2010 9:53 pm


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