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laurend
laurend
15 June 2010

Can you get pull-out cupboards and bin AFTER hand over?????

Can you get pull-out cupboards and bin AFTER hand over?????

no probs! My mum is getting then to deck our her entire kitchen soon so ill let you know how it goes. they were really nice and helpful as well

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laurend
Jun 15, 2010 1:50 pm
laurend
malv
malv
15 June 2010

caesar stone?

caesar stone?

thanks keaton/borg, i would contact my builder to get the join less noticeable.

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malv
Jun 15, 2010 4:58 pm
tashndave
tashndave
15 June 2010

Kitchen Colour HELP !!

Kitchen Colour HELP !!

Thanks you very much for your replies. I have decided to go for the White. Xquisite - The grey tile we have is a warm grey not very dark at all. Leni - Thanks…

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tashndave
Jun 15, 2010 7:02 pm
take2
take2
18 June 2010

Ducted Airconditioning

Ducted Airconditioning

We spent $15 000 on a dakin ducted a/c sorry don't know the spec's. If you are not sure if you are getting a good price take your plans to a couple of a/c installers and…

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take2
Jun 18, 2010 11:29 pm
take2
Bromaco
Bromaco
17 June 2010

Fridge facing end of island bench???

Fridge facing end of island bench???

ours is at the end of the bench too, our gap is 1230mm my pics are on page 27 of show me your kitchen.......at the bottom.

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Bromaco
Jun 17, 2010 4:57 pm
leni
leni
17 June 2010

Not happy with new kitchen

Not happy with new kitchen

Our kitchen took over 3 days to install.. and they had to come back at least 3 times after that! Just a few little things that had to be resolved, but I agree you need to…

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leni
Jun 18, 2010 12:52 am
leni
danana
danana
18 June 2010

McDonald Jones Home Builders - can you please help?

McDonald Jones Home Builders - can you please help?

Be careful of the pictures, when we went to see the house we are building (Bordeaux) on display, the roof was a different colour! they photoshopped it on the site. Its…

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danana
Jun 18, 2010 9:44 am
d@n
d@n
18 June 2010

Kitchen Colour Advice Please

Kitchen Colour Advice Please

lol. Gotta love the display home pic. The cake, strawberries and mortar & pestle... so try hard.

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d@n
Jun 18, 2010 12:26 pm
Bent_Nail
Bent_Nail
19 June 2010

Please vote on this kitchen

Please vote on this kitchen

I told her we didn't have the worse kitchen in Australia :lol: we finished 16th out of around 3000 so it's probably not the best, thanks to all that voted, looks like I will…

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Bent_Nail
Jun 19, 2010 2:04 pm
Bent_Nail
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
20 June 2010

3-Phase Cooktop Isolation Switch

3-Phase Cooktop Isolation Switch

Just reading through this... great thread and helpful for the person who was asking the question... Am i reading this right in the fact if I have a standalone cooker with…

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BuildlingPerth
Jun 20, 2010 6:33 pm
BuildlingPerth
hellokitty
hellokitty
21 June 2010

High gloss two pack kitchen cupboards CHIP easily?

High gloss two pack kitchen cupboards CHIP easily?

I still haven't beeen given any Createc pricing schedules by Polytec (grrrr) but from what I understand it will be more than colourboard but…

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hellokitty
Jun 21, 2010 8:27 pm
karry327
karry327
21 June 2010

Did anyone use either Brook Pebble or New Ash Dust Laminex?

Did anyone use either Brook Pebble or New Ash Dust Laminex?

Thank you both for posting your pics, I really appreciate it! It's helped a lot actually as I can see the Brook Pebble pattern is a little more subtle than I thought it…

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karry327
Jun 21, 2010 9:11 pm
karry327
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
21 June 2010

Benchtop that will go with our floors

Benchtop that will go with our floors

At this stage we are having grey polished concrete floor, almost black cabinetry and white polished concrete benchtops. We have heaps of natural light and a void over part…

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Elizabeth
Jun 21, 2010 10:27 pm
mindblower
mindblower
21 June 2010

Stone Benchtops

Stone Benchtops

Superb that Megan

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mindblower
Jun 21, 2010 11:05 pm
berny
berny
22 June 2010

Who can repair a small burn mark on a laminate benchtop?

Who can repair a small burn mark on a laminate benchtop?

Hi, I have a couple of burn marks approx size of a 50c piece on a soft kitchen laminate benchtop, just wondering if anyone knows of anyone in Sydney who could repair this…

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berny
Jun 22, 2010 2:56 pm
Notsubtle
Notsubtle
22 June 2010

Is Diamond Gloss worth using with rolled edges?

Is Diamond Gloss worth using with rolled edges?

Hey guys...sorry, just saw you ask. I use white vinegar neat...just tip a bit on a folded piece of paper towel and wipe over the bench...doesn't have to be too…

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Notsubtle
Jun 22, 2010 4:49 pm
berny
berny
22 June 2010

Who in Sydney can repair burnt/blister marks on benchtop?

Who in Sydney can repair burnt/blister marks on benchtop?

Reposted this message as I incorrectly posted it in Landscape and Garden. -------------- I have a couple of burn marks approx size of a 50c piece on a soft kitchen…

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berny
Jun 22, 2010 5:02 pm
blondelinda
blondelinda
22 June 2010

Cazoraz: what colour did you use in your splashback?!

Cazoraz: what colour did you use in your splashback?!

Hi Bel I already pm her a week or so ago, so I guess she isnt online at the moment? I also read her blog in detail, it appears to STOP at the point of the glass…

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blondelinda
Jun 22, 2010 11:06 pm
leni
leni
23 June 2010

Can I make this Kitchen layout better? Please help:(

Can I make this Kitchen layout better? Please help:(
1, 2

oh, I was thinking you could add an appliance cupboard into the corner between the tall cupboards and the sink as well?

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leni
Jun 23, 2010 1:41 am
leni
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
23 June 2010

Microwave that opens to the right....does this exist?

Microwave that opens to the right....does this exist?

Hi Rebecca Not that i have seen. We had the same problem as you. We ended up getting a Solardom as well. Cant tell you what its like as it doesnt get installed until…

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shackonthehill
Jun 23, 2010 8:20 pm
shackonthehill
Melrich
Melrich
24 June 2010

When does an oven need a trim kit?

When does an oven need a trim kit?

Yes I think if it is a new build then the cabinet maker will build around the oven. We had our oven delivered directly to our cabinet maker for that purpose. But if you…

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Melrich
Jun 24, 2010 9:36 am
Melrich
Melrich
24 June 2010

fridge space requirements

fridge space requirements

Most fridge manufacturers recommend 10cm clearance on top and sides of fridge to allow fridge to "breathe". You can probably get away with 5 cms clearance but I would not…

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Melrich
Jun 24, 2010 9:53 am
kyton
kyton
24 June 2010

Anyone has two level (or split level) bench top?

Anyone has two level (or split level) bench top?

Thank you - we adore it. Took a fair amount of planning and secrecy to pull it off.

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kyton
Jun 24, 2010 2:29 pm
kyton

Love your colour selections nikkit. Not sure why you think they are too similar. No need to panic. I think that they look stunning! What colour have you chosen for your…

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Jazzie9
Jun 26, 2010 11:09 pm
1sthome
1sthome
27 June 2010

Anyone had a kitchen with 1000mm between bench tops

Anyone had a kitchen with 1000mm between bench tops

In our unit we have 1000mm in our galley kitchen. It's ok for 1 person but very squashy with 2 people. For our new kitchen we're looking at 1300-1500mm.

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1sthome
Jun 27, 2010 1:33 pm
bel
bel
27 June 2010

Picking the right colour glass splashback

Picking the right colour glass splashback
1, 2

Obviously haven't used the new diamond white - but did pick up a sample. It was too dirty for what I wanted, but might suit you :D

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bel
Jun 27, 2010 6:27 pm
bel
saemiseon
saemiseon
28 June 2010

Galley kitchen dimencions

Galley kitchen dimencions

Hi there we're having a U-shaped kitchen and the gap between is 1500mm. I wasn't sure either so I went so many display homes and measured the gap in the kitchen and I…

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saemiseon
Jun 28, 2010 12:26 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
28 June 2010

Night Sky Caesarstone Benchtop Advice PLease

Night Sky Caesarstone Benchtop Advice PLease
1, 2

Hi Sonya, Hope u had a moment to take ur Night sky pix over the weekend. Did u have any probs with the CS so far?? R u happy with the product?

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OwnHome
Jun 28, 2010 2:26 pm
Mango
Mango
28 June 2010

Bench height for shorties

Bench height for shorties

Its great that your kitchen place is fixing this for you. You will notice those 2cm even though it doesnt sound like much. We had ours made a few cms higher and we…

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Mango
Jun 28, 2010 11:09 pm
mpcj
mpcj
29 June 2010

Cabinet door & benchtop colours - anyone else done these?

Cabinet door & benchtop colours - anyone else done these?

We are at framing stage, but we've gone for a similar theme in the rooms - but used different shades just to have something slightly different... Powder Room - CS in…

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mpcj
Jun 29, 2010 1:26 pm
mpcj
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
29 June 2010

kitchen company recommendations in sydney

kitchen company recommendations in sydney

We used Kitchen Wholesalers in 2007 and really enjoyed the process with this. Fixed price and the tradies were all fantastically coordinated. We went through the…

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Pete_n_Pet
Jun 29, 2010 11:58 pm
danrts
danrts
30 June 2010

anyone using smeg PGA95F 87cm Flushmount gas cooktop?

anyone using smeg PGA95F 87cm Flushmount gas cooktop?

hi I'm thinking about putting smeg appliances in my kitchen particularly 87cm gas cooktop (flushmount) PGA95F, anyone had any experience with Smeg appliances especially…

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danrts
Jun 30, 2010 4:04 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
30 June 2010

Best Fridge for large family?

Best Fridge for large family?

Thank you everyone. That Sharp french door one looks really good. I have to wrap my head around all the doors though, lol. Right now we have a F&P fridge/freezer w/…

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MrsGreen
Jun 30, 2010 7:20 pm
MrsGreen
Strumer
Strumer
30 June 2010

My first kitchen reno / design

My first kitchen reno / design

Ahh well, there you go then - I think you have made some good choices for he space you have to work with. Maybe think about some Inner Drawers inside the pantry if your…

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Strumer
Jun 30, 2010 7:35 pm
Strumer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
30 June 2010

Do you have a *quiet* kettle?

Do you have a *quiet* kettle?

I agree, I have a reasobably exspensive (as far as ketteles go) one and its…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 30, 2010 8:12 pm
Dukekamaya
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
Martin
Martin
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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Martin
Jun 30, 2010 10:32 pm
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

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