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grinder
grinder
10 April 2010

Kitchen company - need to be HIA member?

Kitchen company - need to be HIA member?

Not necessarily they can be members of MBA (Masters Builders Association) HIA and MBA are two top competing not for profit organisations which may offer some building…

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grinder
Apr 10, 2010 1:06 pm
grinder
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
11 April 2010

Recommendation for Ceaser Stone & Marbe for kitchen

Recommendation for Ceaser Stone & Marbe for kitchen

Thanks very much, I'll look them up! Much appreciated. :-) spiffmiff

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spiffmiff
Apr 11, 2010 7:25 pm
barkly
barkly
12 April 2010

Ceaser Stone Benchtop

Ceaser Stone Benchtop

So is it really not a complete solid ceasar stone... :? And I don't think you would want it to be either. The weight of the bench top…

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barkly
Apr 12, 2010 1:23 pm
Janine
Janine
12 April 2010

Extended Warranty - Yes or No??

Extended Warranty - Yes or No??

Thanks everyone! I just phoned the store was told that we get an extra 3 years warranty which will extend the manufacturers warranty. If the cost of repairs is more than…

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Janine
Apr 12, 2010 2:54 pm
Aquillah
Aquillah
12 April 2010

White Silver Gloss benchtops- Formica.

White Silver Gloss benchtops- Formica.

Evening Y'all! Just wondering if anyone has used the Formica colour-White Silver Gloss. If anyone has used it or seen pictures or have experience with it, feedback would…

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Aquillah
Apr 12, 2010 11:14 pm
Possumchops
Possumchops
13 April 2010

Non-SS metal countertops

Non-SS metal countertops

I'm not sure zinc and pewter would be a food safe preparation area? As for copper, I've worked with copper for jewellery before, and my assumpton is because you are…

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Possumchops
Apr 13, 2010 6:31 am

robbo, I'm having a Pure Mineral stone DG bench installed next week so will try to post a pic then.. DG is particularly scratch resistant...and the lighter colours are…

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Notsubtle
Apr 13, 2010 4:30 pm
candice.novak
candice.novak
14 April 2010

Kitchen renovators/contractors in Melbourne?

Kitchen renovators/contractors in Melbourne?

HI I am in same boat ie renovating an old kicthen Dont know if this helps but after much research I am going with an ikea kitchen am ordering before 25th april so getting…

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candice.novak
Apr 14, 2010 1:19 pm
Melrich
Melrich
15 April 2010

A couple of questions... .. .

A couple of questions... .. .

Re. Vinyl vs 2pac our original kitchen designer thought 2pac would be about +25%. In fact our cabinet maker quoted same price for both.

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Melrich
Apr 15, 2010 1:36 pm
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
15 April 2010

Plannning a kitchen from a practical standpoint

Plannning a kitchen from a practical standpoint

If a kithchen is built correctly using HMR (high moisture resistant) boards and appliances are installed and sealed…

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Eco Builder
Apr 15, 2010 8:17 pm
Eco Builder
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
15 April 2010

caeserstone Bench Tops... Any problems?

caeserstone Bench Tops... Any problems?

my mum has recently had a white ceaser benchtop installed in her new kitchen - luna white - and unfortunatley we are finding that it does stain. Everything from stainless…

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hmmmmm
Apr 15, 2010 8:19 pm
Bubble
Bubble
15 April 2010

splashback

splashback

Never thought of using pressed metal as a splash back. :th: Can you post a pic please.

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Bubble
Apr 15, 2010 10:36 pm
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
16 April 2010

Help needed for kitchen wall behind sink

Help needed for kitchen wall behind sink

Thanks for the advice. I think that moving the sink to the front bench and the stove to the current sink position is the way to go.

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Rebecca1983
Apr 16, 2010 7:24 am
chook07
chook07
16 April 2010

Show us your lights hanging over your kitchen island please

Show us your lights hanging over your kitchen island please

I'm also keen to see some pics of lights over the island bench. Does anyone else have some pics to share?

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chook07
Apr 16, 2010 1:01 pm
arms
arms
17 April 2010

Can you have Laminex / formica as a splashback?

Can you have Laminex / formica as a splashback?

If you can get your hands on the new Laminex Diamondgloss surfaces brochure, they have used a diamondgloss laminate as a splash and it looks…

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arms
Apr 17, 2010 7:13 am
arms
Dollar
Dollar
17 April 2010

Splashback - would it look silly if......

Splashback - would it look silly if......

The Matrix tiles are my fave but yes expensive. I think the other option you are thinking will be fine and much easier to clean if any food splashes on the splashback it…

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Dollar
Apr 17, 2010 7:40 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
18 April 2010

Splashback idea - Would this work?

Splashback idea - Would this work?

I would have thought you would need starfire glass, otherwise you end up with the green tint. And - check with someone who really knows - my guess is that the laminate…

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Elizabeth
Apr 18, 2010 7:28 pm
Strumer
Strumer
19 April 2010

Kitchen Design Regulations???

Kitchen Design Regulations???

Hey David, To quote the AS/NZS 4386.2-1996 regarding co-ordination of service zones: "The overriding principle is to ensure easy access to any appliance connection…

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Strumer
Apr 19, 2010 11:59 am
Strumer
G.Mont
G.Mont
21 April 2010

Contract out Kitchen or DIY?

Contract out Kitchen or DIY?

Hey Guys! My Wife and I are redesigning our kitchen and we're in the process of deciding whether to contract out or do it ourselves. We've found two contractors that we'd…

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G.Mont
Apr 21, 2010 7:54 am
donuts
donuts
22 April 2010

NON waterfall islands (with chairs tucked under)

NON waterfall islands (with chairs tucked under)

you can have waterfalls on the ends of the bench but still have overhang along the length of the bench to allow for stools to tuck in, that's what we…

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donuts
Apr 22, 2010 2:54 pm
donuts
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Nathan SteelFab
Apr 24, 2010 10:39 am
Nathan SteelFab
Lol
Lol
25 April 2010

flat pack install

flat pack install

Phone The Housing Industry Association, and ask for a kitchen installer member, or try the website. Same appliaes for your other trades. Just make sure if you use others…

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Lol
Apr 25, 2010 4:41 pm
Pebbles
Pebbles
26 April 2010

Kitchen is finally finished! Before and after pics

Kitchen is finally finished! Before and after pics
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WOW!!! Great job ... you must love being in your kitchen now! The floor looks fantastic!!!!! :D

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Pebbles
Apr 26, 2010 1:49 pm
Pebbles
inamet09
inamet09
26 April 2010

Cost Differences - Stone and Marble

Cost Differences - Stone and Marble

Do yourself a favour and do NOT get marble benchtops for the kitchen. It will stain. I know-my dinner table is marble and my benchtops are granite and the staining on…

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inamet09
Apr 26, 2010 2:56 pm
inamet09
GSK
GSK
26 April 2010

Show us your kitchen bar stools

Show us your kitchen bar stools

if your kitchen is white then very light cream ones might look dirty against the white. Perhaps either white or a contrast would be…

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GSK
Apr 26, 2010 3:02 pm
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inamet09
Apr 26, 2010 3:18 pm
inamet09
leni
leni
26 April 2010

Help in selectings Undersink filter.

Help in selectings Undersink filter.

Hi there, just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of replacement filter costs for the mains under bench filters (the ones that filter all cold water coming out of the…

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leni
Apr 26, 2010 9:12 pm
leni
Melrich
Melrich
27 April 2010

Need kitchen advice...desperately

Need kitchen advice...desperately

I agree with the others, $11k will not get you much. But exactly how much a kitchen will cost is like asking how long is a piece of string. Ours will end up (it is in…

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Melrich
Apr 27, 2010 8:40 am
builda
builda
3 May 2010

LAND TITLES - GREENGULLY ESTATE SOUTH MORANG

LAND TITLES - GREENGULLY ESTATE SOUTH MORANG
VIC

So, it is the relevant authorities whose bureacracy is holding it up...there is sooooo much red tape these days that it is ridiculous. Just the same, developers should…

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builda
May 03, 2010 10:46 pm
builda
Lex
Lex
28 April 2010

Oven Capacity: How much difference does 12cm (H) make?

Oven Capacity: How much difference does 12cm (H) make?

OK, my ramblings for your new topic :D : Can you have 2 trays at once in the smaller oven (one above another)? If not, then it's better to have 12cm extra H, so that you…

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Lex
Apr 28, 2010 4:58 pm
Lex
Felistopher
Felistopher
28 April 2010

SHOW US yer Kitchen cupboard doors/handles

SHOW US yer Kitchen cupboard doors/handles

Ours have no handles on the cupboards facing the living area. I like the streamlined…

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Felistopher
Apr 28, 2010 9:12 pm
Felistopher
cezar_oz
cezar_oz
29 April 2010

U-Shape kitchen in excellent condition for sale

U-Shape kitchen in excellent condition for sale

Any chance you could tell us approximately where you are located? ie, I'm in Adelaide and would have a hard time picking up a kitchen in…

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cezar_oz
Apr 29, 2010 6:41 am
Southies
Southies
29 April 2010

Building with Laminex Squareform

Building with Laminex Squareform

benchtops are thicker than standard laminated benchtops and have a tight radius to give the effect of stone slab this is ours…

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Southies
Apr 29, 2010 8:10 am
Southies
mikeg12
mikeg12
29 April 2010

Kitchen Pantry Wall?

Kitchen Pantry Wall?

not too sure - looks like polished concrete? either that or huggge tiles!

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mikeg12
Apr 29, 2010 11:15 am
grom40
grom40
30 April 2010

Caesarstone - rough finish?

Caesarstone - rough finish?

Hi trinity, My caesarstone bench hasn't been installed yet but my friend has one & the edges r definitely smooth. I'd ask some questions of your builder...

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grom40
Apr 30, 2010 12:11 am
grom40
kyton
kyton
30 April 2010

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks

No we used spray cans - at least 3 coats.

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kyton
Apr 30, 2010 12:37 pm
kyton
tpin70
tpin70
30 April 2010

Anyone got any ideas about outdoor kitchens?

Anyone got any ideas about outdoor kitchens?

HI chippy That Outdoor kitchen designs was so beautiful and attractive ...How much you charge for that ??? yeah what he said ::lol::

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tpin70
Apr 30, 2010 4:04 pm
Lex
Lex
30 April 2010

Custom and/or Mix'n'Match Kitchen Tables

Custom and/or Mix'n'Match Kitchen Tables

Mmmmm, not bad, and look at the nice size !! And it all comes with clearly written prices! Thanks DN!

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Lex
Apr 30, 2010 8:41 pm
Lex
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themax
Apr 30, 2010 9:04 pm
themax
Mango
Mango
1 May 2010

Sometimes you have a win!

Sometimes you have a win!

I can feel your excitement! We got an upgrade on our blanco pyro oven to the top model as they didnt have the other one instock. i was thrilled with that and it was only a…

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Mango
May 01, 2010 7:19 pm
jk1714
jk1714
1 May 2010

Please help me with my kitchen colours!!!!

Please help me with my kitchen colours!!!!

We are building our new home and we have decided on Glacier caesar stone for our kitchen benches with the island bench having the stone water fall. We also decided on…

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jk1714
May 01, 2010 10:55 pm
Lozboy
Lozboy
2 May 2010

Seeking photos of dark kitchen cupboards with dark benchtops

Seeking photos of dark kitchen cupboards with dark benchtops
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I believe if you have the waterfall edges with a diagonal join in the laminex it actually creates a weak join!

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Lozboy
May 02, 2010 12:15 am
chippy
chippy
3 May 2010

how is your island bench fixed to the slab?

how is your island bench fixed to the slab?

Kickers either clip to the legs or some cabinet makers screw them from above (through the bottom of carcase) This would also help support cupboard, though wont stop any movement.

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chippy
May 03, 2010 3:44 pm
chippy
newby126
newby126
3 May 2010

Help choosing new kitchen bench colour

Help choosing new kitchen bench colour

Hi Sheep dog, the edging was called "diamond gloss" edging - as opposed to bullnosed or square I think. We didn't want the rounded bullnose, and the square tends to show a…

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newby126
May 03, 2010 7:17 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
3 May 2010

Mirrored Splashback

Mirrored Splashback
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Nope-there will be a very green feature wall nearby, with dark timber dining table and window dressings to match! Wall paint is Wattyl's Pearl Shell ( a warm white)-and…

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Deemaree
May 03, 2010 8:53 pm
Deemaree
Annietom
Annietom
3 May 2010

Sink on Island Bench

Sink on Island Bench
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Hi mcniks ::smile:: I have a sink on the island and I like it because it was integral to the kitchen design. I don't do a lot of washing up either and if I…

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Annietom
May 03, 2010 10:19 pm
Annietom
nellie caporn
nellie caporn
4 May 2010

Corian vs Essa vs Caesar

Corian vs Essa vs Caesar
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hi there r u building on kudos circuit i think were neighbours were building opp u " i think " scott park regards nelliecaporn

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nellie caporn
May 04, 2010 2:00 pm


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