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kek
kek
21 March 2010

Saeco Royal or magic

Saeco Royal or magic

We don't have either (sorry) - ours is an Incanto Classic, which I don't think they make any more. :th: The Royal Digital Plus looks like a really nice machine though.... :D A…

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kek
Mar 21, 2010 11:05 am
kek
Notsubtle
Notsubtle
21 March 2010

Anyone used Creastyle for benchtops?

Anyone used Creastyle for benchtops?

Ok, changed mind on the creastyle because it cannot be 'bent' so sharply ( squareformed ) as much as Diamond gloss (4x4)..nor have acrylic edges like diamond gloss for a…

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Notsubtle
Mar 21, 2010 12:04 pm
take2
take2
21 March 2010

Are these gaps to big?

Are these gaps to big?

I am going to chase up the builder to see if all the adjustments have been done, it a concern as the gaps in the overheads and other cupboards are smaller there seems to…

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take2
Mar 21, 2010 9:21 pm
take2
take2
take2
21 March 2010

Matching Ceasarstone Cashmere to a Laminex Benchtop

Matching Ceasarstone Cashmere to a Laminex Benchtop

I was thinking the same as SB1, to use your door selection on your bench top, sometimes its works a lot better if you don't try to match but to contrast instead. Cheers Lou

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take2
Mar 21, 2010 10:17 pm
take2
nemisis
nemisis
22 March 2010

Kitchen - did you get what you wanted?

Kitchen - did you get what you wanted?

Will keep you all updated, tx for chippy for some great advice...stay tuned!

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nemisis
Mar 22, 2010 3:59 pm
Janine
Janine
22 March 2010

Laminex Finedge Anyone??

Laminex Finedge Anyone??

Hi Just wondering if anyone has got the Laminex Finedge finish doors. I have been told they can chip a bit but I really like the finish. Cheers Janine

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Janine
Mar 22, 2010 4:38 pm
arms
arms
23 March 2010

Soft Close Drawers

Soft Close Drawers

yes thats right ,but ikea have done a deal with blum and…

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arms
Mar 23, 2010 7:41 pm
arms
donuts
donuts
24 March 2010

Anyone NOT put more than one colour on kitchen cupboards?

Anyone NOT put more than one colour on kitchen cupboards?

yep, another all white kitchen here. so easy, didn't have to be stressed by colours in the kitchen at least!

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donuts
Mar 24, 2010 10:17 am
donuts
btherl
btherl
3 August 2010

Things your builder thought you wouldn't see.

Things your builder thought you wouldn't see.
VIC

The plumbers suggested that we remove the temperature limiting valve and the flow rate control valve where the water enters out property. I'm…

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btherl
Aug 03, 2010 3:53 pm
btherl
nemisis
nemisis
24 March 2010

what to do? kitchen very budget

what to do? kitchen very budget

Yeh thanks guys, I'm on the case....I've got something special happening!

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nemisis
Mar 24, 2010 9:50 pm
whattodo
whattodo
24 March 2010

19yr old Kitchen budget upgrade. Pics & advice!

19yr old Kitchen budget upgrade. Pics & advice!

You're very lucky to have the good layout already! I'd go with painting the cupboards to modernise them and a lighter benchtop. MUST lose the curtain!!!!

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whattodo
Mar 24, 2010 9:55 pm
Hawkchick
Hawkchick
24 March 2010

Kitchen styles and colours

Kitchen styles and colours

I know how you feel Tash - I have wooden floors too and am about to embark on a kitchen reno - love the look of wood with a stone benchtop, but am just a bit worried that…

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Hawkchick
Mar 24, 2010 11:23 pm
DamNita
DamNita
25 March 2010

kitchen DIY doors and benchetops only

kitchen DIY doors and benchetops only

Hi Steve, I have sent you a message but the cabinet makers name is Mick and his mobile is 0437 761 787. He is from Preston. Hope this helps, Anita.

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DamNita
Mar 25, 2010 12:07 pm
DamNita
wordsalad
wordsalad
25 March 2010

How many quotes and who did you use?

How many quotes and who did you use?

We're not quite up to the kitchen bit yet, but have done a little research and are on the north shore. DK kitchens look stunning. If your quotes do come in expensive,…

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wordsalad
Mar 25, 2010 2:59 pm
tcrosss
tcrosss
26 March 2010

My personal bonfire - Technika cooktop

My personal bonfire - Technika cooktop

Just a thought - perhaps the jets in the middle burner were not replaced with the LPG gauge whereas the other burners were? I would think a professional gas fitter is…

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tcrosss
Mar 26, 2010 4:22 pm
tcrosss
knad
knad
26 March 2010

Createc v's Laminate

Createc v's Laminate

Hi All, Does anyone have a approximate 'per metre' price difference between createc & laminate? Someone suggested that for a standard bench high cabinet door the cost of…

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knad
Mar 26, 2010 4:41 pm
mark299
mark299
26 March 2010

Design Help in increasing size of kitchen

Design Help in increasing size of kitchen
1, 2, 3

Ok Judging my what you have said i can give you some ideas..but i need more info :) As far as facades…

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mark299
Mar 26, 2010 10:01 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
27 March 2010

Caeasar stone vs Essa stone - is there a difference

Caeasar stone vs Essa stone - is there a difference

Our builder uses Essa stone, but apparently that is because the laminex group own it, and our selections were to be made from laminex/formica, which are part of the…

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Rizzo
Mar 27, 2010 5:15 pm
themax
themax
27 March 2010

White cupboards and young kids - a good or bad idea?

White cupboards and young kids - a good or bad idea?

We have white gloss cupboards, and 2 DD's. I think the white gloss is super easy to keep clean and they seem to always come up sparkly and fresh. Just my opinion though.

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themax
Mar 27, 2010 8:18 pm
themax
wilson3
wilson3
27 March 2010

COLOUR SELECTION DONE - I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

COLOUR SELECTION DONE - I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

Dont be pushed into anything that you are not keen on. Make sure you do complete research to options available. Builders will often say to choose from a small selection,…

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wilson3
Mar 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Mango
Mango
28 March 2010

Your opinion on colours (with a burgundy splashback)

Your opinion on colours (with a burgundy splashback)

Bamboo is very light so the darker cupboards will look great.

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Mango
Mar 28, 2010 4:03 pm
Mango
Mango
28 March 2010

New Kitchen ordered

New Kitchen ordered

Its so exciting after everything is decided. Looking forward to the pics.

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Mango
Mar 28, 2010 11:01 pm
tivoenator
tivoenator
29 March 2010

Culino Dual mixer

Culino Dual mixer

I have one, its great. Very neat looking, most of the small taps I saw for filtered water looked terrible. The Culino just looks like a normal mixer, works ok too. I'm…

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tivoenator
Mar 29, 2010 6:42 am
arms
arms
29 March 2010

Kitchen Tiles - under or abutting kickboards

Kitchen Tiles - under or abutting kickboards

Does it really matter either way? We were going to tile after kickboards had been laid, but now DH wants to tile under the diswasher (built under…

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arms
Mar 29, 2010 8:42 am
arms
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
29 March 2010

Can you tell me the technical term re: laminex

Can you tell me the technical term re: laminex

The builder is actually building his own house too at the moment, so I think they may be getting the same for their laundry as well! Well if it isnt too expensive, they…

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Ms Builder
Mar 29, 2010 5:21 pm
Mick01
Mick01
29 March 2010

Marble all the rage again!

Marble all the rage again!

Thanks inamet09, I will give them a call. Mick

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Mick01
Mar 29, 2010 5:55 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
30 March 2010

Two tone kitchen

Two tone kitchen

The benchtop is Laminex Quicksand, I will see if I can take a photo of the bench and splashback for you tonight. The splashback is white tiles, not flat, not sure what it…

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fitnhealthy
Mar 30, 2010 8:35 am
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Melrich
Mar 30, 2010 9:43 am
OMG
OMG
30 March 2010

Asian Sand Vs. White cabinets

Asian Sand Vs. White cabinets

We debated too between Asian Sand & white & we too are having a white Ice Snow stone benchtop. In the end we decided on white cupboards & kickboards - we are undecided…

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OMG
Mar 30, 2010 2:36 pm
take2
take2
30 March 2010

CAESAR STONE - ICE SNOW

CAESAR STONE - ICE SNOW

Just contact some stone masons, in your area, ice snow is popular so if your servey is not that big they may be able to do it from off cuts. Cheers Lou

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take2
Mar 30, 2010 6:25 pm
take2
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MagicJ
Mar 30, 2010 7:16 pm
MagicJ
sleven
sleven
30 March 2010

Where can I get just a benchtop?

Where can I get just a benchtop?

There should be kitchen/cabinet makers that can do this for you... we just had ours re-done - the guy is actually a cabinet maker and used to install (well still does)…

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sleven
Mar 30, 2010 7:29 pm
sleven
Rizzo
Rizzo
30 March 2010

Help needed please

Help needed please

aha, that's what we said :::

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Rizzo
Mar 30, 2010 9:37 pm
arms
arms
1 April 2010

fingerpulls in laminate or 2pack for cabinetry???

fingerpulls in laminate or 2pack for cabinetry???

Was wondering if you can get the drawers with the handleless look (fingerpulls, shadowline, bevelled edge???) in laminate instead of 2pack to bring…

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arms
Apr 01, 2010 8:45 am
arms
kyton
kyton
1 April 2010

Pic of the tiles and stones :)

Pic of the tiles and stones :)

You will need to upload a link from a photo hosting site like photo bucket / flickr.

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kyton
Apr 01, 2010 10:31 am
kyton
Janelle
Janelle
1 April 2010

Cost of adding drawers to your kitchen

Cost of adding drawers to your kitchen

I was charged $580 for 6 pot drawers to replace 4 cupboards (without soft close)

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Janelle
Apr 01, 2010 11:13 am
Janelle
Melrich
Melrich
1 April 2010

What colour tiles did you put with pure mineral stone diamon

What colour tiles did you put with pure mineral stone diamon

I really like those .... I bet it looks fab!! Well the ones in that link are all glass but the bullet style is the same. Ours are…

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Melrich
Apr 01, 2010 1:52 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
1 April 2010

Fridge location for my kitchen? (with pics!)

Fridge location for my kitchen? (with pics!)

Thanks for the replies. I decided to go for "Option 1" in the end with the fridge at the end of the kitchen. I don't like that it'll shorten my available bench space and…

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Sheepdog
Apr 01, 2010 3:40 pm
kek
kek
1 April 2010

Help with our kitchen....

Help with our kitchen....
1, 2

I love it too. :: I don't think it's too much for the room; it's a decent sized room. But then, I'm not scared of bold colour.... ::lol:: You could do it in a really…

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kek
Apr 01, 2010 7:35 pm
kek
arandagirl
arandagirl
2 April 2010

Kitchen bench top waste chute

Kitchen bench top waste chute

OK it seems that this unit is no longer made. Thanks to all for your help Regards Bruce

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arandagirl
Apr 02, 2010 8:31 am
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
2 April 2010

product opinions wanted please

product opinions wanted please

thanks for the reply melrich. Looks in the kitchen was a high priority as we hate a clean looking kitchen that is ruined cos you can see the covering panel on the…

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shackonthehill
Apr 02, 2010 11:08 am
shackonthehill
jagguy
jagguy
2 April 2010

new kitchen

new kitchen

Hi, I am getting a new kitchen in my new unit to replace the old one. It is only about 2.2M X 3M in size and I have a stove (next to a bench) and fridge currrently next…

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jagguy
Apr 02, 2010 11:25 am
tazkaz
tazkaz
2 April 2010

Abey sinks

Abey sinks

Just wondering what people think of their Abey brand sinks? I am interested in the Stratus, sit on top sink. The corners are square and the draining area does not have…

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tazkaz
Apr 02, 2010 4:24 pm
jagguy
jagguy
2 April 2010

new kitchen

new kitchen

I am after a new kitchen and has anyone got a new kitchen from freedom furniture? They look Ok for my small kitchen.

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jagguy
Apr 02, 2010 5:26 pm
jagguy
jagguy
3 April 2010

L shaped bench

L shaped bench

I have a L shaped bench abdout 600X600 on top. How easy is it to get rid of this as I need the space in that area. IN it splace I prefer to fill the gap with a shelf.

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jagguy
Apr 03, 2010 7:54 pm
borg
borg
4 April 2010

Thickness of 2 pak doors - 18mm or 25mm?

Thickness of 2 pak doors - 18mm or 25mm?

to stop two pack doors from bowing is is best to use board that has laminte on both sides. With the face to be roughly sanded…

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borg
Apr 04, 2010 9:30 am
borg
Lol
Lol
4 April 2010

Laminex - basalt, bleached reed and parchment

Laminex - basalt, bleached reed and parchment

If you are using a laminate splashback be very carefull,especially if you are using a gas cooktop. A combustible surface must be 200mm from the edge of the gas hot…

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Lol
Apr 04, 2010 8:34 pm
n&n02
n&n02
6 April 2010

Urgent help needed please!!!!!!!

Urgent help needed please!!!!!!!

Thanks for your replies cazoraz and Mango!! I think I was having a last minute panic :lol: We have only just decided to change to vinyl wrap so I think in the rush of it…

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n&n02
Apr 06, 2010 9:06 am


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