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mummagoose
mummagoose
18 January 2010

Any one got dark colored tiles in your kitchen? Can I see?

Any one got dark colored tiles in your kitchen? Can I see?

We're currently looking at big grey/black granite tiles for our kitchen/dining area, but we want the benchtops, cupboards etc to be in light colors. Just wondering if it…

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mummagoose
Jan 18, 2010 12:52 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
18 January 2010

Blanco range?

Blanco range?

I've got a Blanco range, oven and dishwasher. The Range is great - noisy but I guess you expect that. The Oven is very good - maybe a bit hard to keep clean but generally…

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Mozzie
Jan 18, 2010 9:39 pm
Mozzie
arms
arms
19 January 2010

Where to buy draw inserts / dividers in Vic?

Where to buy draw inserts / dividers in Vic?

although I have the blum tandembox, if you look at my blog pictures you can see they added in extra high sides which are just melamine (or…

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arms
Jan 19, 2010 7:53 am
arms
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
19 January 2010

Integrated Dishwasher finished cycle?

Integrated Dishwasher finished cycle?

Jaeger LeCoultre - So no indication when the dishwasher is running on that Meile? The door opening slightly at end of cycle is good. My…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Jan 19, 2010 12:49 pm
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Pisces
Jan 19, 2010 4:25 pm
Pisces
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
19 January 2010

How much room for the fridge space?

How much room for the fridge space?

I just got my new side by side delivered today!!! but stupid whirlpool forgot to put the tubing kit in there to attach it to my water point!! ::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: I was all excited…

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wakeboardandy
Jan 19, 2010 6:10 pm
wakeboardandy
mac64
mac64
19 January 2010

How would you line up the bench, fridge and pantry?

How would you line up the bench, fridge and pantry?

another issue you might have is if the dishwasher is open, access to fridge may be difficult

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mac64
Jan 19, 2010 6:53 pm
Nic_s
Nic_s
19 January 2010

Apollo Kitchen, sydney, anyone..???

Apollo Kitchen, sydney, anyone..???

Hi, Have you tried Kitchen Essence? I did the rounds of Kitchen places in Alexandria (sydney) on Saturday. I was really impressed with there friendly honest advice. I'm…

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Nic_s
Jan 19, 2010 7:08 pm
bel
bel
20 January 2010

Glass splashback - installed before or after benchtop?

Glass splashback - installed before or after benchtop?

From memory Southies didn't have her splashback on when applying for her Occupancy Certificate, so might not be a problem. Maybe have a read through her thread or send her a pm.

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bel
Jan 20, 2010 6:35 am
bel
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
20 January 2010

Powerpoint requirement for gas cooktop

Powerpoint requirement for gas cooktop

heehee... cheaper is most often then not always the best..we all do the same thing but HOW it gets done is another thing.. :n: good luck anyways :D australian standards…

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cenemelectrical
Jan 20, 2010 10:15 am
VintageModern
VintageModern
20 January 2010

BISAZZA

BISAZZA

I personally love, love, love bizassa tiles... if money wasn't an issue I would have my bathroom done from floor to ceiling in them. They basically come in every colour…

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VintageModern
Jan 20, 2010 12:45 pm
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
20 January 2010

Buying Bar Stools- Help pls!

Buying Bar Stools- Help pls!

Hi.. I finally found something I liked, and at a great price too.. paid $69 each.. Here is a photo of what I bought- in black colour... Cheers :D

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Maniradha10
Jan 20, 2010 1:05 pm
andy the pm
andy the pm
20 January 2010

Is it possible to change the kitchen doors after handover?

Is it possible to change the kitchen doors after handover?

It really depends on whether your doors are 'standard' sizes or you have a custom kitchen. Measure the doors you want to change and post the sizes, there are also…

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andy the pm
Jan 20, 2010 8:43 pm
newby126
newby126
21 January 2010

I Need a Melbourne Kitchen company - kitchen design help

I Need a Melbourne Kitchen company - kitchen design help

Freedom came to our house twice (6 hours worth of consultation) to create a design we liked and that was before we had even committed to using them. The second visit was…

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newby126
Jan 21, 2010 8:21 pm
royalblue
royalblue
21 January 2010

Cork floors and eco sealers

Cork floors and eco sealers

Not that clued up about what's available, but I'm pretty sure there are water based ployurethane finishes that are not as toxic as the solvent ones Kez is talking about. …

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royalblue
Jan 21, 2010 10:15 pm

yes please, that would be great

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am

I believe they are like any other timber veneer, but I think you can get themn pre-finished in this product. Timber veneer scratches easier than laminex, but looks heaps…

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jbdave
Jan 22, 2010 8:25 am

The builder told us our kitchen maker uses casesarstone but I never thought he might also use other products as well... Maybe we should start…

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suh
Jan 25, 2010 12:50 pm
suh
newby126
newby126
25 January 2010

Decision time - Kitchen colours, help please!

Decision time - Kitchen colours, help please!

Hi All, I was hoping I could add my kitchen design here, but its proving too challenging! I am absolutely losing sleep over this bench top colour - so if you are a colour…

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newby126
Jan 25, 2010 4:34 pm
Dithering
Dithering
26 January 2010

Do I need kickboards on my island?

Do I need kickboards on my island?

What are your panels made out of? I did not think you could touch up 2-pac finish? Being careful not really an option with a toddler. Sounds like the kickboard will…

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Dithering
Jan 26, 2010 9:05 am
katie81
katie81
27 January 2010

Good Coffee Machine

Good Coffee Machine
1, 2, 3

Hi Dymonite, Yeah. I have read many of those comments but I came to the conclusion that a) most of the anti Breville posts were inputted by their…

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katie81
Jan 27, 2010 2:05 am
gumboots
gumboots
27 January 2010

Show me your kitchen STOOLS!

Show me your kitchen STOOLS!
1, 2, 3, 4

We don't have them yet, or a house to put them in for that matter :oops:

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gumboots
Jan 27, 2010 8:18 pm
misslittle
misslittle
28 January 2010

Idiot proof Knife Sharpner?

Idiot proof Knife Sharpner?

I swear by these! :D http://www.swissistor.com.au/index.php Have used them for years and nothing sharpens my seccies as well and I do all our…

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misslittle
Jan 28, 2010 9:56 am
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amyife
Jan 28, 2010 9:16 pm
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
29 January 2010

:: help! I have a stain on my benchtop....

:: help! I have a stain on my benchtop....

turps or metholated spirits. If it has soaked into the stone, you may be able to break down the pigment of the texta with UV light. I managed to do that with some outdoor…

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Spa Matz
Jan 29, 2010 12:32 pm
mac64
mac64
30 January 2010

drilling a larger hole in ceaserstone bench top

drilling a larger hole in ceaserstone bench top

cut a hole the size you need in a piece of mdf about 500mm x depth of bench then clamp this over where you want to drill to use as a guide or you can stand on the board as…

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mac64
Jan 29, 2010 11:13 pm
arms
arms
30 January 2010

Sealing a newly installed kitchen sink

Sealing a newly installed kitchen sink

The sink was supplied by the kitchen company and its made in china (unbranded). They didnt supply the plumber...who has his own agenda and it…

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arms
Jan 30, 2010 8:01 am
arms
Strumer
Strumer
30 January 2010

How to match up the kitchen cabinet handle?

How to match up the kitchen cabinet handle?

Last edited by Fu Manchu on 28 Jan 2010 20:37, edited 3 times in total. edited out hidden link and replaced with a cabinet picture of theirs, go on click the…

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Strumer
Jan 30, 2010 11:16 am
Strumer
rupz
rupz
1 February 2010

"Bleached Leather" as the cabinet colour ?

"Bleached Leather" as the cabinet colour ?

Hello all, Am hoping to get some suggestions .. ! We have chosen Taubmans Bleached Leather as the colour of the cabinets.. Just wondering how…

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rupz
Feb 01, 2010 3:23 pm

Re Granite transformations and joins: In about 2000, we upgraded the benchtops and splashbacks in our previous house with this mob. Overall, it was excellent....one of…

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zeke
Feb 01, 2010 7:10 pm
zeke
barkly
barkly
4 February 2010

Blum Servo Drive

Blum Servo Drive

Bec, yep went down this path for a while and then decided it was just too much to spend on touch open drawers. The price would be about right - you are practically in…

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barkly
Feb 04, 2010 2:37 pm

Hey there, here is some pics of the kitchen we recently did in the house we have just sold. We had a white gloss laminate for the cupboards and a glossy laminate benchtop.…

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bek7708
Feb 04, 2010 6:30 pm
bek7708
cyberman
cyberman
5 February 2010

Hansa, Dorf or something else???

Hansa, Dorf or something else???

Last house I built I used Hansa gold-plated taps and thermostatically-controlled showers. I doubt I got a cent extra for the house when I sold it. With my new house I'm…

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cyberman
Feb 05, 2010 4:04 pm
cyberman
goveroo
goveroo
6 February 2010

Kitchen cupboard colours to go with timber benchtop

Kitchen cupboard colours to go with timber benchtop

Great photos. Having some difficulty uploading pics at the moment. Timber floor: fairly dark as it in an older house with some…

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goveroo
Feb 06, 2010 10:29 pm
sveta
sveta
7 February 2010

Granite vs marble benchtop

Granite vs marble benchtop
1, 2

Beautiful granite benchtop. Love the waterfall edge. We were quoted 5000 too. So we decided to delete the waterfall edge. We are have Indian Kinawa which is basically…

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sveta
Feb 06, 2010 11:29 pm
ozzybird
ozzybird
7 February 2010

Sakkara Ivory Benchtop?

Sakkara Ivory Benchtop?

Bump .... I would like to see this too.

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ozzybird
Feb 07, 2010 7:52 pm
Jose27
Jose27
8 February 2010

Polytec Thermolaminated Doors

Polytec Thermolaminated Doors

Anyone able to give a rough idea of costs for having gloss cupboards in a kitchen. All I know is…

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Jose27
Feb 08, 2010 6:15 pm
n&n02
n&n02
8 February 2010

Help please!!! Laminex Stipple Hemp - has anyone used it???

Help please!!! Laminex Stipple Hemp - has anyone used it???

Thanks everyone for your thoughts, suggestions and pics. :) Hmmmm, no matter which light I look at the sample in, I keep seeing hues of olivey/khaki green. I think I…

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n&n02
Feb 08, 2010 8:22 pm
SharonC
SharonC
9 February 2010

9ft Ceilings and canopy rangehood

9ft Ceilings and canopy rangehood

Thanks Roger for your reply. We think we'll probably get a flue extension made up. One more thing to add to the list!!

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SharonC
Feb 09, 2010 12:21 am
MagicJ
MagicJ
9 February 2010

Colour Help Needed

Colour Help Needed

I nearly went with a blue splashback, but changed my mind at the last minute. Here's my thread with a looooong discussion of it all, with lots of photo examples. Good…

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MagicJ
Feb 09, 2010 1:09 pm
MagicJ
cuttingedgecabinets
cuttingedgecabinets
9 February 2010

For those with laminex waterfall egdes.

For those with laminex waterfall egdes.

To waterfall a laminated bench top usually require the edges to be square. I hate square edged laminate as it can get damaged and chip very easily. There are a couple of…

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cuttingedgecabinets
Feb 09, 2010 5:37 pm
cuttingedgecabinets
Dollar
Dollar
9 February 2010

caesarstone vs laminex

caesarstone vs laminex
1, 2

I think stone is lovely and hence why we are getting it. I would be forever whinging if it wasn't stone so this was one of the "must haves". We did ditch the stone in the…

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Dollar
Feb 09, 2010 6:05 pm
suh
suh
10 February 2010

Glass splashback colour

Glass splashback colour

Kingo, if you are having a grey benchtop and white cupboards, I personally would either have a similar colour to the bench or white on Starfire…

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suh
Feb 10, 2010 6:11 am
suh
Fitbodies
Fitbodies
10 February 2010

Out Kitchen sketches

Out Kitchen sketches

It's fabulous - and pretty much my dream kitchen. ::hyst:: The sink is fine. 80% of homes these days have the sink on an island, with no splashback behind. That's because it…

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Fitbodies
Feb 10, 2010 7:02 pm
Fitbodies
suh
suh
11 February 2010

Would you choose laminex over 2pak?

Would you choose laminex over 2pak?
1, 2

A bit late but I have 2 pac and love the look, but we have already had a couple of incidents and I have no small kids, just a husband and 23 yo at home, hubby is the worse…

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suh
Feb 11, 2010 1:35 pm
suh
dave-
dave-
11 February 2010

Bosch Dishwasher, Cold Water "Recommended" - Does it matter?

Bosch Dishwasher, Cold Water "Recommended" - Does it matter?

I have a Bosch Dishwasher for the past 10 years, and have run it on hot water. Is says the temp should never go over 60c. I hope this…

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dave-
Feb 11, 2010 3:55 pm
suh
suh
13 February 2010

Too Many Combinations

Too Many Combinations

No I'm not :oops: I had heaps of doubts, I changed my kitchen probably 4 times until I finally knew it was right ::smile:: you've picked all this yourself and the colours go together…

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suh
Feb 13, 2010 12:42 pm
suh


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