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Danette
Danette
20 June 2015

Cost of Caesarstone vs Laminate Benchtops

Cost of Caesarstone vs Laminate Benchtops

Hi everyone, We are using a local builder, custom plan so I can have whatever I want within the allocated budget of each area. I have gone under budget with tap ware,…

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Danette
Jun 20, 2015 3:01 pm
Danette
chippy
chippy
19 June 2015

Acrylic benchtops

Acrylic benchtops

Laminate bench tops, while quite heat resistant, shouldn't have a frypan straight of the stove or oven placed on it. Even the care instructions say not to place hot pans…

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chippy
Jun 19, 2015 7:34 pm
chippy
Adriang
Adriang
19 June 2015

Seeking excellent range hood for a reasonable price

Seeking excellent range hood for a reasonable price

If you want quiet, it comes at a cost. Efficient + quiet + expensive

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Adriang
Jun 19, 2015 10:01 am
Adriang
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
18 June 2015

Retractable Rangehood

Retractable Rangehood

That's only 3cm difference, i would put money on an electrician being able to modify it for you to fit. Warranty would be void, (if it even exists) but you'll at least…

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rebuilder86
Jun 18, 2015 10:51 pm
gandn
gandn
16 June 2015

Hettich Multitech vs Innotech

Hettich Multitech vs Innotech

Cheers for that! Perfectly explained!

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gandn
Jun 16, 2015 8:11 am
TomCat
TomCat
15 June 2015

Anyone With Black Cabinets?

Anyone With Black Cabinets?

A friend has a gloss black kitchen and it looks really good. Also seen a couple of kitchen in 'Licorice Linea' -- very nice.

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TomCat
Jun 15, 2015 10:19 pm
TomCat

Didnt read the whole thread but this may interest you if your in Melbourne, we went with a different unit, this is brand new hadn't even been out of the box.…

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schultzie
Jun 15, 2015 9:54 am
Toomanywhites
Toomanywhites
14 June 2015

Bad stone bench top

Bad stone bench top

Smart stone guy came out and was prepared to give me a new slab but not installation. While he was here he did tell me that that is what the dark stone looks like, he says…

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Toomanywhites
Jun 14, 2015 3:34 pm
bpratt
bpratt
12 June 2015

Can I use my washing machine water supply for a new sink!?

Can I use my washing machine water supply for a new sink!?

Tend to agree. I know you're in an apartment but our WM water comes from a tank. Not sure we could use it as a normal tap in the house…

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bpratt
Jun 12, 2015 9:31 am
goody59
goody59
12 June 2015

undermount sink vs drop in

undermount sink vs drop in

there basically a smaller version of a bath mat, they soak up access water and keep the low profile look, for…

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goody59
Jun 12, 2015 9:14 am
goody59
clairelv
clairelv
11 June 2015

fantastic kitchen

fantastic kitchen

good ! so we should keep learning from others always....

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clairelv
Jun 11, 2015 1:55 pm
chippy
chippy
6 June 2015

air extractor, cooker hood or both?

air extractor, cooker hood or both?

Hi Lisa. The best option is a rangehood. Because they sit much lower than a ceiling exhaust fan and have a much larger catchment area they are far more efficient at…

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chippy
Jun 06, 2015 9:33 am
chippy
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stinkybuns
Jun 05, 2015 4:37 pm
chippy
chippy
4 June 2015

Laminex or Formica?

Laminex or Formica?

Formica melamine panels are available in gloss, velvet and pearl. Gloss is obviously gloss, then velvet is smooth and pearl has a slight texture. You may have a a pearl…

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chippy
Jun 04, 2015 10:43 pm
chippy
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Beazley77
Jun 03, 2015 11:34 pm
Beazley77
me429sb
me429sb
2 June 2015

Floating floor before waterfall bench

Floating floor before waterfall bench
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sco77k - thanks. I'll remember that for when we install ours.

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me429sb
Jun 02, 2015 4:29 pm
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MnT
May 29, 2015 4:52 pm
MnT
clairelv
clairelv
29 May 2015

healthy desert for my family

healthy desert for my family

i learned a new desert yesterday and i think it is very tasty and healthy so i want to tell here just put black agarics and white agarics together and smash them . the…

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clairelv
May 29, 2015 4:37 pm

Two pack poly vs Sheen Lamiwood

Two pack poly vs Sheen Lamiwood

[quote="AJW Obviously 2 pack is a painted finish. Lamiwood is a laminate. Don't think a photo would help, your probably best going to a Laminex shop and see it for…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 28, 2015 7:41 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 May 2015

Kitchen Design - Help me out???

Kitchen Design - Help me out???

So true! I was really unhappy when I first saw the kitchen, but now I'm quite excited and I like the feeling that I've personalised it just for me! :D Even simple things…

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aloenyx
May 26, 2015 8:57 pm
aloenyx

Colourtech cabinets

Colourtech cabinets

It really depends on which company you use and the type of hardware!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 26, 2015 2:32 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Depth of kitchen bench and below cabinets

Depth of kitchen bench and below cabinets

For a large expensive custom cabinet company I would hope not....I think they mentioned something about them being 1100mm wide so not recommended…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 26, 2015 2:31 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Cupboards above kitchen sink

Cupboards above kitchen sink

I couldn't tell you. It really comes down to your kitchen layout. Every…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 26, 2015 2:30 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
MnT
MnT
22 May 2015

Gas Stovetop and Ovens

Gas Stovetop and Ovens

We have a 900 freestanding gas cooktop and oven. We deliberately chose a gas oven as we are off-grid and wanted to avoid too many electrical appliances. When choosing…

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MnT
May 22, 2015 9:41 pm
MnT
sas19621
sas19621
20 May 2015

HELP needed with splashback colour

HELP needed with splashback colour

Thanks everyone for your replies. Have decided to stick with white, didn't want to introduce another new colour, as we already have two blues happening in that area, so to…

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sas19621
May 20, 2015 7:02 am

Bevel Edge Doors, Handless look gap

Bevel Edge Doors, Handless look gap

Sorry to hijack, but just a question myself. so the rail behind your talking about, is that the C channel stuff? For handless drawers?…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 19, 2015 2:19 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 May 2015

Living with granite and caesaerstone after real experiences

Living with granite and caesaerstone after real experiences
1, 2

One small but important change is that I buy products without nasties in them (eg SLS, Propylene glycol etc etc) to minimise the health risk. Hopefully the immune system…

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Treeseachanger
May 16, 2015 12:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 May 2015

Ilve appliances

Ilve appliances

Ilve make good gear especially stoves. A number of friends and clients over the years have installed the bigger 900mm freestanding stoves and say they are the best things…

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Stewie D
May 16, 2015 8:45 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 May 2015

Soft Close Drawers - are they worth it?

Soft Close Drawers - are they worth it?
1, 2

@CuttingEdgeKitchens have you any opinion with the above?

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Crazyk
May 15, 2015 6:35 pm
Crazyk

Its no different to wearing black clothes or owning a black car it just shows the dust up a bit more but glass is simple and easy to clean. Just a spray of metho n water n…

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Splashers
May 15, 2015 4:17 pm
Splashers
Crazyk
Crazyk
14 May 2015

Kitchens Victoria

Kitchens Victoria

Has anyone heard of a company called Kitchens Victoria? My kitchens cupboards and vanities are coming from them and I'd like to know people's experience with their quality.

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Crazyk
May 14, 2015 8:05 pm
Crazyk
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 May 2015

Range hood mystery

Range hood mystery

Hi Saint Mike, How did you get rid of the smell? Any tips? I've cleaned the filters and done some scrubbing etc. The place has been freshly…

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Saint Mike
May 13, 2015 8:08 pm
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 May 2015

Kitchen Waste Disposal Unit, Legal?

Kitchen Waste Disposal Unit, Legal?

They are still allowed in NSW but I too think they should be banned for the same reasons as above. When I go for a swim at our local beach I'd rather be swimming in clear…

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Stewie D
May 13, 2015 9:11 am
AvaG
AvaG
10 May 2015

Help with kitchen layout

Help with kitchen layout

I would keep the original design and swap the fridge and wall oven positions, I wouldn't like people coming around the corner and running into…

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AvaG
May 10, 2015 11:50 pm
lostinreno
lostinreno
6 May 2015

Composit glass countertop

Composit glass countertop

Ah, that's too bad, it's really unique and beautiful. Anyone out there who want to start a business, there is a demand for those!

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lostinreno
May 06, 2015 6:19 pm
GBDesign
GBDesign
6 May 2015

Undermount sink

Undermount sink
1, 2

Wow, judging by all of the prices quoted, they must all be builders prices, with a couple of sets of markups. The absolute most I've seen a stone mason charge for the…

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GBDesign
May 06, 2015 4:19 pm
GBDesign
archetto
archetto
6 May 2015

Dishwasher V Dishdraws

Dishwasher V Dishdraws
1, 2

Thanks everyone for the comments. At this stage we are going to proceed with the dishdrawers as it makes more sense for us at the moment, pots won't be a problem as we…

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archetto
May 06, 2015 1:15 pm
archetto
NatalieNepean81
NatalieNepean81
5 May 2015

Cleaning laminex doors?

Cleaning laminex doors?

I used Windex as well. If a small amount is applied it doesn't damage the surface.

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NatalieNepean81
May 05, 2015 12:49 am
NatalieNepean81
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cuebiyar
May 04, 2015 7:09 pm

Caesarstone edge marks

Caesarstone edge marks

Do Caesarstone do custom drain ridges beside sinks. I saw it on the website. How much does it cost? Is it good enough to run water off beside the sink?? No…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 04, 2015 7:22 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
GasBaggins
GasBaggins
3 May 2015

what is the best way to clean stone bench tops

what is the best way to clean stone bench tops
1, 2

Having three avid toddler graffiti artists, I can highly recommend Orange Power "lime and orange oil". It is particularly effective on biro. I can't speak for its effect…

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GasBaggins
May 03, 2015 9:02 am
Spot
Spot
2 May 2015

Sink Selection - should I consider ease of replacement

Sink Selection - should I consider ease of replacement

Hi again everyone. Dropped in to masters today to check out the sinks. Spoke to one of the guys in their kitchen department who told me he is a cabinet maker by trade and…

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Spot
May 02, 2015 8:22 pm
AJW
AJW
29 April 2015

Replacing electric cooktop with gas

Replacing electric cooktop with gas

also regulations for gas are different distance from hotplate to splashback and height from hotplate to rangehood dont remember the numbers but…

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AJW
Apr 29, 2015 12:20 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
27 April 2015

Kitchen/Butlers pantry layout help please!!!

Kitchen/Butlers pantry layout help please!!!

Think of a triangle with each point being the stove, bench and sink. You want to keep the triangle as tight as possible with the three for overall ease when cooking,…

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Adam.M
Apr 27, 2015 12:55 pm
am99
am99
26 April 2015

Timpelle vs Knebel

Timpelle vs Knebel

Thanks all for the feedback. Will try the other forum too!

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am99
Apr 26, 2015 2:32 pm
skydroid
skydroid
23 April 2015

kitchen cabinet, glass splashback & built-in robe same guy?

kitchen cabinet, glass splashback & built-in robe same guy?

Well, we'll be building near Piara Waters, so anyone nearby would be good. Cheers!

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skydroid
Apr 23, 2015 11:06 am
MrsLatimer
MrsLatimer
21 April 2015

A few questions about our kitchen reno

A few questions about our kitchen reno

Oh really? Hmm, thats going to make it difficult then, if no one will help me.

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MrsLatimer
Apr 21, 2015 2:17 pm
bearswan
bearswan
17 April 2015

Kitchen reno

Kitchen reno

Thank you! jackando7, sorry for the delay in responding but I haven't checked in for a while. I know this is going to sound odd, and be of no assistance to you…

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bearswan
Apr 17, 2015 1:07 pm


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