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Paddy05
Paddy05
15 December 2008

The final throws of kitchen design

The final throws of kitchen design

Thanks Strumer. I want to stick to 600 (Height of overheads) but hubby was worried that would be too low. Glad you have a better idea of these things. I'll post a…

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Paddy05
Dec 15, 2008 7:10 pm
Paddy05
Paddy05
17 December 2008

Laminex Coco Nougat for kitchen benchtop???

Laminex Coco Nougat for kitchen benchtop???

Our second choice for our benchtops in the kitchen was coco nougat. We ended up selecting Diamond Gloss Pure Mineralstone as our floors are wooden and a very rich earthy…

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Paddy05
Dec 17, 2008 8:01 am
Michelle
Michelle
17 December 2008

Antique White USA - Oops, not really

Antique White USA - Oops, not really

The paint used in the colour brochures is the real paint; it’s been painted onto the samples. IMO, they should have bought a cheap $7 sample pot of the real thing and…

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Michelle
Dec 17, 2008 4:02 pm
Michelle
Paddy05
Paddy05
18 December 2008

Mounting a canopy rangehood

Mounting a canopy rangehood

We have a slight problem. We forgot to get the builder to put a stud/nogging behind the wall where we need to mount the canopy rangehood which weighs around 20kg. The…

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Paddy05
Dec 18, 2008 9:47 pm
kek
kek
19 December 2008

Hot air from freestanding oven? Normal??

Hot air from freestanding oven? Normal??

Yup, mine too. My freestanding Blanco, the crummy Technika underbench oven we had while renting, and our Whirlpool wall oven at our old place. If it's fan forced, the…

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kek
Dec 19, 2008 6:46 pm
kek
joles
joles
19 December 2008

Little stainless steel freezers?

Little stainless steel freezers?

Thought that might be your response! :lol: :lol:

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joles
Dec 19, 2008 10:18 pm
joles
SmartPack
SmartPack
20 December 2008

Kitchens at Harvey N.

Kitchens at Harvey N.

i would also compare apples to apples i.e. making sure the hardware is equivalent and guaranteed, similar construction, material on doors, any wire ware or added…

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SmartPack
Dec 20, 2008 12:19 pm
SmartPack
SmartPack
SmartPack
20 December 2008

Opinions please

Opinions please

i have noticed that some basins will be cheaper if the installation of the goods is tricky!! Also works the otherway in that the expensive ones may have a simply…

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SmartPack
Dec 20, 2008 12:29 pm
SmartPack
satz
satz
21 December 2008

how to remove black silicon from edge of laminex?

how to remove black silicon from edge of laminex?

hi all tried some nail polish remover (my wife's, not mine!) and that got rid of most of the black silicon remnants Might get hold of some thinners and try that for…

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satz
Dec 21, 2008 6:33 am
satz
satz
22 December 2008

correct positioning for cupboard door handles?

correct positioning for cupboard door handles?

hi smartpack That jig sounds fantastic! Do you sell them? if so, is it something that's postable (to Canberra, ACT) please let me know thank you Satz

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satz
Dec 22, 2008 2:25 pm
archaeobabe
archaeobabe
22 December 2008

Hand washing sink in Kitchen

Hand washing sink in Kitchen

There are also sensor taps (you sometimes see them in restaurant bathrooms). They turn on automatically when something passes under the spout, and off again when you take…

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archaeobabe
Dec 22, 2008 5:11 pm
archaeobabe
muzzman
muzzman
23 December 2008

DOUBLE DOOR FRIDGE QUESTION!

DOUBLE DOOR FRIDGE QUESTION!

Here's one for you (both links are for the same…

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muzzman
Dec 23, 2008 3:45 am
muzzman
brittany
brittany
23 December 2008

French Door Fridges

French Door Fridges

That's the fridge I'm planning on getting!!!

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brittany
Dec 23, 2008 4:45 am
brittany
ed.
ed.
23 December 2008

Perfectly good kitchen, but wrong colour. Options?

Perfectly good kitchen, but wrong colour. Options?

You could paint them with a laminate paint. http://www.whiteknightpaints.com.au/pro ... nate-paint I went the new doors + benchtop route myself. Check to see if your…

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ed.
Dec 23, 2008 10:54 am
satskape
satskape
23 December 2008

Cabinet doors - Is this possible?

Cabinet doors - Is this possible?

Thanks. $300 - Though a bit on the expensive side it gives me a good estimate to work with. Cheers

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satskape
Dec 23, 2008 2:57 pm
Paddy05
Paddy05
23 December 2008

Noisy drains in sinks

Noisy drains in sinks

I think there is some kind of valve that the plumber puts in to stop the noise.

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Paddy05
Dec 23, 2008 9:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 December 2008

The latest in kitchen draws....

The latest in kitchen draws....

That's truly one of the most stupid and obnoxious things I've ever seen in homewares We used to say that about electric windows in cars…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 24, 2008 1:20 am
Yak_Chat
renomart
renomart
25 December 2008

Good Designer Kitchens In Sydney

Good Designer Kitchens In Sydney

Try Nouvelle Designer Kitchens. They are the most awarded kitchen company in NSW with a great design team.

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renomart
Dec 25, 2008 10:01 am
renomart
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
27 December 2008

Which fridge? and any feedback?

Which fridge? and any feedback?

We are going with 2 Miele integrated fridge/freezer combos! For the way we want our kitchen, they're perfect and we don't ever plan on having to buy other fridges..so…

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BuildingACT
Dec 27, 2008 6:35 pm
PringlesMk2
PringlesMk2
29 December 2008

AtlantiqueMk2 - Kitchen Advice Please

AtlantiqueMk2 - Kitchen Advice Please

Sorry to hear about that, Michelle! :( I hope you get better soon, and before the new year! :D

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PringlesMk2
Dec 29, 2008 2:13 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 December 2008

Dishwasher Q - prior to renovation

Dishwasher Q - prior to renovation

I've done it via a high pressure hose that I T'd into the kitchen sink tap once when we knew we were renovating the kitchen. It stood to the side and became an extra…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 29, 2008 8:37 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 December 2008

Narrow galley kitchen

Narrow galley kitchen
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In theory we could close off the other end - but that would mean going out of the unit - into the fire escape stairway - out onto the balcony and into the…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 29, 2008 10:01 pm
Yak_Chat
sirgoat
sirgoat
30 December 2008

Bulkheads in the renovated kitchen - do we need them?

Bulkheads in the renovated kitchen - do we need them?

we have a bulk head over our cabinets upto a 3000 ceiling, but we only have above bench on one 3500 long wall, so it doesn't seem out of place like that picture might.

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sirgoat
Dec 30, 2008 2:30 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
30 December 2008

White or coloured?

White or coloured?

:: :: :: :: :: Good decision Mez, I think you'll be happy with it all. Michelle, you are such a good Mum :wink: I started buying mine before I got married. You should have…

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House-To-Be
Dec 30, 2008 8:48 pm
Juzzo
Juzzo
31 December 2008

Kitchen Design (pic attached)

Kitchen Design (pic attached)

Thanks Earl, I didnt notice the return wall on our plan! I don't think we need one if we want our kitchen to look similar to the photo. I have been in this display…

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Juzzo
Dec 31, 2008 10:55 am
yvette72
yvette72
2 January 2009

Does the kitchen sink have to go under t...

Does the kitchen sink have to go under t...

I think it is a personal choice if you like it better there and there is plenty of room and not in the ay etc in door way. The house we build we had the sink moved to…

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yvette72
Jan 02, 2009 6:00 pm
yvette72
yvette72
2 January 2009

dishwasher

dishwasher

what the best ones without costly too much, the sales guys keeping running onto the expensive one.But we donot used them to much as there only three of us, so only for…

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yvette72
Jan 02, 2009 6:02 pm
kek
kek
3 January 2009

Nobel Appliances

Nobel Appliances

Can't help with cooking appliances, but we rented a brand new house with a Nobel dishwasher till recently and it was C.R.A.P. I've had 3 dishwashers of my own, all…

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kek
Jan 03, 2009 10:48 am
kek
mez
mez
3 January 2009

Ideas for bar stools

Ideas for bar stools

Paddy, sorry to crash your post - I don't have any ideas for you :oops: but I was wondering what sort of glass doors you used in your kitchen and how pricey they were? They…

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mez
Jan 03, 2009 6:53 pm
toni
toni
3 January 2009

doors for your kitchen

doors for your kitchen

thanks for your replies, i think i am even more confused LOL Paddy, i love your kitchen andthink it is very cool, is the designer whiteby wilsonart vinyl wrap or…

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toni
Jan 03, 2009 10:47 pm
mrs_martin
mrs_martin
4 January 2009

under bench or appliance tower.....

under bench or appliance tower.....

thanks for the replies! i am leaning towards tower.... just means a little less bench space, but i do have plenty else where!

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mrs_martin
Jan 04, 2009 8:24 am
SmartPack
SmartPack
5 January 2009

Wall/Microwave Oven Combos

Wall/Microwave Oven Combos

1 in 12 ovens sold are gas. This means the choice is more limited. I always start my search with asking people as you are Have you called up a reputable appliance…

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SmartPack
Jan 05, 2009 2:08 pm
SmartPack
Bam
Bam
6 January 2009

Joiner/Cabinet Maker v Kitchen Place

Joiner/Cabinet Maker v Kitchen Place

Generally I would say "If your after quality, then go to a cabinet maker. " But realistically, you will get what your research gives you. The quality of some cabinet…

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Bam
Jan 05, 2009 11:25 pm
Bam
toni
toni
6 January 2009

To the kitchen guys

To the kitchen guys

hey michelle, i just got a smaple from laminex in new antique white ?

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toni
Jan 06, 2009 3:04 pm
kek
kek
8 January 2009

need help with my kitchen!

need help with my kitchen!

It's always a relief when the decision is made. :wink: You know you're worrying too much when you start dreaming about colour selections....

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kek
Jan 08, 2009 6:50 am
kek
SmartPack
SmartPack
8 January 2009

Ideas to improve this kitchen

Ideas to improve this kitchen

wow its amazing to see how far kitchens have come. I have just taken on a job of remodeling a similar styled kitchen and the transformation will totally change their…

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SmartPack
Jan 08, 2009 10:39 am
SmartPack
Strumer
Strumer
9 January 2009

Laminex squareform????????

Laminex squareform????????

Square laminated edge tops are very much back in at the moment - there are some particular colours and patterns that are very striking in this finish. Cheers, Earl

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Strumer
Jan 09, 2009 7:42 am
Strumer
Strumer
Strumer
9 January 2009

kitchen question

kitchen question

A glass splashback is best installed after the wall units and rangehood are in place. You can go to any supplier/installer of glass splashbacks (there are many) and get…

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Strumer
Jan 09, 2009 7:46 am
Strumer
toni
toni
9 January 2009

my kitchen...help needed please

my kitchen...help needed please
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hey smartpack, thanks for the suggestion re squareform, i only saw this today, but we had been thinking squareform as it looks nice and i'm not a fan of the bullnose When…

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toni
Jan 09, 2009 10:20 pm
ellyash
ellyash
10 January 2009

How will this work?

How will this work?

Thanks for your replies. We went with a standard size oven, but it is bigger on the inside which is what I was after. Andrea

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ellyash
Jan 10, 2009 5:12 pm
kek
kek
10 January 2009

Kitchen Cupboards

Kitchen Cupboards

We paid an extra $2059 for some cabinetry to be done by PD, but having done a kitchen reno 8 years ago, I thought it was pretty good value. We got all this: 2 extra…

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kek
Jan 10, 2009 7:02 pm
kek
paddy
paddy
11 January 2009

Another Appliance Thread: AEG vs Kleenmaid vs Miele

Another Appliance Thread: AEG vs Kleenmaid vs Miele
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Hi StevieRay How are the renovations going? Would love to see the final result with pic's thanks. Cheers Michael

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paddy
Jan 11, 2009 10:26 am
SmartPack
SmartPack
11 January 2009

Our work in progress

Our work in progress

your previous kitchen looks like a life size dolls house! its scary sometimes the colour palettes of some:)

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SmartPack
Jan 11, 2009 3:53 pm
SmartPack
SmartPack
SmartPack
11 January 2009

Appliance cupboards (for Joles)

Appliance cupboards (for Joles)

I'll take some pics tomorrow of the ones we have in our showroom they are on a laundry cupboard

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SmartPack
Jan 11, 2009 3:55 pm
SmartPack
toni
toni
11 January 2009

D@n can u please help, you're so good at this LOL

D@n can u please help, you're so good at this LOL
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Thanks for the input everyone, cant wait now for it to go in, but wont be happening until late feb/early march....all that's left is to book an electrician, pick out my…

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toni
Jan 11, 2009 6:12 pm
Taffy
Taffy
12 January 2009

St George or Electolux E line appliances?

St George or Electolux E line appliances?

What are your opinions on these brands? My builder gives me St george or I can get Electolux for about an extra $900. The st george oven is basic. To upgrade to…

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Taffy
Jan 12, 2009 7:34 pm
Taffy
rerob1
rerob1
12 January 2009

Anyone heard of Ariston?

Anyone heard of Ariston?

I was in HN today with a friend who is buying a new upright cooker and the sales lady tried to steer her away from the Ilve to buy Ariston - get this though - the Ilve was…

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rerob1
Jan 12, 2009 8:36 pm
rerob1

We are likely going with the slimline 75 cooktop with the 90 canopy rangehood. I have analon cookware and it sat very comfortably on the cooktop, no probs to speak…

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rerob1
Jan 12, 2009 9:21 pm
rerob1
Taffy
Taffy
12 January 2009

gas or ceramic cooktops opinions needed quickly!

gas or ceramic cooktops opinions needed quickly!

Thanks for your reply. That one is one I was thinking of the 5th burner is just a normal burner. I could go 600 wide 4 burner and still have the wok burner. I havnt had…

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Taffy
Jan 12, 2009 10:31 pm
Taffy
Mrhammy
Mrhammy
13 January 2009

Underbench Sinks & Benchtops

Underbench Sinks & Benchtops

Hi, I'm new and looking for information... Renovating my kitchen and have bought some under bench sink units. Now I've started wondering whether they will be able to be…

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Mrhammy
Jan 12, 2009 11:00 pm


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