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Stewie D
Stewie D
7 September 2014

fridge plumbing

fridge plumbing

Yes WV, I've hooked them up before too but for someone like the OP who may not be the handiest person around ( that's why they've asked the question here ) getting someone…

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Stewie D
Sep 07, 2014 2:22 pm
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
5 September 2014

Sink Strainer Plugs Not Holding Water

Sink Strainer Plugs Not Holding Water

Thanks for the tip bluebettie99. I sent hubby down to the big green shed today in search of the replacement seals. He returned with a packet of Kinetic ASSORTED BASKET…

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grumblebum54
Sep 05, 2014 10:51 pm
grumblebum54
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 September 2014

Electrolux Pyrolytic Oven

Electrolux Pyrolytic Oven

Oh dear. Not the best way to do it for sure ! If you have a tiled top then silicon or some other way of stopping the water from running under the cooktop as you say would…

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Stewie D
Sep 03, 2014 7:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 September 2014

Kitchen and Laundry Design

Kitchen and Laundry Design

It looks like it is 3200mm from the elevation. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 01, 2014 9:08 am
sands_13
sands_13
28 August 2014

fridge plumbing

fridge plumbing

Cheers Matt I am thinking the plumber will be the safer option than letting me at it.

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sands_13
Aug 28, 2014 10:11 pm
sands_13
fergo
fergo
28 August 2014

Sealing flushmount induction cooktop in smartstone benchtop

Sealing flushmount induction cooktop in smartstone benchtop

The builder ignored my advice and used black Bostik RTV 922 which is an acetic cure silicone. There are already gaps forming in the silicone line. Will this silicone…

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fergo
Aug 28, 2014 2:30 pm
GBDesign
GBDesign
27 August 2014

What white paint colour on kitchen cabinets

What white paint colour on kitchen cabinets

Agree with splashers. White on white has a subtle blue/grey undertone. Although your Kitchen designer should be advising you on this!!

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GBDesign
Aug 27, 2014 5:32 pm
GBDesign
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
27 August 2014

Fesal.com.au Review

Fesal.com.au Review

For this kind of high end bulky products, personally I'd prefer to buy locally where I can see the products and speak to a salesperson in person. I think Gaggenau has some…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Aug 27, 2014 5:11 pm
Sonny2014
Sonny2014
26 August 2014

laminex silk white abs edge banding

laminex silk white abs edge banding

GBDesign. Not sure (about method), but the samples Ive seen look pretty good. Not invisible but no thin black line. Ive been told they use white glue. Only problem is only…

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Sonny2014
Aug 26, 2014 11:27 pm
Sonny2014
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
26 August 2014

Caesarstone mitred apron edge on island bench

Caesarstone mitred apron edge on island bench

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes, I did mean a 40mm thickened edge. Our bench top will over hang the bench by approx 300mm on one long and one…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 26, 2014 4:29 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
elsie
elsie
22 August 2014

Has anyone used Formica AR Plus (Gloss) for their Kitchen??

Has anyone used Formica AR Plus (Gloss) for their Kitchen??

I wouldn't use a solid colour laminate as a kitchen bench, either in a gloss or matte finish. I'd be surprised if you got through prestart without them trying to talk you…

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elsie
Aug 23, 2014 12:38 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
20 August 2014

Do Handle-less Drawers Sit Flush as Standard?

Do Handle-less Drawers Sit Flush as Standard?
1, 2

If you look at the attached image I believe this is what has happened, it's a combination of: Cabinetmaker having not checked appliances,…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 20, 2014 8:09 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
19 August 2014

Narrow kitchen vs kitchen-as-thoroughfare

Narrow kitchen vs kitchen-as-thoroughfare

Galley style kitchen is the worst. I have one and absolutely hate it. (Just my experience sorry) In the next house we will be going open plan !

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Christoshizz
Aug 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Christoshizz
EmmaM
EmmaM
19 August 2014

Matrix v Blum

Matrix v Blum

Thanks for the input guys - as I said it only ended up being $200 so we are definitely using Blum. $200 in a kitchen reno is nothing!

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EmmaM
Aug 19, 2014 4:50 pm
belmaree
belmaree
19 August 2014

Ideas for kitchen layout and materials/colours

Ideas for kitchen layout and materials/colours

The doorway to the right side near fridge is formal dining (though currently used as toyroom) and lounge then to front of the house and garage, it is where the groceries…

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belmaree
Aug 19, 2014 4:19 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
19 August 2014

What's the maximum width of a drawer.

What's the maximum width of a drawer.

I will probably need to have a 100kg draw slide to hold it. I'm more worried about building a draw that size, as to weather it will sag in…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Aug 19, 2014 7:16 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
evec
evec
18 August 2014

"I wish I had..."

"I wish I had..."

I wish I'd found it before I started doing anything…

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evec
Aug 18, 2014 2:40 am
evec
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Danette
Aug 14, 2014 2:48 pm
Danette
sliick
sliick
13 August 2014

Will this look odd?

Will this look odd?

Thanks everyone! Looks like wider doorway wins. I agree too. Although if I build again, I will need to pay more attention to the kitchen placement in the plans!

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sliick
Aug 13, 2014 11:09 am
sliick

I just lost my text. David, when your wife is 157-158cm tall, you most probably cannot go higher than 89cm benchtop. I would go only for a 20mm think stonebench. For you,…

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Evelin
Aug 12, 2014 10:53 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
12 August 2014

Granite benchtop staining everything black

Granite benchtop staining everything black

My parents in law have a genuine 60mm black granite benchtop which has been there at least 15 years. It looks like new and never stains anything, ever. I would be back…

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Leksie5000
Aug 12, 2014 8:45 pm
EccaB
EccaB
11 August 2014

HELP! Formica AR Plus Crystal White benchtop - anyone??

HELP! Formica AR Plus Crystal White benchtop - anyone??

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum and desperately need your help. We're 7 days away from pre-start and I've hit a giant brick wall for my kitchen benctop :( I had my heart…

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EccaB
Aug 11, 2014 8:04 pm
Joker
Joker
10 August 2014

Fingermark test for ceasarstone benches

Fingermark test for ceasarstone benches

I had ubatuba granite from Brazil ,very high gloss look and never showed fingerprints ,has it was clean and free of any dirt residue,granite or stone not fully clean will…

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Joker
Aug 11, 2014 12:16 am
Rache
Rache
10 August 2014

Platinum Micro kitchen cupboards - anyone got pics?

Platinum Micro kitchen cupboards - anyone got pics?

I think it will be ok Rache. It has more of a stone coloured look to me. Did you get a big sample of it from Laminex or see a door made up in it?…

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Rache
Aug 10, 2014 2:26 am
Rache

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Pipnick
Aug 09, 2014 6:29 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2014

Anyone have photos of Quantum Quartz "Honeycomb" & "Sahara"?

Anyone have photos of Quantum Quartz "Honeycomb" & "Sahara"?

We stuck with the standard (Sandy) as the others raised the price. We were looking over the whole contract to find reductions. Happy with it. Ours is a good size - 1.35 x 3.00.

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2014 8:55 am
Saint Mike
butterflyjulz
butterflyjulz
8 August 2014

Which essastone colour goes best with grey colour scheme??

Which essastone colour goes best with grey colour scheme??

What colour did you end up going with? It sounds like you have a similar colour scheme to ours and we are about to have to make the same decision. A pic of your kitchen…

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butterflyjulz
Aug 08, 2014 6:16 pm
JB1
JB1
7 August 2014

Help me with D/washer & splashback colour, please?

Help me with D/washer & splashback colour, please?

It's an Asko. Cleans well, I've purchased the exact same model twice, one for my old house and new house.

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JB1
Aug 08, 2014 12:45 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
6 August 2014

Classic tapware

Classic tapware

I forget what ikea has!! EVERYTHING!!!

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2-cupcakes-pls
Aug 06, 2014 1:15 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
5 August 2014

how much would you spend on a fridge?

how much would you spend on a fridge?
1, 2, 3

the black is the ovens and the sliver is the fridge

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2-cupcakes-pls
Aug 05, 2014 6:47 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
4 August 2014

Ceiling Pot Racks

Ceiling Pot Racks

If you could put some 70 x 35 battens above the timber that holds the gyprock up, and secure your ladder or whatever you are hanging down, then…

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MyH1Login
Aug 04, 2014 12:00 pm
MyH1Login
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 August 2014

URGENT splashback colour dilemma, help!!!

URGENT splashback colour dilemma, help!!!

Yes we don't have any grey right next to it to compare so should be fine. Our cupboards are white but floor is dark grey. Fingers crossed anyway.

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Crazyk
Aug 01, 2014 1:01 pm
Crazyk
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
1 August 2014

Steam Oven + Oven Placement - side by side or stacked?

Steam Oven + Oven Placement - side by side or stacked?

I think your ovens will be fine near your pantry as it's not a mayor walkway

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2-cupcakes-pls
Aug 01, 2014 12:27 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
Joker
Joker
31 July 2014

Cupboard door material/colour recommendations

Cupboard door material/colour recommendations

If your after white gloss ,go for vinyl wrap,I,m getting 2 PAC for a custom look,antique White USA 2pac to match skirting with 4 lines on ea door to match our Corinthian…

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Joker
Jul 31, 2014 9:59 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
26 July 2014

island bench cupboards on front of island

island bench cupboards on front of island

They must be cut in which is labour intensive. I would just go with a little overhang for your fingers to grab. Cannot see it costing anything actually.

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AussieMark
Jul 26, 2014 4:42 pm
Danette
Danette
23 July 2014

Laminex Cupboards - Silk, Nuance, Riven Finishes & Prices

Laminex Cupboards - Silk, Nuance, Riven Finishes & Prices

Thanks for your info Fifodad, I really appreciate it. We have Polytec Velour cupboards in our current house and can see every single fingerprint on them, it drives me…

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Danette
Jul 23, 2014 9:27 pm
Danette

is it possible to retrofit slide out drawers into a pantry

is it possible to retrofit slide out drawers into a pantry

600mm wide is pretty standard for pull out drawers. You should be able to buy them at Bunnings/Masters or any of the…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 23, 2014 7:13 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Our 3.5m bench with the mitred joins.............wouldnt even…

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Wandin Valley
Jul 23, 2014 6:39 am
Wandin Valley
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
18 July 2014

HELP - Pantry fit out

HELP - Pantry fit out

Thanks Grumbles :) I just measured the kitchen overheads at our current home and they sit 700mm above the bench which is a tad too high. I can reach stuff on the front of…

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HomeAngels
Jul 18, 2014 7:50 pm
HomeAngels
Lunar
Lunar
17 July 2014

Caesarstone Wild Rocks 6250 - help with two tone colours

Caesarstone Wild Rocks 6250 - help with two tone colours

Hi justheart, I'm amazed that they can put waterfall ends in afterwards. Hopefully there shouldn't really be a problem with colour matching down the line as Wild Rocks has…

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Lunar
Jul 17, 2014 3:35 am
Melsie68
Melsie68
14 July 2014

Kitchen stools, opinions please

Kitchen stools, opinions please

No I live in perth sorry . They are really comfortable . I v never had bar stools before . I bought 6 . My bench tops a 1 m high so they sit under the bench . But I'm…

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Melsie68
Jul 14, 2014 10:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 July 2014

Install of Gas Upright Stove Allowed in New House?

Install of Gas Upright Stove Allowed in New House?

She specifically said something about people committing suicide by putting their heads into the gas ovens... Dear oh dear. Ask to speak…

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Stewie D
Jul 12, 2014 2:11 pm
LR1980
LR1980
11 July 2014

Essastone issues

Essastone issues

Who did you build with as i adore…

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LR1980
Jul 11, 2014 8:48 am

Want to give our kitchen a facelift (pics)

Want to give our kitchen a facelift (pics)

If you go for option 1 you can save a lot of money buy doing some of the work yourself. If you can remove splashback, benchtop and doors giving your tradesmen a clean…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 09, 2014 8:33 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 July 2014

Kitset kitchens

Kitset kitchens

Wow now that's interesting. I wonder the real truth.

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Crazyk
Jul 08, 2014 10:05 pm
Crazyk
dibdot
dibdot
8 July 2014

Laminate benchtop match for Caesarstone Urban?

Laminate benchtop match for Caesarstone Urban?

We were lucky in that Oyster was our first choice, but also we had multiple other (QQ…

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dibdot
Jul 08, 2014 8:09 pm
trixee
trixee
7 July 2014

Quartzite

Quartzite

Just wondering if anyone's had any experience with using natural quartzite (not engineered stone) as a benchtop surface? Also wondering what it's availability is like (esp…

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trixee
Jul 07, 2014 11:04 pm
trixee
Crazyk
Crazyk
7 July 2014

BLUM Soft Close mechanism for cupboards

BLUM Soft Close mechanism for cupboards
1, 2

Good on them. That's great. Really though it prob only costs them a couple dollars each but is great PR.

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Crazyk
Jul 07, 2014 9:59 pm
Crazyk


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