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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 1:11 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 7:48 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 7:33 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 9:05 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 7:09 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 10:04 pm
trixee
Crazyk
Crazyk
7 July 2014

BLUM Soft Close mechanism for cupboards

BLUM Soft Close mechanism for cupboards
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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 8:59 pm
Crazyk
Shaje
Shaje
7 July 2014

Cabinet doors - need help understanding

Cabinet doors - need help understanding

Thank you both very much for your help. I'll be sure to ask for more details if we go with this builder.

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Shaje
Jul 07, 2014 8:05 pm
iman
iman
7 July 2014

upgrade cost from velour to gloss finish

upgrade cost from velour to gloss finish

Thank you both CuttingEdgeKitchens and GBDesign for your valuable insights! I highly appreciate this. CuttingEdgeKitchens, the first thing I would do after handover is…

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iman
Jul 07, 2014 7:16 pm
dannic99
dannic99
7 July 2014

Swing door for pantry

Swing door for pantry

Thank you all for your input. I have decided to stick with the sliding door in the pantry. After having a good look at the kitchen plan, realized that the door would…

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dannic99
Jul 07, 2014 4:40 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 July 2014

Trap Door Spiral Wine Cellar in Kitchen - Regulations

Trap Door Spiral Wine Cellar in Kitchen - Regulations

Yes it is a non-habitable storage space but you are creating the opening in a habitable space ( kitchen ) so the opening has to be safe according to the BCA. Like with an…

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Stewie D
Jul 07, 2014 1:44 pm
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PTG
Jul 06, 2014 8:29 pm
PTG
dibdot
dibdot
5 July 2014

White Kitchens - help please!

White Kitchens - help please!

Our cabinets are just going in now (no doors yet though!) and I agonised for AGES over which white to choose. I ended up going with Dulux Vivid White although would have…

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dibdot
Jul 05, 2014 9:27 pm
GBDesign
GBDesign
4 July 2014

Is a dishwasher possible?

Is a dishwasher possible?

As above, a quick design consultation with a Kitchen designer would fix that layout up! A Double door fridge also doesn't work too well up against a LH wall, should you…

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GBDesign
Jul 04, 2014 11:00 am
GBDesign
GBDesign
GBDesign
4 July 2014

Who make this drawer system?

Who make this drawer system?

That's definitely not Blum or Hettich. That looks like an in house brand, of a local vanity manufacturer. To me, it looks like an A.D.P vanity (auto LED Lights, grey…

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GBDesign
Jul 04, 2014 10:52 am
GBDesign
notremaison
notremaison
3 July 2014

Frypan - Removable Handle

Frypan - Removable Handle

Yes guess they all use similar technology. Ours is still non stick after about 18 months and surface is still really good. The evenness of the heat on ours has been…

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notremaison
Jul 03, 2014 3:16 pm
mwccl
mwccl
2 July 2014

Kitchen design - HELP please

Kitchen design - HELP please

Love the 2nd layout! Looks great! I find 3D drawings really helpful cos I'm a visual person. Our bench is 3m long and is essastone, no idea…

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mwccl
Jul 02, 2014 11:52 pm
AlexHomeUser
AlexHomeUser
2 July 2014

Review - Samsung Fridge SRS702GDHSS

Review - Samsung Fridge SRS702GDHSS
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Have this fridge (SRS702GDHSS) for almost 5 years now, work great =) no hiccup =) only problem was one of the shelf has a crack, but they replace it for free for us, so it…

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AlexHomeUser
Jul 02, 2014 3:48 pm

Has anyone used chipped edge sandstone in Adelaide.

Has anyone used chipped edge sandstone in Adelaide.

For the facade of the house. We are looking for anyone with exterior sandstone recently, specifically chipped edge. Our builder doesn't have…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 01, 2014 5:40 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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Splashers
Jun 30, 2014 11:33 pm
Splashers

Worktop stain

Worktop stain

We still need to know what the top is made from?? As…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 30, 2014 11:14 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
JB1
JB1
29 June 2014

Stone benches post handover

Stone benches post handover

The only issue is you may damage the first row of tiles. So have some spare. Don't forget to waterproof the plasterboard again if you have to pull up the tiles. You may…

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JB1
Jun 29, 2014 6:24 pm
Danette
Danette
26 June 2014

Essastone Piazza Benchtop & Laminex Moose Cupboards

Essastone Piazza Benchtop & Laminex Moose Cupboards

Thank you so much Staceyd for replying to my thread, your kitchen sounds amazing, can't wait to see some photos Thanks again for thinking of me, looking forward to seeing…

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Danette
Jun 26, 2014 10:44 pm
Danette
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 June 2014

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

In large kitchens you are spoilt for design opportunity's. In smaller kitchens you are very limited. +1. In smaller kitchens, bathrooms…

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Stewie D
Jun 26, 2014 3:20 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
25 June 2014

'Touch' activated kitchen tapware - in Australia?

'Touch' activated kitchen tapware - in Australia?

Also don't forget that DR brass is needed which apparently requires a separate tooling setup. I think the whole dr brass is a ploy by certain Aussie Manufacturers to…

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AussieMark
Jun 25, 2014 11:33 pm

Whilst it's not something that I would suggest, or push, I've seen undermounted sinks in laminate tops a few times. Mercer produced(may still do) a range of sinks that…

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GBDesign
Jun 25, 2014 10:33 pm
GBDesign
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 June 2014

Pot drawer dividers

Pot drawer dividers

We have them in the knives and forks draw but why in the plates, saucepans ? I…

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Saint Mike
Jun 24, 2014 3:23 pm
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 June 2014

Venting Kitchen Extractor

Venting Kitchen Extractor

You are allowed to have flues, chimneys and pipes as long as the external wall is no closer than 900mm from the boundary ( according to the BCA now NCC ) Also ductwork…

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Stewie D
Jun 18, 2014 2:58 pm
Steph23
Steph23
17 June 2014

Kitchen design - Raised Servery

Kitchen design - Raised Servery
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Hi Steph23, Glad to hear you are happy with the final decision, that previous design was a typical builders kitchen, few cabinets but looked…

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Steph23
Jun 17, 2014 12:25 pm

Integrated fridges or not? Worth it?

Integrated fridges or not? Worth it?

Integrated fridges were installed in my office lunch room but failed due to overheating of the electronics. The manufacturer could not repair…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 15, 2014 10:22 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
bpratt
bpratt
15 June 2014

Fisher and Paykel - Cooldrawers - Cool or not?

Fisher and Paykel - Cooldrawers - Cool or not?

I reckon they look great, but my concerns with them are :- Their overall efficiency, as in power consumption. How reliable are they. Would a small efficient fridge in…

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bpratt
Jun 15, 2014 9:40 am
Michelle
Michelle
13 June 2014

Very disappointed with my new kitchen

Very disappointed with my new kitchen

Yes.... so I can see no repose from the poster - tedsnewhome. Any wonder. What would you be prepared to do about your kitchen tedsnewhome?

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Michelle
Jun 13, 2014 8:20 pm
Michelle
spot89
spot89
12 June 2014

Experience with Lustrolite?

Experience with Lustrolite?

There's always Akril http://akril.net.au/home.html I've had heaps of experience with it and it always looks a treat!!

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spot89
Jun 12, 2014 1:38 pm
Evelin
Evelin
9 June 2014

Changing position of internal BLUM drawers in tall cabinet

Changing position of internal BLUM drawers in tall cabinet

thank you so much for your help and advice. Now I only have to convince the other half to do it. Cheers Evelin

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Evelin
Jun 09, 2014 10:33 pm
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PHL
Jun 09, 2014 3:28 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
9 June 2014

Pantries - What does and doesn't work?

Pantries - What does and doesn't work?
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This is such a useful post - thanks for all the photos and ideas everyone - lots of food for thought for our future build!

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MalSannie
Jun 09, 2014 9:04 am
MalSannie
Evelin
Evelin
8 June 2014

Pot Drawer Depths?

Pot Drawer Depths?
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thanks Chippy for the tip, I will do that.

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Evelin
Jun 08, 2014 5:55 pm
AvaG
AvaG
8 June 2014

Step in pantry

Step in pantry

I think what you're after might have been discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=68764 Towards the bottom if the first page

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AvaG
Jun 08, 2014 10:32 am

Joins in stone benchtops

Joins in stone benchtops

for those with waterfall edges, does the stone completely butt up against the melamine cabinets on both sides? One side (where the pot…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 05, 2014 6:22 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Ajs12345
Ajs12345
4 June 2014

U-install it kitchens

U-install it kitchens

Hi has anyone used u-install it kitchens? Are the ok to use? Good quality?

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Ajs12345
Jun 04, 2014 8:58 pm

Splash back window and induction top

Splash back window and induction top

Thanks for the replies, looks like I'll just try and ensure there's around 200mm. More to reduce the chance of the window breaking from getting…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 30, 2014 8:21 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
leni
leni
28 May 2014

Kitchen Layout Help

Kitchen Layout Help

Maybe ask your architect for a few different ideas?

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leni
May 28, 2014 11:19 pm
leni

Fisher and Paykal Dishdrawer front panels

Fisher and Paykal Dishdrawer front panels

I have fitted/changed many integrated panels on these dishwashers but never changed white to stainless. If I were you I would go to the shops and compare the fronts on a…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 28, 2014 7:29 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

What material should I use for this cupboard

What material should I use for this cupboard

A photo of the area the cabinet will go will help us give you some ideas.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 28, 2014 7:27 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
MT70
MT70
25 May 2014

What are your favourite white paint colours for the kitchen?

What are your favourite white paint colours for the kitchen?

We finally found the perfect white today, Alabaster by Resene fairly similar to Vivid White by Dulux but maybe slightly softer. Looks great, clean white without any grey…

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MT70
May 25, 2014 4:51 pm
MT70
Filthyfil
Filthyfil
25 May 2014

Alfresco Kitchen - Pricing Guide

Alfresco Kitchen - Pricing Guide

Thanks Mark....will budget for $15k.... Cheers everyone

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Filthyfil
May 25, 2014 12:43 am
Filthyfil


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