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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
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
23 July 2014

Waterfall question

Waterfall question

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
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 9:05 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 8:16 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 5:40 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 2:44 pm
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PTG
Jul 06, 2014 9:29 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 10:27 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 12:00 pm
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 11:52 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 4:16 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 03, 2014 12:52 am
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 4:48 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 6:40 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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Splashers
Jul 01, 2014 12:33 am
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 12:14 pm
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 7:24 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 11:44 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 4:20 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 26, 2014 12:33 am

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 11:33 pm
GBDesign


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