I've posted this in the Madison thread but will ask here as well.
At a recent WoS visit the kitchen consultant was very, very clear with us that if we wanted any profile on our kitchen doors at all then we needed to go for Colourtech. As we wanted a Shaker profile we accepted we'd need a Colourtech upgrade.
However in the Madison thread I read that someone was installing Colonial profile in Laminate in their galley to match the Colonial Colourtech in their main kitchen.
Have we been led up the garden path??
Thank you in confusion,
I'll tell you of my experience. You can get the profiled doors in whats called Formwrap, which is a vinyl product, rather than laminate. See brochure here - http://www.laminex.com.au/uploads/broch ... ochure.pdf
Porter Davis have it at WOS as a Category 6 upgrade, and the Colourtech as Category 5. I asked for pricing on both and asked what was cheaper. Both consultants told me Colourtech was cheaper, as the Formwrap is a "newer product". I knew that was BS as 2pack painting cabinets is more labour intensive. I think they want to push people into getting the more expensive Colourtech cabinetry.
I went outside and called Laminex directly and asked them for the cost on a standard 900x450 profiled kitchen cabinet door was in both the Colourtech and Formwrap. From memory, colourtech was $180ish and formwrap was about $120ish.
If you ring laminex, they can email you this really cool PDF document where you input the measures and quantity of all your doors and if calculates the price of it up. I did this before our WOS appointment which is why I decided to do all our bathrooms doors/drawer after handover. We got PD to price it up for us, and the markup was ridiculous. So we are getting them to just put the standard included laminex doors on, and we will change them afterwards.
The price difference for the 4 bathrooms and powder room was around $3500 from memory. To change them after handover will take me a few hours at most.
Wow I wish I knew all this earlier. The colourtech was the most expensive upgrade in our whole house