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alabaster

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13 years13 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
under bench mount sink, practical?

We have an Olivieri undermount 1+2/3 sink (Monet?). The Olivieris come with extras including a stainless steel draining tray that we sit on the side of the sink, with our…

13 years13 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Laminate or Stone - Is it worth it?

Who dear? Me dear? Kitchen bench dear? No dear! :D

13 years13 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Laminate or Stone - Is it worth it?

But it's MUCH COLDER on bare skin!!! :shock:

13 years13 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Gas vs Electric Oven

I know this isn't the question you asked, but most 900mm ovens we've seen are really 700mm ovens with "voids" on each side. Unless you have scads of space…

13 years13 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Caesar stone splashback??

No, it's my opinion too! We were considering it too, but after seeing some display kitchens, it looked too "sterile" and hospitally/utilitarian having the bench and splashback the same.
Agree…

13 years13 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Kitchen drawer liners!

OK, this is pretty trivial, but...
Who here lines their kitchen drawers? What do you use?
We have plastic cut-to-fit liners from Ikea, which seem OK, but would like to hear about…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
OVEN under STOVE- What do you think?

That's a very good point! We've always had wall ovens in our kitchens, and had to have one in our recent reno as we wanted a double oven. The few…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Changes to Downlights Rules - In OZ

Hi,
We've had a new kitchen installed recently. The electrician installed three halogen downlights in the ceiling. I was in the roofspace on the weekend, and noticed that the downlights were…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Blum blumotion soft door closers...

So for the door ones, how do you fit them? I can't quite work out how that happens - do you replace part of the hinge with the new piece,…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Anyone has Miele kitchen appliances?

It's good reasoning! My wife wanted a double oven, whereas I was leaning to a 700mm one - saying we didn't need the extra 20 or so litres. But I'm…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Help with splashback colour

Thanks Paula, Michelle and Ray - that helps a lot!
We'll be looking for tiles again tomorrow. We don't need much - about 3 sqm - but we're amazed at the…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Baumatic Appliances

I hadn't heard of it at all until a lady in Clive Peeters mentioned it to us. We were looking for a 700mm oven, and she showed us a Baumatic.…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Help with splashback colour

Oops - good question! It's cypress pine, a nice deep honey colour at the moment but we'll have to refinish it now due to the new cupboards and layout, so…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Help with splashback colour

I have a question about colours for our kitchen's splashback.
We have satin poly doors in an Antique White (ie, off-white/creamy) and Caesarstone Almond Rocca benches. Want to tile the splash-back.…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
New kitchen colours - help please!!!

You rang??? :P
tdn, hope you don't mind me jumping into your thread since I have the same question about colours for our kitchen. …

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
New kitchen under $10K, achievable?

Here's Ikea's installation guide: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_AU/complete_kitchen_guide/kitchen_know-how/do_it_yourself/installation_1.html
- not sure how accurate it is to what you'd actually need to do, but it may give you an idea of whether you'd be…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
What side is your drainer on?

Our kitchen guy said that if we're right handed (which we are) then it's better to put the drainer on the left side, since you generally scrub with your dominant…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Coffee maker

The Sunbeam 6910 seems like quite a good semi-auto. Here's a review, which seems quite critical, but it's from a real coffee nut, so bear that in mind:
http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/kb/reviews/sunbeam-silvia
Also, hop over…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Please help!!! Depth of fridge cavity!

I wish there was - it would be the perfect solution. Unfortunately it's a single brick wall behind, backing onto our daughter's bedroom.


Thanks for that; it makes me feel less…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Please help!!! Depth of fridge cavity!

Thanks Chris. It'd be a 2550 x 700 polyurethaned panel, and a replacement piece of raw MDF about 200 x 700. I guess the work required would be:
- Detaching bulkhead…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Please help!!! Depth of fridge cavity!

Thanks everyone for your input! (And as a Sydneysider Shady, I really wish we had contacted you when we designed - but we engaged our guy before I found this…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Please help!!! Depth of fridge cavity!

Our kitchen is being installed right now, and everything looks great EXCEPT a couple of things that have got me fretting! We've left messages with the kitchen guy and hope…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
7 year guarantee

He must be referring to the in NSW, which as I understand it is required by law for building works > $12K.

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Undermount sinks in Caesarstone - how much clearance???

Thanks DNA! We've decided to go with a combined 1 + 1/2 unit for those reasons. I've asked the kitchen guy if it will be cheaper; he's been a bit…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Undermount sinks in Caesarstone - how much clearance???

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your reply! We're talking about a Caesarstone/manufactured stone benchtop, and I'm guessing you're talking about laminate benches, is that right?
My concern with the manufactured stone is…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Highland stove - opinions?

Has anyone got a Highland cooktop? How is it? Would you recommend it?
We've been looking at stoves, and started looking at Bosch, as our dishwasher is Bosch and we'll be…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Undermount sinks in Caesarstone - how much clearance???

We're trying to work out what to do with undermount sinks in the design of our small kitchen. I posted another thread earlier here ("Corner Sink Options") which included a…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Corner sink options

Well, we saw the undermounted Clark corner sink, and it looked surprisingly good, considering it's not designed as an undermount. We may go drop-in anyway though, as the drainer would…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Bosch 700mm gas cooktop, 1.5 oven

Thanks Mek! I had a look at your cooktop and it seems yours is a better design than the Bosch, in that your burners are right at the edge of…

14 years14 yearsalabasteralabaster posted:
Bosch 700mm gas cooktop, 1.5 oven

As I mentioned in my previous thread, I have lots of questions!
We have a Bosch dishwasher, and are happy with it. Therefore, we've looked at Bosch for oven, cooktop and…

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