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Joined 9 November 2009
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7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Cutlery tray in dishwasher or not

X2
Yes it does take longer if you are fussy enough otherwise you can be like my wife & just chuck everything in there & not give a rats.... (S***s me…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Why not laminate?

If money is no object then i say go your hardest but for us the expense was just way too much.
We didn't shop around for our kitchen due to feedback…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Square Edge or Round Laminex Benchtops

Hi Mclaren,
Those drawers are 850 wide. In the island bench there are 2 banks of drawers which are wider at 875. The bench is 1800 wide, the original…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Square Edge or Round Laminex Benchtops

Hi Pitto,
It's one of the fallbacks of renovating a 36 year old house. Unfortunately the floor isn't level & where the island is situated it exposes the problem…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Square Edge or Round Laminex Benchtops

Yes Kermit,
We went with Laminex Pure Mineralstone Diamond Gloss finish in Flat Form with Waterfall edges. No questions asked.
Troy.

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Square Edge or Round Laminex Benchtops

Hi tamekah76,
We went with Pure Mineralstone Diamond Gloss finish in Flat Form & Waterfall edges. Our cabinets are 2 pack gloss in metallic white so sounds pretty…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Kitchen mixer taps - splurge or not?

It's actually something I completely forgot about so have just ended up with a plain boring mixer. I will upgrade in the near future but it isn't a priority right…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Anyone with a glass splashback around a window splashback?

Hi LEx,
Not quite sure of the colour but it's a Citroen automotive colour (metallic) on starphire glass.
Cheers.

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Anyone with a glass splashback around a window splashback?

Hi Toby,
The lights were bought from our local lighting store but they are made by Mercator. The length is adjustable up to a max of 1000mm. …

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Anyone with a glass splashback around a window splashback?

Hi Horaldo,
This is ours. Not quite like you have explained but similar I guess?

Cheers.

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Dishwasher

Snap!!

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Laminex DiamondGloss Edging question

Yes definitely laminate. Pure Mineralstone in Diamond Gloss

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Laminex DiamondGloss Edging question

Hi,
Here are some close ups of our island bench with waterfall edges.

Cheers.

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show Us Your Splashback

I wish Lex!! Unfortunately we live in a rural area & there wasn't much competition when it came to our kitchen so we settled on Laminex Pure Mineralstone. Our supplier…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show Us Your Splashback

Hi,
This is ours. Not quite sure of the colour but it's a Citroen automotive colour. We were trying to achieve the "Java Dusk Metallic" like Suh's daughter.…

7 years7 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Do cooktop and oven need to have the same width?

Hi Jessica,
We have gone for a 600mm oven, 750mm cooktop & a 900mm rangehood.
Regards.
PS - Don't take any notice of the fridge in this shot please

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Cost of glass kitchen splashback

Hi,
We had 2 splashbacks installed. 1 behind the cooktop & 1 under the window & surrounding the window. We live in a rural area & didn't have many…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Fridge facing end of island bench???

We have a gap of approx 1100mm. No issues here.... :D

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Yes we have decided to now. We were originally going to install glass finger tiles of some description but will now go with the same colour glass splashback. Because of…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Aahh Suh... If only I knew....
Inspired by your daughter's kitchen I was trying to achieve Java Dusk. Even after finding the suppliers details & website I couldn't convince our contractor…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Advice from a Cabinet Maker required - URGENT

To be honest Janelle I didn't really keep a tight budget when it came to the Kitchen. I always said to my wife I want to do it properly as…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show me your kitchen...

OK Folks. Unfortunately we are still not 100% done but we are almost there so I thought I would post some updated pics. Our electrician & painter are both 2…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Advice from a Cabinet Maker required - URGENT

Hi Janelle,
Benchtops are Diamond Gloss Pure Mineralstone. I have just had to duck home to grab some stuff so I have posted some close ups of the…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Advice from a Cabinet Maker required - URGENT

Hi Janelle,
Probably too late but I just read this topic. We have just recently had an island bench installed with waterfall edges & mitered joints so not sure…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
how is your island bench fixed to the slab?

Ours isn't bolted down at all. With the size of it especially when it is full you will be doing pretty well to shift it!! :D

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show us your lights hanging over your kitchen island please

Hi Southies,
They are a "fabric type" of material. As per the description they are textured.
On the 4 light pendants there are no covers top or bottom. There…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Show us your lights hanging over your kitchen island please

Hi,
We went with these above our island. Might not be what you are after?
http://www.mercator.com.au/product/pendants/allure%20(a66734).asp?WebsiteSearch
We have an open plan kitchen so went for these matching lights in our…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Fridges! What have you got? Are you Happy?

Hi Richo....
My post copied from another topic ......
We recently bought the Westinghouse S/S 610L side by side. Initial thoughts were is it going to be big enough…

8 years8 yearsbenschkebenschke posted:
Ikea Streket handles

No offense intended but they are from IKEA & you do get what you pay for at IKEA.
Don't get me wrong, I love shopping there, I think all their…

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