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chippy

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6 h6 hchippychippy posted:
Replacing internal cabinet shelves

If they are adjustable shelves it's very easy. Just remove the shelves, measure them up and ask a small cabinet maker to cut and edge some new ones then re-install.
If…

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
Mirror installation

Just use wall mates.
Follow the directions and it will work a treat

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
How to buy kitchen cabinets from China?

I have no doubt that many Chinese manufactured kitchens are of a good quality.
I can also tell you that many are not and if there's an issue good luck getting…

7 d7 dchippychippy posted:
How to buy kitchen cabinets from China?

Most high end kitchens are custom made right here by local cabinet makers.
It's the budget Flatpack kitchens that are made in china.
My biggest concern with imported kitchens is the quality…

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Removing Casement / Awning Windows

Hi Pat.
Unfortunately you need to remove all the screws from the frame to remove the sash.
It's a bit of a pain and is easiest with two people.

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Neighbour paraplet wall?

The wall height is under 3.0m so I think it will comply.
Windows from habitable rooms are set back 1.5m exactly for this reason.
Unfortunately I don't think your concerns will prevent…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Riven and nuance finish

There's not a massive difference.
They are both from Laminex's impression range.
Nuance has an embossed wood grain, linear Patten on its surface.
Riven is more a brushed effect over the entire board.
It's…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Your window size is dictated by the external brick coursing.
A 516 high window is 6 course, 602 is 7 and 688 is 8 course.
Typically windows fit brick coursing.
Depending on…

3 months3 monthschippychippy posted:
Replacing cabinet doors with handle less

Hi Vincent. When you say handle less do you mean push to open or recessed finger pulls/ sharknose.
Push to open is a cheap option as it's simply new doors and…

5 months5 monthschippychippy posted:
All white laminex kitchen

Silk is a semi gloss.
If you see a kitchen in "silk"-Laminex or "sheen"-Polytec in isolation it looks quite glossy but when seen side by side with a true high gloss…

5 months5 monthschippychippy posted:
Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

You'll notice CEK actually calls it a laminated panel, not a waterfall.
The OP called it a waterfall when technically what they meant was a laminated or melamine end panel.

7 months7 monthschippychippy posted:
Overhang

300mm is the maximum unsupported length for CS overhangs.
Your bench is 80mm thick so it's quite possible that the reinforcement is built into the benchtops. That is the standard way…

7 months7 monthschippychippy posted:
Undermount sink and Caesarstone Warranty

I've never had a complaint from a customer that has gone for undermount sinks. Realistically your probably just as likely to get a chip in front of your dishwasher…

7 months7 monthschippychippy posted:
Undermount sink and Caesarstone Warranty

Hi Kat.
Accidental damage (chips) won't be covered under warranty, so any chips around an undermount sink will be your responsibility.
Having said that, personally I feel that undermount sinks look better…

9 months9 monthschippychippy posted:
Electric v Gas cooktop?

Induction.
Quick, controlled, easy to clean and the flat surface can be used as a bench when not in use.

10 months10 monthschippychippy posted:
Kitchen Design - Need Extra Set of Eyes

The design looks sound. The pantry is a little small but that depends on your situation. You'll still fit heaps in it as they have maximized it.
The 300mm overhang is…

11 months11 monthschippychippy posted:
laminate vs polyurethane kitchen pantry

Carcass is generally HMR melamine particle board.
The doors and panels are made from MR MDF board that has a very smooth melamine surface. This gives a high quality finish to…

11 months11 monthschippychippy posted:
Leaching tannin.

Use Oxalic acid. You can buy it as deck cleaner in the paint section of Bunnings or use this product: Diggers 2kg Rust & Stain Cleaner
It's Oxalic acid as well.
It…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Price to upgrade 40mm Caesarstone?

That's the way all stone is done.

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Help with Kitchen cabinet layout

Hi Sarah
Actually, looking at it again I'd just run the overheads from the pantry to the back wall. No L shape.
I'd make them as deep as the microwave box…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Help with Kitchen cabinet layout

Hi Sarah
If I was designing your kitchen I would have continued the overheads in an L shape around the wall with the pantry, butting up to the pantry and put…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Windows and doors lentils size

Seriously though, for lintels, I always allow 100mm bearing for anything under 1.0m and 150mm for anything over 1.0m.

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Windows and doors lentils size

I always find the size of lentils depends on the type.
Red lentils always seem to be larger than puy lentils while brown lentils can be quite variable.

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
formica snowdrift = laminex polar white ?

Laminex and Formica are the same company, Snow drift and polar white is the cool white colour from each.
They are basically the same colour and actually use the same…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Install marble bench top after handover possible on tiles?

I'd just see if they can leave the benchtop off completely. If they wont, have a very basic 32mm laminate top installed and then remove that after handover and replaced…

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
Tiles to ceiling, just in the shower?

Did you notice that every picture you have shown the ceiling is square set so there is no cornice. In that situation it is fine to run to the ceiling…

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
Tiles to ceiling, just in the shower?

Main problem will be where the tiles meet the cornice.
In normal floor to ceiling tiling you leave the cornice off until the tiles are done and then install the cornice.…

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
Gap between wall and wall cupboards (not suppose to be)

There is always a gap where the cabinets meet the wall. It gets filled with a scribing fillet. 30mm is pretty standard.

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
Cupboards Or Drawers?

Hi Beetaloo
Drawer technology has come a long way in the last 10 years and is far more accessible to the average person today.
With high quality drawers easily capable of 65kg…

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
Hideaway bin

Only problem with the floor mounted like shown in the picture is you cant get it in soft close. If you want soft close you will need to go with…

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