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5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Electric v Gas cooktop?

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

1 month1 monthchippychippy 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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.

3 months3 monthschippychippy posted:
Price to upgrade 40mm Caesarstone?

That's the way all stone is done.

4 months4 monthschippychippy 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…

4 months4 monthschippychippy 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…

4 months4 monthschippychippy 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.

4 months4 monthschippychippy 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.

7 months7 monthschippychippy 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…

9 months9 monthschippychippy 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…

10 months10 monthschippychippy 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…

10 months10 monthschippychippy 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.…

11 months11 monthschippychippy 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.

1 year1 yearchippychippy 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…

1 year1 yearchippychippy 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…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Stove disaster!! Burning my skirting

I'd say that your splasback is non-compliant.
There are rules in Australia about how much space there needs to be around cooktops - these are listed in the Australian Standard AG/601-AS5601.…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Metaline Splashback

Hi Molly
I've installed many Metaline splashbacks and think it's a good product.
It used to be quite expensive (almost the same as glass) but I think that Laminex have realised that…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Remove walls

Hi Daredevil. Are the walls masonry or timber framed?

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Who has used marble/stone for their splashbacks?

Here is a couple of pic's of a recent job I finished that used stone for the splashback.
It looked very smart and was a change from the normal glass splashback.…

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
What height do you wall mount your TVs?

Stewie is spot on. That is the optimal height.
I always laugh at these TV's that are above fireplaces or above taller cabinetry.
Best to wall mount above lowline cabinetry.

1 year1 yearchippychippy posted:
Warm country kitchen styles ! Please help ! WA

I think that sometime in the last 3 years Elle has probably finished her kitchen.
This is quite a thread revival.

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
Gap under front door

What you want is this:
http://www.raven.com.au/domino/raven/ra ... rod2-v/023
The door will typically have a 25mm gap between the bottom of door and the timber threshold then the seal and…

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
oven switch location

We dont install oven isolation switches in WA.
They are on there own circuit and get switched of frome the switchboard.
Cooktops get an isolation switch clise by so they can be…

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2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
oven switch location

Unless different states have different requirements ovens don't need a separate isolation switch. They run on there own circuit and get turned off at the switchboard.
Cooktops require an isolation switch…

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2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
2 Pack or Vinyl Wrap?

I know things are more expensive over here, but I can't believe a kitchen reno would cost you 3 times as much just to upgrade to 2 pack. The companies…

2 years2 yearschippychippy posted:
2 Pack or Vinyl Wrap?

Polytec Createc is a pre finished board that is cut and edged like any other melamine. It is a very high gloss however.
That means that a glued on edge strip…

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