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Waterfall on island bench

Ask your stone mason. They do the cutouts for your sink and cooktop so they are the ones who will do that. It can be done as I have recently…

1 month1 monthChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Replacing cabinet doors with handle less

Blum tip on tandem drawers and push catch doors for floor cabinets (10mm under hang on over heads) is the cheapest way around this. As some users have said, shark…

2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Has anyone removed laminate flooring skirting.

Definitely won't be glued, as CEK said, chisel under and pull. Keep off cut. Can come in handy if you need to fill in any spots particularly if fridge doesn't…

2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Kitchen Splashback - Window

Brother has one, gets very dirty very easily and quickly. No issues with cracking.

2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Oil or wax finish for hardwood splashback

I'd use your regular Canola Oil. Safest option for food prep area as you said. This is what woodworkers use for things like timber chopping boards, some bench tops etc.…

2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Glass Splashback - Gas Cooktop

I'd do it before the kitchen is installed, if you do it after you may risk damaging the bench top. Unless its stone, then you can do it before the…

2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Vinyl wrap doors - matte white

Thermo is awful stuff. Don't do it.

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2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Adhesive child safety locks on 2pac

I wouldn't if they attach to the front of the door. I've always recommended these to people https://www.bunnings.com.au/perma-child ... k_p4211349
They attach to back of door and…

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2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Organising stone bench tops yourself to save $

With stone, you are paying for a slab, which I think from memory are 3600x1200. So for example if you wanted a small vanity with stone tops, you have to…

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2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Doing up a bathroom/ensuite

White grout is the safest bet with a blue'ish tile. Particularly if you get nice gloss white vanity/basin down the track.

2 months2 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Caesarstone - mitred or butt joint waterfall ends?

Mitre is the way to go. Look so much better no doubt about it.

3 months3 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

drawers under your sink are a no no. The plumbing will take out most of the space leaving you with potentially hundreds of dollars worth of drawer hardware for next…

3 months3 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Changing cabinet doors after handover?

First of all congrats on getting your first home!
If you want the shaker style doors yes thermolaminated doors from Polytec are the cheapest. They wouldn't make the cabinet caracass' out…

4 months4 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Waterfall edges after handover?

You can sit them on tile not a problem

4 months4 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Kitchen Quality

absolutely!

4 months4 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Kithen - Part Renovation

You would have a real hard time finding a kitchen mob to do that, no worth it for them. Best bet would be handyman services or even a Cabinet Maker…

4 months4 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Kitchen Quality

MDF doors or polyurethane painted? Applying shark nose onto MDF doors and hand edging the shark nose profile by hand requires plenty of patience. If so I'd be interested to…

4 months4 monthsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
What makes cabinets good quality? What questions to ask?

I wouldn't get a builder to give you quotes, they will only go to a Cabinet Maker or Kitchen manufacturer anyway, get the quote from them and add their markup.…

3 years3 yearsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
What makes cabinets good quality? What questions to ask?

NEVER use solid wood cabinets. Those days are long gone!

3 years3 yearsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Gap between island bench and cabinetry - normal?

Because the panel has an edge on the top (closest to bench top) its meant to be like so, however that gap shouldn't be there. Its been allowed for a…

3 years3 yearsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
What makes cabinets good quality? What questions to ask?

Createc is a foil laminate that makes it look like 2 pack polyurethane finish for a fraction of the price however it will last longer than poly. It's high gloss…

3 years3 yearsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Do you have Green in your Kitchen

I love the nuance finish on the doors, good choice.

3 years3 yearsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

50mm is not much, if it's an issue, simple increase cabinet heights and drawer depths and go with a lower than normal kick height.
You'll have the same problem on…

3 years3 yearsChoppy182Choppy182 posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

As a Cabinet Maker I have experienced both and to be honest, finger pull is the way to go. Practicality does not suffer, if anything it's more practical. More and…

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