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cuttingedgecabinets

Brookvale, Sydney
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12 years12 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
For those with laminex waterfall egdes.

To waterfall a laminated bench top usually require the edges to be square.
I hate square edged laminate as it can get damaged and chip very easily.
There are a couple of…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
re covering a bench top

Just buy new benchtops.
Benchtops for a medium size kitchen usually cost less than $1000 + Fitting.
Re-Laminating benchtops looks crappy and doesnt last as long as new tops.
Square edged kitchen…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
island bench, sink or cooker preference?

I would only ever have one in the island bench.
As to which one it really depends on depth. If your having a 700-900mm deep island then I would only put…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Support bench for ceasar stone

For $900 it couldnt be anything else than double up.

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Void space behind Fridge (full height cupboards)

I always allow a 200mm deep void behind my fridge cabinets and only allow 20-25mm all around the frond of the fridge.
I believe that if the cabinets go to the…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Join in Ceasar island bench top

A 4-5mm join is most definatly not normal.
I would be very very unhappy with it my kitchen. The join should be no bigger than 2mm.
Stand you ground. Its not that…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Support bench for ceasar stone

Hi Earl,
I dont like it at all. I am sure that it will sit there unsupported no problem, but what happens the first time somone drops some heavy shopping bags…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Support bench for ceasar stone

IMO 20mm in a kitchen looks underdone. It also means that support benchs are require when there is an overhange.
A kitchen is the largest piece of built in cabinetry…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Support bench for ceasar stone

The support bench is only required with 20mm ceaserstone and only if there is a large overhange.
Generally the only place this happens is in the kitchen. You have 40mm so…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

No, I am not saying that. You have the construction company leave out whatever you want internally and get your cabinet maker in at the same time as the builder…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

I do alot of house fitouts for builders and the home owner.
Around the area I service, nearly every builder uses a quality cabinet maker or kitchen company. Sounds like this…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

If you have a poper kitchen company design, build and install your kitchen that arnt contracted to the building company then they will explain how 40mm benchtops are constructed.
The problem…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

Mate, I understand fully. I install build and install kitchens for a living.
I have never seen solid 40mm ceaser stone tops ever they are always doubled up with an MDF…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

This is assuming that the courts is on the customers side. Which in this case I dont think they would be.

40mm is 40mm weather it be doubled up or…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

No, I dont believe this.
It is industry standard to double up ceaser stone for a 40mm finish.
The builder didnt state either way weather it was 40mm doubled up or…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

What exaclty did the contract say.
Because if it only says 40mm Ceaser Stone benchtops, it could be interpreted two ways.
Normally if it is going to be solid 30-40mm it…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

Unfortunatly in most cases this is all too true. It really sucks.
Also remember that what was written in the contract was more than likely a typo. They would have left…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

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The price for the bench tops is on the money. They will never redo it and they will just say that its and industry standard.
I agree that they stuffed up…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Benchtop length?

This is a must and a trap for first time players.

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Am I being ripped off??

Sorry that just isnt right.
I put alot of kitchens in with solid 30 and 40mm granite and marble(not doubled up) The cabinets dont need to be reinforced at all if…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Support bench for ceasar stone

The way they had it first off was teriable. The picture above looks alot better but still not good.
The problem is that its 20mm top. If it was a solid…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Benchtop length?

Most laminate is available in 3600mm long sheets.
Remember that if you need both ends of the benchtop finished with a rolled edge then the maximum length that can be done…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
What are your views on overhead cupboards?

Most average height people dont have any problem axcessing overhead cabinets put in at 600 off the bench. Any lower than this they look stupid and would as you say…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
lime green kitchen with style

There are two places the washer could be.
It could be a font loader beside the sink on the right. It would all be plumbed underneath.
There could also be…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
lime green kitchen with style

I am hoping they are doors that cover the rail. Only draw back is that the doors could be damaged if your not carfull with the coat hangers.

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
lime green kitchen with style

Yes, thats exactly what I am saying. Because the appliance cabinets is full depth (level with the pantry cabinet and bench top) I dont believe the top should run under…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
lime green kitchen with style

Yep, pre-fab cupboards. The joins look strange.
I totally agree with you about the kitchen being unbalanced.
I think the appliance cupboard is too deep.
I believe that if your going to…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
lime green kitchen with style

Kitchen looks good. But the laundry = spew.
Notice on the laundry kick board that there is a join where every door is.

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Brushed Stainless Steel Kickplate?

Yes the laminex range has a number of different types of metal laminates. They are more expensive than how I buy it. I purchase it from a supplier in a…

14 years14 yearscuttingedgecabinetscuttingedgecabinets posted:
Brushed Stainless Steel Kickplate?

It is brushed aluminium laminate.

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