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3 years3 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Removing 1930s kitchen chimney and alcove: help!

thanks Stewie, yep we'll get a structural engineer out too. As much as I would love the kitchen reno and opening up a huge amount of space to replace the…

3 years3 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Removing 1930s kitchen chimney and alcove: help!

Hi everyone, my house was built in 1930 and although the previous owners renovated and extended, they were big fans of original features and kept the tiny kitchen with the…

4 years4 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Wallpaper woes

ha yes we should be 'covered'! Just waiting to hear back from the wallpaper manufacturer... hoping they can help resolve this somehow. Even if I somehow don't end up with…

4 years4 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Wallpaper woes

Maybe there was a stuff up :( I had initially ordered two rolls at the one time, then decided to do another wall so ordered a…

4 years4 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Wallpaper woes

Hi Stewie, yes the wallpaper is from a well known UK brand-- this particular print is their best seller and very popular worldwide. I purchased it directly from the company.…

4 years4 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Wallpaper woes

hi everyone, yesterday I had someone come in to hang wallpaper in a bedroom. I had three rolls of wallpaper I purchased online. He put them up and it was…

5 years5 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

yes, it is cheap. Dirt cheap (a couple hundred dollars), in great condition as he has looked after it, and I'm looking at a minimum of $1200 for something…

5 years5 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Our neighbour (immediately next door to our house) has agreed to let us purchase the cubby in his backyard. The previous owner built it directly on top of a…

5 years5 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

Update is that I should hopefully have someone out soon to check it out. Which I prefer than having to send in a sample myself :)

5 years5 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

thanks everyone. I forgot to mention I'd read that the adhesive used with or without underlay could contain asbestos and my understanding was that this was also applicable to…

5 years5 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

hi everyone, my house was built in 1930 and I was told the wool carpet is original. When I bought, I had no intention of replacing the carpet as…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
subway tiles or stone for splashback?

thank you both :) Do you mean subway tiles directly above the bench, or subway tiles above a short splashback?

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
other alternatives for these marble benches

thank you both! I'm looking in to the pros and cons and it seems there are far more cons with marble.
inamet, gorgeous pics!!! May I ask how much…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
other alternatives for these marble benches

thanks again :) Yep, I've noticed it seems to come back to Calacatta and Carrara marble but at about $750 per sq.m. I want…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
other alternatives for these marble benches

siiiigh, how I love this kitchen and the marble (yes, I'm posting these pics again, sorry!) My kitchen will look very similar.
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7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
traditional style kitchen: taps and sinks?

thank you for the replies! Those taps are all lovely!
Now I'm leaning more towards a double stainless butler sink (maybe even one) with a separate draining tray.
I forgot to…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
'old' style cabinet handles

For my new kitchen's handles I am looking for something that fits in with the rest of my 1930s house (the kitchen itself will be a traditional style). Any…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
sink, wuth or without drainer?

ah, see, I have a husband who makes massive puddles of water all over the benches and floors when he washes up and drains things... :)

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
No rangehood? How well does this work?

I lived in an appartment with no rangehood. It was horrible! The kitchen was all light and airy with huge windows but the amount of grime on everything…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
sink, wuth or without drainer?

for me I'd go drainer :) That's only because when we do wash by hand (usually my items that I won't put in the…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
subway tiles or stone for splashback?

My new kitchen will be a traditional style and a glass splashback would look out of place. My current kitchen has the original 1930s subway style tiles which I…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
traditional style kitchen: taps and sinks?

my new kitchen will be a traditional style with wood cabinetry and stone benchtops.
I'd love a butler sink but have decided against ceramic as too many people tell me things…

7 years7 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
...and the kitchen sink!

claireh if you're still reading, how are you finding your sink? Are the bowls a big enough size?

8 years8 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
What would you do with this kitchen floor plan...

oops I forgot I posted this... thank you for the replies :)
I don't want overhead cupboards because I am knocking down some walls to open…

8 years8 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
La Germania ovens

we have a little one (previous owners of this house). I can't find fault with it functionality-wise, but the smaller size is a pain when I have larger pots…

8 years8 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Induction cooktops and cookware

thanks again! I have a Bosch dishwasher and I've been so impressed with it. When I was hunting around for appliances in the past, Bosch was always recommended…

8 years8 yearsdecogaldecogal posted:
Induction cooktops and cookware

thanks :)
Are any units sold where the stove top is induction, sitting on top of an oven? In other words, the oven+cooktop all in…

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