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3 years3 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Stove disaster!! Burning my skirting

Hi Drekko, there is no question that your cook top has been installed far to close to a combustible material and should never have passed final inspection. As Chippy has…

3 years3 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Stain on Boral concrete paver - need advice

Thanks Borisdavenport for the advise. Could you please tell me where I can purchase this sealer from in Australia?

3 years3 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Stain on Boral concrete paver - need advice

Hi all,
Have just come over from the kitchen forum to ask for some advice. I have had quite a large amount of Boral, concrete Travertine smoke coloured pavers installed in…

3 years3 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
How to restrict cabinet hinge to open less than 90 degrees??

Hi Oneness,
it depends on the brand of the hinge. For example Blum sells a hinge restrictor that does exactly what you are asking for, stops the hinge from opening at…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
2 Pack or Vinyl Wrap?

Hi CEK, I guess it's all down to personal opinion, but to answer your question - I do both vinyl and painted kitchens, it's purely what the client is wanting.…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
2 Pack or Vinyl Wrap?

Hi Althom,
I worked many years with a company than manufactured Vinyl wrap doors and to say they had a deserved bad reputation would be an understatement. Not only was the…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Kitchen pantry drawer options - external or internal?

Hi Sunnyside, I have internal drawers in my metre wide pantry. The doors have tip ons (push to open) and the drawers are fully extendable, soft close from blum. It…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
2 Pack or Vinyl Wrap?

The old debate - It Vinyl for me every time!

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Need help with splashback for new kitchen

Hi peterndm,
have you considered a glass splashback? It's all a personal preference, but for me an all white kitchen and splashback looks great. I have just installed my white kitchen,…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Considering a stone bench top

Hi K.goldington,
I have just installed a new kitchen in my own home and gone with Caesarstone "Frosty Carrina" and I love it. I think the colour isn't as busy…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Bad odour from stone bench top

Hi TomCat,
Caesarstone is virtually non porous, so not sure if the odour could be coming from your stone? Sometimes when there is a gap between the time your old kitchen…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Too much gloss?? PLEASE HELP!

Hi teigs1,
according to the Polytec website, Argento Stone gloss laminate can be postformed as a tight roll, providing it is on a 40mm substrate, which is the thickness of most…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Wooden board placed until stone benchtop arrives

Hi Annie91,
they are possibly the templates done by the installer for the stone mason to make your stone tops from. Most stone masons do their own and take them away…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Thoughts on Bench Thinkness

Hi Megg,
I have just put in a rather large kitchen with servo drive throughout in my own house, also in white gloss vinyl. I chose 20mm stone not as a…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Vinyl Wrap vs 2 Pack/Handpainted

ah the old 2 pac versus vinyl debate again. I prefer vinyl any day over paint. But that's just my opinion!

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Push to open with soft close for drawer runners

Hi Megg,
yes there certainly is a push to open soft close mechanism other than servo drive. Blum released a mechanism some time ago called a "tip on for Tandembox…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Kitchen plan -opinions welcome

Hi Caff,
why not make a feature of your Vintek wine fridge and position it on the reverse side of your island? Incorporate the fridge into some cabinetry. We have done…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Refurb of existing kitchen

Hi Nicoolnocks,
Can I ask what you are looking to spend on a makeover? As CEK has said, once you take away the tops, doors and appliances all you are left…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Position of LED strip lighting on upper cabinets

Hi Beazley77,
the housing for the LED strip lights is known as a diffuser, and is used to take the dotted effect away from the strip lighting. I personally prefer the…

4 years4 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

Hi Ktotherose,
I have just installed my own kitchen and gone all drawers throughout the whole kitchen. Along with the drawers the wall cabinets have servo drive. I just love the…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
list your favorite gadget in kitchen...

Just putting in my own kitchen now and I had a list of things I could not go without this time around
- undermount sink with drainer grooves
- boiling water…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Rangehood stiff to operate

Potentially a third problem, the cabinet the range hood is attached to may be slightly too small. Check that the cabinet is exactly 600mm wide.

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Bad stone bench top

Hi Toomanywhites,
are you able to post a photo? What brand is the stone? And what is the stone mason who installed the stone saying? Sounds like he needs to return…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Gyprock behind kitchen cabinets.

Hi Grakat,
I wouldn't be too concerned, providing everything is sealed when the kitchen is complete, then it should be ok. If you see gaps where pest can come through then…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Offcuts from sink cutouts?

Hi,
the stone mason we use crushes the offcuts and sells for garden ornamental fill.
I do get the desire to have the offcuts for a place to put a…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Importing kitchen appliances from Germany

Hi Alexf40,
Gaggenau is certainly a good high quality and reliable brand of appliances. When importing my only concern would be the warranty. What happens if one of the appliances arrives…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Kitchen makeover vs new kitchen

Hi Jew1974,
I will probably have the "kitchen makeover army" up in arms here, but my theory on makeovers is this. When most people think makeovers they are talking doors, panels,…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Steel Frame & Wall Cabinets

Hi Serialstyler,
like CEK, I am a little worried about your knowledge around how to fix wall cabinets to the wall. I would never like to see you have a…

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Concrete kitchen benchtops

Hi Dolphinblu,
Have you looked at the new Caesarstone concrete? No sealing required, and non porous.
Looks quite a lot like real concrete.

5 years5 yearsKitchenproKitchenpro posted:
Help me find this laminate

Hi ablative,
it looks like a ultra high gloss createc board, maybe European Wallnut.
please see the following link - http://www.polytec.com.au/products/kitc ... ion-range/
the Polytec website…

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