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renomart

Sydney, NSW
Joined 27 August 2005
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2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Bench height

Yes, my 16 yr old son is taller than me. My previous kitchen's benchtop height was 1050 mm.

2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Cupboards Or Drawers?

Drawers, drawers, drawers! You never have to reach in and try to pull things out (with the cupboard doors hindering you). Full extension drawers deliver all of the contents of…

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2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Bench height

I'm 1830 mm (6') tall and my benchtop height is 1000 mm off the floor

2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Small Kitchen Design Ideas and Tips

All of those kitchens looked quite large!

2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Is a standard depth (300mm) undermount rangehood enough?

It's better to have a wider rangehood than the cooktop

2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Kitchen design- ideas appreciated.

Your cooktop might be better placed on the bench adjacent your wall oven and then move your sink up to where your cooktop was originally. That way your .

2 years2 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Upper cabinetry depth

The best way would be to split the height of the overheads and have the extreme uppers 600mm deep

5 years5 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Is this diamond gloss laminate join acceptable?

Of course it is not acceptable. I was only pointing out the general industry guidelines.
The underside of the benchtop is a dogs breakfast! The benchtop joiner cutouts do not align…

5 years5 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Is this diamond gloss laminate join acceptable?

The recommended joint width for laminate is 0 mm with a maximum variation of +1 mm.

5 years5 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
quality check of cabinet install

You should not be able to see the small scratches and dents at a minimum distance of 1500 millimetres under normal lighting conditions.

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Show me your Two Tone Kitchen

I love the clerestory windows ::cool::

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Advice required with our outdoor kitchen

You definitely need a vertical support panel RHS of the fridge space. However, by adding the panel, it will reduce the internal width of the fridge space.
Also, is that the…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Sink facing window and not in island bench.

If your kitchen is small I wouldn't worry about having a sink in the island. If your kitchen is large and your cumulative distance exceeds 7 metres, consider having…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Kitchen benchtop height

A good rule of thumb is elbow height minus your clenched fist. (so that elbow joint sits on top of forefinger and thumb)
Here is a kitchen I designed and built…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Rangehood height above cooktop

Take a look at these as well as (in particular AS4386.2 Domestic Kitchen Assemblies – Installation) to get an understanding. These are minimum standards but you must install…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Has anybody bought a kitchen from a TASTE store in Sydney?

I went there about one year ago. I don't know what the differences are but I do know that the Hacker kitchen on display at Brookvale has an awesome …

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Door Materials

Please tell us more about these galvanized steel reinforced panels that you think are the best choice.

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Rangehood distance from cooktop

It sounds too low to me. Take a look at these as well as (in particular AS4386.2 Domestic Kitchen Assemblies – Installation) to get an understanding. These are…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Show me your rubbish!

That looks like an Australian Kimberley 30 litre concealed waste bin. Definitely good value for money @ $165 and much cheaper than the Franke, Hafele or Blanco bins.

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Door Materials

Be very careful with vinyl doors.
I have been to countless kitchens where the vinyl has de-laminated from the door substrate after 8-10 years.
Problem areas are...
Doors / panels either side of…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Kitchen layout

I would place the sink (scullery) in the middle of the bench.

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Blum blumotion soft door closers...

The piston adapts automatically to the force applied to it. If you are going to use them make sure you drill the 10mm hole the exact depth of the…

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Show me your rubbish!

Blum has a really nice with a touch of your knee (if your hands are full!).

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Has anyone used a fish tank as a kitchen splashback??

Nice idea but I would think that the problems of plumbing, cleaning and humidity would be a concern to most people.

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Kick Boards

Good idea to go with black laminate for the kickboards as vinyl faced kickboards can tear in some circumstances.

6 years6 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Polished concrete Benchtops

Take a look

7 years7 yearsrenomartrenomart posted:
Galley kitchen plan - feedback welcomed

I think the original layout is the best

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