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Kitchen renovations recommendations?

By LG - 5 March 2008 22

As I’ve seen a few posts on here seeking advice on Canberra products/services, I thought I’d try my luck and see if anyone on The RiotACT could recommend a good person/company to do our kitchen renovations (planning/drafting –> installation). We’ve finally decided to do away with the standard 1970s stylings..!

Happy to pay a premium for a good experience :)

Thank you!!

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Kitchen renovations recommendations?
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Holden Caulfield 11:04 am
05 Mar 08
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Is Melinda Boag still around (I think that was her name)???

Check out the latest display village near you and there’ll probably be a few cards lying around for kitchen places, with the added bonus of seeing a sample of their work at the same time.

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justbands 11:11 am
05 Mar 08
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We’ve had two kitchens (one replacement + one in the new build) done by Kitchen Link…both were excellent jobs, very happy.

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RandomGit 1:18 pm
05 Mar 08
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If Nigel the dodgasaurus cabinet maker doesn’t work for Simplicity Kitchens anymore, I’ll give them a thumbs up.

If you want granite benches let me know and I’ll look up the mob that did ours.

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S4anta 1:55 pm
05 Mar 08
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Vern – Canberra and Queanbeyan Kitchens. He has done a few for me now, competitve cost, reliable, looks good and gets the job relatively quickly, with constant referral throughout. Usually take two days, o9ne to knock the old out, and a day to rebuild the new one. Freaking good for an old bloke.

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la mente torbida 2:04 pm
05 Mar 08
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Avant-Garde Kitchens Pty Ltd

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LG 2:36 pm
05 Mar 08
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Thanks for the advice so far everyone.

RandomGit – yes we’ll probably be looking at granite benches

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Mick 3:04 pm
05 Mar 08
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EZY-AS Kitchens in Fyshwick are great. Friendly staff and good quality…

http://www.ezyaskitchens.com.au

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Gungahlin Al 11:07 pm
05 Mar 08
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Claude from Clockwork Kitchens at Mitchell will start installing the kitchen in our new 5.5 star house tomorrow.

He’s been great to work with – pooling ideas with us to solve problems creatively. Lightboxes, LED downlights, pop-out drawers, handle-free, safe, universal access, and easy to maintain.

He’s a bit slack on the paperwork, but everything has come together exactly when needed, and competitively priced too.

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AG Canberra 9:24 am
06 Mar 08
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Kitchen Connection – the sales pitch was slick and everything seemed good – until it came time for installation….three weeks later the job is finally completed – after a stack of phone calls chasing them up. Missing bits, doors fitted on the wrong side, a microwave you needed a step ladder to reach…..

The relationship started well but quickly went down hill.

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Holden Caulfield 9:34 am
06 Mar 08
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“RandomGit – yes we’ll probably be looking at granite benches”

I think the granite place on Geelong St in Fyshwick is still there. They’d be worth having a chat to as well.

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bunnycoat 3:46 pm
06 Mar 08
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We used P&K Joinery at Mitchell – very happy with the result.

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LG 4:14 pm
06 Mar 08
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Thanks for all the replies everyone! You’ve given me a good base to start from!

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Gerry-Built 5:05 pm
10 Apr 08
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Actually – avoid Clockwork Kitchens. We’ve just (today) found out our (Clockwork Kitchen’s)kitchen is not up to code and water resistant substrate was not used in the benchtop. Not very helpful post-sale either.

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suprim 9:50 am
04 Jun 08
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Hi Gerry did you use Laminex bench top or stone? Basically what I want to know is water resistant substrate required for bench top only?

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tokki 4:26 pm
08 Dec 08
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I would be interested to hear more about Avant Garde kitchens if possible.

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