DIANELLA POLISHING BLOG

Perth's Experts in Kitchen Restyling and French Polishing

Welcome, from everyone at Dianella Polishing, to our blog. Here we post more extensive information on some of our past, on-going and future projects, as well as share company news and highlights. Our regular posts will allow you to stay updated with our newest clients and styles as well as acting as a forum for any queries that you may have.

Sell your property successfully this spring

Key factors to sell your house successfully

Spring and summer are the time to put your house on the market. However most of WA is still a buyer’s market. As a result you need to tick all the boxes to sell your property successfully this spring. Therefore if you want to know what you can do to make your property stand out and attract the best price, read on.

Put the buyers specs on

Some houses just achieve better sales while seemingly similar houses stay on the market. Of course, you wonder what makes the difference. It is often the little things that make or break the deal. For example a fresh, clean and well maintained property easily achieves a few thousand dollars more than the equally sized house next door. It is, however, hard to see your own home through buyer’s eyes. Consequently you are better off to ask a friend or relative instead for an inspection if  you want to sell your property successfully – but make sure not to kill the messenger.

First

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Peeling vinyl wrap doors – can you fix them?

At Dianella Polishing we can fix your peeling vinyl wrap doors permanently.

Peeling vinyl wrap kitchen doors are an eyesore.Vinyl wrapped doors are a cost effective alternative to hardwood doors for kitchens and bathrooms. However even in brand new houses it does not take long until the vinyl starts peeling off the first door or drawer front – peeling vinyl wrap doors are an eyesore to say the least. On average it only takes 5 years for the edges of kitchen cabinets to start lifting.

Gluing back peeling vinyl wrap doors damages the substrate

At Dianella Polishing we get asked all the time: “Can’t I just glue it back on?” Customers call us because the vinyl wrap of their cabinets is coming off in one piece. “Can you fix it?” they ask. Unfortunately we can’t and won’t. It is impossible to guarantee the quality of the workmanship and it would damage the substrate, the actual door or drawer material underneath the vinyl wrap.

We know you are tempted to just glue it back yourself. “Can you

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How To Update Your Kitchen Benchtop

How To Update Your Kitchen Benchtop

Replacing the kitchen benchtop can make a dramatic difference to the look of your kitchen. The kitchen benchtop is always visible and thus one of the most recognisable features. Choosing the right material is key for both your budget and your kitchen design. To help you with one of the biggest decisions of your kitchen renovation, we created this easy overview of materials and their stand-out features.

TIMBER

Timber is a very versatile material that is available in almost every shape and size. If you want a cozy live-in kitchen a kitchen benchtop made out of timber is your first choice. Timber has this warm feel to it and as a natural material – it has just become super trendy again. Due to its nature and the way it can absorb moisture, timber can be quite prone to stains and scratching. It is, however, relatively easy to maintain, requiring a bit of sanding and resealing every so often.

LAMINATE

Laminate has been the benchtop material of choice for the past decades. It owes its popularity to an incredibly low price. Laminate kitchen benchtops – often known under the brand names of Polytec and

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Kitchen Facelift ABC – S like Soft Close Drawers

Soft close drawers

The soft close mechanism can be installed on drawers and cabinets throughout your home. However the kitchen is probably the area that most often gets upgraded. The reason is that the kitchen gets used most of all rooms. Cabinet doors and drawers experience high usage too.

What are soft close drawers

Soft close drawers, or more precisely the soft closing mechanism added to drawers, acts like a shock absorber to drawers and cabinet doors. So even when they get slammed shut, they close silently and smoothly. The soft close mechanism takes over before the door or drawer is completely shut and softly closes it without the bang. It is a little feature installed inside the drawers and cabinets. Because of its many advantages it has become increasingly popular.

Advantages of soft close drawers

The main advantage of soft close drawers and soft close doors is the reduced noise. The doors and drawers are not slammed anymore. Even if you try hard, or the wind gets

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Flag a feature and create a hint of luxury in your kitchen

Do you want to make the most of your open plan living? Fancy that shiny modern look? Learn how to avoid ripples, when going for high-gloss cabinets. Here are some things you want to consider when catching the light in your combined front room dining area.

The modern light filled seafront loft is the latest trend. „More and more clients are asking for the shiny translucent look that brings the insight out”, says Tim O’Brien, Dianella Polishing Production Manager.

Cabinet makers can provide you with several options to achieve that look.  You can chose of acrylic doors, glass doors, MDF (medium density fibreboard) laminate or melamine boards.

Ripples are too much of a seaside theme 

The different materials come with an according price tag. Most of the times it does not matter which substrate you choose. All materials can be finished with the same range of paint from Satin (30% gloss) over Semi Gloss (60% gloss) to high gloss (100%gloss) and Gloss Buff.

However the higher the gloss level is, the more susceptible are your cabinet doors to ripples. This is when the substrate matters.

Ripples on sprayed cabinet doors have their name from those very similar structures you see

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