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.

2018 Kitchen Trends Do’s and Don’ts Part 1 – COLOURS

Dianella Polishing advice: How to get your Kitchen Facelift right

Is your kitchen dated? Are you eyeing out the stylish stunners in the magazines? Thinking about a Kitchen Facelift and don’t know where to start? If your kitchen is structurally sound but in need of an update, we can help you. Dianella Polishing has screened the web for the 2018 Kitchen Trends and present a series of articles of do’s and don’ts for kitchen makeovers.

After more than 20 years in the business we know which trends are here to last and which ones are bound to bore before the makeover is finished. In our first article on current trends we check out colour hypes for their longevity and practicality. Read on to learn about costly eye-catchers and clever makeovers and make sure to go for a long-lasting fresh look than a shot-term eye-sore.

Personalisation will be king in 2018

According to ‘house beautiful’ personalisation will be king in 2018. Kitchen experts see striking colours and industrial finish on the rise. Pastel coloured cabinets and bright yellow kitchen islands will no doubt stand out. But before you get too brave: Consider the longevity of the trend and the sale-ability of

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How to prepare your property for sale

How to prepare your property for sale

Property experts say the WA property market is about to recover. After the draught of the last couple of years many vendors are now desperate to sell for a good price. The Real Estate market is buzzing in summer. Lots of buyers are screening the market after the holidays and want to close the deal before the End of the Financial Year. Home staging, a kitchen makeover, a kitchen renovation, a kitchen painting, replacing of peeling vinyl, upgrading laminate and laminex are great ways to prepare your property for sale.

That said many properties are already lined up onto the market. Read on to find our top 5 tips on how to prepare your property most cost effectively effectively for the market.

  1. De-clutter your place 

    De-clutter is key when you prepare your property for sale. Remove any things that lies around because dust-catchers don’t attract buyers. Start a good clean out and throw out the things you don’t need anymore. The golden rule is: You haven’t used it in the past 6

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HOW TO GIVE YOUR KITCHEN A MAKEOVER UNDER $3000

HOW TO: KITCHEN MAKEOVER UNDER $3000

Are you on a tight budget? Are your preparing to sell your old charmer?  Or would you simply like your kitchen to look a bit more modern and less like a seventies eyesore? If you want a Kitchen Makeover under $3000 read on.

The secret to an inexpensive kitchen facelift is to use your existing bits and bobs. Don’t just throw out the whole old cabinetry – keep what’s in good nick, toss out what’s not and improve the rest.

Read on and find 5 easy ways to get that designer look for under $3000!

  • Transform your dated kitchen cabinets through spray-painting it professionally

Cabinets are the heart of every kitchen and the most expensive part as well. Luckily you won’t need to break the bank to get rid of this peeling vinyl pantry, the wanna-be-marble formica fronts or the old oak drawers. If you want a Kitchen Makeover under $3000, you can completely transform your kitchen by re-spraying the cupboards. Revamp your ugly cabinets with a fresh layer of crisp white paint and you won’t recognise it anymore. If done professionally by a specialised workshop, you’ll be amazed of

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A Flat Pack Kitchen Turns Out To Be A Costly Option

A Flat Pack Kitchen Turns Out To Be A Costly Option

Kitchens are the most important room in your house. Updating your kitchen can increase your property sale price – a lot. Unfortunately kitchens are also the most expensive rooms to renovate. So, many people are looking into buying a Flat Pack Kitchen as a way to save money. What they often don’t realise is that a flat pack kitchen turns out to be a costly option.

  • Decreased value of your property

A major disadvantage of a flat pack kitchen is the lower re-sale value of your property. It can easily decrease your property value by $30,000 or $40,000. How is that? As a flat pack kitchen does not follow the glue and screw method of rigid kitchens, it is less sturdy. A custom built kitchen is more durable, perfectly fitted to your space and hence the most valuable option. Every Real Estate Agent spots a flat pack kitchen straight away – and will adjust the sale price – accordingly.

  • Unexpected costs of professional installers

The unexpected expense of professional installers mostly bursts your budget. If you are not experienced with engineering

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Why You Cannot Repair Peeling Vinyl Yourself

Why You Cannot Repair Peeling Vinyl Yourself

Vinyl cabinets are the cheapest option for new kitchen cabinets on the market. They do look great when you first get them. Or more precisely, they do look great until the vinyl begins to peel. At that point, usually after 5-6 years they become an eyesore. You want to repair those peeling vinyl cabinets yourself? You google Repair Peeling Vinyl, you YouTube Repair Peeling Vinyl Kitchen Cabinets – and you’ll find all these DIY heroes that suggest a number of solutions. None of them seems particularly difficult and so you decide to give it a go! Why throw good money after bad? Read on to learn why you cannot repair peeling vinyl and why

none of the common 3 options work.

Option 1 – Glue Back Small Peeling Vinyl Corners

You might just have small sections of veneer coming off your kitchen cabinets. You think you could fix them with glue. You would have to very carefully peel off enough of the vinyl to get to the underneath board. Then apply some wood glue to the board under the vinyl with a thin brush. To finish it off you would need to press the

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