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.

How Colour Matching Could Help Your Kitchen Renovation

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Bringing life back to an outdated kitchen is often a lot simpler than you would expect. When a home is starting to look lived in and dated, the first room on the “renovation wish list” is usually the kitchen, bathroom or laundry. These rooms are the some of the most well used rooms in the house and because of this, they often require renovation attention first.


Getting your kitchen cabinets refinished instead of replaced typically costs about a third of the price. Almost any cabinet surface can be painted, as long as the underlying MDF is still in good workable condition. One of the biggest benefits of refinishing your cabinets is the fact that paint can be colour matched to almost any colour. So even if you only want a few cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry to be refinished, it can be done.


Vinyl kitchens of the 90’s and 00’s are amongst the most popular to be renovated at the moment. The lifespan of vinyl

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Important Questions for your Cabinet Maker

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A painted kitchen adds style and value to your home. Whether you’re building your kitchen from new or replacing the design of your old kitchen a cabinet maker is probably your first phone call. When you have decided on a kitchen design, the next question you will receive from your cabinet maker is what finish you would like. Timber, melamine, laminate or a painted finish are the most typical cabinet finishes that you can chose.


When choosing painted cabinets, most cabinet makers will outsource the painting of the cabinets to a professional polish shop. Though this is work the cabinet makers can do themselves, it is usually better for not only the cabinet maker, but also the client to have the work done by a professional polish shop.


If you’re having your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets painted, here are some of the key questions you should ask your cabinet maker to ensure you’re getting the highest quality painted cabinets possible.


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3 Fast Facts About Painted Cabinets


Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up, or renovating your existing kitchen, bathroom or laundry you are probably being faced with a number of big decisions. When deciding on cabinets, particularly the ones featured in your kitchen there are a lot of different things to chose from. Colour, finish, paint, vinyl, timber, classic, modern….the list of possibilities are endless.


To help you with making some of those important kitchen, bathroom, or laundry cabinet decisions here are three things you probably didn’t know about painted cabinets.


Fact #1 Painted cabinets are heat and water resistant

Unlike other forms of kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinets painted cabinets are designed to withstand the elements of the room. Whether it is the heat from your stove, kettle or toaster, or water from the shower, two pac paint is designed to be the toughest, most durable finish for your cabinet. Other forms of cabinets such as vinyl are known to crack, peel and wear after 10-15 years, whilst a painted kitchen will last

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Timber Kitchens: Why It’s Time For A Change

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Popularity in home decor changes on a very regular basis – sometimes a simple cream vinyl wrapped kitchen is in fashion, whilst another year dark wood is the most popular thing on the market. Timber kitchens have popped up as the “must have” in kitchen designs many times over the past few decades. Whether your kitchen is made of pine, mahogany, oak or another type of timber – Dianella Polishing has seen it all! Are you thinking it might be time to update your outdated, timber kitchen? Check out our top 4 reasons why you should update your timber kitchen!


Reason #1 – white never dates.

A white, cream, or neutral kitchen, bathroom, laundry or kitchen cabinets rarely date or go out of style. White is timeless, and if you’re looking at updating your kitchen you want to make sure you are going to be happy with your choice for a long time.


Reason #2 – light colours make the space look bigger

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Busting Myths about Cabinet Refinishing


Cabinet refinishing is not a new process – but it sure isn’t the most commonly known way to renovate your kitchen. When we go out and give quotes to refinish kitchen cabinets, we hear a lot of the same questions regards myths our clients have been told about kitchen renovations. Today we have compiled a list of some of the most common myths about cabinet refinishing, so you can be more informed when making your decision on how to renovate your kitchen.


Myth #1 Refinishing my kitchen cabinets will be expensive and will be a long process

Depending on the time of year and our current workload, typically it takes us 2 to 3 weeks to get cabinets refinished from the day we receive them. From experience and from what we have been told by our customers, cabinet refinishing is typically a third of the price of getting your kitchen cabinets completely replaced. So not only is it a quicker option, it’s also a cheaper one!


Myth #2 I

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