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.

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 Are you thinking it might be time to update your outdated, timber kitchen?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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Laminate and Melamine: What You Need to Know


The decade that your kitchen, bathroom or laundry was constructed will greatly impact the type of cabinets you have in place. The 1980’s and 1990’s were known for vinyl wrapped kitchens, so a number of these homes may have peeling vinyl doors. However, if you have a more modern kitchen, your kitchen is probably made of melamine or laminate.


These types of cabinets are pre-finished and come in almost any colour – which has made them an extremely popular, inexpensive choice for kitchen cabinets. The compound found in both melamine and laminate is extremely strong, durable and mostly heat resistant which make sure your cabinets last as long as your kitchen.


Over the years, kitchen trends come and go. We have seen brightly coloured cabinets, misshapen door handles, crazy patterned tiles and bold splash backs rise and fall in popularity. These changes have resulted in a number of outdated, sometimes crazy kitchen cabinetry. Luckily, the process is update a melamine or laminate kitchen is an easy one.


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Kitchen Refinishing: Why It Shouldn’t Be Done In Your Home

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, which means it is also one of the most well used rooms. The constant hustle and bustle within a kitchen means the wear and tear of its cabinets is often most noticeable. When kitchen cabinets start getting tired and worn it is usually time for a change.


If you start researching different ways of replacing or upgrading your cabinets you will notice there are a number of different options that are available to you. Resurfacing, reglazing, refinishing and re-enameling are all popular suggestions for upgrading your kitchen. However, many people think refinishing your kitchen cabinets is an easy D-I-Y job that can be done in your house. We want to highlight some of the reasons why your kitchen should not be repainted in your home and why it’s worth getting your cabinets removed and painted at a professional polish shop.


Don’t turn your home into a work site

Kitchen refinishing can often be a long process. Whether you’re just

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