Posts Tagged: Melamine

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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Kitchen Facelift ABC – M like Melamine

Most people have heard of it. Many have it in their kitchen but only few know what it actually is: Melamine. In this episode of our Kitchen Facelift ABC – M like Melamine we introduce you to “Melamine Faced Chipboard” or as most people know it Melamine. If you are wondering what melamine kitchen cabinets actually are made off read on.

Melamine is a chemical substance that when combined with Formaldehyde makes a very sturdy resin used to produce high-pressure chipboards and laminates such as Formica. Your Cabinetmakers cuts the pre-finished board to shape and size and uses it to build furniture. He uses it in kitchen and laundry cabinetry, office desks, cupboards, for wardrobes and shelving. It is an easy product to work with when planning a Kitchen Facelift.

The melamine boards come in a large number of plain colours as well as special finishes. They are strong, durable, resistant to heat, moisture, stains and dirt. This makes them a popular choice for kitchens, laundries and bathrooms. The greatest advantage of melamine cabinets is its affordability. Compared to solid wood cabinets with a very similar finish they are lots cheaper.

Prone to chipping and hard to repair

The greatest

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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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