Posts Tagged: Melamine



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?

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. 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 your like new kitchen.

  • Shop around to get a stone benchtop from $300/m2

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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 These changes have resulted in a number of outdated, sometimes crazy kitchen cabinetry.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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