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Erny_Looi
post Apr 15 2012, 08:06 PM, updated 6y ago

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Continue from previous thread which already reached max pages, thanks to all who shared their experience while doing their house renovation especially for the design of kitchen cabinet.

http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1026261/+2920

Normally owners will do some research about the design of kitchen cabinet online or get the ideal from reno magazines, then survey in some cabinet showroom and get 3D drawing and quotation. After that compare the price, quality, service, after sale service..etc..Finally choose your contractor to build their dream kitchen. So how about yours? Welcome everyone who is busy with their new house renovation, let’s share how you start your first step on doing renovation for kitchen cabinet, what is your advice to others? Do you have any good ideas on how to design a nice and practical kitchen cabinet? Welcome all to share your kitchen cabinet photos too~ Cheers all!

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post Apr 15 2012, 08:22 PM

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great sharing...will post mine soon...custom not modular ones...
amirsubhi
post Apr 15 2012, 08:41 PM

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Wow, V2, congrats!

btway erny looking forward to have service from you, just received the receipt of booking

just the installation are one month from now biggrin.gif

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post Apr 15 2012, 10:11 PM

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hi all. I would like to ask the market price now for base unit (concrete table top done) with Melamine laminted cabinet and wall unit with melamine laminated cabinet. Anyone knows?
Erny_Looi
post Apr 15 2012, 10:16 PM

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Let’s me share with all how to set up the basic layout in your kitchen. First of all you must know what is the Work Triangle in Kitchen.
Efficiency of a kitchen is the main goal of Kitchen Work Triangle, it also designed to minimize the traffic in the kitchen. When you preparing your food, you naturally move between three places where you do the three different tasks which is food storage (Fridge), cooking (Stove) and clean up (Sink).


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So the work triangle represents these three points. Each leg of the triangle should be between 4 and 9 feet. The total of all three legs should be between 12 and 26 feet.

Normally designers will advice to place the sink facing to window or near to window, this is due to the better air flow and this can reduce the humidity on the sink area.

Then now you can decide the place for stove, the distance within sink and stove should be around 4feet to 9feet, so the place within sink and stove will be the place for food preparation.

After you decided the location for your sink and stove, normally the fridge can place at the corner or end of your kitchen cabinet. This is to avoid the fridge to block the view of your kitchen.

I have few cabinets from LowYat members to share with you all, these represent different types of work triangle in kitchen.

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post Apr 15 2012, 11:53 PM

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may i know what will happens to my kitchen if i never open the windows at sink area and my cabinet under the sink dont have holes too (i only know has people using doors with holes after installed cabinet bcos UK never propose to me)? Will the humidity brings any bad effects to my kitchen? Thanks
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post Apr 16 2012, 12:31 AM

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hi erny since u are the tread starter should be good if put V2 for the title and the old V1 hyperlink for future reference in the first post smile.gif
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post Apr 16 2012, 08:02 AM

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To all KC gurus / experts here, Erny et al,
I have a Q on countertops.

Q : Is it possible to have a thin or thinner single piece countertop as an overlay to a concrete frame / structure?

Basically I do not wish to have a concrete frame and then tile over or lay over it the 'normal' thickness single piece countertop. I would like to keep my countertop thickness to the minimum.

Or the single piece countertop thickness can be 'made to measure'? I presume it also depends on the type of material used as the single piece countertop.

Thanking all in advance.
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post Apr 16 2012, 08:47 AM

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hi all, may i know what is the diffrent between formica and melamine? which one better? pricing wise?
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post Apr 16 2012, 10:07 AM

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Hi anyone has had experience wif Verra Kitchen?
Would like to know whether their prices are on the higher side or average? & how bout quality, workmanship, service etc?

Many thanks for ur kind sharing!
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post Apr 16 2012, 11:18 AM

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Just a add-on to my last comment.. after make a call to UK for some minor defect, Patric response friendly and quickly assign after sale team to fix my problem. Satisfy to price, satisfy to service and workmanship.

Highly recommended. thumbup.gif rclxms.gif
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post Apr 16 2012, 11:36 AM

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need some helps here...

may i know what will happens to my kitchen if i never open the windows at sink area and my cabinet under the sink dont have holes too (i only know has people using doors with holes after installed cabinet bcos UK never propose to me)? Will the humidity brings any bad effects to my kitchen? Thanks
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post Apr 16 2012, 11:44 AM

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Sorry to ask... what does UK stands for?

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post Apr 16 2012, 12:24 PM

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QUOTE(kiasu84 @ Apr 16 2012, 11:44 AM)
Sorry to ask... what does UK stands for?
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Unity Kitchen. tongue.gif TS = Erny = Unity Kitchen .. call up their office for faster response.
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post Apr 16 2012, 12:50 PM

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QUOTE(Erny_Looi @ Apr 15 2012, 10:16 PM)
Let’s me share with all how to set up the basic layout in your kitchen.  First of all you must know what is the Work Triangle in Kitchen.
Efficiency of a kitchen is the main goal of Kitchen Work Triangle, it also designed to minimize the traffic in the kitchen. When you preparing your food, you naturally move between three places where you do the three different tasks which is food storage (Fridge), cooking (Stove) and clean up (Sink).
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So the work triangle represents these three points. Each leg of the triangle should be between 4 and 9 feet. The total of all three legs should be between 12 and 26 feet.

Normally designers will advice to place the sink facing to window or near to window, this is due to the better air flow and this can reduce the humidity on the sink area.

Then now you can decide the place for stove, the distance within sink and stove should be around 4feet to 9feet, so the place within sink and stove will be the place for food preparation.

After you decided the location for your sink and stove, normally the fridge can place at the corner or end of your kitchen cabinet. This is to avoid the fridge to block the view of your kitchen.

I have few cabinets from LowYat members to share with you all, these represent different types of work triangle in kitchen.

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Hi Erny,

How much is the price for the kichen cabinet at the last picture?

I've plan to do a L shape kitchen cabinet (total length 16 feet) similar design to it.

thanks.
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post Apr 16 2012, 03:10 PM

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hi all,my company just finish one project at ZEST RESIDENCE bandar kinrara 9.let share with all forumer here,cheers~

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anybody heard of ceramic KC & worktop? its a new & expensive material (as far as i know Verra Kitchen has it but its not updated in their website yet)

Pros:
- scratch resistant (dey claim dat only diamonds can scratch it!)
- heat resistant
- impact resistant (can knock it wif hammer!)
- water proof
- stain proof (mineral based instead of organic based)
- beautiful & very modern design (i personally love it to bits!)
- etc

Cons:
- expensive (the only drawback i could think of)

can anybody share their views? smile.gif
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post Apr 16 2012, 06:20 PM

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Hi share with all... our latest job:

Full height cabinet :

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Any queries can email us at artakkitchen@yahoo.com...thankss..
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QUOTE(Lara~ @ Apr 16 2012, 05:02 PM)
anybody heard of ceramic KC & worktop? its a new & expensive material (as far as i know Verra Kitchen has it but its not updated in their website yet)

Pros:
- scratch resistant (dey claim dat only diamonds can scratch it!)
- heat resistant
- impact resistant (can knock it wif hammer!)
- water proof
- stain proof (mineral based instead of organic based)
- beautiful & very modern design (i personally love it to bits!)
- etc

Cons:
- expensive (the only drawback i could think of)

can anybody share their views? smile.gif
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If I am not mistaken, the price per foot run should be around granite/quartz stone. I saw it in Vera kitchen too... Love it but too expensive
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post Apr 17 2012, 01:09 PM

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guys get real:!!!

1. there is no such thing as 5,10,25 years warranty, you will be lucky to get after sales support after 6 months. The fact is what you are buying is a wear & tear product. Warranties does not cover when you wipe with even water. Can you imagine a kitchen that is not wiped at all. You can only claim warranty if you don't use your kitchen at all, even then the colors may change.

2. Do not blame the vendors as there is a race going among them. The most you get will 500 or 999 discount. And strangely all of them offer very close price, kind of price fixing within the industry.

3. Get members to post pics kitchen cabinets that are 2 or more years old. At least new members will able to visualize before and after conditions.

4. Kitchen Cabinet business has gone big. The big players mass produce therefore you can only expect little customer service. The growing players will entertain you until they become big. The new vendors will promise a lot just to secure your business only but you must face the reality. You get monkeys when you pay peanuts.

5. My suggestion is to share both sides of the stories so that members will have a balanced view.

6. Customer is always right nevertheless vendors, please share some of your bitter experiences.

My suggestion is to explore all options available choose the right price (not high and not low), be satisfied with what you buy. If you enjoy using your kitchen cabinets for the next 3 years without problems then your investment is worthwhile.

Alternatively you can 1. get your own drawing / designs done 2. get your materials 3. get your own free lance carpenter to do it for you. I believe there are many out there or even in this forum.

Just my 2 cents.


Added on April 17, 2012, 1:13 pmwhere to find/buy KC materials besides IKEA?


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