John Thorpe from Eden Custom Kitchens has been working pretty hard over the last few weeks putting together cabinet carcases. You might remember that we were able to get support from Polytec who agreed to help us with all of the cupboard doors and panel, Hafele supported us with all of the hardware and fitting that were needed to make the kitchens really, really friendly for people with access issues and Marble and Ceramic Corporation were supplying all of the kitchen bench tops which are made of Pietra Grey Honed Limestone which is imported from travertine quarries in Iran.
Here is a photo of the Iranian quarry and the type of limestone that they cut from the landscape. It is called Pietra Grey.
What we need to do is for John from Eden Custom Kitchens to cut a set of templates that we will send to Sydney and have the Pietra Grey Limestone benchtops cut to the exact size. So we will have the kitchen almost fully installed prior to the benchtops going into place. Here is where we are up to in the kitchen cabinet installation.
We had saved the stainless steel sinks for the old kitchens. (These were nice Italian jobs with very little wear.) However true to form they will not fit in the spaces that we have available. (Anyone want to buy 2 pre-owned Italian sinks?) As Dorf are one of our partners I went through the Clark website and elected to use their Quatro range which have exactly the sizes that we need. Check out the photo below.
Features such as the barely there edge resulted in Quatro being commended for excellence in design by Standards Australia with a DesignMark at the 2004 Australian Design Awards. You would think that a sink is a sink, but apparently not so. What I like about this model is that it has a laser-cut edge which means there is less places for dirt and grime to accumulate.