Opening too small for standard vanities


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Old 02-07-14, 04:08 PM
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Opening too small for standard vanities

I'm wanting to replace the vanity top in my bathroom. The way the bathroom is set up means that the vanity is positioned between two walls.

There are lots of vanity designs I like but all of them are 49" wide. The problem is that the distance between both of the walls is only 48". So I have to lose 1" somewhere in order for a new vanity to fit.

What do I do?
 
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Old 02-08-14, 03:52 AM
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Almost all tops can be trimmed with the proper tools. Stone would be the hardest to cut but it can be done but it might be worth taking it to a stone fab shop and have them cut it for you. Everything else can be cut pretty easily with a circular saw and some materials even with the jig or reciprocating saw. It all depends on what counter you choose.

Another option is to cut slots in your wall board. 1/2" is the most common thickness of sheet rock. You could mark the counter's location. Cut with a box cutter knife and pick out the sheet rock from the slot. Then caulk the seam with a colored caulk.
 
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Old 02-08-14, 05:41 AM
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Just as Pilotdane suggest. Go to a stone mason or granit counter top shop. Most likely you will be able to find a piece of "scrape" for a very low price that they will custom cut to you specific application. Also you might want to have them do the install. For an additional $50 I had mine installed and they told me that they take on all responsability including wrong sizing, dropping and/or any damage that might occure. Considereing the weight involved I jumped at the chance.
 
 

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