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Old 04-15-2017, 07:34 PM   #1
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I'm remodeling a bathroom. I had my cabinet maker build a corner linen cabinet and a vanity which attaches to the vanity on the right. The counter top will run into the linen cabinet. I've designed the linen cabinet 2" deeper than the vanity so the front of the counter top flushes out with the front of the cabinet (not the cabinet doors). I've always ordered cabinets this way, whether they're custom or semi-custom from Diamond, DuraSupreme or whatever.

My customer is saying this is an error and needs to be fixed. I've explained the reason for this being done and I'm waiting to hear back from her, but I thought I'd ask you guys to weigh in on whether what I've done is considered proper or not. I'll likely show her your responses. Thanks in advance and happy Easter!
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #2
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She has the money she makes the rules.

Write up a change order that increases the price appropriately and she can decide how right she is.

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You could reduce the overhang of the top to meet the face of the linen cab and vanity door, but depends on overall design doesn't always look right IMHO (part of the reason is knobs/pulls will extend beyond top edge), as countertops generally have an overhang for a reason... if she maintains a standard overhang, she will either have the countertop sit proud of the linen cab face if she wants the vanity and linen cab faces to align, or she needs to keep it as is...

If you don't have it already, another option is to do a return on the top where the vanity and linen cab meet if the cabs align... , but all this should have been covered in drawings that she signs off on...

Whatever you/she decides be sure to provide drawings and get her to sign off on it BEFORE implementing the change...

Design has a lot to do with it... Got any pics?...

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What does she insist the correct way is?
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The correct way is what the client wants. The proper and custom way is offset like you have done. I always ask the client before I do this as I've also had to remove refrigerator panels and set them back in flush.
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Why would you every order cabinets without betting the layout and elevations approved? SMH
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Hackattack, it's been 4 month since you posting this thread. What was the outcome of that situation? Were you able to persuade the client to do cabinets your way?
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Hi guys,

I'm remodeling a bathroom. I had my cabinet maker build a corner linen cabinet and a vanity which attaches to the vanity on the right. The counter top will run into the linen cabinet. I've designed the linen cabinet 2" deeper than the vanity so the front of the counter top flushes out with the front of the cabinet (not the cabinet doors). I've always ordered cabinets this way, whether they're custom or semi-custom from Diamond, DuraSupreme or whatever.

My customer is saying this is an error and needs to be fixed. I've explained the reason for this being done and I'm waiting to hear back from her, but I thought I'd ask you guys to weigh in on whether what I've done is considered proper or not. I'll likely show her your responses. Thanks in advance and happy Easter!


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It worked out. After I explained the reasons for doing it this way they understood. They're quite happy with the bathroom and have offered to be enthusiastic references.

We did provide elevations and a plan of the cabinets, but that doesn't mean questions don't get asked. My custom cabinet maker doesn't do CAD, he's old school.

Hopefully the pictures attach correctly. One is of the vanity and linen cab, the others are of the bathroom overall. It's a cramped space so pictures were difficult.
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