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Old 11-03-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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We are remodeling our master bathroom and we are considering replacing the existing vanity cabinets. We have 66" wall to wall so ideally we would use a 48" cabinet (single sink) and an 18" tall linen cabinet. Right now we have pretty sad drawer/cabinet configuration. We will still have to move the plumbing in the wall because currently the hot water feed is only 7" from the side wall and the sink waste drain is only 10" from the side wall.

Now I can find unfinished kitchen cabinets but I can only find crappy bathroom vanities in my local big-box store (in oak and white - yuck). I am SURE there are other options out there, right? Anyone have any off-the-shelf, out-of-the-box ideas of how we can use something else besides the crappy big box options without having to go to a cabinet maker?

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:53 AM   #2
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Check the local yellow pages. There are companies that specialize in pre-manufactured cabinets. Builders buy from them often times rather than have custom cabinets built. You SHOULD be able to find a better quality than HD or Lowes sells.

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for the idea! I will check it out.

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If you are near one, Ikea also has some decent bathroom cabinets...
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We are remodeling our master bathroom and we are considering replacing the existing vanity cabinets. We have 66" wall to wall so ideally we would use a 48" cabinet (single sink) and an 18" tall linen cabinet. Right now we have pretty sad drawer/cabinet configuration. We will still have to move the plumbing in the wall because currently the hot water feed is only 7" from the side wall and the sink waste drain is only 10" from the side wall.

Now I can find unfinished kitchen cabinets but I can only find crappy bathroom vanities in my local big-box store (in oak and white - yuck). I am SURE there are other options out there, right? Anyone have any off-the-shelf, out-of-the-box ideas of how we can use something else besides the crappy big box options without having to go to a cabinet maker?
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:49 PM   #6
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How are you going to install 66 inches worth of cabinets in a 66" space? I wouldn't even attempt it. No walls are every true, plumb or square, corners are always built out if they are drywalled because of the extra mud needed to make them look right.... walls that aren't perfectly plumb will show as wavy gaps next to perfectly cut sides of cabinets... also consider your cabinets, some cannot be placed agaisnt a wall and require a filler strip for the drawers to open without scraping the walls...

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If you haven't already, I'd check the big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes where you can see the actual cabinets. They offer some less expensive lines like the American Woodmark-Timberlake-Value-Built line. At least this way you can get a visual idea of what your money will buy and you can go from there. Hope this helps...

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How are you going to install 66 inches worth of cabinets in a 66" space? I wouldn't even attempt it. No walls are every true, plumb or square, corners are always built out if they are drywalled because of the extra mud needed to make them look right.... walls that aren't perfectly plumb will show as wavy gaps next to perfectly cut sides of cabinets... also consider your cabinets, some cannot be placed agaisnt a wall and require a filler strip for the drawers to open without scraping the walls...

... lots to think about.
If you haven't already orderred anything, Mike makes some excellent points. Also consider, do you have a door opening near where the drawers will pull out? Typically, only full overlay drawer fronts run the risk of bumping sidewalls, but the drawers could hit door casing if a door is close. I'm with Mike, a 15" wide linen cabinet would be much easier to install, then use fillers.

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