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Old 02-18-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
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Bathroom vanity width issues


Hello, all. I have what is probably a simple question, but bathroom renovations is not my area of expertise.



I'm replacing my master bathroom vanity and countertop. The width between the walls where the counter/vanity must fit is 59.5" but 99% of the counters/vanities I'm finding are 60" or 61". Is there a simple trick or adjustment that is commonly used that could potentially give me that extra 0.5" to 1.5" I need to make everything fit? I know a custom piece is an answer, but can be an expensive one.


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You could cut out the drywall and then install the cabinet, that will gain you 1" How well you can finish the drywall up against the cabinet depends both on your skill level and the style of the cabinet.
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You could cut out the drywall and then install the cabinet, that will gain you 1" How well you can finish the drywall up against the cabinet depends both on your skill level and the style of the cabinet.

I can certainly remove the drywall to have a total of 60.5" but I think I'll have to order a custom countertop as most come in at 61" and notching studs doesn't sound appealing. I assume this would be a dumb idea even if it is 0.25" per side? The backsplash and sidesplash would cover up this solution.



Again, I know this is probably very basic stuff but this is my first bathroom reno so my learning curve is steep.
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I just put a diamond blade in a circular saw and cut the counter to fit.
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It also helps to cover the cut line with masking tape prior to making the cut.
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Woukd using a diamond saw blade on my circular saw work for materials like quartz/granite/marble or would i need a wet saw for that?
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If you are going to go with a stone top I'd get the seller to cut it [just make sure you have accurate measurements] That puts all the risk on them .... and they are accustomed to cutting stone while most of us are not.
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Woukd using a diamond saw blade on my circular saw work for materials like quartz/granite/marble or would i need a wet saw for that?
I did it dry with the dust but you can have someone dribble water on it while cutting. I have made a dibble hose out of 1/4" irrigation tubing.
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Thanks for everyone's replies. I have the confidence to move forward now.
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It isn't clear what vanity and countertop you're installing, but there are a number of 59" (NI counter) wide cabinets at Big Orange, albeit around $1K.

Are you installing a vanity you already have? A vanity that comes with a counter? A counter you're getting custom cut?
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I would use my time machine to go back in time and kick the builder's a$$.


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I did it dry with the dust but you can have someone dribble water on it while cutting. I have made a dibble hose out of 1/4" irrigation tubing.


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I happen to have a little 4" wet saw (the only thing that makes it a wet saw is that it has a little dibble feed built in and a GFCI on its cord..... But it is not difficult if done outside , or inside with dust or water control.
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