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Squeezing cabinets in a tight spot


Iím renovating my kitchen. My cabinets work out to 136 3/8" in total width including filler panels, spacers etc. My wall is exactly 136 3/8Ē. See the weird angled wall in the diagram. It should fit if everything is plumb and level. Which is doubtful. What are my options to gain space if needed? Can I notch the sheetrock on that weird angled wall? Or do i need to eat it and cut down that 12Ē cabinet to 9Ē.

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Can you dig into the angled wall on the right?
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Is there a filler between the Fridge and Stove on the Base cabinets? If so, take it out and reduce an upper accordingly.
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Can you dig into the angled wall on the right?


Yeah, I can notch that sheet for sure and clip the metal stud that sits at 136 1/2Ē if needed.

What issues will I run into if I do that?


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Is there a filler between the Fridge and Stove on the Base cabinets? If so, take it out and reduce an upper accordingly.

Thereís a countertop support panel that sits between the fridge and dishwasher. (Stove is on the island).

My cabinet guy insisted I need that panel 3Ē panel to support my quartz countertop.

Is that true?



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Yeah, I can notch that sheet for sure and clip the metal stud that sits at 136 1/2Ē if needed.

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That is also what I would do. But no one can answer this last question with the info you provide.

How much of the stud will you actually take out. Is the wall load bearing. etc...

You can always add something to what is left of the stud or add a full other stud depending on what you need.

But if I had to just guess chances are you will not need anything.
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Yeah, I can notch that sheet for sure and clip the metal stud that sits at 136 1/2Ē if needed.

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Steel studs so non bearing I would cut it back and just rip the wood studs on a 45 any where from 1 1/2" to full width what ever you need.
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These arenít load bearing studs. Just nailers. Not sure how much stud Iíll need to cut yet. Good to know thatís an option.

Here are some pics so you can see what Iím working with.






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start on the right and install all cabinets, then cut the filler on the left to fit. Also, the 3" filler next to dishwasher only needs to be 3/4" wide, it can be cut down as well.
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These arenít load bearing studs. Just nailers. Not sure how much stud Iíll need to cut yet. Good to know thatís an option.

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I would move that line back another half inch and draw another line on this side 3" way from my first line and cut that 3 inches out of the dry wall out. Remove the stud or move it one way or other 3" to support the drywall on the other side.
Rip 2 2x4s down to 45* and slide them in the wall on each side of the cut area to make a 90* cut out. eight fill that with drywall or remove the corner bead on the other corner and extend drywall over to continue the wall .
Not much filling need as you will end with a trim molding on this end of the cupboards. That would give 1 1/2 inches to play with.
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start on the right and install all cabinets, then cut the filler on the left to fit. Also, the 3" filler next to dishwasher only needs to be 3/4" wide, it can be cut down as well.


Tymbo - my cabinet sales guy insisted I needed the 3Ē filler next to the dishwasher to support the quartz countertop. Is this not true?


How can I cut down the thickness of the panel on the left of the fridge? What tool would you use? Itís 3 5/8Ē thick. I also think I need that minimum spacing there to open the French door refrigerator properly so I can open the drawers inside the fridge.

There is also a 3/4Ē panel to the left of the dishwasher for some other type of spacing - not sure exactly what it does.


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There is also a 3/4Ē panel to the left of the dishwasher for some other type of spacing - not sure exactly what it does.


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It is the side of the upper that sticks out over the fridge.
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