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Posted by: from Chatham
11/18/2018 at 2:18:49 PM

I'm going to install a new bathroom vanity (between 2 walls) The opening is 59 3/4 ". Is it possible to install a 60" vanity in this opening?

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Date/Time11/19/2018 at 7:16:23 AM

Yes. Just go measure vanities you like and make sure vanity is that width or smaller. Also top might have to get cut down or a custom vanity and top would have to be made if you cant find any in big box stores that you like.

SteveBuilt Inc.

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Date/Time11/19/2018 at 8:11:10 AM

Usually the vanity top is around 1 inch wider than the vanity.

You can cut a strip off the drywall on either side, slide the vanity in and re-drywall with 2 smaller stips over the vanity top.

Finish and run a bead of silicone around the edges.

Good luck.

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Date/Time11/19/2018 at 8:37:39 AM

Hi Gary.

The quick answer is no. Obviously the vanity won't fit because it is 1/4" too wide.

The other answer is how much effort are you willing to put into the installation?? If it's the base that's 60', you can cut the drywall out on one of the walls. That will give you 1/4" to play with and the vanity will cover up where the cut out drywall is. That will leave you with only 1/4" of clearance to play with. That will be very tight and you may have to do some alteration to the opposite wall at the back corner, because when the corner gets mudded it gets slightly built out. Once the vanity is installed, make any drywall repairs necessary. You can then order a custom vanity top in granite, quartz, etc.

If the vanity top that's 60', you can do the same procedure, and then use backsplash/sidesplash pieces or tiles to cover up any gaps where the top meets the wall. Caulk is also an option.

Either way, you're looking at a headache! I do understand, that you may want use that particular vanity, because of looks or price. Or both. I'd keep looking and see if you can find something that will fit and then use filler pieces at the sides. There are a lot of vanities at 55'. Not so many at 59'.

Good luck!

Thanks.

Steve Edan

Edan Home Repair and Contracting

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Shannon from ACT Home Services in Wetaskiwin
Date/Time11/19/2018 at 9:15:10 AM

Steve gave the best response, ignore the first two. I've been in your situation with vanities, bathtubs, kitchen cabinets etc. It's huge pain in the butt and the finished product is always less than great.

If at all possible, get a new smaller vanity.

Cheers

Shannon

A.C.T. Home Services

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Gerard from Betterbuilt in Burlington
Date/Time11/19/2018 at 11:06:00 AM

Hi there...

Difficult question.

Some 60"vanities are indeed only 59-3/4", but the bigger problem is that it is very UN-likely your opening between walls is indeed 59-3/4" right-on.

There is a good chance that the opening is the narrowest at the front cornerbead, is the widest in the middle(front to back), and again is narrower at the two rear corners........this all due to taping etc..

If the vanity top is normal arborite, it can be scribed to fit.........most of the time the top is a little bit wider than the cabinet.

If the top/sink is one piece, marble/granite, this could be harder.

Sorry I can not be of more help.

Regards,

Gerard Schoeman

Betterbuilt(2525)

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Bikram from Bik Construction Ltd in Calgary
Date/Time11/20/2018 at 5:23:38 AM

I am saying no if I have do this I will go and buy a vanity that fits in the opening forget first too thats not wroth

good luck Bik

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