Vanity top is not deep enough to overhang

cluchJanuary 25, 2014

Our vanity cabinet is 21" deep and we have just realized the pure white cultured marble top is also 21" leaving no overhang to protect the top of the doors on the cabinet. With young kids, and this small vanity (only 34" wide), I think we need some overhang. The top does not have a backsplash or side splashes, so we were thinking of tiling the wall around (it is in an alcove). If we pull the top forward a little leaving a gap at the back between the vanity top and the wall, is there some sort of decorative finishing we could do to make it look okay at the back? Thanks for your help and ideas!

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I'd find a local granite fabricator. There, you can select a remnant of sufficient size to fit with the necessary overhang. And, they can cut backsplash for the back and side(s) from the same piece.

Talk with them. It might be necessary to let them see your space and/or the faucet and basin. They will cut all necessary holes and probably install the basin.

It will be surprisingly inexpensive and look finished.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2014 at 12:13PM
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Buy a 1/2" x 34" piece of white solid surface from a fabricator. Install a cleat on the wall then the vanity top with 1 1/2" overhang and silicone the solid surface strip over the gap in the back. This will be much less expensive than having a granite fabricator make a new top.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2014 at 1:57PM
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We had a bathroom vanity top cut from a remnant of granite. We picked it up and installed ourselves. It was 55" and ended up only $25 more than laminate. Check into it.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 3:17PM
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We had a similar issue with a powder room vanity in an alcove, the granite was cut 1/2" too short so there was a gap with the back wall. Our GC suggested putting a new piece of drywall on the back wall to close the gap. We didn't do this (a granite backsplash was deep enough to close the gap) but maybe it would work for you. Also, there are a lot of tile trim pieces that are pretty thick so maybe you could find something that would cover the gap.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 3:15PM
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