X-Post: poor countertop installation help
I posted this in the kitchens forum, and got a lot of feedback validating my feeling that this is a very poor installation and must be redone. I am contacting the supervisor tomorrow morning and requesting a meeting at the house to discuss the problems. I would love to be able to defend my position not just by saying "this looks bad" or "this is wrong", but WHY it is incorrect exactly and what it SHOULD be instead.
I don't know how wide the maximum gap between the wall and countertop should be. I believe the front countertop overhang should be 1.5" inches from my research, and this is also what I was told verbally by the kitchen designer. I did not get this in writing because I thought it was standard. However, it is clearly no where near that.
Some notes: I requested a template from the kitchen designer in three separate emails, was told I would get one, and never did. I did not approve this before installation. We did not want the built-in backsplash on any of our counters, and this was built into our contract and is on the engineered plans. We do plan to do our own tile backsplash but it may be several months before we get to it.
I also still have a few unresolved issues with my builder's cabinet installation, including uneven doors and massive fillers on two 45 degree corners, (full overlay door style, 3/8th reveals) that they insisted were needed and now clearly appear to be overkill.
The problems I see are 1) uneven countertop overhang in at least one place, 2) overhangs that barely cover the full overlay drawer front with not enough overhang to protect the cabinets, 3) too much space between the countertop and the wall that a bead of caulk will not be able to cover
4) clipped corner edges that are not lined up over the drawer corners and look bad.
Here is the clipped edge that doesn't properly cover the corner:
Here is the uneven front. Hard to tell from the pic, but it is visible to the naked eye:
I really appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you.