HELP! Granite installation mistake!
My granite installation started yesterday for kitchen & wet bar. As they started the low bar area, the installer realized the sink cutout was made in the wrong direction! The original sink was 16x20, but was cut for a 20x16. This made the sink useless because the drain was now to the side instead of centered. I know the fabricator would normally have to buy a new slab and redo the cut, but this is NOT an option as there are no more slabs available & no more being ordered. They did agree to pay for the replacement sink. But here's my issue-- I'm being left with unwanted changes & still paying the same amount of money. My problems with the new "layout" are: (1) the sink now looks way too big for that area/countertop (2) I did not want a rectangular sink in that direction (would've preferred a square or a circle) and (3) I'm losing counter space. Then there are the additional inconveniences: (1) install wont be done for at least another week (this project is already terribly delayed. Template was done 5/7 with install date of 5/22. And it wasn't countertop replacement, so we've been without a functioning kitchen- no sinks or cooktop the entire time). (1a) they "hope" to install next Fri- 2 days after my back surgery. So instead of resting as planned/needed, I will have to be going up & down the stairs to deal with the install. I don't want to delay the date- I want the granite in my possession where I know it's safe. (2) I need to have a plumber come to the house twice to connect sinks OR wait until the install is complete to have a working kitchen sink.
I'm just very upset & disappointed. If they could've fixed it, I would've been thrilled. But since that's not an option, I don't think I should have to pay full price for unwanted changes. But I have NO idea what would be fair to ask for. I don't want to be greedy but I do feel there should be some compensation. Am I being unreasonable? And does anyone have any suggestions what I should ask for? Or any other suggestions?? Thanks in advance!