Help! Wall space is an inch short...

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by mwind, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. mwind

    mwind New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    huntington beach, ca
    I am preparing to gut my bathroom and have hit a problem. I would like to buy a standard 18" linen cupboard and a 42" to go on my 5' wall. However, the wall is an inch shy at 59" wide, so I am wondering what my options are. I need to re-do the right side wall to move the door over, so I am already having to open up the wall. I would like to avoid having to pay someone to make something custom-sized... any ideas?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,249
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    YOu might be able to find a cabinet smaller than 42", possibly 39", and use a filler strip to close the gap.
  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Messages:
    21,802
    Location:
    New England
    Looking just at the size can be misleading. Depending on the configuration (doors or drawers), you may need additional room at the edges to be able to fully open the things, so often, a smaller cabinet with filler strips is the better way to go. Then, even if the space isn't quite square and plumb, you can get it to look like it was built-in and made for it.
  4. pipehacker

    pipehacker New Member

    Messages:
    191
    Location:
    Iowa
    A custom made cabinet is not necessarily significantly more espensive than a standard size piece. You owe it to yourself to get an estimate for one. I had the same issue with a bathroom lavatory and found a local cabinetry maker who made me the size that I needed out of the wood that I wanted for about $100 more than what a standard size would be. And it was built very well. Over the life of your bathroom this cost is insignificant in my opinion. For some reason in this area we have a number of Amish/Mennonite cabinet makers and other craftsmen who I have always greatly enjoyed dealing with.
Similar Threads: Help Wall
Forum Title Date
Remodel Forum & Blog In Honolulu Drywall Finishing Of Pocorn Ceilings HELP Oct 6, 2010
Remodel Forum & Blog plaster wall cracks? help! Jan 27, 2009
Remodel Forum & Blog Drywall help and instructions Dec 7, 2006
Remodel Forum & Blog Frameless shower walls and wall mounted toilet, any Help? Dec 18, 2005
Remodel Forum & Blog Skim coated paneling now cracking after a year. Would eave vents help? Jan 23, 2014

Share This Page