How to Measure Your Vanity Countertop
- The dimensions in your drawing should reflect the desired countertop (NOT the cabinet size).
- A typical overhang on the front edge is 1 3/4″ from the cabinet front, or 1” from the door
- Typical overhang on the end is 1” from the cabinet
- Front corners of vanity that are exposed are typically radiused/rounded to prevent injury if you bump into the vanity. 1” radius is the most common.
- If the vanity is between two walls than measure the front and back and use the smallest dimension for the vanity length, otherwise you will not be able to get the vanity in. You should shorten the vanity even more so that you have some wiggle room. Typically, vanities being installed between two walls must be inserted on an angle with one side held high and the other low.
- If you are between two walls and the difference between your front and back dimensions are more than 3/8” difference then you may want to consider the following actions;
- Side and backsplash to cover the gaps.
- Tile to cover the gaps.
- Pay for a templater to come and measure your vanity with a laser templating system for a more exact fit.
- You could possibly just caulk the gaps but this could be quite visible.
- Measure to the centre of your sink base cabinet. Measure from the left side to the center of the doors, then from the right side of the cabinet to the centre of the doors.
- Faucet drilling falls into three categories
- Single-hole – This means the faucet spout and handle are all one piece.
- Four Inch Centres – means the two handles are spaced 2 inches away on each side of the spout.
- Eight Inch Centres – means the two handles are spaced 4 inches away on each side of the spout.
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