Cabinet Door for Vanity - Retrofit

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  1. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    We have the idea to build a nice bottle trap for our vanity, thereby can expose nice open shelves.
    Unfortunately plumber said no and fit ugly pipes instead, see picture :mad:
    Now I need to find a way to install a door to hide those pipes.
    Hubby reckons it's impossible to retro-fit now and refuse to build door, and no cabinet-maker is interested in doing this small job.

    Can anyone help me with some method to build a door, however simple?
     

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  2. Paul@PFI

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    Buy an Ikea / flatpack cabinet with a door to same height width as its common standard usually. Remove bench and replace Reinstall bench. Check heights to avoid bench position affecting tiling ? I would add a double unit...Why leave the open area ?. Its not like its a desk (is it ?)

    Note that a extra end panel (left side in image) may be needed as seems someone filled gap to wall with a secondary end panel. You may need to bring it forward and in same material as door so it doesnt leave a gap between door and tiling.

    Who put the power where it is ? High risk with a basin and tap ABOVE IT. Is it to code ?
    PITA to use any appliance eg hairdryer, straightener or shaver

    Looks like bad planning and use of a discarded kitchen cabinet - Is that the dishwasher holes in lower right of cabinet?
     
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  3. Pumpkin

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    Thanks @[email protected] for your response.
    Must clarify this is a brand new vanity, just built. The right-hand side is for washing machine, hence the power point and taps. All done by Licensed Electrician and Plumber. I dont have the heart to throw everything out a week after it's done and re-built.
    My original question is about how to put a door to the front of the cabinet.
     
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    Maybe as there would be a 30mm lap on that bench top where the door can be fitted,then just try and buy a one off replacement match-up ,plus the way that is set-up that way was the only way the Plumber could have set that into the wall
     
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    Fit a removable false back in the cabinet to cover the pipes.
     
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    I noticed those but the issue will be whether the hoses for the washing machine will be long enough.
     
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    Where does the drain pipe from the washing machine go?

    It can't go on the spigot on the trap...
     
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    All over the floor. :oops:
     
  9. Pumpkin

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    Thanks guys for your response.
    A little perplexed with the response so I must add that this has been installed and checked by Licensed Electrician and Plumber. I will get the washing machine soon but for now, my question is how to build a door because Hubby reckons he cant retrofit... :mad: So if I can bring everyone back to my original question would be most helpful.
     
  10. Hodge

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    I'm a cabinet maker, you should have no problem at all fitting a new door. Just a normal door with full overlay conceal hinges. 15 minute job.
     
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    Thanks Hodge! Now I have to decide whether to pursue with hubby :rolleyes:
     
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    Hardest bit will be finding a cabinet maker for such a small job. Best to try a handyman.
     
  13. Pumpkin

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    I share the same house and bedroom with my Handyman :(. His name is Hubby.:p
     
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    Me too... and a few times when I've been waiting for something to be fixed I'll just cheekily say "I think I'll need to get a man in to fix that sticking door".

    I cannot begin to calculate how many thousands we've saved by having a hubby who is a handyman.
     
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  15. Scott No Mates

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    Renting out rooms to the tradies? He's got a lovely name too.
     
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