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Can anyone identify this broken bathroom vanity?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Whale_monkey, 17th Aug, 2016.

  1. Whale_monkey

    Whale_monkey Member

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    Hi there. Our tenants have smashed the glass top/sink on this bathroom vanity and we are trying to work out the replacement cost of it. Can anyone identify the make/model of this bad boy? The bathroom was renovated about 2 years ago (before we owned the house).

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    What about buying a slab of stone or even timber the right size and adding a low profile "vessel" basin. That would be easier than trying to replace just the glass top.
     
  3. neK

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    I would be charging them the entire replacement cost + labour.

    Chances are it would be cheaper to buy a new one.
     
  4. Phase2

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    or at least make them pay the excess on your insurance claim...
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you may find it impossible to buy just the top anyway.
     
  6. Whale_monkey

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    Absolutely I will be charging them, and assume I will need a whole new vanity, but I am trying to work out the cost of this one. Vanities can come for $99 from bunnings or $5,000 from some fancy bathroom shop. I'm trying to work out the value of this one.
     
  7. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    You can buy vanity tops only from Bunnings. It looks like a standard 900w vanity
     
  8. albanga

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    Someone renovated before selling it to you. One could only guess the price point they would have chosen.
     
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    FWIW, I can't see an overflow outlet, which indicates it could be a non-ceramic, cheaper one.
     
  10. Luke T

    Luke T Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I would allow $600,
    this will allow costs of;
    buy top 200-$250 max if standard size 900mm ?
    plumber to fit $200 max
    contingencies $150??
    allow extra if it had tiles backing up to it as these may need fixing once new top on.
     
  11. Whale_monkey

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    Hi guys, thanks for the advice. Albanga, the previous owners renovated the bathroom as first step of turning the house into their dream home, and then they split up. So I'd think it was not a cheap bunnings one. The bit of research i've seen on glass vanity/sink combos show them at around the $800-$1,000 mark.

    Thanks for all the help. I was hoping someone would say "I was in XYZ shop the other day and saw this exact one..." probably not that easy though. Cheers
     
  12. Angel

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    Nah, they all look the same for the first six months until the drawers in the cheap units don't slide closed completely or the doors start to droop. Does this help identify if the cabinet was a cheapie or not. (The cheap ones still aren't exactly cheap $$) Then you can work out the top that went with it. Can you simply charge the tenant for the more expensive option. Whatever the purchase price, you can double it once you add on a plumber and installation charges.
     
  13. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Avoid glass tops would be my advice, have seen a few broken ones before. I had a similar job for a client we looked for a stone top to be cut and then add a ceramic basin, everyone wanted a fortune for the top at the stone places. By the time someone looks around for a top and basin it might be cheaper to get a new vanity and a plumber to install unless there are wall tiles along the side of the existing vanity then you need to find the exact size.
     
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    Antoni0 Well-Known Member

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    Smart man, if not broken they end up scratching the crap out of it and it looks terrible.
     
  16. dave80

    dave80 Well-Known Member

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    i literally walked past this vanity unit in bunnings an hour ago - it's retail $1199