I'd always thought that my vanity sinks looked asymmetrical. When I
removed one, I found it was true: two inches of the sink top and the
vanity were buried in the drywall.
Is this normal? I think the vanities were built in with the house, so
the builders were able to arrange the doors asymmetrically, but I assume
replacement vanities from the store would be symmetrical and I wouldn't
have two inches of cabinet to bury in the wall. Besides, I'd like my
sinks and vanities to look symmetrical. Is there any reason for the
arrangement the builders used, and was there anything wrong with it?
A hack job by whoever put it all together in the first place. Wrong
vanity and/or the waste line came out of wall or floor in the wrong
place, and they 'made it work' rather than step back and think and do it
the right way. I assume it was buried in the side wall? Maybe that wall
is so far out of true, that was the only way they could get a flush fit-
add another layer of drywall. I'd strip that wall all the way back to
the studs, and see what is going on. A vanity and molded top tucked into
a corner or recess instantly makes any out-of-square conditions in the
room jump out.
I converted a larger half-bath into a full bath and I wanted to use a
porcelain top to match a toilet color. The only available top was too
wide for the available space so I recessed the right hand side of the
top about 1" into the wall, which was an inside wall common with the
attached bedroom. I assemmbled a vanity from and IKEA type store,
cutting it down to fill the slightly narrower top. The sink is
slightly off-center, but no one has ever noticed it, not even me until
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