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Bathroom renovation

Complete renovation of existing master bathroom. Stock vanity from Ikea (Godmorgon) with custom Caesarstone top and Xylem undermount sinks. Kohler Stance faucets & shower fixtures.

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annvivma wrote:
What model kohler sink did you use? - I was wondering which sink you used for this project. It looks as if you have plenty of space around each sink. Does this mean your sinks are less than 20" in length?
   Comment   August 8, 2013
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Thank you so much for the detailed information. I was hoping to do something like this to make my ikea cabinets a bit more custom. Unfortunately it sounds as if this might not be in my budget.
August 10, 2013 at 12:23PM   
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Our experience is that if you are going to customize it, it will be a custom cost whether you go with Ikea or any other cabinet. The cabinet cost savings going with Ikea are not that great compared to shopping out any other low cost cabinet, but the rest of the work is still custom. The best way we have found to save costs using Ikea is to use their stock product as-is and customize finishes around them to make them look like a custom piece.
August 10, 2013 at 12:33PM   
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alcova wrote:
Love this bathroom!!! Doing a similar remodel very shortly and browsing this sight to see if you can do what y - Love this bathroom!!! Doing a similar remodel very shortly and browsing this sight to see if you can do what you did just here---add your own countertop and sink to ikea Godmorgon cabinets. Can you please tell me anything that I might consider to making this work such as countertop height, sink restrictions etc. Thank-you and well done again!!
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aclova, thanks for the compliment!

The Ikea Godmorgon (along with most Ikea vanities) is designed to match with an Ikea matching sink and top. If you use those, it all works. If not, it takes planning to avoid problems. Definitely decide what sink, faucet and top material you will use in advance and have your GC check all of their dimensions to be sure they will fit and work together with the cabinet.

In this case, the bottom of the non-Ikea standard undermount sink conflicted with the drawer top even before we installed a trap AND with a thicker custom top. We had to custom re-build the two top drawers at a cost almost half the Ikea cabinet price to let the drawers close around the sink bottoms and traps.

The cabinet is narrow, so with the non-Ikea sink installed as far forward as possible, we still barely had room to install the non-Ikea specified faucet (don't forget the mirror or splash thickness!) If you go to our website, you'll find the matching bathroom on this job and you'll see we had to mount the faucets on the side of the sinks as a result (the Lillingen cabinet is even narrower). It fit, but it took some work and a LOT of paying attention before drilling holes and cutting wood.

The Ikea cabinet is made in anticipation of the Ikea top thickness and use of the Ikea legs. If you use a custom top, check the overall height you get with that and if it's not what you want you can go two ways. To lower it, you need to do away with the legs and wall mount the vanity. If you want it higher you can wall mount and/or make the top thicker (as we did here). If you wall mount, you MUST have solid blocking connection point and a minimum 2x4 wall. No toggle bolts!!!

Pay attention to the space between the drawers and consider that when setting the top height. Here the reveal between the top and the top drawer matches the reveal between drawers, and that didn't happen by accident.

Good luck!
June 7, 2013 at 9:49AM     
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Thanks for your prompt and detailed reply. New to this forum--great to see it works!! Alyson/Ontario
June 7, 2013 at 3:33PM   
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