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Overhang on quartz countertop

Arlaine McGregor
January 10, 2019
last modified: January 10, 2019

HELP.I just had quartz countertops put in yesterday. All looks great except one area.The over hang varies from 1.5" - 2.5"My dilemma is a small cabinet that is next to a pocket door...this overhang is 4.5" and to me looks strange.I think if it was 2-2.5" it would look better.Can this edge be cut 2" smaller without damaging my cabinet? Or am I screwed.The person who measured asked if I'd like that one side a little bit longer. I said sure, a little bit would be ok but not over 2".CHECK OUT PICTURES.
Does this extra overhang look odd?

Comments (17)

  • Karen Rose
    Yes, it’s way too far out. Especially next to a door opening.
    Arlaine McGregor thanked Karen Rose
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    Diana Bier Interiors, LLC

    That looks very strange. I'd speak to the installer and ask to have it redone.

    Arlaine McGregor thanked Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
  • Arlaine McGregor

    I’m just hoping they can cut that off without damaging my cabinet or wall too much. Or can it be done at all? Am I stuck with this?

  • DrB477

    yes it looks weird. should be fixable.

    Arlaine McGregor thanked DrB477
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    The Kitchen Place

    I'm pretty sure they'll remove it, cut it,reinstall. Can't cut that in place.

    Arlaine McGregor thanked The Kitchen Place
  • Arlaine McGregor

    Do you agree that it looks a bit odd? Everywhere else is 1.5-2” overhang and this is 4.5”.

  • PRO
    Diana Bier Interiors, LLC

    Again, yes, it's odd and out of proportion.

    Arlaine McGregor thanked Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
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    Anthony Perez

    this looks very odd, I would have the counter top people trim on site, ( only you have to be willing to put up with the noise and dust while they do it, but I think is worth fixing, your counter people have to be good and be careful with the cabinets

    Arlaine McGregor thanked Anthony Perez
  • amazon4

    I know it looks odd...but was it done so it came out to the door trim?

    But I agree, cut it.

    Arlaine McGregor thanked amazon4
  • Arlaine McGregor

    It was done by the countertop people. Yes they brought it to the edge of the trim. But it’s at least 2” longer than what should be there. Everywhere else measures 1.5-2.5 max. . I could see if it was a little longer than everywhere else by 1/4” or 1/2” but this looks strange to me. Or if my cabinet below was larger, it probably would look fine...Just looks Out of place with this much extra of a overhang. 4.5”

    Maybe they thought they were doing me a favour?? But it bothers me. Looks unbalanced.

  • mark_rachel

    It can be cut on site without damaging your cabinet. You might have to do a little drywall repair. Too bad your cabinets are not just a little larger to make up that difference.

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  • Arlaine McGregor

    mark_rachel I totally agree. If the cabinet above and below was 2” wider it wouldn’t look so bad.

  • Arlaine McGregor

    They came back took the countertop off, took it back to the shop, took 2” off and returned and reinstalled.

    yeah!!! Thankyou everyone for your input. Much appreciated! ❤️

    Now all I have to do is finish grouting the floor and get that hardwood done In the other room.

  • PRO
    Diana Bier Interiors, LLC

    Looks MUCH better! Good luck with the rest of your projects!

  • Mona

    Looks so much better! Good thing you spoke up.

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