The countertop dude came yesterday to measure for the installation of the Quartz Cambria counters. I had considered granite, but it's so trendy and doesn't appear to be as strong as the quartz. First thing the guy said was "Whoa, your base cabinet is 32 inches and your sink is 33-inches." Well, I told the cabinet designers my sink was 33-inches!! "It won't fit," he declared. My heart sank. So, I asked the obvious question: How can we make it fit?
By cutting the cabinet on the sides. The front needs to be cut anyway, because I bought a farmhouse-style sink, which means the front is exposed. It's really heavy, too. 15-gage stainless steel.
I called my contractor buddy to see if he could come over and cut out the sink. It will be tight. From the right side of the sink to the right side of the dishwasher, the distance in width is 24 1/4 inches. Fortunately, my dishwasher is 23 7/8ths wide. But it will work, I believe. We can put a firring strip along the back of the cabinet to support the back edge under the sink's lip. It has fasteners, which I figure must attach to the counter top somehow. I've never installed an undermount farmhouse sink before.
The contractor does not want the liability of cutting the sink, he said. According to him, the cabinet installers were supposed to cut out the cabinet for the sink. I emailed the design people who didn't seem certain as to when the installer would be back in the Land Park neighborhood. They suggested I call the demo guy. Yeah, right. No, I want the cabinet installer to come back, and it must be this week. It's a 10-minute job. Three 90-degree cuts. I'd do it myself, but if I messed it up, I'd have to buy a new cabinet. If the cabinet installers mess it up, the liability is on them.
Of course, either way, whether I screwed it up or the installers did, it would mean a new cabinet, which would delay the counter top installation and delay the entire job. So, I'm going to be positive about this and figure the installers will show up and they will do it correctly.
What do you think my odds are?