I’m nearing the end of my European Laundry fit out, and today installed the complete laundry unit I chose, retrospectively, I should have gone with a base cabinet and separate sink, but I didn’t and here we are.
I have a nice kaboodle countertop that I’d like to extend over the laundry unit and adjoining base cabinet however, and am trying to find inspiration on the best way to cut out the countertop.
Should I just go around the full perimeter of the laundry unit? Leaving a stainless steel to reduce the chances of warping in the counter? Or should I cut flush with the inner bowl of the unit and put more of the pvc barrier on the inner rim of the cut out?
be very interested to hear other ideas.
Thank you so much for sharing your question about the cut-out in the Kaboodle countertop over the laundry unit.
It's great to hear that you've made excellent progress with your European laundry fit-out. Would it be possible for you to post a photo of your current laundry layout? This will give our members a better idea of what it looks like and allow them to provide you with a comprehensive recommendation. Going by your description, anything that prevents the benchtop from warping is always a plus. Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing the photos.
Thanks Eric, yeah I meant to get to it haha, attached is the base cabinet and the laundry unit that the counter would cover
Thank you for posting a picture of your cabinet layout. I suggest raising the height of the base cabinet to the level of the sink tub. Place the benchtop on top of the cabinet and cut it straight along the right perimeter of the base cabinet. Then on the other side of the benchtop cut along the perimeter of the laundry tub.
Now you're wondering, why would you need a benchtop for the top of your laundry tub? You don't, it's actually just a cover to give your laundry a seamless look. The benchtop for your laundry tub needs to be cut at the top so that you can push it all the way in and avoid the laundry tap. You just need to take that benchtop out whenever you want to use the laundry tub. Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing your laundry once it's complete.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.
My apologies for the late reply. I just realized that I forgot to upload the pictures for my suggestion. I hope its not too late, please have a look.
Thanks Eric, that is an amazing concept, I really like the idea.
I’ve had to rework my set up slightly. The asymmetry of the 395mm laundry tub + 300mm cabinet, with 450mm + 300mm wall units above would have eventually driven me insane, so I’m going to replace the laundry unit with a 450mm base cabinet, run the bench over my nice matching 750mm run and cut the sink from the laundry unit into the bench top.
unfortunately, your concept over the length wouldn’t work in my set up, as the machine going in at the end is an LG washtower, so the sink area will be bookended. May still look to incorporate the cut out back in as a removable piece to give the extra workspace though!
I've reworked the drawing with your LG washtower and 450 base cabinet. If you wish to see it in another configuration, please let me know.