Hello! I'm a first-time homeowner and I am also a first-time customer of a "contractor" who is doing renovations to my kitchen & bathroom.
He asked me to pick a bathroom vanity that was 30-31". I did. This vanity was going to be sandwiched between two walls: the wall dividing our hallway and the wall dividing the vanity from the bathtub.
Being a new homeowner,etc. I followed his instruction, never thinking to ask: is it going to be "flush" against these walls? Well, it's not. There's a few millimeters along the sides. I think this is going to be a problem with water going off the sides and cleaning it up.
I questioned him about this and he said: that I "picked" a free-standing (vs. built-in vanity), which mind you, I didn't even know I had the opportunity to pick something called a "built-in").
He also said that he wasn't "planning" to move the walls .. but when they "realized that things were maybe going to be too tight, we moved the walls as needed, but since the vanity wasn't a built-in style vanity, we simply moved the common wall between the bath and hallway to be flush with the adjacent kitchen/hallway wall, and made sure that the space large enough to accommodate the one you'd picked. "
(Siiiigh.) I don't know if this is understable the way I write it here on this thread. But, I believe that since he "moved" the walls ultimately, he had the opportunity to TELL me this and I could have 'picked' a built-in (which I never even knew existed).
I guess my question is: should I push this issue with him? Am i going to have problems if water seeps down those sides and i can't clean it? Or should I leave this alone?
I wish this storyline went: contractor found there wasn't enough space, had to move the walls, COMMUNICATED that to me and gave me the 'option' to pick a vanity that'd be flush against the walls!
Thanks! I appreciate ANY AND ALL replies! If it helps, I could upload a pic of current vanity.