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Check Your Clearance Or It Won't Fit!
on June 1, 2017
This is an ideal product if you have a tight enclosed bathroom and that's why I bought it, BUT READ THE FINE PRINT! I was so excited for this cabinet when it arrived and now I'm even more disappointed than I might be otherwise since it doesn't fit.There is not enough room for this cabinet to fit behind the door in my tight little bathroom (that really needs storage space). YOU NEED 3-1/2" BETWEEN THE HINGE AND THE BACK WALL absolute minimum. With this cabinet in my enclosed space the bathroom door will not open properly nor will the unit open wide enough to access. After realizing it did not fit I came back to the item description here and it does say that ... so BUYER BEWARE! Check your clearance.
So I ended up attaching it in an area I did not intend (nor really need) so it has become an expensive mirrored spice rack in the pantry. In installing it there are definitely some challenges:
1) The instructions really gloss over the location that you should attach the unit's hinges. The location of the hinges impacts how high the product will be above the floor and how close to the top of the door your cabinet will be. For my mirrored unit this determined the height of the mirror. I'm pretty adept at installing things but it took me two or three tries and relocating the hinges to get them to fit so be prepared to use your "figure it out" skills as the instructions do leave it up to your imagination.
2) The hinges and the wing nuts you attach them with can really impact the desired location of the shelves once the unit is in place. But by the time you realize that the nuts/hinges don't allow you to place a shelf or retention rod where you want, the unit is already hung up and you can't change it unless you start all over again. Watch out where you place the hinges because you cannot have a shelf at the same height as the hinges. When you attach the hinge with the two wing nuts in adjacent pre-drilled holes it leaves two heights you can't attach shelves at, and four heights that you can't insert retention rods into. Overall it's not that big a deal but if you have specific shelf heights in mind it leaves a 4" section at each hinge you can't use for shelves.