Minifridge between cabinets

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Old 09-02-16, 07:06 PM
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Minifridge between cabinets

Hello. In the process of finishing my basement. My water meter and drain clean out are on the side I'm finishing. I want to cover this up with 2 base cabinets and a mini fridge, with a counter top over it.

Now here's my problem. I admit I know nothing about cabinets, and I should have known it was to good to be true when I just went by the measurements.

Countertop is 61 inches long
Base cabinets are 30 inches, and 12 inches
Mini fridge is 17 1/2

I didn't account for the countertop setting on the base cabiners, so I'm short 3/4 inch fitting the fridge in.

Any ideas on what I could do to make this fit? I will try and attach photos. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 09-02-16, 07:17 PM
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61 - 42 leaves you 19".
Why can't the cabinets be moved to leave you an 18" opening?
Is the counter overhang hitting the side of cabinet?
 
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Old 09-02-16, 07:23 PM
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You gave us horizontal measurements, then said something about the countertop sitting on the cabinets. Is your problem horizontal or vertical space?
 
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Finally got pictures attached. Thanks for replies. I guess I'm confused as to whether I set the cabinets on the inside of the overhang, or if I just set on top. My first picture shows this.

Sorry for confusion, never done this before, so I don't know the proper way to install counter top. Thank you
 
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Old 09-02-16, 07:39 PM
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You see the fillers on the bottom of your countertop? You need to add more fillers to the bottom of the countertop so that it sits fully on top of the cabinets... then you can slide them where ever you need to in order to get the fridge to fit. So you will want some 3/4" particle board positioned on the bottom of the countertop at the edge of every cabinet.

The countertop is then usually screwed to the cabinets from below... but don't use too long of a screw or it will come out the top!!!
 
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Old 09-02-16, 07:46 PM
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Everyone would agree on the fix for this. If your overhang is 3/4" deep, then you add 1x3 boards all around the inside perimeter of the top.
If the buildup is only 5/8" deep, add a perimeter of 5/8" strips of plywood.
It leaves less of an overhang at the sides, but it's all you can do.
 
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Awesome, thank you for the replies. Will be headed to the hardware store tomorrow.
 
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