- Problem three – the socket or switch ends up inside the cabinet
- The fourth problem – the cabinet door does not open completely, the lamp interferes with it
- Problem five – it turned out that the built-in wardrobe is partially located on the site where the heated floor is installed
- Problem six – when installing built-in furniture, the electrical wiring was broken
- The seventh problem – problems arose already in the process of using built-in furniture
Built-in furniture is very popular among homeowners, because it allows you to accurately fit storage systems into small rooms, to get something individual, clearly according to your needs. But things don’t always go smoothly. Our advice site has selected the most common problems when installing built-in furniture.
The first problem – the built-in wardrobe simply does not fit into the niche, although the measurements were carried out
Most likely, the measurements were taken before the process of leveling the walls. And this is a huge mistake. The walls of the built-in wardrobes are perfectly smooth, but the same cannot be said about the walls of a room with a rough finish. And now an unnoticed tubercle of only a centimeter became the reason that the cabinet does not fit into a niche. First, bring the walls to perfect smoothness, and then call the measurer!
Important! Alternatively, you can warn the measurer that work will be carried out to level the walls. Then he will make the cabinet a little smaller, and the gap between its side wall and the wall will be closed with a false plank.
The second problem – the furniture looks “piled up”, uneven in comparison with other surfaces
This often happens when, for example, built-in wardrobes are installed around a doorway or window, as the portal wrote about in detail. Measurers are guided by the level on the vertical and horizontal, but the builders or yourself during the installation of the window sill, slopes, interior doors – not always. As a result, discrepancies between two seemingly straight lines are quite possible. The way out is similar to the previous one – to call the measurer after the window or doorway is completely ready. Or mask irregularities, for example, trims.
Problem three – the socket or switch ends up inside the cabinet
In general, the choice of the optimal location of sockets and switches is a very important task for all owners of houses and apartments. And you must know in advance exactly where your built-in furniture will stand, so that, if necessary, transfer the power supply or light control to another place even in the process of rough repairs..
The fourth problem – the cabinet door does not open completely, the lamp interferes with it
Again, the reason is that the chandelier or sconces were hung after the measurements were taken and the specialist who came to you simply did not know about your plans. Fixing the problem is now difficult, you have to move the lighting fixtures.
Problem five – it turned out that the built-in wardrobe is partially located on the site where the heated floor is installed
In general, there is nothing so terrible in this, but you will heat something that you do not need to heat at all, that is, waste your money. In addition, furniture heated from below may lead slightly, drawers will open worse. According to experts, you shouldn’t equip a warm floor under the built-in wardrobes. The only exception can be a water-heated floor, which runs along the entire first floor of a private house and has become the only source of heating..
Problem six – when installing built-in furniture, the electrical wiring was broken
What to do? Re-draw electricity. Yes, additional costs are actually a new round of repairs. And the assemblers may not be at all to blame here if you did not immediately give them the layout of the wires in the walls of the apartment.
The seventh problem – problems arose already in the process of using built-in furniture
Most often, homeowners begin to complain about an unpleasant smell in the closet, that the shelves are too dark – you won’t find anything, and the coat and shirt hung on the hangers wrinkle. The lighting in the cabinet should be planned in advance, the cable should be laid and the measurer should be reported. Relatively unpleasant odor – it most often appears if a drying or washing machine is built into the cabinet. And they didn’t think about additional ventilation. In addition, the depth of the cabinet must be made sufficient for the width of the hanger, taking into account the clothes hanging on them. Or make end rods. Then things won’t wrinkle.
We state: the measurer, manufacturer and installers are not always to blame for problems with the installation of built-in furniture. Often, it is the owners of the house who are in a hurry, calling in specialists even before finishing the repair work. Or they do not think over important points – with sockets, underfloor heating, depth of shelves … Remember that the ceiling, walls and floor must be leveled before taking measurements, but the plinths must be installed after. Stock up on a hidden wiring plan! In addition, many experts advise calling the measurer twice – his first visit will allow you to understand how best to complete the repair, and the second will be the finish.