Fitting a Vanity Top and Sink

Project: Miami Beach Condo, Episode 5, Part 2

Bob confronts the remodeling challenge of choosing a flooring material that will deaden sound without sacrificing the sleek, clean look of tile or stone. So the contractors end up installing cork underlayment and click-together cork tiles.

Meantime, the kitchen counters must be laminated on-site after the pre-fabricated countertops fail to fit in the elevator.

Shiny, faux-chrome edging completes the look of the shared dining-kitchen counter, as Bob tours a condo creation by designer DD Allen's, this one done in classic Miami white and pink.
Part 1: Installing Cork Floors
Part 2: Fitting a Vanity Top and Sink
Ernie Wernecke of Princeton Custom Cabinetry shows Bob how to customize the vanity countertop so it fits snugly against a bulging wall.

First, Wernecke scribes, then sands, the back edge of the vanity countertop, so the vanity responds to the contours of the wall.

Later, once installed, the full-wall mirror planned for the space will successfully hide any gaps between the backsplash and the wall.
Part 3: Crafting Custom Countertops
In this condo renewal project, Bob and the crew demonstrate how to use space, color, and choice finishes to make the most of a small space.

The kitchen is converted into an elegant dining space looking onto the living area, while a closet is transformed into a bar with recessed lighting and glass shelves. And the small bathroom turns into an oasis with luminous glass tile, a wash of color, and sleek new fixtures.

Pocket doors with an antique-look are installed so as to separate the living and sleeping spaces, and furniture is selected to reflect Miami's unique personality.

Finally, the outdoor space overlooking Biscayne Bay is made practical and, perhaps most importantly, comfortable.