Message: This cabinet already has a fixture or appliance inserted into it.

Reference Number: KB-00969
Last Modified: August 15, 2023

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect InteriorsHome Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


I would like to add multiple appliances to a cabinet, but when I try to do this a question message asks:

"This cabinet already has a fixture or appliance inserted into it. Would you like to replace it?"

Why is this happening?  


This message may display if you're attempting to insert an appliance on, or in, a cabinet where an appliance already exists. If this message displays, click Yes to replace the appliance with the appliance that is selected, or click No to cancel the operation.

In Chief Architect Premier, Chief Architect Interiors, and Home Designer Pro, you can insert multiple appliances into a single cabinet using the Cabinet Specification dialog. Home Designer Architectural and Home Designer Suite, however, will require you to place appliances into separate cabinets and then either place those cabinets side-by-side, or stack them.

To learn more about inserting appliances into cabinets, see the appropriate resource in the Related Articles section below.