Message: The fixture or appliance currently in this cabinet will be deleted

Reference Number: KB-00969 Last Updated: 12-11-2014 08:30 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


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

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

Why is this happening?


In most Chief Architect programs, only one appliance can be inserted into the front of a cabinet at a time. If you would like to create stacked appliances in a wall cabinet, you will need to place the appliances into separate cabinets and then stack those cabinets. To learn how, see the related articles section below. 

However, in Home Designer Pro multiple appliances can be inserted into a single cabinet using the Cabinet Specification dialog. To learn more, see the related articles section below.