Steps for a DIY Bathroom Vanity Installation
Well, our home is our personal space. It reflects our personality. There’s so much we do at home that brings us satisfaction and peace. It is our oyster.
There are times when we want to upgrade the home with new features and equipment but have to put it off due to lack of funds. But our home being Our home, we want to do what we can to make it as close to our dream home. So, there is a lot of thinking that goes into innovation and creativity to make things work the way we want them to.
When installing a bathroom vanity the first thing you would have to think about is the plumbing. It may require a lot of changes or you can make do with minimal.
Do you want to switch from a pedestal sink to a vanity? Or from a vanity to a pedestal sink? In either case, you will have to deal with the plumbing within the wall. Call in the plumber to adjust the rough plumbing before the vanity installation.
To keep your environment dry, just use a pasta pot beneath the sink when you turn off the valves to catch the remaining water.
- When removing the vanity, just cut through the silicone caulk using a drywall knife or putty knife. That way you can simply disconnect the vanity from the wall using a little tug.
- What about the pipes? If your vanity has some design elements like drawers you may have to rearrange the pipes which will require professional help. Since all bathrooms don’t come with the luxury of space, first install the faucet and then the vanity. That way you can avoid trouble.
- If you are doing it yourself, then level and plumb it before fastening it to the wall. If you don’t find it level, shim it and if there are multiple cabinets use screws to hold them together.
- Find the studs and before you begin drilling, use a stud finder and mark it by inserting a small nail into it. Most likely the old nails were drilled into the studs.
- Once in a while soap bits and toothpaste go down the drain pipes which clogs the pipes and creates acids. This would be a good time to replace them because it’s easier to install new fixtures than work with old ones.
- Pipes move and also expand, so when drilling cut the hole about a quarter of an inch larger than required. There may be some shimming so leave space for that.
- Once the installation is done, open the valves and keep it slow to check for any leakages. Any small leakage can be stopped with a Teflon tape or by tightening the valves a bit, but don’t tighten too much.
- If there are doors and drawers in the vanity, remove them before installing. That way you can avoid damaging them.
- First, measure the area where you want to install the vanity so you can choose a design that will fit in.
Now enjoy your renovated bathroom. Sometimes small changes makes a great impact, in a couple hours it is possible to make a good DIY home projects, with a little practice you can be able to do wonders. But in a complex job, we will proudly serving you, just like this customer that called us for a huge bathroom remodeling in New Canaan, CT.