bathroom vanity

Comply with the actions listed below to replace the bathroom vanity and set up a brand-new one. If you are rerouting any type of pipes for your new bathroom vanity, you can do it after eliminating the current one. If you do not really feel comfy with water pressure pipes, a certified plumber can help you get it done with ease.

If you have not chosen a brand-new bathroom vanity yet, take a look at our Bathroom Vanity Purchasing Direct and Bathroom Vanity Concepts for Renovation to see how a little vanity can make a huge effect on a bathroom renovation. You might likewise wish to think about a bathroom vanity combo, with coordinating mirrors, lights, and faucets.

Eliminate the Current Bathroom Vanity and Set up the New One

Action 1: Detach the Sink

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Begin by shutting off the water shutoffs for your current sink and opening up the tap to release any type of staying stress. Under the sink, there is a drain that enters into a rounded area, called the P-trap. Use a towel or container under the P-trap to capture any type of sprinkle that spills from the catch. Loosen up the nut on top of the P-trap, and draw the catch down off the sink drain. You might have to eliminate the catch totally.

Action 2: Detach the Water Supply Lines

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Detach the supply lines from the shutoffs. You will have some water spray when you detach the lines. Use a razor blade to eliminate the caulk or sealer that links the sink backsplash to the wall surface.

Action 3: Eliminate the Vanity and Repair the Wall surface

Eliminate the screws that hold the vanity to the wall surface and remove the vanity. If you have to repair work or repaint any type of areas of the wall surface that were damaged throughout the procedure, this is the ideal time to get sheetrock repairs or repainting done and retouch the wall surface.

Action 4: Measure and mark the wall surface for the New Vanity

Define the new setting with the size and elevation of the new bathroom vanity. Use a stud finder to find and mark the studs within this overview of the vanity. If your new vanity has a strong back, determine out the setting of the pipelines on the wall surface and equate those dimensions to the rear of the vanity. Reduced pipeline openings with the appropriate hole saw.

Action 5: Set up the New Vanity

Drill a pilot hole opening at the rear of the bathroom vanity and into the bathroom wall surface.
Move your vanity into the setting, lining it up with the marks you made previously. You can eliminate the doors from your new vanity to create a setup simpler if required.

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Inspect that it is level and utilize shims to change the elevation if required. When the vanity is level, drill pilot openings into the closest studs and recess with screws. If you do not have studs to pierce into, you will require wall surface supports. Utilize the appropriate support for your wall surface. You can get supports that work with drywall, ceramic floor tile or plaster.

Action 6: Set up the Vanity Top

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If the bathroom vanity does not include brackets, you can connect the vanity top to the base with a slim bead of caulk. If you eliminated the vanity doors, re-install them now. Use a bead of caulk along the side where the backsplash meets the wall surface. Utilize a caulk completing device or rubber- or nitrile-gloved finger dipped in water to press the caulk into space in between the vanity and the wall surface.

Action 7: Set the fixture and connect the Supply Lines

Set up your faucet fixture in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions. Make sure to wrap a rope of plumbing putty beneath the sink drain pipes ring. Connect the P-trap to the new sink drain pipes line. Use Teflon tape in a clockwise direction connecting the water shutoff lines. Connect and tighten up your supply lines and turn the water shutoffs back on. Cut off your faucet and inspect all the connections for leakages.