A new vanity and sink provides a dramatic change to any bath. You'll use a lot of do-it-yourself skills on this rewarding project.
Measure the Old Vanity
Make sure the new vanity will fit in the same area. Take special note of location of wall trim and floor tile. You can buy a larger vanity, but you may have to cut some baseboards to make it fit. Make sure the new vanity top is the appropriate size for the new vanity.
Installing the New Vanity
If your new vanity is a different size than the old vanity, follow these steps to
determine the new placement.
- Mark the height of the vanity on the wall in three different locations where the new vanity will sit. Mark the width of vanity on the wall. Now you should have a rough outline for the new vanity.
- If the old vanity was not secured to the wall, use a stud finder to locate a wall stud inside the outlined area.
- If the new vanity has a back, measure the distance from the wall marks to the pipes. Translate these measurements to the new vanity back.
- Cut the pipe holes with a hole saw.
- Remove the doors from the new vanity. This step is not necessary, but it may make installation easier.
- Slide the new vanity into place.
- Level the vanity with wood shims. Check front to back, and side to side.
- Attach the new vanity to the wall studs with wood screws. Use the nailer across the vanity back for attachment. Recheck to see if the vanity is level and make necessary adjustments.
- Use a utility knife (or a hammer and chisel) to cut off the edges of the wood shims.
Be careful not to scratch the vanity or floor.