How To Install A Bathroom Vanity – “Home Savvy” Season 2 Episode 1

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September 14, 2012 ‐ By Liz Burr

In this episode we’re learning how easy it is to install a bathroom vanity!

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Here’s how to do this project:

Before you start, make sure to shut off the water supply lines at the sink, or at your home’s main supply if necessary; Disconnect the supply lines and the waste trap from the sink; Disassemble the sink and existing vanity; Patch up and paint or tile the wall where the sink and old vanity once stood if necessary.

Put the vanity in place against the wall and trace its outline on the wall.

 

Use a stud finder to locate the  studs to which you will screw the vanity.

 

Then, with a level, draw lines along the studs from the  floor to the top of the vanity. These lines will help you spot where to place the screws later on.

 

If the vanity has a back, measure, mark, and drill holes through it for drain pipes and supply pipes.

Set a level on top of the vanity and shim at the floor until the vanity is level. Then hold the level against the edge of the unit and shim at the wall until it’s plumb.

 

 

From the inside, attach the unit to the wall by screwing 3-inch drywall screws through the mounting rail into the studs.

 

Check the level again before trimming the shims flush with a utility knife. If it’s not level, add shims.

 

If there are large gaps at the wall or floor, attach quarter-round moulding along the wall or floor edge with finishing nails.

 

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