Upgrading the bathroom is one of the smartest home renovation projects you can do, but you do not have to spend a fortune to make the room look like new. If you crave a modern bathroom but do not want to tear the room apart or spend a fortune, replacing your outdated vanity with a brand new model can make a huge difference.
If you have been putting off replacing the old vanity in your bathroom with a brand new model, worry no more. You do not have to hire a plumber or spend a fortune to make your bathroom sink look like new. If you have a few hours to spare and a few basic tools, you can give your bathroom a whole new look.
Below is a video from Bunnings Warehouse that explains how to replace bathroom vanity, along with the written steps you need to follow below.
How to Replace Bathroom Vanity
- Step 1 – Isolate Mains Water & Disconnect Pipes
Turn Off the Water Before you pick up a single tool, you first need to locate the water main and turn off the flow of water. Position a bucket underneath the pipes to catch any excess water, then carefully disconnect the supply lines.
- Step 2 – Remove Bench Top
Remove the old bench top by using a utility knife to loosen and remove the caulking along the top and sides of the vanity. Carefully loosen the vanity and lift it off. Depending on the size and weight of the vanity you may need another person to help with this step.
- Step 3 – Remove Vanity
Remove the old vanity once the old countertop has been removed and set aside, it is time to remove the old vanity. Carefully loosen and remove the screws that hold the old vanity to the walls. Be careful not to strip the screws, and set the old screws aside in a safe place.
- Step 4 – Position New Vanity
Position the new vanity with the old vanity safely removed, it is time to mark the installation points for the new one. Use a stud finder to determine the right location, then carefully mark the wall. Check the position of the screw holes on the new vanity and mark the spot on the wall.
- Step 5 – Install New Tap Ware
Set the vanity in place and check the level. Use shims if necessary to make the vanity level, then hold it flush against the wall. If you are installing new tap ware as well, now is the time to install that. Installing the new taps will be much easier when the vanity top is still exposed.
- Step 6 – Screw Vanity Into Place
Attach the New Vanity to the Wall Hold the new vanity firmly in place against the wall, then carefully position the screws and secure them. Place the vanity top on the pedestal, then run a bead of caulk along the top of the base. Only use caulk designed for tubs and tiles, since general purpose caulking does not have the same waterproofing properties.
- Step 7 – Reconnect Plumbing & Mains Water
Reconnect the Plumbing With the new vanity top and place firmly in place, it is time to reconnect the plumbing and turn the water back on. Check the lines to make sure they are tight, then turn the water main back on and test the new faucet if necessary. Finish by applying a generous line of caulking along the sides of the new vanity, smoothing it down as you go.
Now that you have learned how to replace bathroom vanity and have worked through the process step-by-step, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your new-look bathroom! You will be surprised at how much difference such a simple change can make.
If you’re new to bathroom renovations, need help installing a new vanity, or wish to leave the hard work to the experts, our team is happy to help with this project and other home renovations. Contact us today!