If you want a new look for your bathroom, you may consider a fresh coat of paint or a new sink and vanity that will transform the room into something stylish and modern. However, many homeowners are afraid to tackle this project on their own, especially if they have not done it before.
Here are some tips you may want to consider if you are planning to upgrade your bathroom vanity.
Prepare the tools
Some of the tools you will need in your project will include the following:
For the materials, you will need to get the following:
Planning Your Project
One of the most important things to do before starting your project is to plan everything first. This will include measuring the room and the plumbing system required in the area. This will give you an idea of what type of fixtures you will need to purchase that will fit in that area.
Also, vanities and sinks are not the same, so it is important to make the proper preparation, or you may have some issues installing your vanity in your bathroom. In fact, some vanity and sinks are preinstalled by the manufacturer, so they will often be connected to the cabinet.
Do not forget to disconnect the plumbing
When disconnecting your plumbing, turn off the water supply at the sink or at the main shutoff valve. In addition, it is essential to remove the cold and hot water supply lines, so have a bucket or container at hand to catch the water and a towel to wipe the mess on the floor.
Remove the sink and vanity
Always check the edge of the sink and cut around it with a utility knife so you do not damage the sheetrock paper or the plaster on the wall. Also, remove the bolts and screws by holding the sink or cabinet on the wall.
In removing the vanity and sink, make sure you have a helper to assist you, especially if you are planning to remove the sink first before the countertop. You will then remove the countertop once you pull the vanity cabinet.
Re-decorate and installing a new faucet and drain
At this point in your project, you can fill the holes and paint the walls and lay new flooring or tiles. You may also want to put a new light fixture that will give a new ambience to your bathroom.
It is easier to install the new faucet while you are re-decorating and connecting the supply lines to the faucet at this point will save you a ton of time and prevent any mistakes down the road. You may also want to install the new drain kit and apply a thin layer of silicone to the drain because this will help any leaking incidents in the long run.
Installing the sink and vanity
This is one of the most important aspects of your project. You will now install the vanity cabinet first, followed by the sink. Do this carefully to avoid damaging your walls.
Overall, upgrading your bathroom vanity will require a bit of planning and some advice from experienced contractors. We recommend that you get in touch with a bathroom renovation specialist to guide you through the process.