Finding the right bathroom vanity can be a daunting task. There are so many options, and it is important to find one that fits your needs. This blog post will walk you through all of the steps in installing a new bathroom vanity. From gathering tools and materials to assembling and installing the actual unit itself, we’ve got you covered!
Here are some simple steps to help you out:
Recheck the existing plumbing. Make sure that where the new vanity will be installed is not interfering with any of the existing pipes or other fixtures. If everything checks out, take note of these things before proceeding:
Get extra parts and tools before starting installation; this will save time along the way.
Make your measurements and then transfer them to the wall where you will be attaching the bathroom vanity. If you are not 100% certain you can get this project done by yourself or with a friend, have a professional help you out.
Inspect all of the components for any damage before installation begins. If you do see any damages, contact your seller immediately.
Mark out where you will be drilling holes in the back of the vanity unit, just above the height of the sink bowl. Again, make sure that there are no pieces in the way that may get in your way when drilling or later when hanging up on the wall. Some units have a cutout in which you can pull the water supply lines from behind. If not, you will need to drill a hole in a place of your choosing and attach a rubber grommet to protect the pipe.
If included in the product instructions, hang up the vanity on the wall according to your markings and pre-drilled holes. Make sure that it is level and secure.
Slide in the sink bowl, connect the drain line to your trap and attach the faucet. Turn on your water supply lines and check for leaks under the sink. If no leaks are present, fill up the sink with water and test out any appliances such as a garbage disposal or dishwasher by plugging them in.
The installation cost will vary greatly depending on your experience level, location, and the type of vanity you purchase. If you are not sure if this is something that you can do yourself or with a friend, hiring a professional plumber for this job is always advisable.
General labor costs range from $45-$75 per hour (at the time of writing) and the total cost will vary depending on your location, job specifics, and experience level. For reference sake, a vanity installation in Westchester, NY costs around $400-500.
While not shown above, you will also need tools such as drill bits to pre-drill holes, a pipe cutter to cut your P-trap and water supply lines, caulk for finishing touches, etc.
The list of tools you will need will vary based on the type of vanity that you are installing. If you are not sure if this is something that you can do yourself or with a friend, hiring a professional plumber for this job is always advisable.