How To Install A Bathroom Vanity 4 Easy Steps

How To Install A Vanity In The Bathroom
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Install Bathroom Vanity in 4 Easy Steps

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Install Bathroom Vanity in 4 Easy Steps

One of the essential fixtures for a bathroom is a sink. Bathroom sinks differ in shape, configuration, method of installation and connection to plumbing communications. Among the most popular options – installation of a sink with a cabinet in a bathroom, since this kind of furniture solution allows you to organize the storage of towels, detergents and various useful little things in a convenient place.

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Installation process:

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1. Features of vanity sinks

The advantages of sinks with a cabinet include the fact that, in addition to providing a storage space, a vanity can perfectly hide all the plumbing connections. Even if it is located slightly away from the sink. In addition, cabinets are made in various styles and design options, so they may serve well as an additional decoration for the bathroom.

Note! The vanities can be supplied both assembled and disassembled. A visual scheme and step-by-step instructions for its assembly usually are attached if the item is disassembled.

2. Types of vanities with sink

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Floor-standing vanity

Floor-standing vanity cabinets can be divided into two types according to the type of design.

Rectangular – considered the classic and the most common. Suitable for all bathroom sizes. It also can be of different types. Such as: small single vanity, wide single vanity, double vanity for large bathrooms.

Corner vanity sink

Corner vanity sink can be more interesting and individual option. In small bathrooms, such sinks can optimize and save space, and in large rooms they emphasize style and status. Corner sinks are usually small and compact, but if you need to emphasize your apartment, you can consider buying a luxury, unique corner vanity.

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3. Criteria of choosing a
vanity

In addition to the installation method, when choosing a vanity with a countertop, the following aspects must be taken into account:

– Overall compatibility of the vanity unit and sink with the bathroom design.
– The material of vanity has to be waterproof, as it has to withstand high temperature and humidity.
– All accessories (handles, hinges, legs) must be made of a quality plastic or stainless steel so they do not rust during operation.

Advice! It is strongly recommended to purchase a set of a vanity and sink for it. In this case, the installation will be quick and there will be no problems, since the installation area ideally matches the shape and design features of the sink.

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Attention must also be drawn

Attention must also be drawn to the functional features of the bathroom vanity unit. The presence of such details will be useful:
• A laundry basket attached to the door saves additional space in a small bathroom.
• The mounts for the inner shelves must have several positions in order to adjust the height of each shelf to the dimensions of the stored items or detergents.
• The height of the vanity with sink should ensure that the usage will be comfortable for every family member regardless of their height.
• It is desirable to have adjustable legs, which will allow you to set the vanity on the flat level and enable cleaning under it.

Note! If a heated floor is installed in the bathroom, high legs for any furniture are simply necessary to ensure the heat transfer of the heating system. High legs provide not only the possibility of cleaning under the table, but are also necessary for air convection when installing a floor heating system.


4. Determining the optimal location
for the installation

One option is to install a new sink in the same location as the existing plumbing. But, it is not always possible, since the vanity dimensions most often do not fit for the previously allocated place. And the change of plumbing location during the repair is not so rare. Therefore, the location of all plumbing, as well as pieces of furniture, must be thought over at the initial stage of designing plan. For this, the bathroom is conditionally zoned into several sections, in each – some kind of device is installed (bath or shower stall, toilet, sink, side cabinet, etc.).

Water supply and drainage pipes are laid based on the planned location of the plumbing. Attachment positions are different for each plumbing fixture. When connecting the supply of hot and cold water, the location of flexible hose fittings must be calculated so they are between the vanity shelves. This will provide convenient room for connection and replacement of hoses during operation.

As for the siphon and the attaching the sewer pipe, it is often necessary to cut holes in the shelves to connect it. For this reason it is better to calculate everything in advance and bring the pipe to the level of connection spot.

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5. Installation process
The sink or vanity

After the plumbing communications are connected to the installation site of the sink, we are all set to begin installation. It will generally take 2-3 hours to install common bathroom vanity models; and sometimes more if it’s a huge double sink unit or if it has complicated construction. Let’s consider the main stages and nuances of installing a sink and a floor stand by yourself.

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Step 1

If the vanity was delivered disassembled, firstly, it must be assembled – strictly following the manufacturer’s instructions, which indicates the order in which all elements are attached. You will definitely need a set of screwdrivers of different sizes, as well as a hex wrench.

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STEP 2

The next stage is a sink assembly, which includes connection of the faucet and the siphon.

The faucet is installed in the following order:

  1. Flexible hoses are connected to the faucet and tightened with a wrench.
  2. A sealing ring is installed on the base of the faucet in a special groove. It usually comes in a set together with a faucet.
  3. The hoses are passed through the hole in the sink. And on the other side of the sink – faucet is connected. Depending on the model, hoses are attached with one or two mounting studs.

Then a siphon is attached to the sink:

  • On the top side, a drain (or a pop-up drain) is tightened with a long bolt.
  • The upper part of the siphon is screwed to the sink with a long metal bolt.
  • A bottle siphon is screwed to the bottom of the sink. Fixation is carried out using a plastic nut and a conical washer, which is preliminarily put on the bottom sink pipe hole.
  • The body of the bottle siphon is mounted on a branch pipe that emerges from the bottom of the sink.

Important! Siphons are supplied both assembled and disassembled. You need to assemble it according to the scheme that usually comes with the kit. If you don’t have a schematic, watch the video below.

Step 3

An assembled sink with a siphon and a faucet installed on a vanity. Most often, the sink is additionally fixed to the vanity with a sealant or double-sided tape. But, it is possible that the kit includes fasteners from the manufacturer. It is not required to connect the sink to the wall with studs, but it is better to fix the vanity with a couple of dowels to the wall through the back wall – in order to avoid displacement.

Then the assembled vanity is moved to the wall at the planned location and is being levelled with the help of adjustable legs. If this option is not provided, and the vanity is unstable, plastic substrates of the required thickness are placed under the legs.

Note! If pipes interfere with the correct installation of the unit, it is sometimes necessary to carefully cut out the vanity in the right place and make a recess for communications. This can be done based on a specific situation, some examples are shown in the photo below. Be sure to treat the cut areas with sealant or wax to prevent the chipboard from moisture swelling.

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Step 4

When the vanity with a sink is installed, you have to connect all the communications: flexible hose of the siphon connects to the sewer outlet, and the flexible hoses of the faucet are being connected to the ending water supply fittings.

Only after that, the vanity doors are hung (it is recommended to install them last, so that they do not interfere with the connection). Furniture awnings are used to hang the doors, which make it possible to adjust the tightness of the closure and the gaps between the doors.

The gap between doors in closed position them can be adjusted using furniture hinges.

A final touch – is filling the joint between the wall and the edge of the sink with white sealant. This will prevent water from flowing behind the sink, damage to walls and cabinet, and also prevent the formation of mold in a hard-to-reach place.

Keeping to the above mentioned recommendations, self-installation of a bathroom vanity with a sink will not cause any difficulties. But, despite the seeming ease of the process, the installation must be approached responsibly, since mistakes made often lead to various problems: leaks, the appearance of an unpleasant odor and other sad consequences.

Installing a bathroom vanity by yourself is a good option to save some money. As the professional installation usually costs from $250 to $350 including all materials and consumables.

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 FAQ

  1. Is it easy to install a bathroom vanity?

Keeping to the above mentioned recommendations, self-installation of a bathroom vanity with a sink will not cause any difficulties. But, despite the seeming ease of the process, the installation must be approached responsibly, since mistakes made often lead to various problems: leaks, the appearance of an unpleasant odor and other sad consequences.

  1. How do you attach a sink to a vanity?

An assembled sink with a siphon and a faucet installed on a vanity. Most often, the sink is additionally fixed to the vanity with a sealant or double-sided tape. But, it is possible that the kit includes fasteners from the manufacturer. It is not required to connect the sink to the wall with studs, but it is better to fix the vanity with a couple of dowels to the wall through the back wall – in order to avoid displacement.

  1. How do you add height to a vanity?

Then the assembled vanity is moved to the wall at the planned location and is being levelled with the help of adjustable legs. If this option is not provided, and the vanity is unstable, plastic substrates of the required thickness are placed under the legs.

  1. How long does it take to install a bathroom vanity?

After the plumbing communications are connected to the installation site of the sink, we are all set to begin installation. It will generally take 2-3 hours to install common bathroom vanity models; and sometimes more if it’s a huge double sink unit or if it has complicated construction.

  1. How much does it cost to install a new bathroom vanity?

Installing a bathroom vanity by yourself is a good option to save some money. As the professional installation usually costs from $250 to $350 including all materials and consumables.

  1. Does bathroom vanity need to be attached to wall?

It is not required to connect the sink to the wall with studs, but it is better to fix the vanity with a couple of dowels to the wall through the back wall – in order to avoid displacement.

  1. Should I glue sink to a vanity?

Most often, the sink is additionally fixed to the vanity with a sealant or double-sided tape. But, it is possible that the kit includes fasteners from the manufacturer.

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