Of all of the rooms in your home, one of the best return on dollars invested is your bathroom. Bathrooms are essential, if not the most essential, room in a home. With that in mind, you are for sure going to get your money’s worth with any upgrades done in your bathroom.
Renovating your vanity is one of the easiest ways to level-up your bathroom. If you are looking to save up some money, then installing your vanity is the right choice for you. Yes, DIYs can be a little bit tricky, especially when plumbing’s involved. But if you’re decided to renovate or install your bathroom vanity, here are a few quick tips to help you out.
Choose the Right Vanity
Before you start thinking about how to install your bathroom vanity, you need to choose the right type of vanity. Be sure to pick a vanity that not only fits in size but also fits in with your bathroom style and overall design. To measure your vanity, you can use a pencil to draw on the walls to have an idea of the right dimensions. There are also a lot of materials that you can choose from. If you want to go for something a little more classic, then choose a vanity made of wood. On the other hand, if you’re trying to go for a more modern look, you may want to go with a glass or metal vanity. Either way, the important thing to remember is that you would want a vanity that is not only presentable but is also functional and sturdy.
Clear Your Workstation
Before starting, be sure to remove any doors, drawers, and mirrors. Be sure to remove the sink top attached as well before placing your vanity. By doing so, you are removing any risk of damaging anything while trying to work on your vanity. Having a clean workspace will also allow you to work quicker and cleaner.
Use the Proper Tools
It is not enough that you know the step-by-step instructions, you must also know the proper tool that you need per step. For example, if you are trying to cut off the extra from the shims, the best way to go about it is to use a utility knife to score it. Scoring the extras from the shims will help you break it off more easily as well as give you a cleaner break.
Mark the Walls Before Positioning
Draw outlines on the wall before positioning your vanity. This may seem like an unnecessary step but this will save you a lot of time moving forward. Once you’ve placed your outlines, you may start positioning your bathroom vanity. After positioning your vanity, make sure that it is leveled on all sides as most forget to check the back corners in this step.
Check for Leaks
Before celebrating the latest upgrade of your bathroom, be sure to check if it works. Turn on the water supply and run the water to see if there are any leakages. Adjust accordingly to fix the leakage.
Remember to re-install and place any doors, drawers, or mirrors which you have removed and you’re all good to go.