What are the basic guidelines for installing a bathroom vanity


Assuming the old one is out, and your plumbing is out and capped, what you need to do is look at how that plumbing is going to need to poke through into the vanity. Some vanities have an open backside so there may be little to do but fit it over them and secure to the studs in the wall. Either way, I recommend marking on the wall where those studs are ahead of time with a stud finder. If you aren’t sure or don’t have a stud finder, then either open up the drywall behind the vanity and find out or halt and go get a stud finder. They’re cheaper than a flood and a plumber. If the vanity has a wood backing you’ll need to decide where the vanity will live against the Back wall and cut out the backing with a set of hole saws or a jigsaw. Sometimes it’s wise to create a TV-shaped opening in the back of the vanity to easily fit the piping through. Once you’ve cut the holes, lift the vanity into place, level it, and secure it to the back wall with screws that bite in about 3/4” into the stud wall. I like to place a bead of caulking along the top edge of the vanity at the wall to eliminate any water from getting behind from a faucet problem. We fail to estimate the right angle before placing lighting fixtures in the washroom. However, the entire concept depends on the dimension of your mirror. If the fixture is enclosed with a diffuser to create a comfortable distribution of light then there is no need for angling bath light. All these factors will guide you in choosing and placing the bathroom light without any dilemma. We often neglect those areas in case of lighting which needs our attention. Every small detail matters before designing the bathroom lights because you carry your daily activities starting from the morning till before you go to bed. So, it becomes very crucial to pay more attention to all these factors and also consider them before mounting a light.

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