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Replacing Bathroom Vanity - A How To

Replacing a bathroom vanity is a project that can be performed by many homeowners with a bit of knowledge and skill. If you are redecorating or renovating your bathroom and have decided that replacing your bathroom vanity is the best option, you will want to consider these tips and tricks. When it comes to replacing bathroom vanity tips, you will want to begin by choosing a vanity that is the size, color, and texture that best compliments your décor.

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There are a large variety of sizes and styles that you can choose from when you are looking for a bathroom vanity. The best way to begin is by writing down the type of furnishings and theme that you would like for your bathroom. This includes choosing the color scheme, layout, décor, and accessories that you would like your bathroom to have.

Today, it isn’t uncommon to decorate each room with a different theme. If you have a country and western style living room, but would like a modern or contemporary décor for your bathroom, you can and should decorate your bathroom with your preferred theme. Many people are finding that by decorating each room in a different style, they truly implement all of the wonderful styles that they want to incorporate in their décor.

When it comes to replacing bathroom vanity tips and tricks, the first thing that you will need to do is decide what décor or theme you will use for your decorating scheme. It may be best to browse through magazines or home-decorating books to find a style that you feel would be best.

Next, you will need to create a budget list and begin pricing furnishings. You can replace your bathroom vanity and stay within your target budget easily, but it helps to keep track of your goals and budget with a list. By planning your strategy and utilizing replacing bathroom vanity tips, you can ensure that your new vanity compliments your décor.

After you have chosen and purchased your new vanity it will be time to install it. Below are the basic installation steps that I use. If you are not comfortable with the plumbing part of the installation you may wish to get a licensed plumber to do those parts.

1. Turn off the hot and cold water supply lines connected to your old vanity sink. Then disconnect the hot and cold water supply lines. Then remove the sink trap. You will want to put a pail or small bucket underneath the trap to catch any dripping water.

2. Detach the sink top from the vanity. Most of these are held down with some type of caulk. You may use a utility knife to cut along the caulk line to aid in the sink top removal. Be careful not to damage the wall.

3. Then remove the screws that are holding the old vanity to the wall. Then remove the old vanity.

4. Measure the location of the drain pipes and water supply lines . Also find the stud locations. Use these measurements to mark on the back of your new vanity and cut a hole where the drain pipes and water supply lines will be located. Also mark on the back of your new vanity where the wall studs are located.

5. Place your new vanity into position and screw it to the wall.

6. Then get your new sink and install your faucets, drain pipe and any other plumbing accessories to the sink per the manufacturer’s instructions.

7. Then install the new sink onto the top of the new vanity with the proper silicone or caulk. Then reconnect the drain pipes and sink trap and reconnect the hot and cold water supply lines. Turn your water supply lines back on and check for leaks. Tighten the fittings if you see any leaks.

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