If you want to spruce up your bathroom or powder room, the option to change the vanity (often referred to as a “vanity”) is one solution. An accessible and effective project to change the decor.

Changing your vanity requires a little planning. You must respect the available space. The furniture must not interfere with movement or prevent the door from closing.

Check the location of the plumbing to ensure a connection without major changes. Then, the practical and aesthetic aspects: types of materials, look, storage.

Tape measure

Spirit level

caulking gun

Drill, bit, anchors

Stud finder (optional)

1. Assemble the cabinet first (if needed). Secure the furniture. To properly attach it to the wall, find the studs. The goal is to fix the furniture so that it is solid. Use the anchor areas at each end of the cabinet to attach it to the wall. If there is no stud, install an anchor. Small tip: even if it is not in the spaces provided, the crosspiece of the furniture is strong enough. Screw into cabinet to reach stud. Important: Before screwing down the furniture, make sure it is level!

2. Apply silicone to the edge of the furniture. The silicone is used to hold the counter or sink securely in place.

3. Attach the strainer to the bottom of the sink. Install Teflon tape, which serves to lubricate the threads of the joints and allows the tightening to be adequate for assembly. Connect to drain pipes. Beware of water. A single drop that runs for a long time can cause very costly damage. Do not hesitate to call a plumber for this step.

4. Remove the sink. The advantage of contemporary straight and profileless molding is that it can be sanded for a better fit. If necessary, drive in your nailheads.

5. Pull a bead of silicone between the edges of the counter and the walls. The silicone seals everything and prevents water from infiltrating. To do this step well, cut the tube straight and hold your gun at an angle.

If you are making larger changes to the bathroom and are planning a large wall-hung vanity, plan your project well by installing a nailing backing. To do this, it is necessary to fix a plywood between the uprights, before putting the gypsum coating. The plywood ensures a solid and durable installation. Once the furniture is installed, you can add ceramic tiles to help with maintenance, in addition to creating a beautiful decor.