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How To Install a Bathroom Vanity

Add a touch of class to a bathroom with a new vanity.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard

Highlights:

Step 1: Measure and Prepare the Space

Measure where your plumbing will go inside your vanity (Images 1 and 2) and drill the holes inside your vanity for where the drain, and hot and cold water pipes will go (Image 3).

Step 2: Place the New Vanity

With the help of at least one other person, pick up the vanity and carefully lower it down into place, ensuring the drain pipe and hot and cold water pipes fit properly up into the holes in the vanity.

position vanity over drain and water pipes

Courtesy of Lucie Rowe

Step 3: Attach the Vanity to the Wall

After the vanity is down and your pipes are in place, check your vanity for level (Image 1) and shim as necessary (Image 2). Once your vanity is level, locate the studs and attach the vanity to the studs using a screwdriver and screws (Images 3 and 4).

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