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How to install a floating vanity

Liquid vanities are popular for their elegance – their raised, wall-mounted frames provide a simple, almost magical confidence. To install one of these clean, powerful elements, start by clearing out your space. Bathroom can be a tight squeeze and if you do not want the whole project to be a flush, make it clear to clear and clean your space before you begin.

It will probably take two to four days to complete the project so be sure to plan accordingly and choose a time where you can install the vanity without having to use the toilet for daily use. Collect all your goods, measure to make sure your vanity flows comfortably in your space and then get started.

Step 1
– Read aloud

Instruction packages can be difficult to read, but it is really important to familiarize yourself with the design of the floating vanity you have chosen to install. Each vanity will be a little different, so when you start with the instructions, you set yourself up for success.

Step 2 – Stud Notching

Start under the drywall at the studs. Use a pencil to mark the wall with the width of the vanity, with the attachment points landing on the pins. Mark the wall above the rough plumbing for a thirty-eight inch floating vanity, pull the other mark thirty-six and a half inches across the floor. Leave a place for the top of your regular 2×6 stay.

hands using a stud finder and making wall marks with pencil

When making your marks, make sure you have reported the height of the vanity from the floor. After making the first mark, use the ruler to make a mark five and a half inches lower. Use a saw to cut one and a half inches deep at each mark. Take a chisel and clean each groove so that they are all even.

Step 3 – Brace Yourself

When you put the braces in the grooves in the wall, make sure that your braces are cut correctly. Cut a standard 2×6 stay to the length of your vanity. Use construction glue to secure the stay in place. Then use cover screws in each bolt to secure the stay.

Take a break when a plumber puts in delivery lines, then throw up the drywall and any castings you decide to use on the wall. This step takes a while, so give yourself plenty of time.

After the drywall is good to walk, you need to mark the location of the stay. To find the right place on the wall, take the thickness of the vanity from the finished height of the countertop and draw a line of the same dimension from the floor.

Step 4 – Plumbing Hole 101

Then you need to find the source of the plume and on the wall and measure to find the place you need to cut the holes in the back of your vanity. Mark the back of the vanity and use a hole saw to make the holes in the back. The easiest way to deal with this step is to remove the doors from the vanity.

drill with circular saw cutting holes for pieces of wood