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.
– 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.
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.
Step 5 – Place the vanity
Take a handyman and some buckets to put the vanity in the right place on the wall. Place your floating vanity on wooden buckets or piles that raise it to the correct height in the correct position. Make pilot holes in the vanity in the middle of the rear rail – preferably these holes would go at each end of the vanity.
Then attach the counter to the wall with the delay screws that the operating instructions suggest using. Make sure everything is nice and even. Then add a few more pilot holes near the door compartments and elsewhere as suggested by your specific instruction manual. Use the same delay screws to tighten them.
Put the doors or drawers back and call it a day!
Now that your vanity base is securely attached to the wall, work with a plumber – or continue your DIY – by attaching the sink and faucet. You need a general knowledge of plumbing to make sure you end up with running water and no leaks.
Once you have taken a load and rested a bit, you can try to add a little personality to your newly remodeled bathroom with DIY decor candles or continue on the DIY train and add a new tub to complete the new look.