411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Pros and Cons of a Home Move

Moving to a new place is a big decision that involves taking into consideration the many pros and cons of relocating. The move will come at a cost,...

on Apr 20, 2018

5 Warning Signs That You Need To Replace Your Windows

Windows can make or break your home decor. You might think there are not much of massive role windows play in the overall look of your home but...

on Apr 19, 2018

6 Reasons To Outsource Cleaning Services

Running an in-house cleaning service might look like a rewarding business in the long run, but contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more you...

on Apr 19, 2018

How to Start Your Real Estate Fix and Flip Business

If you’re looking for new career opportunities centered on real estate in 2018, consider home flipping. While real estate investing has long been a...

on Apr 19, 2018

Are Annual Maintenance Contracts For Your HVAC Unit Necessary?

A HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) system or unit is very important as it takes care of all the heating, ventilation and air...

on Apr 19, 2018

Installing Wall-Mounted Baby Changing Stations

by Robert Lobitz on Jul 1, 2012

You just had a baby and your list of home improvement projects has been put on the back burner while baby-centric projects are made top priority. The addition of a baby changing station to your home is a great idea, but baby changing stations take up a lot of space and may not seem like a viable option for those of us who live in small houses. There is, however, an option that many people overlook and is perfect for the DIY home improvement guru.

Wall-mounted baby changing stations are perfect for small space situations, but they require a little more work to install than freestanding units.

Baby Changing Tables InstalledInstalling these units should be as simple as mounting any other large item that hangs from a wall. There is no short cut to their installation. You want this to be as secure as possible to ensure the safety of your newborn.

Some baby changing stations come with a quick install bracket that is bolted or screwed into a stud or support beam and allows for the quick removal and replacement of the main unit. Most wall-mounted baby changing stations need to be bolted directly into the wall and you want to be very sure that you make sure to hit the studs with the provided hardware. If you only molt the unit into dry wall and lather, you are setting yourself up for disaster. Long wood screws are usually enough if they are used properly. You will want to drill a guide hole into the stud before using the screw to prevent cracking and a weak mounting. 1/8th inch pilot holes are recommended by most manufacturers and I am doing the same.

If your home does not have standard studs with 16” or 32” centers, you will need to consult the manufacturer instructions to ensure that you are installing the unit properly. Most baby changing stations will include instructions for multiple installations. If you are unsure of what kind of wall you have or what style of installation to use I heavily suggest hiring a professional or contacting your landlord or manager. This is not a job you want to take chances with.

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Step Up Your Style With Modern Handrails

Handrails may not seem like an integral piece of design, but this often overlooked design feature can really change the aesthetic of a room. As a...

Interior Design / Decor

Money Saving Techniques for Building or Remodeling

With home building and remodeling costs on the rise, finding ways to save money is very important when you are trying to stay on a budget. The...

Improvements / Remodeling

Painting Problems from Moisture

Painting problems from moisture are common in all regions of the world. Cold climates with snow on the upper warmer parts of a roof melt sand runs...

Painting / Wallpaper

5 Tips to Organize Your Home Office

Since it’s usually one of the most often used rooms in the house, keeping the home office neat and tidy can sometimes be a challenge. It’s...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Tips for Selling Your Home

There are only four major items to concern yourself with when selling a home, and yes there are minor details and technical items. No matter what...

Real Estate / Finance

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018