411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Timber Products in Wet Environments

Although timber and water do not mix well, it is really hard not to use any wood at all in the bathroom. More often than not cabinets are made out...

on Nov 22, 2017

The Best Glass Garage Doors for Restaurants

Restaurants have different sizes and features. But so do garage doors. When they meet each other, they make the perfect pair for all the right...

on Nov 17, 2017

How to Pick the Right Refrigerator for Your Kitchen

Whether you love cooking or just enjoy being in the kitchen to grab a quick bite out of the fridge; there’s no denying the importance your...

on Nov 16, 2017

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Although in principle forklift batteries are similar to car batteries when it comes down to repairing them the process is very different. In...

on Nov 15, 2017

Why Sectional Doors are the Best Garage Door Option

One would think that an overhead garage door, which consists of many parts, and needs good care to remain safe will not t be so popular. But the...

on Nov 15, 2017

Installing a New Bathroom Vanity

by Boris Dzhingarov on Sep 15, 2014

With all the use that our vanities receive, it’s little wonder that we must occasionally replace on. Maybe you just want a new look to your old bathroom. Putting in a new vanity can be an economical solution. We’ll show you how to go about it below. If you do any household repairs at all, you can likely handle this task.

Pull Out the Old Vanity

. After you’ve turned off the water to this unit, unhook all the plumbing attached to the old vanity’s fixtures. You’ll want to have a plastic vessel to catch extra water beneath these pipes. You may have to cut holes in the bottom of your new vanity to make room for the household pipes to lead water to the faucet. If your old shutoff valves don’t work, you’ll have to turn off the main water supply valve and replace them before fitting the new unit. Now carefully pry, unscrew, or shimmy your old vanity until it is no longer stuck in place. Remove it from the bathroom.

Repair Paint and Wall Issues.

Now that the old vanity is out of the way, patch and repaint any problem patches you see on your newly exposed wall. You may need to remove and clean up areas of caulk gunk left over from your vanity. Consult relevant material if your repairs and touching-up is more serious than what is hinted at here.

Measure the Space

. Now measure the space that your new vanity will take up. Measure it from all sides, back and front. Sometimes these units are wider in front than in the back. Also make good use of your level, to make sure that your vanity and its shelves aren’t leaning to one side. You may need to shim or even build up the floor a little bit to achieve this, but it will make your new vanity useful in a way that a tilted vanity can never be.

Find the studs

. Find and mark the studs in your wall. Then screw together any multiple cabinets you may have in a larger vanity model. Place them in what will be their final position and make sure all surfaces are level, accounting for issues with shims. Mount the cabinets directly into the studs and fit your kick panel.

Fit Faucets and Drains

. This is performed before the top of the vanity and sink are mounted. When tightening fixtures to ceramic and other fragile units like sinks, don’t tighten the screws too tight! This can crack the sink. Only fit the sink/top on after all water connections are made because it will be very difficult to get underneath it to make changes later. Now all you have to do is fit the drain and caulk. Let the caulked vanity sit for at least a couple of hours before you run water through it, to make sure that it is dry. Then, providing there are no leaks, your new vanity should be ready for years of use. 

Kitchen / Bathrooms 1193 Views

Author

Random Articles

Tis the Season: Home Improvements to Help with the Holidays

For many people the hustle and bustle of the holidays leaves little time to truly sit back and enjoy them.  Yet by preparing now and transforming...

Improvements / Remodeling

Warning Signs of Old Windows

Unfortunately, today is the era when people need to think about the renovation projects of their home, because old houses tend to get older and...

Windows / Siding

Bathroom Tile Installation -- Don't Make This Mistake

Ever noticed cracks in ceramic tile floors? That's a common sight and it usually has the same cause. The common cause is taking a shortcut at...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

A Guide to Finding the Right Movers for Your Home

Making a change of residence is a major undertaking that will require a significant amount of planning. One of the most important steps in the...

Real Estate / Finance

Shower Heads – A Brief Guide

If you had told me at the start of the year that I would finish the calendar putting up staunch defences of various bathroom items, then I’d have...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017