How to remove a bathroom vanity?
If you are bored with your bathroom’s aesthetics and need a change, updating your bathroom vanity can give your space a quick boost. Removing a bathroom vanity might seem like a huge task, but in reality, it can easily be knocked out with the help of some easy steps.
Preparing to Replace Your Bathroom Vanity
Before planning to remove the vanity, have a plan for what you are going to do with your old vanity, and what kind of vanity will replace it. You will have a variety of options to choose from ranging from floating bathroom vanity, farmhouse bathroom vanity to rustic bathroom vanity. Besides that, you will also have an option to choose from a huge range of colors including white, grey, espresso, and a lot more.
To protect the rest of the bathroom from getting dirty, make sure you:
- Remove all the bathroom supplies from the vanity, sink and open shelves
- Cover fans, lights, vents, etc.
- Protect the towels in a safe place
- Take out all the rugs or trash cans
- Cover bathtub or shower
Steps to remove a bathroom vanity
Turn off the water
Find water valves present under the sink. Before starting the work, you must turn off the water supply. If you are not able to locate any water valve under the sink, it’s best that you shut off the water supply at the main valve. Also, don’t forget to turn on the faucet to relieve the pressure that remained in the lines. When you know there is no more water in the faucet, you can begin the work.
Free the sink top from the wall
Before you start removing your vanity base, ensure that you free the sink top first. You can begin by cutting the sealant along the wall. After that, you can pull the sink top away from the wall.
Remove the sink top from the bathroom vanity
Now it is time to remove the sink top completely from the vanity. This step will depend on how the sink top is attached (whether it is attached with screws or glue). If the sink top is attached using glue, you will have to remove it with a hammer and a chisel. However, if it is screwed on, you will have to unscrew the secured areas.
Remove the bathroom vanity from the wall
This step might seem a little difficult but in reality, it is pretty straightforward. Take all the screws out from behind the base of the bath cabinets and slowly pull the vanity in the forward direction. It will easily come out from the wall. If the vanity is heavy, make sure you have a helping hand around to take some of the weight.