How to Mount a Bathroom Vanity to the Wall

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What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Electric drill
Wood drill bit
Saber saw
Drywall screws

A bathroom vanity cabinet is a useful space in your bathroom just under the sink where you can store all of your cosmetics and various other products. Bathroom vanity cabinets can be purchased from stores or made specifically to your requirements. These bathroom vanity cabinets make good use of the wasted space under your sink.

Installing and mounting a bathroom vanity cabinet to your wall is actually very easy. With all of the right tools and accessories, you should be able to complete this project in a few hours.

Step 1 - Position the Vanity Unit

Decide where the vanity will go in your bathroom. This will normally be restricted to the location of the sink. Remove your existing sink so it can be replaced with a vanity unit.

Decide where the vanity unit will be located and make marks on the wall using chalk. Make sure that when the sink is fitted, that it will be the right height and will line up with the pipes.

Step 2 - Putting the Vanity Unit in Place

Check that your wall is perfectly level. Among the best ways of doing this is to either use a level or a block of straight wood. Now you need to put the vanity unit in place. A prefabricated vanity unit will not have a back and so will fit right over the pipes for the sink. Check that you are completely happy with the location of the vanity unit, then mark the position of the screw holes onto the wall.

If the wall isn't level then you should scribe the wall levels onto the side of the vanity unit or sand the wall down so that it is level.

Step 3 - Mounting the Vanity Unit

Remove the vanity unit and set it aside. Using the electric drill, drill the holes into the wall where you have marked. Tap the wall plugs into the wall if required so that they are flush with the walls surface. Place the vanity unit against the wall and use screws to secure the vanity unit in place. Check that the vanity unit is security fitted so that it doesn't rock or move.

Step 4 - Fixing the Sink

Now you can place the sink into the bathroom vanity cabinet. Start by cutting out the shape so that the sink fits inside the countertop snugly. You will then need to physically put the sink in the hole and then connect up the water and waste pipes. Make sure that all pipes are tight to avoid any leaks.

Step 5 - Finishing Touches

Use caulking to seal the gaps between the sink and the vanity unit. Also run a bead of caulk right down the gap between the wall and the vanity unit. This will prevent water getting in between the vanity unit and the wall.