How To Remove A Bathroom Vanity. Installing a new bathroom vanity can be part of a bathroom remodel. It’s crucial to update your existing vanity first before doing any other renovations, especially if you’ve got an old vanity countertop that’s dull and uninteresting.
Installing a new bathroom vanity is one of the easier DIY home improvement projects, so you don’t have to worry about the cost unless it’s the main concern.
How To Remove A Bathroom Vanity
The following instructions will help you remove your bathroom vanity.
Find both the cold and hot water shut-off valves under your sink. You can find these different types of valves either under the sink or in your garage.
To shut off the water, turn them anti-clockwise until you hear a click from them signaling that they have been completely turned off.
Connect the supply lines to the faucets once the water has been shut off. Start with one supply line at a time. Make sure to unplug the valve from the faucet at the same time.
Only a little water will be spilling but enough to wet your floor so it’s advisable to place a bucket under it when working on this step.
Hose connectors or compression nuts connect the gate valve to the supply hose lines. With an adjustable wrench, you can loosen the nut. If you loosen the heavy-duty tubing, make sure it drips out completely by the slow opening of the gate valve. Set up your other faucet too.
The vanity water goes through the waste trap, which is found behind the pipes after they have been removed. Once you’ve located the pipe, follow it in order to figure out where to begin working.
There should be a U-shaped pipe leading up to where your sink is connected and then the rest of it will continue down through the drainpipe. The slip nuts connect the trap to the pipe.
Take care to loosen each nut slowly and carefully. Use a rag on top of the pipe to prevent remnants of the nasty smell from building back up.
Mirrors can also be dangerous, so it’s important to be aware of this. Therefore, no matter where the mirror sits, as long as it’s not near the vanity counter, it must be removed.
No matter how high the counter is, the item needs to be removed. Reinstalling it is preferable to breaking it and having to buy a new one.
Utility knives are needed for cutting the caulk joint between the wall and the counter. As well as preparing countertops for painting, the method has been used for replacing them.
Holding a utility knife by its handle, carefully cut through the joint with perseverance.
Now, check to see if the vanity top is attached to the vanity walls with a bracket. They must be removed if that is the case. The vanity countertop can now be removed without removing the faucet.
The faucet doesn’t have to be removed. Lift the countertop carefully without damaging it and place it in another area of your property where it can dry completely.
Pull it very gently and slowly not to damage any of the walls surrounding the soap dish and set it aside for now.
There you have it, all you need to know about how to remove both a wall-mounted and floor-mounted bathroom vanity. The removal of the vanity backsplash can be quite challenging, so take your time and be careful not to damage your wall when doing it.