In a bathroom, the vanity comprises of one of the focal points of attention. This is why most of the people play special attention while buying the fixture and are ready to spend a large amount of money on its purchase. In case you do not have much money in hand, it does not mean that you will lose out on the opportunity of making your bathroom look elegant. Get your old dresser from the store room and transform it into a bathroom vanity, with the help of some tips from our side. Now, what are you waiting for? Go through the following lines and know how to make a bathroom vanity.
How To Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity
- Sturdy Dresser
- Tape Measure
- First of all, you will need to decide on the area in the dresser, where you want to put in the sink. In case there are any drawers or supports in the area, you will have to remove them straight away.
- Now, place the template of the sink (which came with it) on the particular position on the dresser and trace it down. In case there is no template, you will have to turn the sink upside down on the dresser. Then, trace its shape onto the surface.
- After installing the sink, you will also have to put in the water lines. For making space for the same, move to the back of the dresser and outline the section that you will need to cut away.
- This step will require you to create the opening for the water lines, with the help of a jigsaw.
- You will have to cut the drawers to make them fit into their positions, without interfering with the sink or the plumbing.
- While cutting the drawer or any other fixture, you can always glue their face into place, to preserve the overall look of the vanity.
- After the work is over, place the vanity in the bathroom, at the exact spot where you want it later on.
- Set the sink and faucets into place and make connection for the cold- and hot-water feeds. You might require a plumber for this step.
- Finally, apply at least two coats of waterproof polyurethane on the dress, to protect it from water damage.
- While placing the vanity in your bathroom, it is advisable to consider a location where it is attached directly to the wall. This will help prevent any stress on the water lines, in case the vanity is shifted.
- Do the plumbing work only if you are an expert in it. Otherwise, it is better to go for professional help. You would not want to get your vanity ruined because of leaks, right!
- In case you feel that your dresser is too low to serve the needs of a vanity, you can also consider adding feet at its very bottom, to bring it up to a comfortable position.