Simple Steps to Create a Bathroom Vanities Using an Old Cabinet

by Hazel P.

Buying bathroom vanities in Sydney can be quite confusing with lots of sizes, shapes, and designs to choose from. If you have an old vintage cabinet at home, you don’t have to buy a new one as you can convert your old cabinet into a stylish bathroom vanity. 

Just follow the simple steps below:

  • Remove Top and Strengthen the Frame

Remove the top of the old cabinet by unscrewing it. Using an electric screwdriver, strengthen the cabinet by placing a long screw in the middle of the frame.  

  • Measure and Trim the Sub top

Accurately measure the top of the cabinet and then remove it. After that, trim the sub-top out using plywood as a replacement to the original top. 

  • Remove the Rear Part of the Cabinet and Strengthen the New Frame

Use a screwdriver and hammer to remove the back part. Next, cut a piece of board to the height of the exterior of the cabinet. Position the board parallel to the cabinet’s support beam. Position the new support beam at the center front of the cabinet to provide more space for the sink and drawers.

  • Take Out the Original Support Beams and Place the Sub top

With a saw, remove the vertical beam at the back of the cabinet, and the one that runs parallel to the bottom. Then, screw the new sub-top of the cabinet with the use of the C-clamp to keep it in position. Underneath the sub-top, glue and staple pieces of wood. 

  • Cut and Change the Drawers

When creating drawers, use a saw and cut out the shape. Cut a frame to support the drawer. Make sure that the height is similar to the existing drawer. This will create useful drawers. Glue and attach the frame to the drawers. Follow the same procedure for all the drawers. 

  • Put the Cabinet Back and Create Holes 

Replace the back of the cabinet with an electric screwdriver. Mark the position for pipes at the back of the cabinet. Create a hole that is big enough to accommodate the size of the pipes.

  • Paint

If you want to change the original color of the cabinet, you can paint it with your preferred color. Also, you can apply a sealer to the present finish. When done painting, position the vanity in an area where it will be installed and support it with screws. 

  • Create a Hole For the Sink

Measure the size of the sink and then cut out a hole. Then, follow the guide in installing the sink. When making the hole, scale saw is very helpful. Then place the all-in-one countertop and sink. Use adhesive to attach the vanity sub-top. 

  • Install the Faucet and Handles

In installing the faucet and handles, follow the installation guide to avoid any mistake in placing them. It is best to mark the areas where you will put the faucet and the handles. 

  • Caulk the Seam and Clean Up

To ensure there is no leak, make sure to caulk the seam in removing the excess caulk use a straight blade. Using a rag with acetone can also help in cleaning up any residue. Call a professional to attach the pipes to your new fixtures. 

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