Easy Guide to Replace Bathroom Vanities in Fall River, MA

Easy Guide to Replace Bathroom Vanities in Fall River, MA

bathroom-vanity-replacementOne of the best ways to create a fresh, new look for your bathroom without spending a fortune is to switch out your old bathroom vanity to brand new, top quality bathroom cabinets from Cabinet Factory Outlet. Today’s modern styles and beautifully designed solid maple bathroom vanities can help to improve the value of your home and give your bathroom a simple, yet elegant mini makeover. Choosing to install brand new bathroom vanities in Fall River, MA can also provide you with more storage space or functional space, depending on the type and style that you choose. A wide array of kitchen and bathroom countertops is also available for you to choose from to complete the look.

What Do I Need?
Fortunately, it’s quite easy to replace your old bathroom vanities with one of our top quality bathroom cabinets. Even for someone who has a very limited knowledge about how bathroom fixtures work, it should take you about a half a day to finish the project. The only investment is your time, the cost for the brand new solid maple bathroom vanities and matching kitchen and bathroom countertops, plus any fixtures you want to update, as well as a few basic tools. Materials that may be required include bathroom caulking, tile caulking, painter’s tape and shims.

The tools required for a complete update of bathroom vanities in Fall River, MA include:

  • pipe wrench
  • screwdriver
  • utility knife
  • tape measure, level and stud finder
  • pencil, paper towels and bucket

Getting Started: Shutting It Down
The first thing you need to do is turn off the water at the wall and let anything still in the pipes run out in the sink. Then you can safely disconnect the supply lines. It’s a good idea to put a bucket under the line to catch any water that might still be in there. Water can drip from the supply lines and from the curved pipe or P-trap in the center under the sink.

The next thing you need to do is to loosen the caulking that is between the bathroom wall and the vanity. A utility knife is the perfect tool for this. Just makes sure you go all the way down to the floor on each side to ensure that everything is completely separated from the wall. Now you can remove the countertop. Be aware that it is likely very heavy, so go slowly to avoid injury or causing damage to the walls. If you have large bathroom vanities in Fall River, MA, make sure to get some help. Some countertops need to be a two-person job.

Now you must remove the old vanity in order to replace it with your new solid maple bathroom vanities. Start by removing the screws that were used to attach the old vanity to the wall. Use a regular screwdriver or a cordless power screwdriver, if you have one available. Use a firm pressure on each screw to avoid stripping it and to make sure that the screw is not tilted or tipped. Many homeowners recycle their old kitchen and bathroom countertops and vanities through local sources. Find out about recycling options in your area.

Installation: Putting the New Vanity in Place
Now you are ready to start putting your new top quality bathroom cabinets into position. Find the wall studs on the wall where you are going to install the new vanity. Mark them with a pencil just a tad bit higher than the height of the new vanity so you’ll be able to see where to screw it in once the unit is in place, and then mark the places where you need to fasten the new vanity in place. Once you set the vanity where you want it to go, push it back all the way until it is completely flush against the wall. Check everything with the level before you go to the next step.

If you are putting in a separate countertop, sink and faucet, now is the time to do it. Install these items according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer for best results. You can do this once everything is already in place, but it is easier and faster to do it this way, as you won’t have to climb under the sink to do the work. Now attach the new vanity to the wall, making sure to secure it according to the directions on the wall with screws.

Now you can reconnect the supply lines and other plumbing elements so you can finish up the job. Make sure to use Teflon plumbers tape to create secure and leak-proof connections wherever possible. Consider replacing the P-trap if it is old, as well as the supply lines. Many people choose to make these upgrades when they install brand new bathroom vanities in Fall River, MA because then it is easy to remember how old the entire set up is the next time you think about upgrading or need to make a repair. Once everything is in place, apply a thin line of caulking around the edges of the countertop and smooth it out.

Top Quality Bathroom Cabinets at Cabinet Factory Outlet
If you are thinking about updating your old and outdated cabinets to one of our beautiful solid maple bathroom vanities in the Fall River area, consider Cabinet Factory Outlet. Located in Swansea, MA, you can come visit our showroom on Grand Army of the Republic Highway and see all of our top quality bathroom cabinets, kitchen cupboards or kitchen and bathroom countertops. Give us a call today at 508-379-6154 to hear our store hours or to find out more about the designer cabinets, vanities and accessories that we sell.

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