Vanity Installation. The Simplest Way to Update An Old Bathroom

Why Does Vanity Installation Matter?

Often overlooked is the elephant in the room – Yes the vanity. Vanities deteriorate, fade and may even start to leak over time. Not to mention they become quite the eye sore when they are dated.

Usually the first item in the bathroom to catch your eye is the bathroom vanity. It sets the tone for the rest of the bathroom as a whole. Old outdated vanity units will usually come in some funky colours. While new modern vanity units use more modern neutral tones.

Vanity designs have also changed quite dramatically over the past 20 years. Moving from traditional cabinetry to the use of stone, electrical soft close drawers and even some with built in LED’s.

New designs have taken the home improvement market by storm for the simplistic look but also practicality of use

Does a Plumber Install a New Vanity?

In most cases a plumber is licensed and qualified to plan, mark out and install a vanity. In Sydney electricians have also been known to install a vanity if it comes with electrical components such as soft close mechanisms, LEDs and other lights which may be built in to the unit.

Plumbers usually complete installations of most vanity types in Sydney. For example when customers have used suppliers such as Reece or even a local Bunnings store for the purchase of their vanity unit they can be put in touch with a licensed plumber right at the time of purchase.

Where Do I Start When Selecting a New Vanity For Installation

Typically you must first identify the space you are working with.

For example if you are currently housing a 900mm old vanity that needs replacement, you would replace it with a 900mm new vanity type.

However if you are looking for something bigger or are wanting to create space you can opt to choose something larger or smaller. Keeping in mind that smaller vanity spaces may expose un tiled areas in older homes.

It is a good idea to check behind your vanity unit to see if tiles have been continued through the back of the vanity or tiling has been done only around the existing vanity.

You may have spare tiles tucked away in the basement or in the garage so it is a good idea to check before removing any old fixtures.

Another handy tip is to determine how many people will be using the bathroom at a single time. For example ensuites may require a second sink and mixer. A his and hers vanity not only adds value to the bathroom but also makes it practical and easy for daily use.

If you are adding additional spouts/mixers a plumber will need to rough in the extra connections for hot and cold.

Once determined you may now start selecting a nice colour scheme that should compliment the existing decor

Neutral tones are always a great choice

Coupled with the type of counter top i.e Stone, ceramic etc the room should not be overwhelmed by the new vanity.

Rather it should compliment the existing tiles, tapware and colour scheme

See below for some great examples of good new vanities which executed the brief

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