The Content Of The Article:

Install a vanity unit

A vanity unit is today the simplest solution to support a built-in sink. It simplifies the support and anchoring of the unit, often difficult to achieve when the walls are lined with plasterboard. The cabinet makes it possible to hide the power and drain connections. Finally it provides a storage space where we will place towels and bathroom products in reserve.

Necessary material

  • Drill
  • Flat key
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Flat and Phillips screwdrivers
  • Putty gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Hammer
  • Bubble level
  • PVC glue
  • White silicone seal
  • Vanity unit and mixer tap
  • Siphon, drain and drain hose

Steps

  1. Assemble the vanity unit
  2. Connect the plumbing and put the basin on the furniture
  3. Connect the mixer tap
  4. Finish the installation

Assemble the vanity unit

Preparation of the side walls

Preparation of the side walls

1. Start with both side walls. Screw the furniture hardware.

Fixing the slides

Fixing the slides

2. Secure the slides for the two drawers.

Assembly of the lower shelf

Assembly of the lower shelf

3. On a side wall, assemble the bottom shelf, the two top bands and the bottom.

Subwoofer assembly

Subwoofer assembly

4. Finish mounting the box by assembling the second wall and install the feet.

Drawer assembly

Drawer assembly

5. Assemble the first drawer, its front and its handle. Then the second.

Verification of horizontality

Verification of horizontality

6. Place the furniture in the desired location and check its level.

Foot adjustment

Foot adjustment

7. If necessary, adjust the feet.

Marking for wall fixings

Marking for wall fixings

8. Now make pencil markings using the wall brackets.

Drilling and pegging

Drilling and pegging

9. Drill and peg. Use fasteners that are appropriate to the nature of your wall.

Screwing the wall brackets

Screwing the wall brackets

10. Screw the wall brackets and prepare the two brackets of your furniture.

Screwing the furniture to the supports

Screwing the furniture to the supports

11. Position the cabinet against these brackets, and then tighten it.

Connect the plumbing and put the basin on the furniture

Passage of the mixer tap hoses in the basin

Passage of the mixer tap hoses in the basin

1. To mount the basin, run the mixer hoses through the hole provided for this purpose.

Installation of the gasket and the base

Installation of the gasket and the base

2. Install the gasket and manifold. Add the nuts and tighten by hand.

Closing the mixer tap to the key

Closing the mixer tap to the key

3. Once the mixer is in its final position, lock it by tightening it with the key.

Installation of the bung in the basin

Installation of the bung in the basin

4. Insert the drain into the basin, position the gasket and tighten.

Application of a silicone seal

Application of a silicone seal

5. Place a silicone gasket on the cabinet.

Positioning of the basin

Positioning of the basin

6. Finish by placing the bowl in its location.

Connect the mixer tap

Hose connection to water inlets

Hose connection to water inlets

1. Connect the mixer hoses to the water inlets. Start by hand and finish with the key.

Screwing the siphon on the bung

Screwing the siphon on the bung

2. Screw the siphon onto the drain and the gasket.

Nesting of the sleeve on the hose

Nesting of the sleeve on the hose

3. You need to assemble the drain hose with silicone. First, fit the sleeve onto the hose and smooth the seal.

Installing the clamping ring

Installing the clamping ring

4. Do the same on the other end of the hose and install the clamping ring. Do not forget the seal.

Screw connection

Screw connection

5. Screw the connection to the drain.

The adaptation of the existing evacuation requires the addition of an elbow. Sand the inside of the drain and the hose end. Glue the two parts together before assembling them permanently.

Finish the installation

Opening the water inlet valves

Opening the water inlet valves

1. Open the water inlet valves, check for leaks.

Evacuation control

Evacuation control

2. Then open the mixer tap and check the drain.

Placing drawers

Placing drawers

3. Insert your two drawers into the slides.

Application of a silicone seal

Application of a silicone seal

4. Finally, to ensure a perfect seal, lay a seal between the basin and the wall.

Smoothing the seal

Smoothing the seal

5. Smooth with your wet finger.

Cleaning the excess seal

Cleaning the excess seal

6. Remove the excess with a damp cloth.

(photos / visuals: © Castorama, except special mention)

On the same topic

  • DIY tips
    • How to create a walk-in shower?

This may interest you


Video Instruction: HOW TO INSTALL A VANITY UNIT WASH BASIN - Bathroom Ideas