How To Remove And Replace A Bathroom Vanity Without Damaging Anything?

by Lior Alkoby on January 10, 2023

Removing and replacing a bathroom vanity can be a daunting task, but with a few simple steps, you can do it without damaging anything. First, remove the old vanity by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place. Then, disconnect the plumbing and remove the old vanity. Next, install the new vanity by screwing it into place and reconnecting the plumbing. Finally, finish up by caulking around the new vanity and turning on the water.


How To Remove And Replace A Bathroom Vanity Without Damaging Anything?


Turn off the main water supply

If you're planning on removing and replacing your bathroom vanity, you first need to turn off the main water supply. This will prevent any accidental flooding while you're working. Once the water is turned off, you can start disconnecting the supply lines from the vanity. You'll also need to remove the drain lines, which may be attached to the vanity. Once everything is disconnected, you can start removing the vanity itself.


Disconnect the water lines to the sink

Assuming you're starting from scratch, the first thing you'll need to do is disconnect the water lines to the sink. You can do this by turning off the water valves under the sink and then disconnecting the hoses from the valves. Next, remove the P-trap from the drain line.


Remove the vanity doors and drawers

Removing the doors and drawers from your bathroom vanity is a simple way to give it a whole new look without damaging anything. You'll need to remove the hardware (handles, hinges, etc.) from the doors and drawers first, then gently pry them off. Once they're off, you can sand down the surfaces and paint or stain them to your liking.


Unscrew the vanity from the wall

If your bathroom vanity is screwed into the wall, you'll need to remove the screws before you can take it down. Use a power drill to make the job go faster. Be careful not to damage the wall as you remove the screws.


Carefully lower the vanity to the ground.

Once the vanity is unscrewed from the wall, carefully lower it to the ground. You may need someone to help you with this step, depending on the size and weight of the vanity.


Remove the doors and drawers.

If the vanity has doors and drawers, you'll need to remove them before you can proceed. Remove the hardware (screws, hinges, etc.) from the doors and drawers, and then set them aside.


Measure and purchase a replacement vanity

You'll need to know the dimensions of your current vanity before you can purchase a replacement. Measure the width, height, and depth, and make sure to write down the measurements so you don't forget. Once you have the measurements, you can start shopping for a replacement vanity. Make sure to get one that is the same size or slightly smaller than your current vanity so it will fit in the space.


Install the new vanity

1. Remove the old vanity: Unscrew and remove the doors, then unscrew the countertop from the vanity. If your vanity is glued to the wall, you may need to use a putty knife to pry it loose.

2. Disconnect the plumbing: With the countertop removed, you will be able to access the plumbing. Use a wrench to disconnect the supply lines and drain from the vanity.

3. Remove the old vanity: With the plumbing disconnected, you can now remove the old vanity. Carefully lift it out of the space and set it aside.

4. Install the new vanity: Place the new vanity in the space and connect the plumbing. Screw the vanity into place, then screw the countertop into place.

5. Hang the doors: Once the countertop is in place, you can hang the doors on the vanity. Screw the hinges into place, then screw the knobs or handles onto the doors.


Reconnect the water lines

Assuming you have already disconnected the power lines, the next step is to remove the water lines. You will need to have a bucket or towels handy to catch any water that may drip out. Once the water lines are disconnected, you can remove the vanity.


Turn the main water supply back on

Assuming you have turned the water off at the shut-off valve, it's now time to turn it back on. Slowly turn the knob or handle clockwise until water begins to flow from the faucet. Let the water run for a minute or two to clear any debris that may have gotten into the line. Check all the connections to make sure they are tight and there are no leaks. Once you are sure everything is in working order, you can go ahead and turn the water off at the shut-off valve.

In conclusion, replacing a bathroom vanity is a fairly easy process, as long as you take the necessary precautions to avoid damaging your countertop, sink, plumbing, or walls. With a little patience and the right tools, you can have a brand-new bathroom vanity in no time.