A new vanity top can add style to your bathroom décor. If your bathroom vanity looks abraded, too big or just not right for your bathroom, you can change it. Changing bathroom countertop is not as difficult as changing kitchen countertop. With the help of DIY hacks and tools, you can replace bathroom vanity top by yourself.
Install a Bath Vanity Top
Bathroom vanity top installation is a time consuming yet quite easy. However, you should get your facts clear about countertop installation before doing this task. If not handled with care, you may end up breaking your vanity or countertop.
Update Your Vanity Top
Take measurement of vanity base using measuring tape and note down the measurements. According to these measurements, buy a new vanity top. The countertop you choose will depend on the available area and your personal taste.
You will find a number of countertop materials options. Some popular vanity top materials are –granite, marble and quartz. The countertop material you choose should possess water, scratch and stain resistant quality.
When you start installing your vanity top, turn off the water supply to the bathroom. Detach the drain pipes from the sink unit with the help of a pipe wrench. Then detach the supply lines from the faucet assembly.
Use a screwdriver to reach inside the vanity base and remove the securing clips that hold the countertop in place. Remove the old countertop by lifting it and set it aside. Check drain lines and water supply pipes for damages. Change them if required before you start installing the new vanity top.
Put a level on the vanity base edges and check that level from front to back and side to side. Place the countertop on the base of vanity and level it. Fix the vanity top using a screwdriver. Install the new faucet on the vanity top by following instructions given by manufacturer. Connect the water supply lines again.
You can easily install vanity tops by following above mentioned instructions. And if you are not comfortable with installing countertop on your own, you can contact a bathroom vanity top contractor for installation.