If the bathroom vanity has become dated, installing a new counter and sink will spruce it up without requiring a major remodel. After spending $500 to $1,000 and just one day of time, the vanity will have a fresh new look. To transform the entire room, add accents like new sink fixtures and wall hangings.
You will need:
Step 1: Place the countertop on the sawhorse, face down. Verify that the openings within the countertop are the proper size for the undermount sink(s).
Step 2: Apply a silicone bead to the top rim of one sink. Place the sink onto the countertop, centering it within the opening. An assistant can help from below while you work from above the countertop.
Step 3: Once the sink is placed properly, position mounting clips around the sink edges. Drill a pilot hole into the correct spots in the wood countertop and then use the provided screws to attach the clips. To keep from drilling entirely through the countertop, put a stopper onto the drill bit or place some tape around this bit to serve as a guide.
Step 4: If a second sink is being installed, follow Steps 2 and 3.
Step 5: Remove any batten board present on the wall before proceeding. A batten board may have been installed above your vanity as a spacer if the wall is tiled.
Step 6: Dry fit the new countertop and sink(s) onto the vanity. Make modifications as necessary. To achieve the proper fit, remove a portion of the front nailer from your vanity with the jigsaw. Once the countertop has been put in place, provide the structure with additional support.
Step 7: After a perfect fit has been achieved, apply the silicone caulk to the top of your vanity cabinet. Attach the countertop and allow time for the caulk to cure, following the manufacturer instructions.
Step 8: Connect the sink drain lines and the overflow pipes, first clearing any obstructions that may have been covered or blocked if these were recently installed.