Remodeling Your Bathroom? Avoid This Mistakes With Your New Vanity

Remodeling your bathroom is a home improvement project that will add a lot of value to your home. Making some simple changes like new flooring and upgrading the vanity can make the entire room feel more modern. However, there are mistakes that can be made along the way. Here are some potential issues that can come up with replacing the vanity.

Difference in Vanity Height

In an ideal situation, the brand new vanity will fit perfectly into your new space. The new vanity will be approximately the same height and cover up any marks left behind from the old vanity, such as caulk, chipped paint, and wall anchors. This is not always possible though.

If the new vanity is much shorter in height, it will involve a fair amount of unexpected work to prep and paint your wall so the newly exposed area looks flawless. It can also add a day or so of construction time if you did not expect to make this repair to your wall.

On the flip side, other problems can occur with a vanity that is too high. You could have a backsplash on the vanity that now doesn't fit under the mirror located above the sink, or that the faucet you selected no longer clears the medicine cabinet door when it opens. If you had electrical outlets above the countertop, make sure those outlets clear the higher countertop as well.

Problems with Drawer Placement

Another problem is accounting for the placement or drawers on a new vanity, especially if you're replacing a pedestal sink that never had drawers on it. Your existing plumbing may come out of the center of the wall, but the vanity has a drawer that wants to go right where the pipe is.

You will need to take additional measurements of where the drawers extend into the vanity to ensure that they clear any plumbing coming out of the wall. If you have a thin area where the vanity is going, you may not be able to select a vanity that has drawers since they will interfere with the pipes.

In addition, watch out for drawers that open in the path of the bathroom door.  An open drawer could easily break by someone quickly entering the bathroom unexpectedly. 

Issues with Moldings

Your new vanity should be flush with the wall so that it can be anchored to it. If your new vanity is not identical in width, you'll need to make adjustments to the molding. A larger vanity will require cutting the molding to accommodate for the wider size. A smaller vanity will need new moldings placed against the wall to fill in the missing gap where the molding is missing.

Rather not deal with these issues? Contact a bathroom remodeling contractor to handle it all for you. To learn more, contact a company like Lookout Renovation Company