How to Install a Wall-Mount Vanity and Sinks
With some basic bracing and strong screws, you can hang a cabinet that floats above the floor
A floating vanity lends clean lines and an airy feeling to nearly any bathroom, but the benefits go beyond aesthetics. In houses with out-of-level floors, hanging a cabinet and sink on the wall means you can skip right past shimming the furniture’s four feet. Also, you can customize the installed height, going above or below the standard 31 inches. Even the tallest cabinets leave a gap underneath big enough for you to tuck in a bathroom scale, slippers, or a child’s step stool. Need more room? Choose a slim, shelf-style vanity that leaves space underneath for a seat to one side of the sink, creating a morning prep area. Rigo Mocha, of Westport, Connecticut–based Classic Construction Group, installed this 72-inch-long vanity with dual sinks as the finishing touch in a spa-like modern bath, but the process is similar for cabinets of any size. You’ll need a plumber to rough in the pipes and make the final water and drain hookups. Read on and learn how to save by installing the cabinet, countertop, and fixtures yourself.
Vanity, $2,064; countertop, $1,090; backsplash, $120; sinks, $175 each; faucets, $527 each. Kohler