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Installing Bathroom Vanity Cabinets to Compliment a Shower Renovation
Vanity cabinets are generally open in back to accomodate plumbing fixtures in a bathroom, especially if situated near a shower. Many homes in Jacksonville have begun updated their cabinets to feature this look due to the ease in remodeling the rest of a living area down the line. While installing countertops in a bathroom is fairly easy, renovating cabinets near a shower are a different matter.
1. Be sure your shower floor is level. If it is not, add shims beneath the cabinet wherever necessary. Many older homes in Jacksonville, FL can use this process to amend uneven flooring. Use a level to check your work. The walls behind and beside the cabinet should be smooth as well. Bulges will prevent the cabinet from setting flush. Most irregularities can simply be sanded down. If sanding will not suffice, you may need to add shims at the wall to make the cabinet level.
2. Vanity cabinets are made to a standard height of 30 inches. For most people, this is a good height but this can be altered as needed during a remodel, depending on the size of your bathroom's shower area. To raise your countertop's toe kick, place the cabinet upside down and screw precisely measured strips of wood to the bottom of its base. Finish the faces of the wood strips to match the rest of the cabinet, or add an extra-wide band of vinyl molding at the base.
3. Attach your cabinet to the walls. Measure the height the cabinet should reach and draw a line on the wall the length or depth of the cabinet to gauge your work and accuracy as you work. Screw through the cabinet's hanging strip into every stud, not simply into the wall's face; the weight of the cabinet should rest on the floor, not the screws if possible.
4. If you are installing a series of adjacent units to make one long cabinet, clamp the units together with C clamps. Then drill pilot holes and attach the units together with wood screws through adjoining stiles. Check the cabinet's level periodically: Tightening screws will often pull a unit out of line. If this happens, you may have to readjust, add, or subtract some shims.
A popular look during a remodeling project is to make sure your vanity cabinets match the general look and style of your newly renovated shower. We can help walk you through this process with ease and have decades of experience in home makeovers in Florida.
Establishing Reference Lines in a Bathroom During a DIY Project
Establishing accurate starting or reference lines is crucial to the success of any tile project. These two lines, which are drawn to intersect at an angle of exactly 90 degrees, indicates the position of the first tile set; that first tile, in turn, determines the positioning or alignment of the entire installation process. If you are careful or if the area to be tiled is small, you can use a straightedge to draw the reference lines; if you do so, measure carefully to make sure the lines are straight. A more accurate method, especially on a large area, is to snap chalk lines. Some site content courtesy of MyHometownLawyers.com.