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Old 10-28-2018, 12:49 AM   #1
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How do I replace existing bathroom vanity?


I would like to replace my existing bathroom vanity. The tile doesn't go underneath the vanity and I would like to preserve the tile. The width of the vanity is 52 inches. 17 3/4 inch depth. That is measuring the base.

Would I search for 52 width x 18 inch depth? If you look at the photos, the tile was cut to accommodate the vanity. I don't have any additional tile, so wondering if I would buy something to fit over the tile, or just inside the tile.

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Vanities are 22" deep on top the measurement at the floor could be a crap shoot but you can just add would to the kick to make it work.
The trim on the right is a scribe strip. You shape that to fit the wall when the wall isn't straight. So the scribe strip could be wider if you needed to move the unit a little to hide some flooring.
Hopefully that helps.
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Vanities also come with 19" deep tops, the vanity box is 18" deep. 52" wide is not a standard width, I suspect yours was custom made ( and the exposed plywood end grain on the toe kick seems to confirm that). I would have a replacement made at a cabinet shop.

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Vanities are 22" deep on top the measurement at the floor could be a crap shoot but you can just add would to the kick to make it work.
The trim on the right is a scribe strip. You shape that to fit the wall when the wall isn't straight. So the scribe strip could be wider if you needed to move the unit a little to hide some flooring.
Hopefully that helps.
Is the vanity normally separate from the base? So I could move the base, but keep the vanity in the same location. The reason is because the vanity will touch the wall, so can't move that part if I needed an inch.


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Vanities also come with 19" deep tops, the vanity box is 18" deep. 52" wide is not a standard width, I suspect yours was custom made ( and the exposed plywood end grain on the toe kick seems to confirm that). I would have a replacement made at a cabinet shop.
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The depth is 18 inches. I am curious if there is tile beneath the vanity. Is there an easy way to check? Notice in the photo there is a vent, so I assume there is a floor vent in the middle of the vanity floor, probably next to the back wall.
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Is the vanity normally separate from the base? So I could move the base, but keep the vanity in the same location. The reason is because the vanity will touch the wall, so can't move that part if I needed an inch.




The depth is 18 inches. I am curious if there is tile beneath the vanity. Is there an easy way to check? Notice in the photo there is a vent, so I assume there is a floor vent in the middle of the vanity floor, probably next to the back wall.
you should be able to remove the vent and sneak a peek.
The problem is you buy the cupboard to the size of the box and there are no set rules to the size of the kick under it, but you can always add to the kick.
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I was able to remove the vanity. There was some issues with the screws and back panel. I have the measurements of the base in the photos. I would think this is the original vanity that came with the house (1981). And the tile came in later. That heating vent is a bit unusual, but I guess it works.

Now that I have the base measurements, do I go to a store and have a vanity custom made, or can I order a vanity online, have it delivered, and hire a carpenter to install? If I order online what is an appropriate dimension to order.

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You can get away with a 48" cupboard if you can't find one to fit. Just order a filler panel to go with it.
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You can get away with a 48" cupboard if you can't find one to fit. Just order a filler panel to go with it.
If I buy a 48 inch cupboard, then I would put a filler strip next to the wall (next to the door) of 4 inches?
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If I buy a 48 inch cupboard, then I would put a filler strip next to the wall (next to the door) of 4 inches?
If the base will come off the old vanity save it you may be able to use it with the new one.
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You may not find a vanity exactly the size that you had before, but if you do a search, you will find quite a few at 54" - 55" length.
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You may not find a vanity exactly the size that you had before, but if you do a search, you will find quite a few at 54" - 55" length.
It is already to close to the toilet.
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BTW, it's not just the tiles that are important. If the new vanity has drawers in it, make sure that the drawers clear the pipes coming out of the wall.
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BTW, it's not just the tiles that are important. If the new vanity has drawers in it, make sure that the drawers clear the pipes coming out of the wall.
And the door trim.
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I am hoping the center of the vanity is empty to accommodate the piping.
The heating vent is more of an issue. I am not sure the vanity would have an open area on the bottom that I can cut into for the vent.

I was thinking a vanity with legs might work so it clears the vent. But I would have to attach a front and side panel to hide the plywood underneath. Not sure how simple that would be.
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It appears that the vanity in post #14 will clear the pipes in post #6. What is the vent venting?
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