How to Install a Bathroom Vanity

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While we’re obsessed with how the floors and the tile walls look in our bathroom…we were so eager to actually fill our new bathroom with functional items. Nope, we’re not quite to the toilet or shower stage, but guys…we finally have our vanity installed! So while you can’t use the bathroom, you can still wash your hands in here. And we’re considering that a big win. How to install a bathroom vanity in your space

This was my first time installing a vanity, and I was a bit nervous to tackle this project. But let me just say from the start…it was so incredibly easy. The tiling took 5x longer than expected, whereas installing the vanity was 5x faster than expected! Finn and I were able to get it all set up in a few hours and it was absolutely glorious!

This matte black faucet looks crisp and classic on this marble vanity topSo if you have an ugly vanity in your bathroom, here is your push to install a bathroom vanity that you do love. You can definitely get this DIY done in a weekend, and you don’t need many supplies at all. And to make things really easy on you, I created a video tutorial outlining the steps to install a bathroom vanity in your own home.

How to Install a Bathroom Vanity – Video

Our Bathroom Vanity – DetailsA white vanity with gold hardware and black faucet.

Here is the exact vanity that we chose from Lowe’s Home Improvement. It’s the 30″ version with a white oak base and Carrara marble top. When I saw it online, I knew it would be perfect in our new bathroom. We definitely needed something with storage, and I love that this has both cabinets and a drawer. Our last vanity just had a large cabinet underneath, so it was difficult to keep organized. This one is much better with the 2 compartments. Plus, it’s a soft close which feels extra luxurious!

Customizing our Bathroom VanityConsider using a black matte faucet with a white vanity

The vanity comes with the base and the top, but it doesn’t come with a faucet. I actually loved that because I wanted to customize that aspect of the vanity. Because our shower hardware is matte black, I chose this matte black faucet for the sink area. Moen black matte faucet for a bathroom vanity

As soon as we installed it, I was in love. I love the crisp black next to the marble and the white subway tile. It’s classic and gorgeous. Plus, the faucet was incredibly easy to install and you just follow the instructions that come with it. You’ll see in the video that you should try to install the faucet before you put the top on the base of the vanity. That way it will be easy to get underneath to hook it all up!Marble basketweave floor tile with a white vanity and gold hardware

I also swapped out the hardware on the vanity with these pulls. Because we went with a gold mirror (more details on that next week!), I wanted to have the gold handles complement them. I love mixing metals in the space and in here we’ll have matte black (faucet, shower fixtures), gold (mirror & handles), and brushed stainless steel (shower door & light fixture). You don't always have to use the backsplash that comes with your bathroom vanity. This looks great without it!

I also decided to forego the marble backsplash on this vanity. Because we have the white subway tile, the wall is protected. Plus, I think it looks even more custom without the backsplash piece. But the question is…what should I do with this long thin piece of marble? It’s really pretty and I want to come up with a cool DIY for it. Any ideas?!

What Now?How to install a bathroom vanity all by yourself

We’re in the home stretch of this project. Next week, I’m sharing more details about the mirror along with another video tutorial on how to hang one in your own bathroom space.

Then, we’re just about done with this room. I can hardly wait…


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