Small Bathroom Towel Cabinet | Ranges of freestanding, wood bathroom furniture, like those made by Mito, provide a bathroom a glance of high-end luxury that’s irresistible. With a variety of vanity units, washstands, and cabinets or storage units from which to choose, it is possible to combine individual pieces to make a coordinated look that still floats freely with your bathroom.
As you’ll learn once you arrived at install your new purchases, however, freestanding doesn’t always mean ‘not fixed down’. Certain bathroom furniture is designed to carry some type of sanitaryware, and will therefore also house water supply pipes and waste pipes. A vanity unit or washstand, for example, will hold a basin that is to be plumbed to your mains water supply and sewage system. It needs to be fixed down for some reason, or any accidental knocks it receives will eventually damage the pipework within – which, in return, could rapidly spark a lots of injury to your bathroom.
Other items, like storage units, don’t have to be fixed in place. This leaves you with the freedom to rearrange them as frequently while you please to get a new bathroom look each time; additionally, it ensures that ‘installation’ becomes an invalid concept.
We’ll just deal here, then, with installing your new ‘freestanding’ wood vanity unit or washstand.
The first thing you will need to do would be to have a look at where your water supply pipes and waste pipe enter your bathroom. They could appear in over the wall, or up from the floor. Measure exactly where the pipes come in relation to its the place you prefer to fix your vanity unit or washstand. Then appraise the vanity unit, and cut a dent in both the beds base or the back (whichever is pertinent for a pipe layout) to allow the vanity unit or washstand to slot within the pipes, so that all your pipework will probably be concealed by your bathroom furniture. Take care when measuring: precision is important to prevent errors.
Your vanity unit should then be fixed in place. Refer for a manufacturer’s fitting instructions, as specific guidance may have been included regarding how better to do that. Generally, screwing an item for the wall or floor needs to be sufficient. Once again, take care when measuring for the drill holes – both you will get them inside right place first-time, so you don’t hit any electric cables with your walls. Generally, electric cables in walls run in a very vertical line from the floor up to and including plug socket and from the ceiling down to the light source switch, so avoid these areas. You could invest in a very sensor to alert you for the presence of wires in walls, which may even be helpful for future DIY projects. Make sure you drill carefully, especially into tile because this is a surface that can crack easily if you drill too enthusiastically. There will probably be a small gap between the wall and also the back from the vanity unit; run some waterproof sealant along here to avoid water ingress once your new bathroom is in use.