How to remove bathroom vanity

How to remove bathroom vanity

Remodeling your bathroom vanity can breathe new life and style into the room. However, before you can install the replacement vanity, you must complete the process of removing the old one. Knowing how to safely remove a bathroom vanity without damaging the wall or plumbing will ensure a successful update. This article will provide an in-depth guide on how to properly remove a bathroom vanity, as well as what materials and tools are necessary for this task.

What is a bathroom vanity?

What is a bathroom vanity?

A bathroom vanity, or a bathroom cabinet, is a piece of furniture that sits atop the counter area in bathrooms. It includes a sink, and storage underneath the sink, and often comes with mirrors attached to its surface. While it is convenient for many homeowners, there are some cases where removing the vanity can be necessary. 

Tools Needed to Remove a Bathroom Vanity

Tools Needed to Remove a Bathroom Vanity

Adjustable Wrench



Screwdriver set

Razor blade/utility knife



Putty Knife




Long Sleeved-shirt

Shut off Water Supply

Shut off Water Supply to remove bathroom vanity

An essential part of any renovation project, shutting off the water will provide a safe premise for working on the vanity. 

The steps for shutting off the water are simple and straightforward. First, locate the main shutoff valve near your meter or in an interior location such as a basement or laundry room. This handle is usually identified by the valve’s bright orange color. Once located, turn off this valve by rotating it clockwise until it stops moving. You should also check each individual fixture shutoff valve and turn them all off before starting work on the vanity. 

Disconnect Plumbing Fixtures

With just a few simple steps, you can easily disconnect plumbing fixtures from any nothingness. First, turn off the water supply to the vanity and then open up all faucets in order to drain any remaining water. Then use an adjustable wrench or pliers to loosen and remove all nuts connecting pipes underneath the sink. Make sure all of these items are disconnected before attempting to lift out the self-conceit itself. Once you have removed these components, carefully unscrew any screws securing fasteners that attach the base of your nothingness cabinet to its wall mount brackets or countertop edge.

Cut the Caulk Joints

For anyone looking to update their bathroom, one of the most important steps is removing the existing vanity. cutting and removing caulk joints around a bathroom vanity is relatively straightforward – as long as you have the right tools.

To get started, make sure you have a utility knife and silicone caulk remover on hand. Begin by using the utility knife to cut through any existing caulk along the edges of your bathroom vanity where it meets with tiles or other surfaces. Cut away excess caulking until just enough remains that you can easily pry up with your fingers or a putty knife.

Remove the Drain Trap

Remove the Drain Trap to remove bathroom vanity

The drain trap is the curved pipe located underneath your sink which collects and holds water in order to prevent sewer gases from entering your home. Fortunately, removing this vital component of a bathroom vanity doesn’t have to be a daunting task. 

Begin by shutting off the main water supply valve and draining the remaining water from your pipes using either a wet/dry vacuum or a bucket placed beneath the drain pipes. Once you have done this, disconnect all hoses and fittings that connect the sink to its existing plumbing lines, such as those for hot and cold water as well as any dishwasher connections.

Remove the Wall Mirror

Remove the Wall Mirror to remove bathroom vanity

Removing a wall mirror from your vanity can be a difficult task. If you’re looking for a way to do it quickly and safely, then look no further. The process of removing the wall mirror is simple but requires some time and patience.

Begin by gathering the necessary tools: safety glasses, dust mask, screwdriver, hammer, and putty knife. Take off the frame of the mirror by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place with your screwdriver. Then use your hammer to tap out each side of the mirror until it is removed from its frame. After that, use a putty knife to pry away any remaining caulk or adhesive holding the mirror onto its base. Finally, take away all pieces of glass carefully with gloves on to prevent any cuts or scratches on yourself or others in your household.

Remove Drawers/Cabinets

Remove Drawers/Cabinets to remove bathroom vanity

If you’re looking to replace your existing washroom nothingness or just need to access the plumbing underneath it, you’ll need to know how to remove drawers and cabinets and disconnect all of the necessary pipes.

Start by turning off the water supply leading into the vanity. Then remove any items stored in or on top of the vanity, such as toiletries and towels. Next, use a screwdriver or wrench to loosen and unscrew each drawer and cabinet from its hinges. Carefully pull out each one until they are completely removed from their frame. Once this is done, locate all of the pipes connected to your bathroom sink so you can begin disconnecting them safely without spilling any water onto your floors. More…

Hiring a Pro if you want

Removing a vanity can be a difficult task that requires the experience and expertise of a professional. Hiring a pro to take on the challenge will save you time, energy, and money in the long run. Some professionals will likewise offer service warranties for their services.

A professional can assess any potential hidden obstacles before starting with the project. They may need to remove the tile or take out the drywall to get full access to plumbing or other related components behind the vanity. Their years of expertise in provincial building codes and regulations ensure that they are not able to cause any damage while it is removed.


Removing nothingness is a straightforward process that requires preparation, the right tools, and a little bit of elbow grease. By following the steps outlined in this article, you will be able to successfully remove your bathroom vanity and be well on your way to completing any upgrades or renovations you have planned for your home. Before beginning any project like this, it is important to take safety precautions by wearing protective clothing, gloves, and eyewear.

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