How to Install a Bathroom Vanity

How to Install a Bathroom Vanity

A vanity is an integral component of a bathroom; not only in terms of functionality but for design as well. It needs to facilitate our washing needs and be aesthetically pleasing. If your bathroom vanity is failing in either area or worse, in both, then it will certainly pay to install a new bathroom vanity.

Installing a bathroom vanity will not only serve you with the functionality you need but will also shed a whole new light on your bathroom design. Best of all, it is much more straightforward than you might imagine – particularly if you purchase your vanity from Ross’s Discount Home Centre. The fantastic part about installing one of our vanities is, half of the work is already done for you! Unlike other suppliers, our vanities are pre-assembled in our factories and are delivered ready to be installed.

While Ross’s Discount Home Centre is one of the leading suppliers of bathroom vanities in Perth, our service goes beyond providing customers with quality products at affordable prices. We’d like to think that our after-sales service and support is just as reliable as that of our pre-sales. We are here for you, any way we can, to help you with the installation process. Thus, today, we take a look at how to install a bathroom vanity.

There are two types of bathroom vanities in our range; freestanding vanities and wall-hung vanities. Today, we’re going to take a look at freestanding vanities. Continue reading as I provide you with a simple rundown on how to install one.

Freestanding Bathroom Vanity Installation Guide

Tools you will need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Hole Saw
  • Drill
  • Spirit level
  • Stud finder

Installing a freestanding bathroom vanity from Ross’s Discount Home Centre couldn’t be more simple. It’s something that anyone can do and should only take around 1 hour to complete.

Once you have carefully removed the vanity from the packing box and wrapping, move the vanity into the bathroom and into position. The first task is to mark and drill holes in the vanity for plumbing. These holes need to align with your plumbing.

For wall plumbing, measure from the centre of the pipes to the end of where the vanity will sit. Measure that height from the floor to the pipes also. Then transfer those measurements to the vanity. For floor plumbing, measure the centre of the pipes to the end of where the vanity will sit. Then measure the distance from the plumbing to the wall. Transfer these measurements onto the back or bottom of the vanity to match the location of your plumbing. Do this for both the tap fittings and the waste pipe.

Mark the centre of the measurements with an ‘x’ to identify the drill locations. Before drilling the holes, I recommend matching up the placement against the centre marks by temporarily moving the vanity back into place to ensure you’re confident where the holes should be cut. If the marks align perfectly with the plumbing,  remove the vanity and cut out the holes using a hole saw that is large enough to fit the plumbing pipes.

Once the holes have been cut, the vanity can be moved into place. Check that the vanity is level using a spirit level. If the vanity is no level, adjust the legs or use shims to adjust the vanity into a level position.

Secure the vanity into place by screwing it into wall studs. Use a stud finder to locate the positioning of the studs, marking the centre of each stud. Drive a screw through the back of the vanity into the marked studs to fix the vanity into place. Your vanity is now ready for the plumber to connect the tapware and basin.

Choosing a Freestanding Bathroom Vanity

If you haven’t already purchased your freestanding bathroom vanity to install, then be sure to give consideration to the size, quality, and configuration. Doing so will ensure you select the best vanity for your needs and space.

The right size vanity, in most cases, will be stipulated by the size of your bathroom. You want at least 300mm clearance at each side of the vanity. If you are not limited by space, then make a decision based on the number of people using the vanity. i.e., a 1200mm or 1500mm vanity would be suitable for a family bathroom.

A vanity’s quality shouldn’t be overlooked by its design. Quality is more important. Look at what the vanity is made from and the warranty. It should be made from Moisture Resistant Board (MRB) and come with a minimum 5-year warranty, such as those in our range. We also have 100% waterproof PVC vanities for superior longevity.

Lastly, the configuration matters, and again, a functional vanity is better than a stylish vanity. Consider your needs and preferences and choose accordingly. i.e., do you prefer doors or draws, or both? Whether you want only draws or only doors, two doors and two draws or four drawers and two doors etc., you will find just want you’re after in our range.


Installing a new bathroom vanity is a great way to improve the functionality and design of a bathroom. It will not only better facilitate your needs, but it will also slash years off the age of your bathroom.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s bathroom vanities couldn’t be any easier to install. They are delivered pre-assembled, so all you have to do is position it in place, mark out and drill the holes, and fix it to your wall studs for the plumber to connect the plumbing.

Give your bathroom that much-needed makeover on a shoe-string budget by installing a new bathroom vanity today. Visit our online store to see our full range of affordable yet superior-quality vanities today. We have the perfect configuration to meet your preferences and budget.

We are open for business and can have your new vanity delivered for installation within 3-5 working day.