HOW TO PUT UP A BATHROOM CABINET – Having a wall cabinet in your bathroom is a great way to store away products that you use every day in the bathroom. A cabinet can also double up as a mirror, if you purchase one that has a mirror door. Cabinets are, without doubt, very handy in the bathroom and in this guide we’ll show you how to put one up with easy to follow instructions.
Measure the size of the wall you want to put the cabinet on and then purchase one that you like that will fit the space you have. Bathroom cabinets are handy if installed above your bathroom sink.
Measure the length of the sink and find the center point and mark this position on the wall with a pencil. Now measure the width of the cabinet and fit its center point and mark this position on the cabinet with a pencil.
Take a spirit level and place this against the mark on the wall and now mark a vertical line up the wall with a pencil. This is now your center line which the mark on the cabinet can be aligned with.
To make the job easier, remove the door of the cabinet for now. This will make the cabinet lighter and allow you easier access to the fixing brackets attached to the cabinet
Place the cabinet on the wall and line up the pencil marks so that your cabinet is centered on the wall. Take a spirit level and make sure the cabinet is level.
Take a pencil and mark the bracket holes on the wall.
SAFETY – Use a multipurpose detector to ensure there are no water pipes or electrical wiring where you will be drilling.
MASONRY WALLS – If you are drilling into a masonry wall ensure that you use a masonry drill bit and appropriate raw plugs.
PLASTERBOARD WALLS – If you are drilling into a plasterboard wall ensure that you use an appropriate drill bit and raw plugs. If you have a multipurpose detector, try and locate one or more of the studs behind the wall. Screwing fixtures to a wall is always better if you are able to screw directly into the studs. If not then choose an appropriate plasterboard raw plug that can secure the cabinet to the wall and take the weight of its contents.
TILED WALLS – If you are drilling through ceramic tiles then use a ‘Spearhead’ drill bit. These are specifically designed to drill through ceramic tiles without cracking them. Remember to turn the ‘Hammer Action’ on your drill OFF; otherwise you will crack the tile. Another good tip is to place masking tape over the hole positions as this will help prevent the drill bit from slipping when you start to drill.
Once you have drilled all your holes place raw plugs or other fixings required and then hang your bathroom cabinet by screwing it to the wall.
Replace the door on your bathroom cabinet.
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