Repurposing is quickly becoming a viable, time-and-money saving option for homeowners who want to improve their space without breaking the bank. So, what happens when you want to repurpose a piece of furniture? Here’s our list of tips and tricks for repurposing a vanity!
- If you have an old television stand that no longer serves any purpose (the advent of the flat-screened, and wall-mounted, television has made many television stands obsolete), consider repurposing it for a dual-sink vanity. Many of the best wood vanities serve precisely this purpose!
- Before you repurpose anything, however, it’s important to know some very important facts. For example, what are the dimensions of the old piece of furniture you’re looking to repurpose? Does it fit into the space, or do you have to customize it further by cutting it down to size?
- Another important thing to consider before repurposing a vanity is seeing how to seal the furniture properly. Naturally, furniture that’s in a bathroom will be exposed to more water than normal, so if it isn’t sealed properly, it will incur water damage.
- When putting in the new piece of now-repurposed furniture, make sure you also properly fit the piping. You may end up customizing the furniture further by having to remove doors, shelves, and backing to accommodate such things as P-traps and U-pipes.
- Another thing to bear in mind is the measurements of the sink. Will it properly fit on the now-repurposed vanity?
- Make sure, too, that the sink faucet is properly placed. The last thing you want is an out-of-alignment sink faucet that doesn’t properly hit the sink basin.
- Finally, and perhaps most importantly, make sure to change out all of the hardware on your now-repurposed vanity.