How to Install a Bathroom Corner Cabinet
A bathroom corner cabinet is a great way to save space in your home. It can be tucked away in any small bathroom and is ideal for oddly laid out bathrooms. They are not difficult to install. Just follow these steps.
Step 1 - Measure Your Space
Before you begin, you must decide if you are going to use a wall-mounted cabinet or a base cabinet. You will have more space constraints to think about with a base cabinet. Measure the available floor space carefully and mark your cabinet location before you start shopping.
Step 2 - Locate the Wall Studs
Use your stud finder to locate the studs in the wall. Attach the cabinet to the studs to keep from falling through the drywall. If the studs aren't near where you want to place the cabinet, you may need to hire a professional. Incorrect building can cause substantial damage. A professional will have the knowledge required to brace the cabinet properly and safely.
Step 3 - Paint Your Cabinet First
If you've purchased an unfinished cabinet, stain or paint it prior to installing it in the bathroom. Allow enough time for everything to completely dry before installing.
Step 4 - Mark Your Position
Place the cabinet and use the level to make sure it is even and straight. Mark the location with your pencil. Make sure you aren't shifting while marking, because clear markings will avoid a crooked cabinet.
Step 5 - Insert the Supports
The cabinet will need to have the proper supports in place. These are generally metal pieces that resemble brackets, and can be purchased at any hardware store. Drill the supports into place first. Use your level to ensure that they are straight.
Step 6 - Attach the Cabinet
Once the supports are installed, hang the cabinet. Make sure the cabinet is secure on the supports to prevent it from becoming unstable.
Step 7 - Finishing Touches
Now that your cabinet has been hung, attach the doors, door pulls, and any other hardware that came with it. Pull the door pulls to make sure they are attached securely. Open and close the cabinet door a few times to ensure you have enough space to swing it open and that it's not too tight or loose on the hinges.
That's all there is to it. You can generally install a corner cabinet in just a couple of hours.