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DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas That you can Make

When you need more storage in a bathroom and still can't find a bathroom vanity you like, perhaps it is time to consider making your own.




When it comes to making anything for the home, many people feel daunted by the scope of a project, but most DIY projects do not have to be difficult. If you already have the basic tools such as a drill, jigsaw and sander, you already have what you need to make a basic bathroom vanity and most of the bathroom vanities shown below are simple. It is simply a matter of breaking it down to see how it is put together and how you can make it yourself.








Select a bathroom vanity that you feel comfortable making with your skill level and the tools you have.



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Custom Bathroom Vanity

A do-it-yourself bathroom vanity not only lets you choose the style of the vanity, but it also allows you to customise the design to accommodate your storage needs. Added to that is the fact that you can shop around for the affordable materials you need to assemble the vanity according to how much you have to spend.



Imagine you have a small bathroom with limited space, but you urgently need a place to store bathroom essentials, toilet paper and so on. Even with a few basic DIY skills, you can knock up a pine vanity with a shelf that immediately provides extra storage but doesn't cost that much to make.



One of the easiest and most affordable ways to install a bathroom vanity is to find an old piece of furniture, such as a chest of drawers, that can be used as a bathroom vanity with just a few modifications.



In a farmhouse or rustic style bathroom, you may not have to do more than sanding and application of waterproofing sealer.



Affordable Bathroom Vanity

Before you decide on a particular design that you like, consider the materials you will need to make it. Today it is so easy to go online and search "shopping" for the items you need and then pick the supplier that offers the best price. Most will even deliver the goods to your home, but make sure to also check their delivery costs before you do. Some suppliers apply a hefty shipping charge, and it might make those affordable materials more expensive. Alternatively, if you know someone that has a bakkie or truck, perhaps you could make an arrangement for them to collect the materials on your behalf.



Buy a Builders pine workbench and modify this into a bathroom vanity as shown below.





Choose Easy Assembly

For those who are fairly new to DIY, it would be better to start with a basic bathroom vanity design, one that you think you can manage. If nothing else, it will give you good experience, help you gain confidence and help to grow your skills. If you try to go too fancy at first, you could end up disappointing yourself and end up not enjoying the DIY aspect. Every DIY enthusiast wants their first project to be perfect, so don't try to aim too high at the beginning.



If you get stuck at any part along the way, don't forget that you will find a lot of information right here on, plus, being a local website, any information or tips offered will be pertinent to tools, materials and accessories that are readily available.







If you can get your hands on a couple of pallets, you can assemble a bathroom vanity at little to no cost. Alternatively, choose rough pine at your local Builders, as this works out far cheaper than PAR pine.





Only build what you can afford.



Basic DIY Tools

As mentioned above, there are only 3 power tools you need to tackle most furniture projects. A drill and accessories, a jigsaw and selection of jigsaw blades, and a sander with assorted sanding pads. These 3 tools are all that is required for most basic assembly projects. There are other tools that would also make life easier such as a Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig or Biscuit Joiner for easy jointing, a mitre saw or table saw to speed up the cutting process and perhaps even a spray gun for painting the finished project. These extra tools are not essential but do make DIY easier.



Nothing could be easier or more affordable than making pine shelves to fill up the space under a sink. The wide front panel gives the shelves a chunky appearance.





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