Vanities that were installed more than 20 years ago frequently suffer from wear and tear, water damage and dated designs. Removing the vanity is an essential step when remodeling a bathroom or completing a budget-friendly makeover. This high-impact project can transform any powder room or full bath while increasing the home's resale value.
|What you can expect|
|Range per linear foot:||$14.65||$30.03|
|Range for this type of project:||$366||$751|
Bathroom Vanity Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete removal. Vanity will be detached from adjacent surfaces, broken into portable segments, and removed from premises. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup will be provided.
Bathroom Vanity Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to remove a bathroom vanity|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per linear foot||$3.79|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 25 linear foot||$549.51|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 25 linear foot||$360.33 - $738.68|
Several steps go into removing the cabinets and preparing the area for the new fixture. Although the exact procedures vary depending on the vanity's construction, the following steps are generally required.
Removing a vanity can be a simple task assuming that no complicating factors arise. In older homes, workers may encounter stubborn plumbing connections and fasteners that are almost impossible to loosen. Additionally, the removal process may reveal damage that requires patching or repairs. Depending on the homeowner's goals, it might be possible to lower the cost of the project by replacing the counter and refinishing the cabinets. The viability of this option depends on the quality and condition of the vanity base.
While the removal process is not as difficult as the installation, don't overlook the benefits of hiring a professional. Contractors have experience handling old plumbing connections that are fragile or corroded. They also have tools and techniques for prying the counter away from the wall without causing damage. Professionals can even assist with donating or disposing of the old vanity.