Mounted Bathroom Cabinets In 5 Steps

Wall-mounted bathroom cabinets are a wonderful way to save space in your bathroom, reduce clutter, and store personal items out of the way. That’s actually only in parts of Germany… And here they sell it without that metal rail – since most houses here have more solid walls we don’t need to find a way to attach them to the studs like you do(which I guess is why you get the rail, as they only allow for attaching them on one certain part of the cabinet and not along the whole back of it) but instead use wall anchors and screws.

Bearing in mind its going above your daughters bed and you and your dad are struggling a bit would be probably relocate the unit away from the bed or get someone in to put it up(maybe a handy neighbour for a bit of beer money) and watch what they use and learn, I am not saying this to take the mick but an 18kg wall unit full of things falling off the wall doesnt bear thinking about.

Sometimes they are built into a shorter wall cabinet and need to be a set distance above the hob (600mm for example – check the regulations for your country) so set that out first to ensure you comply with the regulations by measuring 600mm above the hot plate/hob, add the height of the extractor hood then of the cabinet that goes above it. The top of that will be the top of all your kitchen wall cabinets.

By way of general advice, there are a variety of tools you’ll need for this installation: a stud finder, drill bits, and countersink bits to make the pilot holes for the screws; two carpenter’s levels (a 2-foot one and a 4-foot one); clamps for holding the cabinet face frames in position as you bore the screw holes; and, of course, a reasonably powerful drill driver.

There are also corner cupboards and these come in different styles, one which is ‘L’ shaped and has either two doors or one concertina door (see middle image below), or a normal wall unit but with just one door (see left hand image below), the other is a quadrant style that creates a diagonal in the corner, and may have one or two doors, but they also come as open shelving units.

For example, the inside of cabinet doors can be used for storing spices like in this case. Clamp the cabinets together and drive screws into the back – again, just tight enough to hold the cabinet in place for now. In a bath, two of the towel rods wouldn’t hit studs on both ends (they’re 24 inches and 18 inches), so I used molys in plaster at one end. Screw two brackets at the top and bottom of the inside face of the central post of the cabinet that goes into the corner. As you can see above, we rested a level on top to make sure each cabinet was straight as we went.

Once level, drive screws through the top and bottom lips of the cabinet at each stud location using flat head wood screws and a screw gun. Set the first wall cabinet on the ledger strip and 1/4-inch away from its reference line on the wall; secure the top and bottom of the cabinet to the wall with 3-inch-long #10 cabinet screws. From the floor’s high point, I measure up 34½” and mark it on the wall B. In my case, that was 16½” down from the level line struck earlier. Drill between the two hinge holes, through one cabinet and 4mm into the next, stopping when you reach the tape. Soundproof wall mount cabinet removes up to 15dB(A) of noise and up to 1.6kW of heat from loud IT equipment.

If the wall is out of plumb (often the case in old houses), I shim behind the cabinet with full-size cedar shims until the cabinet sits perfectly plumb. If you have very high ceilings or the person who spends most time in the kitchen is tall you may want to adjust the height that you hang your wall units, to suit your own preference. No one’s going to notice the oversize holes once the cabinet is filled with dish soaps, scrubbers and recycling bins. In modern construction, studs are positioned so that their centers are spaced at 16-inch intervals.

This provides additional support for the cabinet and makes mounting the cabinet to the wall a breeze – just rest the bottom of the cabinet on this strip and secure to the wall. Also, every unaccounted noise in your apartment will be attributed to the chance your newly mounted cabinet is slipping and ripping out large chunks of wall. This wall cabinet provides plenty of space with an adjustable interior shelf to store tall objects, and outer shelf to keep things at easy reach. While the assembly of the cabinet took a few minutes, it was well worth the time.

Replace your cabinet, re-check for level and then fix through the two bottom corners making sure that the cabinet is level. Rest the uppers on a ledger board—it’ll ensure a nice, straight alignment and eliminate the frustration of holding the cabinets in place while screwing them to the wall. First, measure up from the top of the base unit and mark the bottom edge of your wall unit (make sure you allow for the thickness of the worktop ). Then use a spirit level to mark a horizontal guideline on the wall, stretching as far round as your wall units will go. Draw another line marking the top of the wall units.