Congratulations! You've got your mind set on a bathroom cabinet, and regardless of which one of our designs is on your mind, it can really change your bathroom. It may be part of a project fully developed with your Kvik consultant – or, of course, you may have chosen to go at it all on your own. Either way, let's take a walk through the main preparations and considerations for a DIY bathroom cabinet.
Do the groundwork
Has the plumber finished their part? And are the floors and walls done?
In most cases plumbing fixtures are first priority, because your new bathroom cabinet will be placed over them. These can, of course, be relocated if needed. But it will require an authorised plumber, and perhaps a builder to do so. Your local Kvik consultant can give you advice on placement and also, how to avoid moving these plumbing fixtures if it's a headache.
And the electrician?
Same thing goes for the power connection points to, for instance, a backlit mirror or wall plugs for appliances placed inside a cabinet. The most convenient thing to do is reuse existing wiring - either way, all alterations need to done before mounting.
Watch our handy Video
If you click on this image, a video guide will show you a walkthrough of the installation process. Since it is a general video for all our bathroom cabinets, it may not answer all your questions.
Read the installation instructions
There are print outs with installation instructions in the delivery box your cabinet came with. If not, you can find assembly guides here - you will need your item number (found on the invoice).
Your Kvik Consultant
If you are in doubt in any way, feel free to contact your local Kvik store - preferably the consultant who helped you buy your cabinet.
Bathroom DIY - FAQ
Here are answers to the most common questions we get from customers in the middle of installing a Kvik bathroom cabinet.
That depends on the individuals using it - you can choose to make it comfortable for the tallest or shortest person in your family. Normally we suggest the top level of the sink is somewhere between 80cm and 95 cm from the floor - though the plumbing may also play a role.
Aesthetically, symmetry in the room and free space around it is the best choice - but in most cases the plumbing points for drainage and water dictate your choices. These points are preferably kept inside the cabinet - to cover them up.The project plan will have to take this into consideration. If you need help to make a new plan for your specific measurements, don't hesitate to call you local Kvik store.
It is normal to make mistakes, even for serious DIY'ers. However, a back up of spare parts is not a part of the DIY package. New parts can be ordered through your Kvik store.
You can do it without one - but many customers want trickier installations - a mirror that also serves as a lamp, for example. In most situations, country regulations require authorised personnel to install wall plugs in a wet room. If you have an integrated sink, it often means you have no real table top for an electric toothbrush, hairdryer, shaver etc. - they go inside the cabinet instead. A wall plug to recharge them inside the cabinet itself is really handy and should be checked by a certified electrician, just to be sure.