i have never done anything DIY and the interior of my bathroom cabinet has rotted away. I have decided to try my hand at fixing it myself so I went out and bought some power tools to help, now I just have to figure out how to use them, gut the interior and replace it. I am concerned about getting the back wall off and really hope I don’t have to remove the whole bench top and sink but I feel I probably will need to. Fingers crossed it works
Welcome to Workshop @Juststarting. We're pleased you could join us and trust that you'll get some great advice for this project as well as many others to come in the future.
You might like to show us a wider shot of your bathroom vanity, including the sink and top so members can better see what you are working with. You might also like to share your plan of attack so you can get some feedback on your approach.
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Unfortunately Cabinets aren't that easy to fix
Unlike Retiling Your leaky shower
You will need to make sure your cabinet and surrounding tiles aren't beyond repair
I'll put some cost comparison, details & Instructions up & Linked to Google sheets appsb4Ubuild.. when time permits
thank you that would be great. The damage was caused by a crack in the shower screen glass and this has caused the water damage to the cupboard. I am praying the damage isn’t too bad. I decided to start my first ever DIY so I appreciate all the help and advice I can get
this is a wider view of the bathroom cabinet. My plan is to remove the damaged interior of the cabinet without too much hassle or difficulty then get new melamine to replace it and install this. I did get a quote to have it done professionally but it was over $2000 which is way out of my budget. Note to self ! When buying a new drill make sure it undoes screws 😢 back to Bunnings for a second drill today.
Melamine is difficult to intall on the inside you might want to consider a vinyl
Use the harder wearing Melamine on the bench top
Here's one I've done recently
Although the colour is not a perfect match, it's damn close and only cost me less than 100 bucks and a couple of hours
Tools...Laminate File and Routerbit
What's your budget @Juststarting?
Could it extend to something like this as a replacement? https://www.bunnings.com.au/cibo-design-750mm-white-function-slimline-vanity_p4843935
You would just need to add a tap.
my budget is very low, I am not currently working at the moment. I am going to go step by step and just remove the damaged wood first, then re-assess what is needed and what I can afford. Due to the layout of the bench top I can’t put in a purchased vanity but I can’t afford a custom vanity. Half the fun is going to be getting creative with solving the problem. I am really glad I found this site as it gives me hope that I have a chance of succeeding.
Good luck with it @Juststarting. There are lots of clever people around here who will be happy to help if you get stuck. I hope the damage isn't too widespread and you find a good solution.
thank you, I am so happy I found this site as it has given me some much needed focus and inspiration.