How to Level a Bathroom Vanity

When you install a new bathroom vanity, you don't just want to be sure the plumbing is correct.

Make sure your bathroom vanity is level to prevent it from looking crooked.
The other thing you have to do is be sure the vanity is level, or it just will not look right. Leveling the unit includes checking it both from front to back and side to side. Leveling a bathroom vanity is not difficult. The average person can level the unit in just a few minutes, using some simple tools. .

Check the vanity to be sure it is not attached to the wall. If it is, use a screwdriver to remove the securing screws.

Place a level on the top of the vanity unit. Check the vanity for level from side to side and front to back.

Place wooden shims under the vanity unit in the areas that are too low. Tap them under with a small hammer only enough to bring the unit level. Do this from side to side and front to back. Cut away any excess shim material that sticks out from under the cabinet, using a utility knife.

Things You Will Need

  • Level
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Wooden shims
  • Small hammer
  • Utility knife


  • Continuously check for level on the unit. Sometimes a single shim can fix the problem.


  • Be sure to keep sharp tools out of the reach of children.

About the Author

John Rose has been writing professionally since 1981. Now contributing to various online publications, he specializes in auto repair, home maintenance and similar topics. Rose studied English at Frostburg State University.