Vanities are a key feature in any bathroom design, both as a design feature and for the practical storage and countertop space they provide. There are so many vanity styles available to suit your tastes and requirements, and often the vanity holds a central place in the bathroom layout. One of the most popular trends in vanities today is the floating or freestanding vanity cabinet, due to its sleek, stylish look.
What is a floating vanity cabinet?
A standard vanity cabinet attaches to the wall and the floor, meaning the flooring design ends at the base of the cabinet. A floating vanity is attached to the wall only and therefore gives the appearance of “floating” above the floor and of the floor design extending wall-to-wall.
Is a floating vanity cabinet right for me?
Wall-hanging vanities have typically been associated with more contemporary designs like the one pictured below, due to the sleek and simple lines of this style. The array of styles, colors, and materials now available means that floating vanities can be included in almost any style bathroom, whether you are remodeling a large spa style master bath or a small powder room.
Although a floating vanity could be added to your bathroom at any time, ideally it should be done as part of a complete bathroom renovation. In this way, provisions can be made for securely installing the vanity cabinet to the wall.
What are the benefits of incorporating a floating vanity cabinet?
- A floating vanity can be installed at any height to suit the requirements and comfort of the household members.
- It provides unbroken floor space throughout your bathroom, which can give the illusion of more space and a cleaner look through the room. This can be particularly beneficial in a smaller bathroom.
- The wall hanging vanity is a more practical option for maintaining your bathroom, as it keeps the floor clear and leaves no awkward edges to clean around at the base of the cabinet.
- Floating vanity cabinets are now available in a wide array of options, including small cabinets to fit in a more confined space and larger cabinets that provide ample storage.
- These cabinets are available with either open shelves or a standard closed cabinet, or even a combination of both like the vanity pictured in this bathroom design in Harrison Township below.
- If you are installing radiant underfloor heating, a floating vanity allows a greater floor surface area to give off heat.
- This vanity style can make floor installation easier and allow more scope for a beautiful floor design.
If you are planning a new bathroom, a floating vanity may be just what you need to elevate your bathroom style. Visit our design gallery for more bathroom remodeling ideas or contact us for more information.