Floating vanities are one of the top bathroom design trends this year and it is easy to see why they have become so popular. A standard vanity cabinet both attaches to the wall and is anchored to 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.
Wall-hanging vanities have typically been associated with contemporary designs, because of the sleek and simple lines of this vanity style. With a greater availability of styles, colors, and materials, today’s floating vanity cabinet is no longer exclusively intended for modern bathroom styles. There are sizes to suit all bathrooms, and a style to complement any bathroom design. So whether you are remodeling a large, spa-style master bathroom or a small, contemporary powder room, a floating vanity may be the perfect choice for you.
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 so that provisions can be made for securely installing the vanity cabinet to the wall. A wall-hanging vanity can be an eye-catching focal point in your new bathroom, and it can be completed with a variety of sink styles and hardware. There are also a number of practical benefits associated with a floating vanity.
Here are just a few of the benefits of incorporating a floating vanity cabinet into your new bathroom:
- Unlike a standard vanity cabinet, which must be installed to the floor, a floating vanity can be installed at any height for the comfort of the household members.
- A floating vanity gives the illusion of more space as it provides unbroken floor space throughout your bathroom.
- It is more practical for cleaning as it keeps the floor clear and there are no awkward edges to clean around at the base of the cabinet.
- The variety of cabinets available today include larger cabinets that provide ample storage space, either with open shelves or a standard closed cabinet.
- Floating vanities suit any size room, but they are very beneficial for a smaller bathroom as the open floor space underneath the cabinet visually opens up a smaller bathroom.
- If you are installing radiant floor heating, a floating vanity allows a greater floor area to give off heat.
- This vanity style can make floor installation easier and allow more scope for a beautiful floor design. The bathroom design in Newtown, PA pictured here incorporated an eye-catching floor tile design around the floating vanity, which mimics a shadow underneath the cabinet.