How do you achieve that clean, modern look in a bathroom? What if you want to create the illusion of a larger room? Floating vanity cabinets are the perfect choice for that space-saving, minimalistic look.
What is a Floating Vanity?
Floating bathroom vanities (also known as wall-hung vanities) are specially constructed, shorter base cabinets that appear to ‘float’ on the wall instead of sitting directly on the floor, thus taking up less visual space. This type of wall-hung cabinetry installation is growing in popularity as soft contemporary looks are gaining popularity in kitchen design with homeowners leaning toward clean, simple, sleek designs that are beautiful and amazingly functional.
Proper support and reinforcement is important since the countertop and sink(s) can be heavy, but Dura Supreme’s floating vanities are designed, constructed, and tested to support up to 600 lbs. By suspending the vanity cabinetry from the wall, the area beneath the cabinetry is revealed creating a modern, open space that’s easy to access and clean.
Create the Illusion of a Larger Bathroom
Bathrooms are typically smaller rooms with minimal windows and square footage. If you’re trying to create a refreshing spa-like environment you might be wishing you had a larger space. If you can’t change the size of your bathroom, you can still make design choices that will make it feel more expansive and luxurious. This is where wall-hung cabinets come in. With floating cabinets, the vanity is lifted up and the entire bathroom floor below is visible creating the illusion of an expanded floor space and a larger room.
Bathroom design by Dana Langreck, CKD, CLIPP of Bella Domicile, Wisconsin. Photography by Shanna Wolf Photography featuring Dura Supreme bathroom cabinetry in the “Morel” stain.
Transitional Style Has Embraced Wall-Hung Vanities
The floating vanity is a sought-after look not only for modern and contemporary designs but also for transitional style bathroom designs. In transitional style baths, you may see a floating vanity combined with tall floating linen cabinets or even a long run of floating vanity cabinets paired with traditional floor-mounted tall cabinetry to frame the space.
Above is a transitional bathroom design with tall floating linen cabinetry on both sides of the vanity. This creates plenty of storage space for towels and linens while also framing the vanity and vanity mirror. This transitional style bath was designed with a “no-frills” look, with the choice of the “Allspice” stained finish and Marley door style creating a more masculine appeal. Copper tiles surrounding the mirror blend beautifully with the cabinetry.
This transitional styled bathroom (above and below) combines modern wall-hung vanity cabinets with traditional floor-mounted tall cabinets for linen storage on the sides.
Easy Access, Easy to Clean
With cabinetry suspended off the floor, the bathroom floor is easy to reach and easy to keep clean. It’s also an accessible option for those designing a home for aging-in-place.
Storage Planning for a Floating Vanity
This modern style can be created in several ways depending upon the space available and your storage needs. Depending on the width of the vanity cabinet, a single wall-hung cabinet can provide space for the sink as well as door or drawer storage.
Storage space on a wall-hung vanity is condensed because the cabinet is not as tall as a typical floor-standing bath cabinet. That’s why Plumbing Drawers are an excellent storage feature to include. The unique drawer shape optimizes the space under the bathroom sink by adding accessible storage around the plumbing. At Dura Supreme, Plumbing Drawers come standard with both our Floating Bath Vanity and Bath Furniture Collections. Our plumbing drawers, drawers, and roll-outs are available in both solid maple or stainless steel.
Drawers can be optimized with dividers, partitions, or cutlery trays to help organize bathroom supplies and cosmetics.
Floating Vanities with Under-cabinet Lighting
Under-cabinet lighting is a popular feature for floating vanities, due to the inherent ease of install, and need for soft night lighting. This lighting below the floating cabinetry also adds to the “floating” appearance of the console.
This industrial style bathroom features a floating vanity by Dura Supreme with under-cabinet lighting.
Extra Thick Countertops Accent a Floating Vanity
Floating vanities and ultra-thick countertops are two bathroom design trends that go hand-in-hand. A floating vanity is already a beautiful touch of drama and appeal, why not emphasize it with a grand countertop?
Bath design by Anissa Swanzy of SKD Studios, California. The floating vanity features Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Reese door style in the “Pearl” paint finish.
The Floating Vanity Collection by Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Floating bath cabinetry from Dura Supreme offers a myriad of design directions to create the personal harmony and beauty that are the hallmark of a bath sanctuary. Choose from any door style or finish in our expansive palette of finish options, wood species, and contemporary materials to discover the look that calms your senses and soothes your soul. Each vanity can be personalized to fit any bathroom layout with a variety of cabinet configurations to best suit your needs. Your Dura Supreme designer will guide you through the selections and transform your bath into a beautiful retreat!