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.

This monastic and intimate bathroom unites cool and warm natural tones with Dura Supreme’s new Parker door style in Alabaster stained Quarter-Sawn White Oak. Hidden light sources add to the floating vanity’s statuesque air and create a space for private contemplation and rejuvenation. Floor to ceiling dark gray tiles create a moody feeling to the interior design of the room.

A transitional styled floating vanity encased by two tall floating linen cabinets in the “Alabaster” stain on Quarter-sawn White Oak by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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. 

This master bathroom design features a white painted floating vanity with a pretty flat panel door style. The room has a soft, neutral color palette featuring light gray painted walls, lightly stained wood flooring, white and gray tiles, a white freestanding bathtub.

Master bathroom design by Bianca Fathauer of Splendid Home Design LLC, Florida. Photography by Alexis Butler featuring a Dura Supreme floating vanity in “White” paint.

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.

A sleek, modern bathroom design with a black and white color palette and premium contemporary materials and finishes. The long stretching black cabinetry is wall-hung to look as if it’s floating above the bathroom floor delivers heaps of drama to this master bathroom featuring Dura Supreme’s black “Basalt” Textured TFL on the Tempo-Vertical door style.

Modern bathroom design by Parr Lumber Company, Oregon featuring a “Basalt” Textured TFL floating vanity by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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. 

A textured wood floating vanity with a modern wood look. If you’re trying to create a refreshing spa-like environment you might be wishing you had a larger bathroom. If you can’t change the size of your bathroom, you can still make changes that will make it feel more expansive and luxurious.

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.

A small powder room feels larger with a small floating vanity in a stained cherry wood. What is a floating vanity? How do I make my bathroom feel larger?

Powder room design by Hollie Ruocco of Creative Kitchen Designs, Inc., Alaska featuring a cherry wood floating vanity from Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Photography by Dave Davis of DMD Photography.

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.

Floating vanities are a favorite look for small bathrooms to impart an open, airy and expansive feel. For this bath, rich bronze and copper finishes are combined for a stunning effect. A centered sink includes convenient drawers on both sides of the sink for powder room storage, while two wall-hung linen cabinets frame the vanity to create a sleek, symmetric design.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Floating Vanity and Linen cabinetry

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.

A transitional style master bathroom with a white and light gray color palette. A floating vanity in a soft gray painted finish is framed by two tall linen cabinets that stretch from the floor to the ceiling along with the floor-to-ceiling backsplash tiles. A freestanding bathtub sits near two large windows with views to the backyard.

A master bathroom design with both traditional floor-sitting tall linen cabinets and wall-hung floating cabinets from Dura Supreme 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.

A close-up of the floating vanity cabinets paired with the floor sitting cabinets shown with inset cabinet doors.

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.

A glam style master bathroom with a dark stained wood vanity that is mounted to the wall for a floating effect. A delightful wallpaper pattern creates an accent wall behind the vanity accenting the floating vanity and vanity mirror area. A freestanding tub sits in front of a large window with a beautiful view with a dramatic chandelier hanging above.

Master bathroom design by Nikki K Interiors, Install & Cabinetry from Splendid Home Design LLC, Florida featuring a Dura Supreme floating bathroom vanity.  

Transitional style bathroom design by Kitchen Design Partners, Inc., Illinois featuring a black painted floating vanity from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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.

A close-up of a two-toned floating vanity with light gray paint and a medium stained cherry wood finish as an accent. The open storage on the vanity offers a great place to store bath towels and linens for guests. A floating shelf connects to the dual medicine cabinets with a modern design. The ouble sinks have off-set faucets to the side creating a unique look.

An open cabinet on a floating vanity offers great storage for hand towels, linens, and misc. bathroom supplies that you’d like displayed for easy use.

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.

A stainless steel plumbing drawer on a floating vanity cabinet designed to add accessible storage around the plumbing fixtures right below the bathroom sink. This is a great modern cabinet storage solution and is easy to clean.

Plumbing Drawer by Dura Supreme Cabinetry shown in stainless steel.

A stainless steel plumbing drawer on a floating vanity cabinet designed to add accessible storage around the plumbing fixtures right below the bathroom sink. This is a great modern cabinet storage solution and is easy to clean.

See how the shape of the drawer wraps around the plumbing.

Drawers can be optimized with dividers, partitions, or cutlery trays to help organize bathroom supplies and cosmetics.

A neatly organized bathroom drawer using a drawer rack, a cutlery divider, and partitions to organize and store bathroom supplies and cosmetics.

This bathroom drawer uses a Drawer Spice Rack on the left side for displaying and organizing cosmetics and a Cutlery Tray on the right side to organize a full collection of beauty supplies and bathroom necessities.

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.

Bathroom design by Quinn Design in Minnesota, new construction by Massey Berg Builders, cabinetry from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.  

A contemporary bathroom design with warm stone and wood wall paneling featuring a modern black painted wall hung vanity with two bathroom sinks and two round rope-haning vanity mirrors.

Bathroom design by Lang’s Kitchen & Bath, Inc, Pennsylvania. A black painted wall-hung vanity with under-cabinet lighting. Photography by Linda McManus.

A modern rustic floating vanity cabinet with double sinks using full overlay shaker door styles in a gray stained Hickory wood. Barn door style hardware is used for the medicine cabinet mirrors to create sliding mirror doors.

Bathroom design by Cabinet Style, LLC, Iowa featuring a Hickory floating bath vanity in the “Morel” stain by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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?

An elegant floating bathroom vanity with two deep drawers and a very think and tall vanity countertop in a white quartz material. The inset in the wall framed the vanity and mirror.

Bathroom design by Stephanie Frees of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinet Designs, Illinois. Photography by Picture Perfect House.

An elegant floating bathroom vanity with two deep drawers and a very think and tall vanity countertop in a white quartz material. The inset in the wall framed the vanity and mirror.

Bathroom design by Stephanie Frees of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinet Designs, Illinois. Photography by Picture Perfect House.

A glamourous master bathroom suite with a floating vanity with very thin profiles on the flat panel door. The wall hug vanity is shown with a soft, light gray painted finish, long satin nickel hardware pulls, and a thick quartz 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.

A close-up of the floating vanity with very thin profiles on the flat panel door. The wall hug vanity is shown with a soft, light gray painted finish, long satin nickel hardware pulls, and a thick quartz 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!

A warm, knotty alder floating bath vanity with inset cabinet doors in a remodeled master bathroom. This bath is decorated with festive red, reindeer holiday decor.

Master bathroom design by Erica Caserta of Showcase Kitchens LLC, Connecticut featuring an inset floating vanity from Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Photography by Severine Photography.

Mandi Juskiewicz the Senior Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. A content developer and blog author for the company.

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Sr. Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 20 years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, online trends, and social media technology along with 10 years of experience with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named “Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019″ in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by Corporate Vision Magazine (CV Magazine) and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award.

Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting-edge products, and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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