Wall-mounted vanities in the bathroom began as a minimalist design statement several years ago. Today, these “floating vanities” have transitioned from a contemporary to a transitional design element and are considered a versatile option that works well with many styles. As interest in moving that ‘box’ off the floor has increased, there are more materials, finishes, and looks available for floating bathroom vanities. Wall mounted vanities have many advantages and can do wonders for a bathroom’s design and functionality. Here’s a look at some of the benefits.
1. Expand the space
Hanging vanities on the wall creates an uninterrupted flooring surface, making the bathroom feel more spacious and airy. Even just a few inches of space underneath a cabinet can go a long way in making cabinetry feel less bulky and more streamlined. And when a monochromatic color is used for the cabinet, floor, and wall, the vanity appears to be a natural extension of the wall, making the entire space feel even wider and more open.
2. Accommodate any height
Standard vanities typically accommodate an average height person. Wall mounted vanities can be installed at any height you wish to accommodate taller or shorter users.
3. Make cleaning easier
There’s no denying that it’s easier to clean underneath a wall mounted vanity. Giving the vanity some breathing room means you can actually clean back there. Dust bunnies don’t have a chance with wall mounted vanities.
4. Create handy storage
Not only do wall mounted vanities free up space to make the bath room appear larger, the extra space gives you more room to organize and store your stuff. Under-sink open shelving and/or baskets make a handy and easily accessible spot for attractively storing toiletries, towels, and linens, allowing your inner organizer to shine.
5. Adaptable and customizable
Wall-hung vanities require less space, which means they can be a great design solution for smaller bathrooms. However, they can work equally well in large spaces. They are also customizable, with many featuring individual compartments that can be installed in any number of arrangements, depending on your taste and space.
6. More space for radiant heat
If you are installing radiant floor heating, a wall mounted vanity will maximize the warmth where you stand at your sink. In fact, contractors often insist on floating or free standing vanities to prevent overheating.
What about floating vanity installation?
While a wall mounted vanity might be a little more challenging to install than the free standing or floor mounted varieties, there are specialty hidden braces made to hold all types of floating vanities sturdy and secure. The Free Hanging Shelf Bracket from The Original Granite Bracket® mounts directly into the studs of your wall and will be completely hidden while safely and securely supporting the weight of your vanity. Our premium steel braces are made right here in the U.S.A. of American steel and are engineered to last a lifetime. Check out this installation video to see how you can install the Free Hanging Shelf Bracket yourself.