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43 Floating Bathroom Vanities With Pros And Cons
A floating bathroom vanity is a perfect touch for your modern, contemporary or minimalist bathroom. Floating vanities are sleek, modern and just plain neat, but they don’t work everywhere. It’s important to go beyond looks and weigh all the pros and cons of a floating vanity before you opt for one, so let’s find them out!
Floating Bathroom Vanity Pros
You can install a floating vanity at any height you want, so you can accommodate the needs of people who are taller or shorter than average.
A floating bathroom vanity also makes cleaning easier. You won’t have to try and sweep or mop around the bottom of the vanity where dirt likes to gather. Instead, you can simply run your mop right under the vanity. In addition to easy cleaning, the open space under a floating vanity makes small bathrooms feel bigger and provides a convenient space to store a step stool for children who can’t quite reach the vanity yet.
Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with a leaky pipe or a flooded bathroom. If you do, a floating bathroom vanity makes mopping up the water much easier and reduces the risk of damage. Standing water can soak into the toe-kick or wood at the bottom of a traditional vanity and cause it to rot or deteriorate.
a light-filled Scandinavian bathroom clad with white subway tiles, a wooden floating vanity, wooden furniture and potted plants
a lit up floating vanity of onyx looks very beautiful and chic and will make a bold statement in your bathroom
a minimal white bathroom clad with large scale tiles, a floating vanity, a frosted glass window, some mirrors
a minimalist bathroom clad with concrete, a floating wood and concrete vanity, a window and a wooden floor and ceiling
a minimalist bathroom clad with white marble, with a large floating vanity, a statement artwork
a minimalist bathroom done with white concrete, with a grey concrete floor, a long wooden vanity and a long and narrow mirror plus lights over it
a minimalist bathroom with a window, a floating vanity with a built-in sink, a bathtub and a mirrored cabinet
a minimalist grey and white bathroom with large scale tiles, a long vanity with a concrete countertop and a skylight over the shower
Floating Bathroom Vanity Cons
Floating vanities aren’t for everyone, and reduced storage space is one reason. Although they do come with cabinets and cupboards, they’re a bit shorter than those found on some traditional vanities.
Floating vanities also cost a bit more than their traditional counterparts. Remember too that costs could climb if you need to move plumbing.
It’s also important to be honest about your habits when choosing a floating vanity. Do you ever sit your kids on the vanity counter to make brushing their teeth easier for you? Have you ever stood on the vanity countertop rather than a ladder when painting your bathroom ceiling or changing a light bulb? These activities are more dangerous on a floating bathroom vanity since too much weight can pull the vanity off the wall.
Installing a floating bathroom vanity is a bit more difficult than installing one that sits on the floor. You can still DIY the project but only if you have some weekend-warrior experience under your belt already. Because the vanity mounts to the wall, it’s imperative that it has adequate support. If it is not properly mounted, something as simple as one of your kids leaning on it could pull it out of the wall.
If you’re building a new home or doing a renovation that completely guts your bathroom, installing a floating vanity is a single project. Things get a bit more complicated, however, if you’re tearing out a traditional vanity cabinet and replacing it with a floating unit. These are all the advantages and disadvantages of floating vanities, so, will you get one for your own bathroom?
a minimalist white bathroom with a skylight, a floating vanity, a seamless glass shower space and built-in lights
a pure white minimalist bathroom with a floating vanity, a bathtub with built-in lights, a shower clad with glass and a window
a refined Scandinavian bathroom with skinny white and large scale black tiles, a black double vanity, an oversized mirror and a cork stool by the tub
a rich-stained floating vanity with a square sink and some bottles will provide you with storage space and won't take any floor space
a serene bathroom with marble hex tiles and large scale ones, a wooden vanity and a bathtub plus a shower space
a serene white Nordic bathroom with an oval bathtub, a wooden vanity and a cozy rug is classics of Scandi style
a sleek reclaimed wood floating vanity with a stone countertop and dark fixtures, plus drawers that provide you with storage space