Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The New Trend of " Floating " or " Furniture Style " Vanities

Master Baths have been transforming for a while into personal spa like retreats for homeowners.
With our busy lives, having some solitude surrounded with peace and beauty refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

Every major semi and custom cabinet line have vanity cabinets with various door styles,wood species, and custom finishes. For decades they were the only reasonably priced options. If you want to infuse more personality into their bath cabinetry, it is an expensive custom upgrade. Toe kicks anchor the vanity cabinet in the bath. You can add special legs and trims to make them more custom designed. However, adding all the upgrades to create a furniture look spikes the pricing quickly.

 A few years ago some specialty companies began to design and manufacture vanities that look exactly like a piece of furniture. These are gaining popularity. They are much more cost effective, functional, and more expressive of your personal taste than the original options. These furniture style vanities are available in antique, classic, contemporary, cottage looks, traditional, and rustic designs. Often the plumbing is discreetly hidden behind fake drawers or doors.

The contemporary vanity is the perfect complement to the new vessel sink bowls mounted on top of the counter top.  Another unusual choice is to literally take an old bureau or dresser, add the sink and plumbing and make a vanity out of it. This can be done in any style too. Beautiful and unusual faucets are the perfect "jewelry" to accent your spa bath.

The furniture look vanity sits on legs which allow your flooring choice to expand under them. This makes your room appear larger. It also helps allow you to clean easily under the vanity. As a complement to these beautiful options added amenities make them convenient and practical. Floating vanities do as well. A floating vanity is hung on the wall rather than sitting on the floor. It looks very chic in contemporary baths. The floor is completely open under it.

We are adding a lot of hidden outlets in drawers for hairdryers and other electrical items homeowners prefer to keep plugged in but hidden from sight. Beautiful stone and solid surface counter tops
remain spacious, neat, and beautiful when everything is in its place hidden in drawers. Adding outlets to medicine cabinets for electric tooth and skincare brushes is a new trend for convenience.

Tall cabinets have been used extensively in Kitchen Design for decades. They are becoming popular in baths now too. Their storage capacity is endless depending on the square footage of your bathroom. People prefer to look for things at eye level rather than have to bend over. Extra storage for linens with drawers and pull out shelves in tall cabinets aid efficiency. If you decide the newer trending custom bath vanity cabinets still work for you, another option is: 30 to 60 " wall cabinets
with one to three drawers on the bottom to be installed on top of  the base vanity cabinets as towers.
These are very dramatic and add value and function to your space.

Look in magazines. You will see man of  these ideas. If you like them , cut them out and add them to your " Wish List Design Folder ". Call us for an appointment and show us your dream and we will help you make it a reality!

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