Floating fixtures offer a whole new perspective to your bathroom.
Floating fixtures are categorized as fixtures that are fixed to the wall without touching the ground, creating a space underneath the said fixtures. Floating fixtures come in many different forms, including vanities, sinks, cabinets and several others. These types of fixtures offer great benefits to any bathroom, for both stylistic design and practicality reasons. Floating fixtures make your bathroom look bigger, make cleaning easier, display beautiful tile or hardwood flooring and they are accommodating for every height. With a wide selection of different styles and mounting types, the possibilities are vast. This guide will highlight the benefits of floating fixtures and why you should consider implementing them in your bathroom.
One of the most common floating fixtures is the bathroom vanity. A great benefit of a floating bathroom vanity is the fact that it frees up space in your bathroom. If your vanity floats, it opens up space for you to store any bins or items underneath your vanity or to show off your flooring. Floating vanities can also be fixed at any height which is important for a family bathroom or a bathroom that is going to get a lot of traffic. Having a universally accessible vanity is extremely important to ensure that everybody is comfortable in your bathroom. Not only do you want your guest to be comfortable in your guest bathroom, but if installing a floating vanity in your own bathroom, you want to make sure the measurements are perfect. For more information on how to measure where to install certain fixtures, read our blog on How to Find the Right Measurements for Your Bathroom.these vanities can some in many styles as well, with some being bulkier and including more storage space. Others can be an extremely minimalist style of vanity that have a singular plank like mounting that only accommodates a sink and some counter top space that can hold a certain amount of accessories.
If you don’t necessarily want or require a vanity, and a lone sink is what you want, consider utilizing a wall mounted sink. Wall mounted sinks are a beautiful stylish way to incorporate a sink into your bathroom. Similar to a floating vanities, space is saved by using a floating sink. If only using a sink, much more space is created due to the absence of a vanity. Also similar to a floating vanity, you have the flexibility to mount your sink at the height that you see fit. You have slightly more flexibility when mounting a floating sink due to the smaller area it will take up. Floating sinks are much easier to clean because it is only one fixture instead of a combination of fixtures. Almost every dimension of the sink is exposed, making it easily cleaned and maintained, which in turn makes the entirety of your bathroom look cleaner in general. In addition, if you are looking for a more minimalist design, a floating sink will be something to consider because of its tendency to not dominate the room.
Wall Mounted Faucets
While not as prominent a fixture as a vanity or sink, wall mounted faucets come with their own set of benefits. Wall mounted faucets while paired with a floating sink makes for a minimalist design that comes off as luxurious and upscale. Because these fixtures are disconnected and independent from one another, the whole sink/vanity/faucet combination is given its required amount of attention to make it look as attractive as possible. One of the most efficient benefits of a wall mounted faucet is the ease of cleaning your faucet and sink. Because the faucet is separate from the sink, cleaning the back of the sink becomes easier than cleaning a sink with a faucet that has a faucet that is attached. Often times calcium, dirt and grime deposits accumulate around the faucet is if it attached to the sink. This problem is eliminated with a wall mounted faucet. Another benefit of a wall mounted faucet is the ability to mount it at any height. If you want it higher for any reason, such as filling up buckets or plant watering cans, this can easily be done. You do want to be careful about how high you install your faucet however. If it is mounted too high, splashing can occur, causing you to constantly find yourself cleaning your sink and the area around it.
Floating fixtures in and of themselves are inherently good looking fixtures. They have a simple yet eye-catching aspect to them, making for an artistic piece for your bathroom. As discussed briefly in the previous sections, floating fixtures offer beautiful stylistic benefits. Because they are wall mounted, therefore creating extra space, they open up your room and help showcase other aspect of your bathroom, especially the flooring underneath them. Many styles of hardwood flooring and tile flooring can be very beautiful and elegant. Flooring is an aesthetic feature and if you spend good money on it, odds are you want to show it off, whether it be for your own satisfaction or for your guests. If you are going for a minimalist style bathroom, which is becoming more popular in the past few years, this type of vanity will benefit your bathroom design greatly.
Implementing floating and wall mounted fixtures can be a nice way to increase space and add style to a bathroom. The flexibility and freedom that these types of fixtures add is unparalleled and is definitely worth considering.