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Finding enough storage in a bathroom can feel like a serious challenge.

No linen closet? You have to find somewhere to stash those clean hand towels. Minimal medicine cabinet? You’ll need somewhere to put that extra toothpaste you got on sale. It’s for these reasons that under-sink storage can be so pivotal in a space—and with a floating bathroom vanity, you can optimize it in a way that looks especially striking. 

Floating bathroom vanities work in spaces both big and small—if you have the space to spare, a wide vanity will give you plenty of storage and counter space, and even double sinks. In a more limited room, just two drawers sitting on top of one another can make the most of the square footage you do have. Unlike a pedestal sink, a floating option also allows for more customization; you can add an accent color with your drawer fronts and opt for statement-making hardware. 

Because they hover above the floor, floating vanities help make a space feel large and open, no matter how big it actually is. That empty space below your lowest drawer can be used for additional storage (you might consider storing extra TP in a decorative basket) or it can be left clear for a more clean, minimal look. The choice is up to you—but allow these five floating bathroom vanities to spark your renovation inspiration. 

Blue bathroom vanity in a black and white space

Courtesy of Allan Avendano

The Blue Cloud

Consider Allan Avendano’s space proof that your bathroom doesn’t necessarily have to be massive to have a double sink. The floating blue drawers (outfitted with Semihandmade Supermatte Slab fronts in Night Sky) provide a nice wash of color above the graphic black and white flooring. The singular light fixture above the two sinks keeps things looking streamlined and not crowded.

Wood bathroom vanity in a pink space

Photography and design by Horton Design Studio

The Modern Bohemian

How to you make a natural wood vanity look contemporary and dynamic? You pair a white cabinet (IKEA Godmorgon) with contrasting wood fronts (in this space by Horton Design Studio, Semihandmade Impression fronts in Tahoe). A clay-colored vessel sink, a leather strap towel holder, and brass half-moon hardware add texture and take this design to the next level.

wood bathroom vanity in a black bathroom

Photo courtesy of @michelletakeaim

The Blonde Ambition

If you prefer to stick with classic colors, but still want your space to pop, consider this room by Michelle Berdan. A light, but still warm wood vanity (using Semihandmade Impression fronts in Tahoe) adds a dynamic contrast between a black subway tile wall and a grey penny round tile floor. Simple, matte black drawer pulls make the floating structure look more cohesive with the rest of the interior.

white and gold bathroom with wood vanity

Photography and design by Rennai Hoefer

The Home Spa

Or, if you prefer a room that feels light and bright, consider leaning into a neutral palette. Two side-by-side Godmorgon vanities designed with Semihandmade Impression fronts in Tahoe pair well with an all-white space by photographer Rennai Hoefer, and the few gold accents give the room a luxe finish. The beauty is in the details here—like the mirroring of the arches in the hardware and mirrors. 

Walnut vanity in a white bathroom

Photo courtesy of @blankslatereno

The Shared Pair

It’s entirely likely that your home has more occupants than bathrooms—but that doesn’t mean there has to be a mad dash to brush teeth at night. A double floating vanity, like this design by Blank Slate Reno, can instill harmony, both aesthetic-wise and when it comes to family sharing. The three shelves that sit between the two sinks prevent cramping and provide some extra storage space. Plus, the Semihandmade Classic Walnut fronts, paired with white floors, counters, backsplash, and walls, help ground the room.

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