I love wall hung vanities for a number of reasons. I'll list them for you here (super convenient, right?):
So what makes the wall hung vanity look cool? For me, it's that is almost looks like a sculpture on the wall. When it's done right, it doesn't touch the floor (obviously), or a wall to the left or right. Not touching a wall to the left or right is probably the most important part of looking cool. The minute the vanity touches a wall, the floating effect is taken away. Don't believe me? Take a look at these 2 pictures:
So, there you see two wall hung vanities in a medium stain with linear hardware and white-ish counter tops. There is a world of difference between these two installations though, which totally changes the final look. I LOVE the top vanity...the bottom, not so much. I wish the bottom vanity was 6-12 inches shorter so it really looked like it was hanging. Oh well.
Here are a few other wall hung vanities that I think got it right (including a bathroom I designed):
I love the vanity and shower in this one...the gray shower tile compliments the vanity paint, while the floor tile and glass enclosure blend into the background. I probably would have picked a different wall color though:
Here is a minimalistic take on the wall hung vanity. If you can get past the lack of storage, I really like the exposed plumbing:
Here is another minimalistic vanity with exposed plumbing, except this time, there is an added drawer that is finished with the same stain as a floating shelf below (I know, I know...this one is touching a side wall. It was too beautiful not to include here. Consider this the exception.) :
And here is one that I used at the 2014 DC Design House:
I hope you've seen that wall hung vanities come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. They can add a great pop of modernity to your bathroom when done right. Just remember that seeing a wall hung vanity touching the side walls gives me the same sad feeling as seeing a lion in a cage (ok, I'm being dramatic, but you get the point). Free the vanity and let it hang.
Bye for now,