Floating vanities allow for a continuous floor, making a bathroom feel larger. When designing our bathroom renovations, I fell for IKEA's floating vanities. They are available in a myriad of colors, including a gorgeous light oak. Beyond a well rounded collection, you can't beat the PRICE! Although, we had to get creative when installing the under-mount sinks.
Here is the vanity we chose for our master bathroom. Here is the one we selected for our guest bath. We've lived with these vanities for 6 months now, and we couldn't love them more. The drawers slide beautifully and offer tons of storage.
To make these vanities appear high end, we decided we wanted to purchase a quartz remnant with under-mount sinks. The IKEA vanities are not designed for standard under-mount sink plumbing.
You'll notice we opted for one sink versus two; we did so because I wanted plenty of counter space for my makeup and hair tools (who else is sick of balancing a curling iron on a skinny countertop edge, watching it fall into the sink every few minutes). We also have ample storage in the drawers to the left of the sink as the top drawer is not overwhelmed by plumbing.
IKEA's prefab sinks are incredibly shallow; which created another obstacle when it came to buying and installing our own. In order to make room for the plumbing, we had to cut the top drawer.
See image below. (The drawer underneath did not need to be cut, and functions as standard!)
For the guest bathroom, we decided to go with a traditional white. Though, after installation, we decided we will definitely be upgrading the hardware in the near future. We always love a good Ikea hack! For where there's a will, there's a community to teach you the way :)
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!