Modern styled bathrooms have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are becoming ever more desirable when it comes to major bathroom remodels. But a modern bathroom isn’t without its pitfalls – not the least of which that the simple, industrial palette and minimalistic, geometric lines of a modern decor can end up making for a rather boxy looking bathroom. Wall mounted bathroom vanities are a great way to help customize and personalize a modern bathroom – especially wall mounted double bathroom vanities in a master bath.
From the very get-go, wall mounted double bathroom vanities stand out as being a little different from your traditional cabinets for the simple reason that they’re suspended off the ground. Even a relatively plain, rectangular vanity like this Portland Vanity from Design Element gains personality from the fact that it’s floating. Add a few slightly asymmetrical storage shelves mounted to the wall on either side, and you’ve instantly got something that’s more installation piece than plain jane cubist cabinet.
Wall mounted double bathroom vanities with interesting sinks are a good way to go, too. While this 59 Inch Double Vanity from Vigo Industries might not look like much on its own, the uniquely curved sinks that slightly overlap the edges of the vanity give it a slightly curvier look that can help soften all the harsh angles of a modern design.
Things start really getting interesting, though, once you start shopping wall mounted double bathroom vanities in separate parts. This Dual Wall Mount from Bellaterra consists of two identical wall mounted vanities plus a pair of matching mirrors. The great thing, though, is that they can be installed anywhere – close together, far apart, or even around the corner from one another, and at any height. That allows you not only to accommodate an oddly shaped space (or two very different his/hers heights), but also gives you a little room to play with space in three dimensions – another great way to enhance a modern look and give the doldrums of the design the boot.
My very favorite wall mounted double bathroom vanities are ones that come in modular sets, like the Blox collection from Xylem. Modern design always works well with a modular setup, and nowhere is this more true than with a bathroom vanity. Modular wall mounted vanities offer the freedom to mix and match as you please, and add as much creativity as you’ve got to a simple, geometric design. This 24 Inch Frosted Glass Vanity, for example, resembles a single solid double vanity, but is actually composed of three vanities – two that are fronted with frosted glass, and a third that’s used as a bridge between them (and as an extra drawer for storage!).
Take two slightly larger versions of the frosted glass vanities and replace the bridge with a tall, skinny storage cabinet and you’ve instantly got a completely different look with this Three Piece Vanity set, as well as a different kind of storage. This is great for a modern design both because it allows you the freedom and flexibility to customize your own vanity as you see fit. Better still, not only can you customize the look of your modular vanity, but also get exactly the type and amount of storage you need. Having the right storage allows you to maintain the pristine, almost-sterile look that really makes a modern design shine.
When it comes to modular sets, the sky really is the limit for the possible configurations of wall mounted double bathroom vanities. The Blox set alone contains four different styles of vanity units, each available in three sizes, plus a whole collection of matching accessories, shelves, and connecting pieces. You can combine them in just about any way you want – even forsaking double bathroom vanities for one that’s just as wide, but uses all that space to brilliantly showcase a single beautiful vessel sink, as in this Double Shelf configuration.
For a more compact, slightly frosty look, the Blox collection also offers hollowed out consoles. These slim, shallow units can be topped with icy blue frosted glass sink/counter units for a gorgeous, slightly see-through effect. This Console Set dismisses the ordinary white porcelain sink for something a little more interesting by making unique use of modern/industrial materials.
But a vanity doesn’t just have to be a vanity. In this T-Shaped Vanity configuration, the supposed natural order of things is thrown entirely out the window. Two consoles are visually balanced on top of a single vanity that’s used, instead, as a storage drawer. Unusual even among wall mounted double vanities, this configuration is absolutely stunning. Especially if you’re looking to play up the floating look, having a vanity like this one that balances itself is a great way to add weightless visual harmony to your bathroom.
Again, though, the varieties of configurations are almost limitless. Even the storage cabinets are customizable. These Simple Dark Walnut Vanities only use half the storage cabinet featured in some of the other collections, using as a set of decorative shelves rather than a connector between two vanities. The lower half of the cabinet is replaced by a simple bridge that expands the available counter space and creates a nice visual bridge to add a little eye-catching detail.
By their nature, modular double bathroom vanities, especially wall mounted ones, are a bit like building blocks – the company offers the pieces, but they’re really meant for you to pick, choose, and assemble how you will. No matter what components you pick, they can always be installed just about anywhere, any way you like. This Double Console With Vessel Sinks set is pictured here with a very balanced, symmetrical design. Move those console vanities a little farther apart, though, and split that storage shelf in two, or add a few shadow box style shelves, and you’ve already got the start of a beautifully asymmetrical vanity – perfect for a modern bathroom design, and delightfully out of the ordinary.
If you’re looking to add a little more personality to a modern bathroom, the best way to do it is to actually design your double bathroom vanity yourself. While custom built cabinets are nice, ones that you hand pick and orient yourself give you a great opportunity to create exactly the style you want – and to maximize the functionality of your bath. What appeals to you most about wall mounted double bathroom vanities? Do you think you would buy pieces individually, or go with a suggested set? Let me know in the comments!