When it comes to designing luxurious bathrooms for custom homes on LBI, we have been consistently on top of the trends. After our homeowners pick their tile (which literally drives the design), the next most important selection in any bathroom is the vanity, as it can be the focal point, as well as the most functional piece in the room. Our design team carefully guides our homeowners through the process of selecting materials and styles so that they can be sure their home will be perfect for their needs. And now we’re sharing that expertise with you too! Here is our take on the top three vanity trends for baths in custom homes on LBI.
One of the latest trends for bath vanities is the floating vanity. This is a beautiful, modern look for any bath. Because the vanity does not go down to the floor and it literally looks like it’s “floating” on the wall, smaller spaces can seem much more expansive than they are. For larger baths, this look can add an even more spacious feeling for those that want to enjoy all the space around them. In addition to an elegant, minimalist look, floating vanities can show off other showstopping features, like your custom tile, freestanding tub, or your gorgeous sinks and counters. Our homeowners love floating vanities, and we don’t see this trend ending any time soon.
An open bottom vanity is just what it sounds like, the vanity is more like a piece of furniture (think console table), usually with legs and an open bottom with a shelf where you can place towels, baskets for storage, or just leave it open (if you are organized and don’t need storage space). This style trend for homeowners can offer creative ways to highlight exposed pipes and ductwork and lends itself to a more industrial or antique feel. Many homeowners will match the finishes on their P-traps (sink drain pipes) to the finishes on their faucets and/or vanity base if there is a metal finish) for a complete design look. The open bottom vanity also provides an open, spacious look, much like the floating vanity, which is great for smaller bathrooms. Guest bathrooms look incredible with the open bottom vanity trend and gives your guest a nice place to set personal items during their stay with you. Another fun way to decorate with this type of vanity is apothecary style with glass jars to store all your bath items below the vanity. The design options are endless with open bottom vanities!
Full base vanities will never go out of style. When you need the extra storage, this is the way. One of the trends that we are finding with full base vanities is the need for more drawers, rather than doors. Vanity styles now offer many combinations of drawers, doors, or a combination of both, making this choice of vanity extremely versatile and flexible, depending on your needs. Gone are the days of just two doors and limited space to store things underneath. Another benefit to a full base vanity is that all your plumbing pipes are hidden below, which for some homeowners is a must. With an abundance of cabinet styles from rustic to farmhouse, to modern, and coastal, there is something for all tastes. In addition, these bath vanities come in an array of stained or painted finishes so you can glam it up, or tone it down for a relaxed, spa feel.
We help our homeowners stay on the cutting edge of design and materials when it comes to choosing finishes for their new custom home on LBI. As a custom home builder on Long Beach Island for over three decades, we make it our mission to always keep up with the trends for all things new construction. When you are ready to start your new custom home on LBI, give us a call 609-978-6599, or visit our portfolio for more inspiration!