Toilet Trends: Open Vanity Storage

The open storage trend started with kitchen cabinets exposing organized dish and glassware. This trend has now moved into the bathroom. After all, bathrooms are always able to use another means to make an extra fashion statement since they tend to be utilitarian areas. This look can be achieved in both modern and traditional homes. Not only does it look great, but it also will help produce a more open look to those tight toilet spaces! Below are a few great suggestions on ways to successfully attain an open vanity look.

Lori Shaffer

In case you have a long open run, adding some symmetry will help to create a coordinated and balanced look to the space. Folded towels help to soften the space producing added warmth and visual comfort.

AMI Designs

Utilizing baskets to include smaller things is key in keeping a fresh look. The baskets used within this space coordinate nicely with the overall endings of the toilet without stealing the show.

John Maniscalco Architecture

Create a spa-like look by lining up rolling drawers. Displaying crisp white towels helps set the mood for the toilet, giving it a fresh look. And there are few places better for a fresh look than the toilet.

Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc)

More traditional and transitional spaces may gain from an open vanity. Opening some shelves up instantly provides you the illusion of more space. The light-colored box storage will help to include smaller objects and offers some comparison to the dark heavy wood.

Prestige Custom Building & Construction, Inc..

Smaller vanities and powder baths may also look fantastic having an open vanity! Envision this distance with a floor-to-countertop doors and doors. It would seem incredibly closed in and deficiency fashion. By giving this vanity furniture-like legs and spacious shelving, you instantly get the feel of more space.

Schnarr Craftsmen Inc

In smaller bathrooms where there’s too little counter space, homeowners may use an open vanity space to show items which are typically placed on countertops, like tissue boxes, cotton swabs and other blankets.

Ana Williamson Architect

Displaying additional rolls of bathroom tissue is not always a great look in a guest bath, but when discretely exhibited in an open vanity you may present your guests reassurance if the last square gets used and also stop them from riffling through your drawers and doors.

Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

In guest bathrooms, like this one in which storage is not important, it may be wonderful to just leave the space open to make the look of more space. Guests may subsequently use the space under however they want to.

The open vanity is a trend I don’t see shortly disappearing for two reasons: It offers the illusion of more space and provides you extra chance to be creative and stylishly functional.

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