The Pros and Cons Of Wall Hung Vanities
May 11, 2017

The Pros and Cons Of Wall Hung Vanities

Wall-hung vanities are very popular in home design these days, especially for smaller bathroom renovations. Floating, off the floor or wall hung the style with many names has many functional advantages that below we will break down in a good and bad light.



The wall hung vanities will make your bathroom look a lot bigger. well, they at least maximise the illusion of increased space. They are especially great for small bathrooms because they save space. Since a wall-hung vanity is indeed hanging, you can use the space below for storage. Not only can they be customised to your needs, but they also make your bathroom look elegant. In 2018 a lot of pre-made vanities now come universal meaning they have a larger kicker for both wall or freestanding options so you now have a much larger increased range to choose from.

  • Makes the Room Feel Bigger
  • Generally More Affordable To Buy
  • Creates Space For Items Such As Scales Or Kids Toys
  • Can Adjust Height Better



With wall-hung vanities, if you are truly going for the seamless look, the waste will need to be trenched into the wall. It is quite a hard process as generally, the bricks are not always deep enough meaning if its an internal wall especially there is a high chance of damage to the wall on the other side. The other con is the loss of storage as you are losing a third to half the vanity.

Cleaning can be an issue for some people and most of the time when this design of vanity is suggested the inevitable question of how hard it to clean will come so keep in mind you may have to get on all fours to get under it.

  • Getting Underneath To Clean
  • Costs More To Bury Plumbing In-Wall
  • Chance To Damage Other Wall When Burying Plumbing
  • Can Lose Storage Space In Vanity




It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at

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