Floor freestanding vanity units offer both style and storage for your bathroom in equal measure. We’ve picked out 5 of the best from Victoria Plum.
These days, you’re just as likely to find a vanity unit in a modern family bathroom, ensuite or cloakroom, as you are to find a conventional basin and pedestal. With one of the major issues in UK households being lack of space, storage is the key to unlocking the potential of any room in your home.
It’s hardly surprising vanity units have gained such popularity in recent years. After all, with an ever-growing variety of designs and sizes to choose from, it makes sense to swap out the traditional pedestal basin for something which is infinitely more practical.
Why do we choose floor freestanding vanity units?
Whilst our neighbours in continental Europe go for wall mounted bathroom furniture in a big way, here in the UK, we like to do things differently (well, don’t we always?). British homeowners tend to prefer floor freestanding vanity units over their wall hung counterparts and there are plenty of good reasons why.
Floor freestanding vanity units are typically easier to install than wall hung designs, as you don’t necessarily need to consider whether a load bearing wall can take the weight. So, floorstanding vanity units can be positioned against partition walls, as well as masonry walls, giving you total flexibility.
If your plumbing comes through your floorboards, a floor freestanding vanity unit will produce a much neater finish than a wall hung version, concealing any unsightly pipes from view. In fact, most of the floor freestanding vanity units available at Victoria Plum have been designed by (and for) experienced plumbers, including a service void to the rear. This allows for easy installation and won’t interfere with the day-to-day operation of your vanity unit.
Along with plenty of storage space, the Larsen vanity unit from Mode Bathrooms comes complete with a service void to the rear for plumbing and pipework
A further benefit that floor freestanding vanity units can bring is the amount of storage they give you. Whilst the storage space of a wall mounted unit finishes halfway up the wall, with a freestanding design, this extends right to the floor. Choose between a cupboard or drawers for your undersink area.
Finally, a floor freestanding unit also helps create an easy-clean bathroom space. With a solid border extending from wall to floor, and no awkward spaces to the rear (like you can get with pedestal basins) keeping your floor clean is simple.
To create a cohesive and coordinated bathroom space, you can complement with further matching units, like a back to wall toilet unit, plus wall hung cabinets like a mirror cabinet and a tall cabinet.
Now we’ve explained the benefits, let’s take a look at 5 of the best floor freestanding vanity units available at Victoria Plum…
1. The Bath Co. Camberley satin grey floorstanding vanity unit and ceramic basin
Judging by the number of beautiful customer bathroom photos shared with us, this is one of our most popular floor freestanding vanity units.
The simple Shaker style design is classic yet understated with panelling detail throughout the design. Soft close doors with brushed metallic handles and a gorgeous vintage-inspired satin grey finish. Complete with a high quality glazed ceramic basin, it is best complemented with a traditional mixer tap featuring cross head handles.
In addition to the classic satin grey, it’s also available in a vintage-inspired ivory or white finish.
Available in a range of sizes and shapes, including compact cloakroom and corner versions, plus a luxurious double design and washstand, there really is something for everyone.
2. Orchard Wye walnut floorstanding vanity unit and basin
If you’re looking for something a little different to the usual whites and greys, why not bring texture to your bathroom with the Wye walnut floorstanding vanity unit from Orchard Bathrooms?
Organic style bathrooms are increasingly popular, producing a bathroom space that is calm, relaxing and at one with nature. So, it’s only natural that homeowners are on the look out for materials and finishes which fit with this theme.
A little darker than some wood finishes, like oak, the textured walnut design is simply stunning, whilst the precise rectangular shape and large metal handles give this floor freestanding vanity unit a genuine contemporary edge. And, when it comes to clean, precise designs, the large resin basin provides plenty of space for your daily wash.
With a variety of designs, including a smaller wall mounted model, plus matching furniture and bath panels, the Wye walnut range is the perfect way to bring the outdoors indoors.
3. The Bath Co. Dalston floorstanding vanity unit and white marble basin
Marble is one of the most luxurious materials you can choose for your bathroom. However, it usually comes at a premium price. If you love the look, but simply can’t stretch your budget, why not consider the Dalston floorstanding vanity unit with marble basin from The Bath Co.?
Featuring a rustic style dark wood finish and industrial style handles, there is something quite raw and rugged about this particular floor freestanding vanity unit. It’s perfect as a standalone piece in a traditional or modern vintage style bathroom and can be complemented with a matching mirror.
Available with either a white or black marble top, plus a ceramic under-counter basin, this gorgeous vanity unit comes in 2 different sizes—proving highly popular with our customers!
4. Orchard Eden white floorstanding vanity unit and ceramic basin
An all-time bestseller, the Eden white floorstanding vanity unit from Orchard Bathrooms is a design classic. The fresh, modern style combines clean, contemporary lines with a curvaceous ceramic basin, complementing a wide range of bathrooms.
With a high gloss white finish that’s easy to clean, this floor freestanding vanity unit provides complete flexibility. With a huge choice of sizes and units, the Eden white furniture range is fully modular, allowing you to mix and match as you choose.
5. Mode Adler grey floorstanding vanity unit and basin
Let your bathroom design take flight with this highly contemporary floor freestanding vanity unit from the Adler furniture range, exclusive to Mode Bathrooms.
Including all the premium features you’d expect, like soft close drawers, sleek, unobtrusive inset handles and a distinctive, durable resin basin, this vanity unit is the perfect choice for designer bathrooms.
Available in a variety of sizes and designs, including a wall mounted model, why not choose a flat countertop and accessorise with a sophisticated spa-style countertop basin (see below)?
You’ll also find a range of complementary items, including wall hung cabinets, back to wall toilets and more.
Shop floor freestanding vanity units at Victoria Plum
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Floor freestanding vanity units: ideas and advice
If you’re simply searching for bathroom furniture ideas, Victoria Plum is your perfect starting point. You’ll discover plenty of inspiration when it comes to stylish storage, from great tap and furniture combinations to more general bathroom furniture ideas.
If you’re specifically looking at sink and storage combinations, make sure you check out our vanity unit buying guide—it’ll help you make all the right decisions and find the perfect furniture for your bathroom.