Similar to most other vanity units up top, it's the bottom where this style shows its differences. With no back to speak of, most open vanities feature a storage shelf down below for spare towels and cleaning accessories, but some may just make use of legs.
On the plus side, if you're working with little to no square footage, an open bathroom vanity will provide more visual space, which will help keep your petite sanctuary feeling open and airy. But that doesn't mean the look can't work in a larger bathroom, too. Quite the opposite, open vanities are great when you want a minimalist or industrial vibe. Additionally, you'll have quick and easy access to frequently used items. By getting rid of cabinet doors and drawers, you'll gain a little more space for stacking towels. And, if you want to hide toilet paper, or corral a handful of small items, you can always turn to stylish baskets.
On the downside, if you're used to having a lot of closed storage and vast counter space, this may not be the right solution for you. It's important to consider your needs before you make a decision. Also, keep in mind that the pipes will be exposed now. So if you know that would drive you crazy, you might want to consider a cabinet that will hide any and all plumbing instead. In addition to being able to see the pipes, you will also be able to see when things under the counter get a little unorganized with an open bathroom vanity. If you have trouble keeping things folded or tidy, it's probably best to avoid them all together.
Now that the pros and cons are out of the way, it's time to start shopping. Scroll on for eight gorgeous options that we strongly urge you to consider.
If you're going to opt for an open bathroom vanity, consider the fact that you may be able to see the pipework. This handcrafted wooden number looks beautiful paired with Rejuvenation brass fixtures, and is entirely configurable. Choose the wood base, faucet, countertop, and hardware for a completely customized piece.
What's better than a single vanity unit? A double one of course. This minimal style from Restoration Hardware features a sleek glass bottom shelf alongside aged steel and a natural quartz countertop — oh so glam!
An open bathroom vanity is ideal for small spaces or powder rooms, so don't be disheartened if square footage isn't on your side. This option, crafted with a stainless steel base, also features an acrylic composite surface for a minimal spa-like finish.
Give a nod to eras past with an apothecary-style console that is still airy and open. Pottery Barn has nailed the look with this vanity that blends the best of contemporary and vintage style with straight lines and an antiqued brass finish.
After more of an industrial vibe? This trough sink with an open shelf vanity from Nood Co. mixes raw edge with Scandi inspiration. The rectangular sink is the perfect way to add something different to your bathroom.
With a solid American walnut base and streamlined design, this open bathroom vanity will bring warmth and character to your abode. The double unit also features two drawers and a lower shelf for those with a penchant for a whole lotta beauty products.
An open vanity doesn't necessarily need to feature a shelf. Make even more floor space with a simple console design that still packs a punch. Just look; the stainless steel tubing is an ideal ode to the Hollywood glamour of the past.