Author: Jane Kelly

It should come as no surprise that fashion trends influences home décor and design. What may be surprising is the rapid pace of this trickle-down effect and the breadth of fashion styles that are now being interpreted in home interiors. Thanks to the popularity of social media networks such as Instagram and Pinterest, high-style fashion is accessible to larger audiences than ever before, and as a result the transition of these trends from runway to other interpretations, such as home interiors, is happening at a rapid speed.

In any home, things always look neater and cleaner when items are off the floor and put away in proper storage.

This is especially important in bathrooms, where everything from towels to toiletries must be stored while remaining accessible for everyday use. To achieve a more contemporary, streamlined look, architects and designers are incorporating elevated, or floating vanities and cabinets into bathrooms of all sizes — including those in both single-family homes and multifamily buildings.

Aside from aesthetic value, what do these elevated storage options add to a bathroom’s design? Below are just a few of the benefits that are unique to floating vanities and cabinets:

When cabinets are specified for a high rise or multifamily residential project it is not only about how they fit or look in the space. It’s also about what’s on the inside – specifically, the mechanisms and construction methods that impact everything from cabinetry’s cost to functionality.

In the videos that follow, I’ll provide a brief overview of the three types of drawer box cabinet construction – the plywood drawer box, the metal drawer box and the maple dovetail drawer box – and explain the benefits of each as it relates to functionality and budget.