Open shelving is extremely popular in interior design for storage in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and more. It's a great look and extremely convenient because you can easily find what you need. While there are many ways to achieve open shelving, shelves created with our Free Hanging Shelf Brackets have the illusion of "floating" because the brackets are installed in in such a way that they are completely hidden. By using this type of shelving, you have the ability to put your shelves anywhere – even the smallest spaces will not look cluttered with sleek, floating shelves. But did you know there are many other uses for our Free Hanging Shelf Bracket? Here's a look at them.
1. Bathroom Vanities
The wall-mounted vanity, or “floating vanity,” isn't new to the bathroom design scene; it has been common in commercial settings, such as restaurant and hotel bathrooms, for years. But it wasn’t until this decade that floating vanities became extremely popular in residential applications. Floating vanities offer a sleek, modern look, can visually expand a small space, and can free up a little room for a wicker basket or two – perfect for linens, towels, or toiletries.
Wall mounted vanities can be more challenging to install, but The Free Hanging Shelf Bracket from The Original Granite Bracket will hold all types of floating vanities sturdy and secure, and be completely hidden while supporting the weight of your vanity.
2. Shower Seating
Shower seating has become the norm these days, as it expands the purpose of your walk-in shower giving you space to place toiletries, prop a leg for shaving endeavors, or sit and relax within reach of the rejuvenating shower sprays. There are several ways to have in-shower seating, but a floating bench offers a clean look and takes up minimal space. Our Free Hanging Shelf Bracket is perfect for installing a shower seat or floating bench. The heavy duty construction will hold up to 500 pounds per pair and can be used indoors or out.
Floating a desk is a great solution for tight spaces, opening up a world of possibilities when it comes to carving out a space for a home office. Floating desks also provide a modern vibe in both residential and commercial settings. And as you may have guessed, our Free Hanging Shelf Bracket is the way to make it happen!
Nothing says "modern" like a floating hearth! It looks stunning and contemporary in concrete, timber, or a natural stone slab. A floating hearth also has the advantage of doubling as a shelf for displays, or even seating.