“How can I make the most out of my space?” is a question we often hear from those renovating or revamping bathrooms. With this in mind, wall hung and countertop basins have quickly become popular space savers within en suites and cloakrooms.

Bottle traps are a key factor of a countertop/wall hung basin's plumbing requirements and, as luck would have it, they consume less space than P or S traps, as they sit right under your basin and do not invade precious space.

Practicality is not their only strength. In recent years bottle traps have become available in a wide range of colours, shapes, and finishes which enables you to create a harmonious look with other bathroom features.

To show just how functional and attractive bottle traps can be, check out our Top 5 Traps for Basins!

The Top 5 Bottle Traps for Sinks

1. Arezzo Square Matt Black Modern Basin Bottle Trap

As you already may be aware, black fixtures and accessories have taken over many bathrooms in the UK. They’re perfect for making the most of smaller spaces as well as delivering a clean and tidy look!

Black acts as a harmonizing colour when combined with almost any colour scheme. This makes the Arezzo Square Matt Black Modern Basin Bottle Trap a worthy component to sophisticate your basin, adding an eye-catching contrast against lighter colours.

Arezzo Square Matt Black Modern Basin Bottle Trap
Create a standout appearance in your bathroom with the Arezzo Square Matt Black Modern Basin Bottle Trap

This black bottle trap features a sleek, square design that sits neatly under your basin, including an adjustable height outlet for a custom fit. Match this with an Arezzo Square Matt Black Basin Mono Mixer Tap and Arezzo Matt Black Slotted Click Clack Basin Waste to complete the basin of your dreams.

2. Arezzo Brushed Brass Round Basin Bottle Trap

Similar to matt black accessories, brushed brass bottle traps can also have a huge impact if you are wanting to add a contemporary touch to your bathroom. A brushed finish gives a soft, subtle appearance and is more forgiving with fingerprints and marks.

Arezzo Brushed Brass Round Basin Bottle Trap
This Arezzo Brushed Brass Round Basin Bottle Trap gives an ultramodern appearance and matches perfectly with the Arezzo 700 Wall Hung Basin with Brushed Brass Towel Rail Frame.

The Arezzo Round Brushed Brass Click Clack Basin Waste and Bottle Trap Pack is ideal if you are wanting to add elegance and glamour to your bathroom. An impressive product, as it includes a click-clack waste, which is easy to use with its push-button operation.

Top off this Arezzo brushed brass bottle trap and waste with a coordinating Arezzo Round Brushed Brass Basin Mono Mixer Tap; this will complete your modern, industrial finish!

3. Modern Round Chrome Click Clack Basin Waste + Bottle Trap Pack

Sometimes simplicity is best. Sticking to a style that will always complement other bathroom décor items means you will save time and money, without needing to redesign your entire bathroom.

Arezzo Brushed Brass Round Basin Bottle Trap
The Modern Round Chrome Click Clack Basin Waste + Bottle Trap Pack is the finishing touch for a counter top or wall hung basin, desgined for basins with an oferflow!

Chrome is, and always will be, a bright addition to any space. Available at a competitive price, this Modern Round Chrome Click Clack Basin Waste + Bottle Trap Pack is a winner! This chrome bottle trap is constructed from durable material and creates the illusion of a bigger space with its shiny, mirror-like finish - for a clean and modern look.

Seeing as chrome is so popular and neutral, you will never struggle to find matching accessories and fixtures to complete your bathroom!

4. Grohe Square Basin Bottle Trap

GROHE manufactures all of their products to a very high standard, resulting in the brand being one of the most popular within the UK and Europe. Inventive GROHE products are packed with character as well as functionality. This square basin bottle trap will not disappoint. A simple yet superior design, complete with a durable solid brass body, StarLight® finish and subtle logo. What's not to love?

Arezzo Brushed Brass Round Basin Bottle Trap
Complete your bathroom with the Grohe Square Basin Bottle Trap, a reliable and contemporary bottle trap, crafted to perfection!

This trap is super resistant against scratches and is the perfect finishing touch for your bathroom, a great example of why GROHE are such a respected name in the industry.

5. Crosswater Millennium Tall Bottle Trap - Spectrum

If you are wanting your bathroom to be a topic of conversation, look no further than The Millennium tall bottle trap from Crosswater.

Arezzo Brushed Brass Round Basin Bottle Trap
Crosswater Millennium Tall Bottle Trap comes in a glowing 'Spectrum' finish, match this with other Specrum accessories to create a 'WOW' factor effect!

The MPRO collection always delivers, they are durable yet stylish, with all products holding a 15-year manufacturer guarantee. This mesmerizing ‘spectrum’ finish will not flop. It coordinates with many colour palettes and really adds an element of fantasy to your bathroom, encapsulating modern elegance. There is no doubt this will make your bathroom ‘pop’ leaving any visitors in awe.

Complete the full dream effect and add Crosswater MPRO Monobloc Basin Mixer - Spectrum and Universal Basin Click Clack Waste - Spectrum for a basin that is bound to spark conversation!

Benefits of a Wall Hung Basin

Unfortunately, saving space is a hurdle you will usually face when redesigning a bathroom or cloakroom. However, wall hung products give you control of at least one dimension - height. Counter top basins and wall hung products can be fixed at any height suitable to you, proving practical to accommodate your room features, such as windows.

Wall-hung basin designs are forever expanding. Whether you go for a corner basin or one complete with a towel rail - there are options to suit most spaces and fulfil your bathroom’s needs. This Arezzo 700 Wall Hung Basin with Matt Black Towel Rail Frame, for example, is not only super stylish but also carries a built-in towel rail which will save the cost and space of an additional product.

To save yet more space, tap holes can be situated on the left and right-hand side of wall hung basins. Although small, a dainty wall hung basin can slot perfectly into an awkwardly sized bathroom. The Arezzo 400 x 220mm Curved Wall Hung 1TH Cloakroom Basin is a superb curved basin with a smooth and elegant feel that takes advantage of the space available. Pair this with Arezzo Round Matt Black Modern Basin Bottle Trap and Arezzo Round Matt Black Basin Mono Mixer Tap to bring a sense of luxury and make the most of your bathroom.

If you are short on space, this Arezzo 400 x 220mm Curved Wall Hung Cloakroom Ceramic Basin is ideal, the tap hole is located on one side to allow installation in smaller spaces!

Cleaning a compact bathroom can be a nightmare, too. Thankfully, wall hung basins seem to be the answer to our prayers - with no obstacles in the way, they make the job quicker and easier, and give full access to allow you to clean from all angles!

Like the idea and look of the products mentioned in our guide to the top 5 bottle traps for sinks? Want even more choice? Check out our entire range of bottle traps. For all other bathroom inspiration, stick with us here on the Victorian Plumbing blog.