Bathroom Basin Choices for the Modern Design


These days’ basins play such an important role in your modern design. Before you chose a basin with a full pedestal and now you can choose from full pedestal, half pedestal and even wall hung options which use bottle traps to finish off the perfect picture.

Before you frown and think I’m crazy, I am not talking about those unsightly bottle traps you’d find under your kitchen sink. The bathroom bottle traps are stunning in design with a polished chrome finish to blend in with your bathroom design.

In fact these bottle traps are a welcome addition to any modern bathroom design. They offer that finished and minimalistic look that is necessary when designing an ultra-modern bathroom space.

Full Pedestal

The full pedestal basins are the ones we all know so well, they are mounted against the wall and the pedestal runs all the way to the floor. Thankfully these days these basins come in a choice of shapes and sizes so you can blend them into your bathroom design with ease.

basin with full pedestal

Qube basin with full pedestal

Half Pedestals

The half pedestals are as the name suggests. These free up more floor space and while they look similar to the full pedestal, these are mounted to the wall. They hide all the plumbing and are available in a selection of shapes and sizes to blend in with any bathroom design.

basin with half pedestal

Qube basin with half pedestal

The Wall Mounted Basins

Wall mounted basins are my personal favourite. With these they come in a host of shapes and sizes. There are those designed for main and en-suites and there are even cloakroom options available. The biggest advantage to these basins is the amount of floor space they save. They are mounted to the wall and you can mount them at your desired height and then bottle traps are used to manage the waste.

Bottle Traps

I’ve already mentioned that the bottle traps for bathrooms are finished in a polished chrome and they look great. What you may not realise is they are available in cylindrical or square designs to blend in with your design with ease.

What else you may not know is that bottle traps are beneficial to the bathroom, they not only look good, but are convenient items to have in the bathroom. These traps trap any hair or other debris that may be washed down the basin, this reduces the risk of clogging. These bottle traps can be cleaned easily on a regular basis to ensure your water drains away with ease every time.

Top Cloakroom Design Options


Making the most of the space available in a cloakroom may seem way too difficult, but if you choose the right bathroom products and plan the space effectively, you’ll find you can fit a toilet and basin into the smallest of spaces.

Many homes have that little bit of room under the stairs that makes a perfect cloakroom, a place for guests to visit when they’re visiting. If you have a home set on two levels where all your bathrooms are upstairs, you want to make the most of the downstairs space you have and adding a cloakroom is not only a convenience, but can add value to the home.

Another advantage is that upstairs can be a complete mess and you don’t have to worry about your guests nosing around, because they have a downstairs cloakroom to use.

What Do You Need for a Cloakroom?

A cloakroom is a fancy name for a guest toilet. So all you need is the toilet, a wash basin, maybe some storage for toilet rolls and a towel ring to hang a hand towel. The space can be tiny, but with innovative toilet designs and wall hung vanity basins you can easily make the most of the space you have available.

cloakroom bathroom basin

My first suggestion would be to install a back to wall toilet rather than a traditional toilet with cistern. The back to wall toilets have the cistern hidden in the wall which means just the toilet bowl and flushing mechanism are mounted on the wall, you’d be amazed how much space you can save.

Above the toilet or next to the toilet on the wall you can mount a small bathroom cupboard, or some shelves, just big enough to hold those additional toilet rolls. Don’t forget a toilet roll holder mounted next to the toilet somewhere.

Along the wall you can mount wall hung vanity basins, there are ones designed specifically for cloakrooms, these basins mount directly on the wall and use a bottle trap, so you can really make the most of the space.

The wall hung vanity basins that are designed for cloakrooms are compact and have space for one basin tap mounted to the side of the basin, so you really aren’t taking up too much space at all. All you need to do in order to complete the picture is mount a towel rail next to the wall hung vanity basin and place a nice hand towel, enabling your guests to wash and dry their hands.