When renovating your kitchen one of the things that is often overlooked is the humble kitchen taps. It is often late in the day that you will get to thinking about choosing your kitchen taps – you have to admit that they are not the sexiest part of the kitchen! When you sit back and give it some serious consideration the taps you choose are going to be used day after day, they are going to be taking some serious hammer of the years. It is, therefore, important to put some thought into the kind of kitchen taps that you decide on purchasing. There are a number of reliable brands on the market presently, but some of the best are Deva, Bluci and Abode taps.
One of the most obvious things to think about is how they are going to look in relation to the rest of the kitchen that you have chosen. Aesthetically it is important that they fit in with overall scheme and design of the kitchen. It may sound kind of absurd but people do not actually think of taps on an aesthetic level. It can be taken for granted that you are not going to be putting rustic brass taps in your uber modern Manhattan loft style modern kitchen (unless you are especially quirky!) but you will need to consider your kitchen tn the context of overall design. The choice on offer nowadays is almost endless as you can choose from modern or traditional designs, and kitchen taps that are made from stainless steel, brass, enamel, chrome and nickel. The only advice I would offer here is to pick wisely in both aesthetic terms and for the amount of use your taps will need to take.
So you have made your decision on the look that you are going tap go for, now you have to think of the more practical elements of your decision. If you have a sink with two bowls you are almost definitely going to want a tap that swivels from left to right. If you only have one bowl then you have the choice of the single mixer tap or the more old fashioned style of two separate taps – one for cold water and one for hot water. A common feature nowadays is the addition of a tap that has a removable head to allow for more intense rinsing – much like you would expect to see in a professional kitchen. These are especially helpful if you have a large family or throw large dinner parties on a regular basis.
Once you have made your aesthetic and practical decisions you are probably going to ask the question of whether you can fit them yourselves. Fitting kitchen taps is not a complicated plumbing job but it is always advisable to consult someone in the know before you charge in to the job armed with the wrong tools. If you are in any doubt whatsoever you should consult a professional and get them to fit it for you – the last thing you are going to want to do is ruin your brand new kitchen units!
Hopefully this short guide has given you some invaluable tips on how to go about choosing kitchen taps.