There are many manufacturers, styles, and designs of kitchen taps available on the market these days. The market trends can change and grow in the blink of an eye. So how do you choose the ideal kitchen taps that compliment your present kitchen style? How can you choose the ideal kitchen taps (or brassware since it’s known within the sector ) to compliment a remodel?
A new set of kitchen taps can add an entirely new dimension to your existing kitchen design, simply upgrading the kitchen taps and fixtures can add a new feel and level of comfort to a tired old kitchen. Normally your first consideration resides with the aesthetics of your present kitchen. So it’s worth considering the environment the tap will be set up in.
Are the cabinets and cabinets modern looking or painted in thick gloss paint? If so then you should look for either a smooth curvature in the tap nozzle, a sharp squared layout or a futuristic design, possibly with a single tap controller. A single tap control lets you combine hot and cold water to your preferred water pressure with a single handle, and can look very pleasing to the eye. These are only available on mixer taps (a single nozzle tap that provides both hot and cold water) sometimes known as monobloc mixers.
Are the cabinets a more traditional exposed wood? If this is true, then it could be an idea to look at the kitchen tap finish. High shine chrome is rather a standard finish, but especially if your cabinets are soft woods, you might be quite impressed with the look of a tap finished in brass or gold. This can add a warm glow to the finishing of a kitchen in this style. It’s worth contemplating Victorian or Edwardian styled taps for a more traditional feel; these can sit very well if you’re trying to create an old-world country kitchen look.
What sort of sink or surface would be the taps to be mounted on? There are two primary methods of tap mounting to consider, Deck mounting and Wall mounting. Deck mounting means the water is provided up through the sink or work surface, and a wall mounted tap is provided through the wall. If when picking the tap you desire, it requires separate hot and cold feeds, look out for information regarding the pipework centres. Centres refer to the distance between the two pipe feeds; these need to match up to the centres of the surface you will mount onto if the surface is provided pre-cut.
There are thousands of available designs which will suit all styles, designs & needs perfectly. Two manufacturers with a huge catalogue are Bristan and Cifial, but many other manufacturers also create beautiful kitchen faucets. My advice is to go to the local bathroom supplier and see what they have on offer. As with any bathroom or kitchen items you would like to buy, always look out for manufacturer warranties, and warranty periods from your supplier to add peace of mind when making a purchase.