The range of kitchen taps on the market means that for many homeowners, choosing the finishing touches to their kitchen is the most exciting part of the decoration process.
While kitchen basics such as cupboards and work surfaces are of course important to the look of a room, the small end touches such as kitchen taps are the choices that really make a difference to the look of a kitchen and can completely transform a room and give it a designer edge.
So which kind of kitchen tap is the best? This depends on the style of the kitchen being decorated – which could be traditional farmhouse or stainless steel chic – as well as the available water pressure in an area and the budget requirements of homeowners.
Great options for all styles of kitchen, modern or traditional, are lever kitchen taps. They are an ideal combination of aesthetic appeal and functionality and can be a good fit for all types of kitchen decor.
For less able homeowners or elderly customers, lever taps are also an option worth considering as products with longer length pipes and fixtures measuring as much as six inches ensure there is no need to uncomfortably lean over a sink to reach the water.
Long lever taps are simple to use, ensuring that guests to a home will not be left baffled by how to get the water out of the outlet, and kitchen decorators can choose between single mixer lever tap styles – such as the Paini Creta long lever mixer – or taps in a more traditional mix tap style with two outlets, one for hot and one for cold.
Many people like to mix up the look of their home and may choose to redecorate a kitchen fairly frequently, and for these homeowners, a kitchen tap style that is timeless and matches any design is essential.
Monoblock kitchen taps are a great all-round option that fit in a sleek modern stainless steel kitchen as well as a farmhouse-style room with wooden units and checked patterns.
In a minimalistic and super modern kitchen, the CDA TP3 tap will fit perfectly. This sleek option looks truly high-end, with its sharp right-angled design adding an extra dimension to kitchen decor. The single flow style gives a stylish effect and with the tap’s flow adjuster located on the spout, the overall finish is streamlined and seriously stylish.
Farmhouse style kitchens with old-fashioned yet timeless deep porcelain sinks and wooden surfaces could match well with the CDA TT45 traditional French farmhouse mixer tap, which is a single flow design. This tap features mixer outlets for hot and cold in a traditional three-prong design for ease of use.
The main pipe of the French-style tap is intricately designed and is certainly striking, making it a real feature of any family kitchen.
One of the main things to consider when picking new kitchen taps is the water pressure in a region. Many modern stainless steel options need a higher level of water pressure to work to the best of their ability and homeowners should check the available pressure in their area before buying.