You may be surprised to learn how many options now exist in terms of the choice of tap for your kitchen. As well as the array of sizes and styles – embracing a modern, traditional or industrial look (and everything in between) – consideration also has to be given to elevation; do you want a low-level tap or one that arches high over the sink creating a statement? Also, do you want to run your water via pull levers or the turn of a traditional tap? 

Multi-functional taps are run of the mill these days – what might suit your needs? Do you want a standard hot and cold tap or do you want a 3-in-1 that also dispenses instant boiling water (great for tea and coffee lovers!) It’s worth noting that the boiling water tap uses less energy than a kettle and can come with a child-proof system too. Also, if you’re not into hot drinks then instant chilled water options are available – perfect for a hot summer’s day. A filter tap can also deliver fully filtered H2O so you can do away with the bottled stuff or the filter jug.

Do you like have separate taps for different functions or a combination tap? Depending on the size and scale of the sink, perhaps a spray head on a flexible, extending hose would be useful or a tap that has a spout mounted so it can swivel a full 360 degrees. The first option reduces splashing and the latter comes into its own if you regularly have to fill pots, large pans or vases from the tap. 

Yes, the kitchen and everything within needs to be stylish but utterly practical too and totally catering to the needs of your lifestyle and food preparation habits and kitchen space…

A well lit kitchen is essential for successful food preparation and cooking but it’s also worth considering what lighting offers in terms of creating atmosphere at the click of a switch…

Remote mood lighting; options for changing brightness and colour; plinth lights and stylish over-unit pendants, (current favourites at Unique Kitchens) – these are all lighting possibilities that can add so much to your kitchen. 

So when considering a new kitchen design or even how to dramatically update an existing kitchen, make sure you give thorough deliberation to what you can create with proper and varied illumination. Bright and beautifully well lit should be only one of a variety of choices… 

Consider what you want to achieve with your kitchen throughout the day, evening and night time; contemplate how lighting could be used in terms of making the most of the available natural light within the room – this can vary greatly with a north or south facing aspect. It’s even worth giving thought to your kitchen during the changing seasons – from bright summer to rich autumn, warm winter and fresh spring – it’s possible to reflect or enhance nature’s own transformations within your kitchen interior too.

To find out more or to discuss illumination and lighting options for your kitchen feel welcome to pop into our showroom or to contact us