Tapped in?

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…