A relatively simple method of updating the look and feel of a kitchen whilst also improving basic functionality is to replace old taps for new. Indeed, modern tap designs offer a range of practical and aesthetic benefits over older style taps, which not only impact on the look of the sink area but also affect water pressure.
A replacement tap can breathe new life into an area that is often overlooked as being utilitarian, when in practice a visually pleasing tap installation can significantly improve the kitchen space.
Before purchasing a new tap from the local hardware store, it is important to consider how it should be mounted on the sink. In this respect, the traditional options are wall, worktop or sink mountings, and which of these will be chosen is a matter that largely depends on the existing sink elements and whether the buyer is willing to make changes – or even buy a new sink. Indeed, if is often easier to obtain the desired look by replacing the whole sink unit.
Nevertheless, a change of old for new taps will usually involve the introduction of monobloc taps into the home. These describe taps that include the faucet and levers in a single unit, which means that they only require a single mounting. Generally speaking, monobloc taps are the way to go as they offer considerably more functionality than traditional pillar taps.
They also come in a range of styles, including swan-neck taps, chrome taps and spray taps, which comprise a retractable hose or spout that is perfect for rinsing food or washing draining areas. In summary, although it may seem like a minor feature of the kitchen, the tap can affect both aesthetics and functionality.