How to Choose the Right Kitchen Taps for Your Kitchen

Choosing the right kitchenware can be either a fun outing or a total nightmare. The nightmare part is seeing the wide selection of available taps and having to choose one that has all the features that you need.

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Finding a perfect match to your sink unit will deliver a pleasing visual appearance in your home. This is where you have to consider compatibility to ensure that the cost factor remains in check. It is a fact that some taps are totally incompatible with the sinks due to unusual diameters designed for a specific tap.

Other factors such as left or right hand installation is minor obstacles that are easily overcome. The main considerations are:

  • Is the diameter compatible with the new tap?

  • What is the best configuration?

  • Is there a need for soap dispensers?

  • Do you need a single or double tap?

  • Does the tap need some clearance behind it when installed?

  • Will the taps deliver the desired style of the kitchen?

  • Is the quality of the selected taps good enough to last


This implies that you should always consider the finer details when you decide to redesign, construct or renovate the kitchen in your home.

The different types of tap designs to select for your project include the following:


  1. Pillar taps consists of a spout and handle. Most often supplied in pairs, one for hot water and one for cold water.

         Pillar tapsPillar taps

  1. Bib taps are very similar to pillar taps but are wall mounted.

         Bib tapsBib taps

  1. Single lever taps are designed in a way that hot or cold are available when moving the tap either left or right. Pressure is controlled by pushing up or down, come in either hob set or wall mount.

         Single lever tapsSingle lever taps

  1. Mixer taps has a faucet delivering the water and is a very popular design.

         Mixer tapsMixer taps

  1. Standard jumper valve taps in either a hob set or wall mount.

         Standard jumper valve tapsStandard jumper valve taps

The simple fact is that human nature overlooks the small things that could result in delays or changes that is costly. Doing this will give you the optimum look and feel of functionality and style in the kitchen.