For many homes, the kitchen is the most important area of the home. This is where foods are prepared and also in todays world the kitchen diner is place to socialise. When you are entertaining you don’t want to be left alone in the kitchen doing all the cooking, so it is nice to have a kitchen where you can talk to your friends while you are preparing the food – and they can give you a hand in the process – which is an excellent advantage! When planning your new kitchen, you have to plan it to maximise its functionality and because you may be entertaining people there, you need it to look good too.
When first planning your kitchen, the overall design will be decided when doors, cupboards and white goods are selected (ovens, refrigerators etc). However, make sure that you spend as much time thinking and planning the smaller accessories, such as your sink and taps.
You may think that the cooker is the most important and well used area in the kitchen, but it fact it is the sink. It’s important in preparing your meals and also cleaning up afterwards so this area needs to be functional, sturdy and very easy to keep clean.
When looking for a tap for you kitchen sink, the best choice for those that do spend lots of time in the kitchen might be the mixer tap. A mixer tap has a single spout but has two separate water supplies, one for hot water and one for cold water. Mixer taps come as s a single lever mixer or dual control mixer, whichever you choose may be because you like the design, however a single lever with a pull out spray is hugely handy for rinsing dishes, the sink and the vegetables when you are preparing a meal.
Something else to consider is a mixer tap with a high spout – making it easy to wash large pots and pans. Also, if you plan to install or are already using a double-bowled sink, then choose a high spout mixer tap with 180 degrees swivel mechanism as this will give you the flexibility to use the tap over on both bowls.
It is important to think about the features when choosing a tap. Yes, the design is important too but functionality should come over form every time. Luckily, it is not a big problem to over come because there are so many kitchen taps on the market that make use of amazing technology as well as being perfectly formed.