Ready to tapdance?

Oct 02, 2020

One of the main feature areas of the kitchen is of course the tapware. Tapware can be something that fits in with the overall look and feel of your kitchen, it can be something that stands out as a bold statement, or it can be as considered nothing more than simply performing its basic function. Whatever it is, tapware is important, and it's vital that you get the right set that will suit your living and working lifestyle.

Your choice of tapware can make or break the kitchen basin area in terms of aesthetics and practicality, and it's important to keep in mind what type of kitchen style you're trying to achieve.

As an example; thinner, more elongated sized tapware will suit more modern kitchen designs, but may look out of place in an older themed kitchen. Conversely, bulkier and more conventional tapware can offer better accessibility, but will definitely stand out in a more contemporary environment for all the wrong reasons.

Ideally, your tap choice should be a happy compromise between accessibility and styling, based around some questions that you can ask yourself such as:

  • How important is accessibility? The more eloquent of taps may looks great, however if ease and quick of access is important, or if you are someone who uses your kitchen a lot, you may opt for something a little more simplistic
  • How important is styling? For those who are solely concerned with the look and feel of their kitchen, choosing taps that support the overall theme of the kitchen design will minimise a lot of the considerations needed to be made
  • What about your family members? If you have a young family, the more fancier tapware options can prove to be difficult to use for your younger or elderly family members
  • Is water usage an issue? Whilst water usage is always good to cut down on, those using tank water may get more benefits out of their taps if consideration is made towards more water efficient options

Answering these questions can ultimately guide you towards a set of taps that will be ideal for use in your kitchen; both from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. It's also important to keep in mind that you do not have to compromise on one or the other. The mistake can be made to prioritise one feature over the other, resulting in purchasing taps that can very quickly test the buyer's patience.