Whether updating the look of your bathroom or creating a new one your choice of taps can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of the room. Taps come in a huge array of styles and designs so here are some useful tips on helping you to choose the right style.
Check before you buy
Before buying new bathroom taps make sure that they are suitable for use with your water system as some taps will only work with a high-pressure system, if in doubt seek professional advice from a plumber. Also, they need to complement the style of your bathroom too.
Look at the shape of your basin
When choosing new taps take into consideration the overall shape and design of your basin. If you have a basin with angular lines opt for a tap which reflects this design, alternatively if your basin is rounded choose a tap that will enhance this shape.
Creating a designer look with new taps has never been easier and more affordable and there are plenty of contemporary designs for you to choose from that don’t compromise on quality. The majority of taps feature a high quality chrome plated finish, which will suit any style of bathroom, but for something a bit more daring there are even taps which have a matt black finish, which will certainly add some drama to your bathroom. Also, growing in popularity are taps which feature an open spout design; this creates a waterfall style effect for a chic, spa-style look.
Cloakroom taps have been specifically designed for use in small spaces such as cloakroom suites and are ideal for use with small basin sizes. They are also available in a variety of designs too, but for a contemporary look the Ultra Vibe cloakroom mono basin tap is perfect.
Wall mounted taps
For a very neat, minimal look wall-mounted taps are ideal, but they can be complicated to fit so the installation work is probably best left to a professional plumber. Wall-mounted taps are for use with a counter-top basin or a bath that hasn’t been pre-drilled with any tap holes.
Author: Liz Robinson