Taps for washbasins

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Do you prefer a single or two-handle tap? This jargon is tap related speech, and unless you're in the know, you may be left scratching your head when asked. We've all seen them before, in fact, we use a tap countless times within a day. The technical terms, on the other-hand, are used sparingly.

So, what faucet or tap should you choose? Of course, this decision cannot be made on aesthetics alone, as each variant brings different pros and cons. With mixer taps, the flow and temperature of the water can be easily adjusted. Thanks to innovative sensor technology, you can even opt for a hand free option! Two handle mixers are ideal if you want to properly separate hot and cold water. For these, however, the water consumption is generally higher, because in order to create the optimum temperature in the basin, you need to keep adjusting and re-adding. Nowadays, the tap is much more than just a utility object. It has become a design object in the bathroom and kitchen. Unusual shapes, colours and materials are available, and the choice has absolutely sky-rocketed. With the help of our homify experts, we are going to present you with a few of the most impressive models on the site. 

Simple elegance

modern Kitchen by Griferias Maier
Griferias Maier

Skip Diamond

Griferias Maier

If you only like a subtle touch of ornamentation on your bathroom fittings, you can opt for this single-lever mixer. The handle has been cleverly decorated with a series of diamanté. This addition looks particularly elegant against the polished chrome finish. If silver does not suit your home, all objects of the Muse Diamond Collection are also available with a gold coating. 

Hit the mark

The name Ramon Soler stands for high-quality taps. An excellent product, with a strong emphasis on modern design, are the trademarks of the Spanish label. The taps are ergonomic, and thus user-friendly, but this isn't where it stops. This design is particularly innovative as it has an integrated water-saving system, and a method in place to ensure you cannot scald yourself on boiling hot water—a feature which is making it a very popular choice. Aside from these technological marvels, the water outlet resembles a beautiful waterfall, which cascades into the basin below.

Golden moments

How regal and stylish is this golden faucet and a sink combination! Surely Kings and Queens of eras past would have only dreamed of such a thing. Unlike regular taps, which are assembled with the sink, the corresponding taps are almost inconspicuously placed on the right hand side. You can just imagine that your guests will spend at least five minutes extra in your bathroom as they try to figure out where the taps are!

Minimalist marvels

modern Bathroom by Ramon Soler
Ramon Soler

Kuatro Cascada

Ramon Soler

Here, we can see a minimalist design which employs great water saving features. But in addition to its unique design, Ramon Soler promises quality—every faucet receives a five years guarantee.

Do you have a problem with a leaky tap? We have a solution to help control that infuriating drip-drip sound while you wait for the next available appointment with your plumber. Tie a piece of string to the faucet that is long enough to touch the basin. Instead of dripping, it will catch on the string and eliminate that sound which can plague our sleep time.

The jewel in the bathroom

modern Kitchen by Griferias Maier
Griferias Maier

Muse Diamond

Griferias Maier

For over 25 years, the Spanish company Griferias Maier, has produced quality fittings for the bathroom and the kitchen. Through a collaboration with Swarovski, a particularly outstanding collection has emerged—The Muse Diamond Collection. The head of this fitting was adorned with a large Swarovski crystal. You can just imagine.. Once the light hits the tap, the water will just dazzle. 

A stylish duo

THG Paris has created bathroom fixtures for over 50 years, and in collaboration with renowned designers, they created the Collection O. Here, you can see a minimalist approach to bathroom design, with polished taps jutting out from the wall. This example is certainly a far cry from the double handed taps we see in our grandmas house! The big basin, with its strict geometry and wide mouth, ensures all water will be kept inside the sink, and not on the surrounding bench top!

Which fitting do you like best? We’re curious to know!
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