Kitchen tap ideas to upgrade your washing up zone

Spice up your kitchen sink with one of the latest mixers. From modern to traditional models, these taps are available in a huge array of colours and finishes. Ready to find your dream design?

A kitchen tap is without a doubt one of the key elements in any kitchen design, so you need to choose the right one to suit your lifestyle as well as your style.

Apart from helping you prepare fruit and vegetables, wash up after a party, fill up pots, pans, and kettles, or keeping your space crisp and clean, a kitchen tap can also enhance the aesthetic you want to achieve and even make your life a bit easier, too.

traditional mixer with boiling water function for luxurious schemes
Filtrata Clarence 4-in-1 traditional boiling-water tap in Brushed Gold, £795, Lusso

Before you hit purchase…

Whether it’s a single or dual lever solution, with smart features such as pre-set temperatures and fizzy water functions, the tap you pick should suit the needs of your household.

Do you drink copious amounts tea? Then you might want to choose a boiling-water tap to help you save space, time, and energy. This style of tap is top of many renovators’ and interior enthusiasts’ wishlists. Some models deliver a steaming-hot flow at up to 98° while others can reach 100° – goodbye kettle! What’s more, some models also include chilled and even fizzy water features.

Do you have little ones and need a super-safe and low-maintenance solution? Or are you more after the aesthetics and want to make a statement out of your sink area?

Perhaps you love to entertain and need a pro-style tap with a pull-out hose? Make sure to think about your family’s needs in order to find the best-suited kitchen helper.

Bar-style kitchen tap in brass and rose gold with wood level on marble worktop
Canteen one-hole high profile kitchen tap with Oak lever handle and Spray in mixed metals (brass and copper), £5815.20, Waterworks
chrome mixer in pink scheme with green decor
Minta SmartControl dual spray sink mixer in chrome, from £538.99, Grohe

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Don’t forget…

WATER PRESSURE: If this is 0.3 bar or below, you will need a low-pressure kitchen mixer tap to enjoy a strong steady flow.

FILTERS: It’s definitely worth buying a tap with a built-in filter system to reduce limescale buildup, especially if you live in a hard water area.

SIZE: Make sure the spout reaches the centre of your sink so check all measurements carefully – this is especially crucial with a surface-mounted tap.

matt black kitchen tap in Scandi scheme
Front tap in matt black, from £1150, Quooker

From modern to traditional, chrome to colour, we’ve picked some of our favourite kitchen tap ideas to help you find your dream design. Scroll down to explore our shopping edit…

sleek industrial-style mixer in terracotta scheme
Gusto tap, £366, Ideal Standard

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Kitchen tap ideas

warm terracotta, brush brass, and rose gold taps
1. Rose Gold single lever sink mixer, £290, JTP. 2. Tessuto J-spout pull-down nozzle tap in brass, £520, Franke. 3. Althia single lever mixer tap in Terracotta, £269, Abode. 4. Astonian single lever kitchen mixer in Rose Gold, £290, Aston Matthews
matt black, chrome and stainless steel taps
1. Pro Flex 3-in-1 tap in Gun Metal Grey, £799, Wödår. 2. M-Line kitchen sink tap with swivel spout in Brushed Nickel, £420, Real Stone, Tile and Bathroom. 3. Evol-S Pro tap in matt black, £1998, Blanco. 4. Trattoria round kitchen tap, from £445.20, Riobel.

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