When you multitask in a busy kitchen, they're really easy to set to your desired temperature and operate with one hand. “This makes them more economical,” says Cameron Kenny, managing director of architectural hardware company Barber Industries.
The installation for a mixer tap and a three-piece tap set is different, which means that if you live in an older home and the plumbing can't be changed, you may need to stick to a three-piece design. “ Always check with your licensed plumber before making the decision to change the plumbing configurations,” says Josh.
“If you're replacing a tap, it will be more cost-effective to opt for a similar design and avoid additional costs to move pipework.” Miser magic Curved, square or in between, you won't run hot and cold.
Top picks (clockwise from left) Clark 'Cross' wall sink set, $145, Cooks Plumbing Supplies. Colored tap ware is usually either electroplated or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), which works by a vacuum system embedding metal with a certain finish.
“If you’re in a coastal area or putting tap ware outdoors, steer clear of colors or chrome,” says Josh. Top picks (from left) Zip 'Hydrogen Arc' boiling, chilled and sparkling filtered water tap, $5445, Winning Appliances.
“You should change the filters every six to 12 months, as this will ensure the quality of your water is maintained and the flow rate isn’t affected,” says Natalie. Top picks (from left) 'Vivid' slimline gooseneck sink mixer, $345.60, Phoenix Tap ware.
Taps must be watermarked and Celebrated (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme) in order for a plumber to legally install them. If they aren’t, they won’t be covered by insurance in the event of damage being caused by the tap.
“Where taps like these come into their own is in a larger kitchen or on a generous island bench, where they can assume their rightful role as design centerpiece,” says Luke. A chrome mixer from Astral Walker is a subtle choice in the neutral kitchen of this revamped Bond duplex.
Think about how your mixer will fit in with the materials and design of your kitchen and home (you might want to source your bathroom and laundry taps from the same range). Alisa and Sandra used a Zip Hydrogen mixer in the kitchen of their heritage renovation in Albert Park.
Zip's market-leading Hydrogen Celsius All In One tap costs from $6495 and delivers instant filtered, boiling, chilled and sparkling water, combined with regular hot- and cold-water options for washing up. The manufacturer claims the tap will remove taste, odor, dirt, contaminants and heavy metals from your drinking water.
Armando Vicar Calais sink mixer in Chrome (4-star Well rating), from $582, Away Australia. Sink tap ware needs to be stylish, strong and affordable but with pullout sprays and 360 degree movement you can take kitchen taps to the next level.
For instance, if you cook for a large family or you entertain a lot you may be using big pots. The Han um or Messi provide a stylish tall tap that will easily fit over your pots.
For those who are serious about their kitchen design, this high quality Scion pullout tap will add a professional dimension to your installation. Made to the strictest of quality standards, this kitchenmixertap features a 360° swivel spout with pullout nylon braided kink-resistant hose, complete with 3 spray functions.
Whilst all our products pass strict quality standards, on very rare occasions you may find an item arrives damaged. Once the damage has been confirmed, we'll ensure it's replaced free of charge, and with the minimum of fuss.
Finished in stunning chrome, this tap will shimmer above your sink for many years after purchase. To check if your area applies for free delivery, just enter your postcode or suburb on any product page.
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During checkout, you’ll have the ability to select a day for delivery that best suits you. If you order a small product, it will be shipped using Australia Post.
Not because we plan on taking it and reselling it, but because we’re just awesome people and would rather see it recycled safely. This depends on a couple of things, being if we have any stock available in your local area, and if we can actually deliver to your postcode.
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The warranty period will vary from 1 to 5 years, depending on the manufacturer and product. If your new purchase ever needs any technical attention during the warranty period, all you need to do is give us a call or for faster turn around send a request, and we will take care of the rest.