Looking to shake things up in the kitchen but you aren't ready for a full renovation? You may want to change your kitchen tap for a number of reasons. It may not be working efficiently or you might want to update and refresh your kitchen. You don't have to wait for your tap to leak before you spring for an upgrade. While sinks might not seem like the most beautiful item in the kitchen, swapping outdated fixtures for sparkly new ones can not only add style to your counter, it has to be practical too.
Here’s a straightforward guide in 3 easy steps with a little planning for the two hard-working household essentials;
Start off by taking accurate measurements of the current cut-out sink and holes to ensure that your new sink will fit on the kitchen top. When looking at buying a new sink, keep in mind that the wider and deep the sink is the more ideal it is for you. Look out for sinks with corners that are not right angled for ease of cleaning. Stainless steel sinks at grade 304 or greater are an obvious choice for a kitchen sink because of several advantages such as; easy clean-up, scratches are less evident, most durable and has a sleek design.
Consider the look of your kitchen together with the function needed when choosing to replace your tap.
- A pull out tap gives you a greater reach around the sink – ideal for anyone who has a very wide kitchen sink which has one big bowl.
- A two-in-one kitchen tap can incorporate potable water into one beautiful spout – ideal for clean, drinkable water. A great solution for anyone living in an apartment or parking is a problem, not having to buy bottles of water every time.
- A catering style mixer gives you a great look to your kitchen – ideal for anyone who loves cooking and overhead space over your sink area is not an issue. This is the home chef's most professional looking kitchen mixer, ideal for sinks on an island or against a big window to enhance your kitchen!
Before you disconnect the pipework, make a note of which supply pipe is hot and which side is cold. The easiest way to do this is by labelling a piece of masking tape and attaching to the pipe. Most kitchen taps come with flexible hoses that only need tightening by hand, and also the quick release nut which attaches the tap to the sink or worktop very easily without any tools required. The sinks, usually come with their own clips which will be attached to the worktop to give you a strong grip and hold. Therefore a plumber isn't even required!
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