Taps are an essential element both in the bathroom and in the kitchen. And not only because of its great decorative capacity, but also because make your life easier and help you save water. So don’t hesitate any longer and go ahead and renew the faucets in the kitchen or bathroom (or both) and you’ll see what change.
Have good, beautiful, new faucets at home that work perfectly and that also help you to control water and energy expenditure is very important. Therefore, today we want to give some guidelines of interest to all those whose faucets need a total change. We tell you point by point why it is convenient to renew the faucet and how to do it successfully.
Design and finish, the keys when it comes to renewing the faucets
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One of your faucets may be leaking or no longer working as it should, but it may also be that are old, old-fashioned or with a deteriorated appearance. Whatever the reason, there are times when it is absolutely necessary to renovate the bathroom or kitchen faucets.
In the case of the kitchen it is only one tap, but in the bathroom the thing changes and we will have to invest in 2 or 3 new taps. That’s why it’s so important know how to choose the ones that are most convenient for us, for both aesthetics and performance.
In terms of design and finish, it is best to choose a line according to the rest of the decoration of the space. There are faucets of all styles, from the most avant-garde to the classic or retro air. They can be single-lever or two-lever. The former are more comfortable to use, and the latter more decorative in certain cases, especially in rustic or classic spaces.
When it comes to finishing, when it comes to renewing the faucet, you have different options to choose from. Chrome is very versatile and look good in bathrooms and kitchens of all styles. The enameled colors, or finishes in black, are more modern and gold are more classic. They can be in gloss, matt, etc.
Choose the ones that save the most
But in addition to design and aesthetics, it is also important to consider the water savings that will help us achieve. It is very important that when we go to renew the faucet, we choose models equipped with water-saving mechanisms.
The single-lever taps that save the most water are those of central cold opening, especially hot water. When you open the tap in the central position, which is where you usually leave the taps when they are closed, the water comes out not warm but cold. In order for the boiler to come out hot, the mixer must be turned to the correct position, which prevents the boiler from turning on when it is not necessary. These taps help you save up to 90% of hot water.
The electronic taps are also an interesting option when it comes to saving water. Those who have a timer can never be left open, as they close on their own when the set time passes. If you choose one of these, choose a model that can be closed by pressing a second time, to avoid wasting water if you no longer need it.
You can also opt for a faucet with a hand detector. Its sensors make it work only when it detects a few hands underneath. They are usually operated with a pillar (or connected to the network).
Other highly efficient taps
If you are going to renew the faucet but the previous models do not completely convince you, you can always choose other faucets that also save water. For example, thermostatic taps are perfect for showering, as you can set the water temperature beforehand. The tap takes an instant to leave it at that temperature, so there is no waste of water or energy. They usually have a temperature limiter to avoid burns.
You can also opt for a staggered opening tap. In them the control has a stop in the middle of the stroke that lets out only half the flow of water, with the consequent saving. To get the full flow just press the stop and you’re done. They can help you save up to 40% of water.
Don’t skimp on quality
When you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom or kitchen faucet, try buy quality models. In the long run you’ll appreciate it, even if you have to make a bigger financial investment now. In addition, you have a wide variety of models and prices to choose from. It avoids the cheapest and demands a minimum of quality.
If you buy single-lever taps, opt for those with ceramic cartridges, which are much more resistant and durable. On the bimando, make sure they have a plunger with a rubber disc coated with stainless steel. Or the ones with ceramic clasp frames. They’ll give you less trouble and stoically withstand the passage of time.
The most important thing when you decide to renew your faucet is to know how to choose quality faucets that are decorative, and that also help you save water and energy. Something that is possible today.
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