Written by Paisley Tedder

Bathroom taps: 7 of the most stylish buys

Sharpen up your bath or sink with a new set of bathroom taps to add a luxe feel or further compliment the design in the room. Here are some of Good Homes’ favourite picks…

Bathroom taps can make a big difference to the look and feel of your space, and simply updating them can give the room a whole new look. It’s a cost effective way to make a powerful difference in your home. Whether you prefer shiny gold, matte black or classic silver, these are some of the best offerings on the market right now…

1. Textured handle

Make a statement by teaming a white ceramic basin with the VOS single lever basin mixer in matt black from JTP. The textured designer handle is a nice touch that gives this tap extra feel appeal while the mono-bloc style is perfect for smaller basins, cloakrooms and en suites.

Black matte taps running water in white basin

Photo: JTP

2. Vintage influence

For a classic finish to a traditional roll-top tub, the Tradition black and brass bath/shower mixer from Aston Matthews is based on an original design from 1905. Shown in unlacquered brass, it’s also available in chrome or nickel and can be polished to keep its sheen or left to tarnish naturally with a characterful patina.

Gold bath tap with black extras

Photo: Aston Matthews

3. Squared edging

In a sleek brushed brass finish, the WIN805 mono basin mixer from Nuie comes with a handy push button waste (sprung plug). Its squared edges give it a contemporary look while ceramic disc technology ensures longevity and smooth operation. Complete the design with a matching shower valve and deck mounted bath filler.

Gold square taps on white basin

Photo: Nuie

4. Easy use

Create a simple monochrome look with a white basin and Britton’s Hoxton basin mixer in matt black. Also available in chrome and brushed brass, its compact design suits small basin ledges or corner basins for cloakrooms and en suites while the single-lever control is easy to use for all ages and abilities.

Black matte sink taps on white basin with black tiles behind

Photo: Britton

5. Italian design

Crosswater’s Union basin mono lever mixer in a brass and brushed black chrome finish is perfect for an industrial-style bathroom. It’s cast, precision machined and polished by Italian artisans with a deck-mounted design (suitable for use with countertop basins). It also comes in a variety of other finishes including chrome, brass, brushed nickel and with colour-contrast details.

Gold sink taps with butterfly tap running water into basin

Photo: Crosswater

6. Luxe look

Burlington’s Riviera 3 hole deck basin mixer in a striking gold finish will bring a luxurious look to any bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite. Also available in chrome, it’s ideal for a classic pedestal basin or wall-hung design as well as vanity units and looks great teamed with marble-effect tiles.

Pink unit basin with gold taps and white basin in marble bathroom

Photo: Burlington

7. Eco friendly

Grohe’s Atrio double-handle basin mixer combines a classic and contemporary look with crosshead handles and subtle H and C markings for hot and cold. The mono-bloc’s high spout arc also swivels through 150˚ for ease of use and it incorporates Eco-joy technology to reduce water flow.

Silver kitchen taps with grey basin and bar of soap

Photo: Grohe