As the most important room in the house, according to a number of recent polls, the kitchen reigns supreme as the ‘heart of the home’. Not only that, but homeowners are more willing to splash the cash to create their perfect space that fits with their modern lifestyle. But, for plumbers to take advantage, they need to stay up to date with trends in kitchen refurbishment.
With the latest figures showing new kitchen installations reaching more than 1.2 million last year, it’s clear that homeowners are increasingly look for quality products that make their kitchens stand out. So, what are the best products to capitalise on the growing consumer focus on kitchen design? Below are a few of our favourites.
A quick fit kitchen
Of all the changes which can be made to a kitchen, one of the most effective and budget-friendly is tap replacement. Many interior trends revolve around period styles and finishes – for example, brushed nickel has become trendy this year.
However, these trends are constantly changing. Homeowners who want to keep their kitchen on trend need a tap which keeps up with the latest interior developments.
With this in mind, plumbers need kitchen taps which can be replaced with minimum fuss, and without a huge additional cost. The typical kitchen tap installation can be fiddly and time-consuming. Getting access to the fitting amidst the bowls, waste, hoses and the carcass of the unit itself can be problematic.
Fortunately, our two-part installation Easyfit taps make this process much simpler. Easyfit kitchen taps are supplied with two isolation valves, meaning the water supply can be isolated without turning it off at the mains, so the tap mechanism can be installed prior to the main body of the tap being fitted.
The base can be fitted first, whilst the tap body can be fitted using a hex key to speed up the installation process. Unlike standard taps, the base is secured from the top.
So, you only need to spend time under the sink to connect the water using the flexible tails included. A speedy install, and an easier tap replacement. Easyfit taps have a common base, so a new body can be fitted in minutes.
Our new range of kitchen sinks was designed specifically to make life easier for plumbers, whilst homeowners can adapt to changing interior trends. The sinks feature a pre-installed Easyfit tap base and pre-fitted flexi tails, meaning any of the 63 Easyfit taps can be fixed to the sink with minimum fuss.
All you need to do is hook up the hose tails, push on the tap, and tighten the grub screw. The range continues our long-held reputation for products that are convenient for plumbers, cutting installation time and simplifying fitting. Every aspect of the installation process has been carefully considered. Everything needed is supplied with the sink; down to the handy full-scale worktop template included with every product in the range.
What’s more, there are no hidden extras or costs. Each sink includes a strainer waste, overflow, pipework and fixings. For complete peace of mind, the sinks have a 25-year guarantee, along with a five-year guarantee on the accompanying Easyfit taps. Plus, a three-year guarantee for the pipework.
With stylish designs, including Ingot, Quartz and Index & Inox, there’s 28 variations across eight ranges, with composite quartz and stainless-steel finishes. All sinks are available in 1.5 and 1.0 bowl variants. A sleek look which hides unsightly water marks – a quality option for any interior.
Hot right now – upgrade with a boiling water tap
In recent years, boiling water taps have become increasingly popular. Until recently, they were pretty expensive. But, with more affordable boiling water taps entering the market, more homeowners are asking for product recommendations.
Bristan’s Rapid 3-in-1 boiling water tap is packaged with everything required for installation. The tap and tails, pressure reducing valve, a filter and a 2.4L capacity tank featuring touch sensitive controls. What’s more, plumbers can feel safe knowing the Rapid 3-in-1 was designed by one of the UK’s foremost tap brands, backed by 40 years of experience in showering and taps.
Hot, cold, and boiling water – it’s all possible with the Rapid 3-in-1. It can be installed with minimal fuss and the tap will replace any existing tap hole. The accompanying tank is compact enough to fit underneath most kitchen worktops, removing the need to make alterations to existing pipework.
To secure repeat business, plumbers can offer ongoing maintenance to their customers by replacing the Rapid 3-in-1 filter every six months. Maintaining water purity and prolonging the product life cycle.
For optimum safety, the Rapid 3-in-1 includes safeguards such as a safe touch spout, minimising the risk of accidental scalding, and a safety button that prevents accidental boiling water distribution. It also comes with a five-year guarantee on the tap and two years for the tank.
As demand for stylish and practical kitchen products continues to grow, installers (and their customers!) can benefit from bringing Bristan into the kitchen.
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