We all have taken water for granted for so long. This past few weeks Carlow town has been teeming with high vis vests & orange barriers as we gear up for another financial battering & pay for our water.

We’ll be thinking of dishwashers & washing machines shortly on this blog but for now let’s talk taps.

Most people pick their tap based on aesthetics only… Do you want a single lever, a dual lever, chrome, stainless, with a spray or without. One aspect often forgotten is water pressure… some taps require more pressure than the average Irish bungalow can muster.

But, leave aside the aesthetics for a minute. In June 2014 the EPA published facts that stated that 30% of PRIVATE WELLS HAVE E COLI. Isn’t that a scary thought??? This causes illness… particularly to young children, the elderly & people with compromised immune systems.

So instead of aesthetics if you’ve got your own well maybe a filter tap might be a good investment for your health.

Another trend being discussed in the kitchen magazines is the boiling water tap. It’s a “must have” according to some writers. I’m not entirely sure that I could justify the cost… but it’s quite a gadget & you’d never again have to boil the kettle. I think I’d miss the process… the anticipation as the steam gathers momentum… the leaves fermenting & turning water into the fixer of every upset…”sure we’ll boil the kettle for a cup of tea”

Have a great week… and if you’re after a tap give us a bell or drop us a line to [email protected] & we can email you our choices & picks.

Newhaven Kitchens

Newhaven Kitchens & Bedrooms have designed and built bespoke kitchens of every style, size and shape. Come and see how we can help you get the kitchen of your dreams.

Mmm! Cookies...

Our website uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. We'll assume you're ok with this if you stay