Interior designer advises on the choice of kitchen battery
When designing the arrangement of the kitchen, experts are guided not only by aesthetic qualities, but above all – functionality. A well-chosen kitchen mixer, with vanguard design line, is a distinct decorative element, that emphasizes the character of the interior, being its integral part of it.
The kitchen arrangement should be based on the choice of the highest quality materials, adapted to individual preferences of users. In the wide range available on the market there are not only stainless steel, chrome batteries, granite and ceramic models, but also decorative batteries, such as single coat, satin, patinated or gilded. Modern models also have additional equipment: temperature indicator, lighting, detergent dispenser or water filter.
The most popular are the standing batteries that are mounted on the worktop or on the periphery of the sink. They allow you to avoid violation of structure of the wall by connecting to an installation. Remember to select a model with the appropriate rotation. The standard battery rotation is 120 °. Meanwhile, modern models can reach up to 360°. 90° rotation range will suffice for single-chamber sinks.
Wall batteries are getting less and less popular because they require direct connection to the water system. They need to be taken into account at the early stage of the interior design project and the proper layout of pipes. They are installed at a height of about 25-35 cm.
One or two handles?
Experts recommend to choose one-lever kitchen mixer, which are more practical and facilitate the regulation of temperature and pressure. They allow you to achieve the optimum temperature faster and thus reduce water consumption by up to 40%. They also allow you to perform two actions at the same time.
The height and shape of the tap are dependent on many factors, including: the depth of sink, the way and the frequency of its use. Choose of high tap will allow you to wash large dishes or vases. Please note, however, that too high a tap will cause splashing.
One of the most functional solutions is pull out tap. Its mechanism is based on an extendible flexible shower with a length of up to 1.5 m. Modern batteries are additionally equipped with rotating heads, which should be installed especially with two chambers sinks.
Interior design and ecology
Investing in modern technology can reduce water consumption even several times. Interior designers focus on single lever, thermostatic and non-contact batteries. In the wide range of products available on the market we can find thermostatic devices, which allow the flow of a water stream at the time, when it reaches the desired temperature. They are equipped with knobs that allow control of temperature and pressure.
Batteries containing cap with aerator are already standard, however they reduce water consumption by an average of 15%. By using air, and consequently – a pressure increase, they significantly reduce the amount of water in the stream.
Experts recommend the use of eco-blocks, that provide a gradual start of tap or non-contact batteries, which reduce water consumption to the minimum, thanks to the photocells. The most modern kitchen mixers with eco-pads guarantee savings up to 30-40%. The use of modern technology is not only a growing concern for the environment. The solutions presented above have a positive impact on our wallet.Open modal