Small bathroom remodel with black taps
In the world of interior design, black taps have emerged as a captivating trend that effortlessly combines modern sophistication with timeless aesthetics.
In our latest blog post, we delve into the allure of black taps and how they can transform your bathroom into a haven of style and luxury. From their visual impact to practical considerations, we'll explore everything you need to know to make an informed decision about incorporating black taps into your bathroom design.
Get ready to unlock the secrets of this chic bathroom accessory and elevate your space to a new level of elegance.
Are black taps good for a bathroom remodel?
The choice of whether black taps are good for your bathroom remodel depends on your personal preferences and the overall design and color scheme of your bathroom. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if black taps are a good fit for your bathroom:
Aesthetics: Black taps can add a contemporary and stylish look to your bathroom. They can complement a variety of design styles, including modern, industrial, and minimalist. If you prefer a sleek and sophisticated appearance, black taps might be a good choice.
Color scheme: Consider the color scheme of your bathroom. Black taps can work well with a monochromatic color palette, especially if you have white or light-colored fixtures and tiles. They can create a striking contrast and serve as a focal point in the room.
Maintenance: Keep in mind that black taps may require more maintenance than traditional chrome or stainless steel taps. Water spots and fingerprints can be more visible on black surfaces, so you may need to clean them more frequently to maintain their appearance.
Durability: Look for high-quality black taps that are made to withstand daily use. Check for finishes that are resistant to corrosion and tarnishing to ensure your taps will last.
Compatibility: Ensure that the black taps you choose are compatible with your existing plumbing and sink or bathtub fixtures. Consider the size and style of the taps to make sure they fit well with your bathroom's layout.
Budget: Black taps can vary in price, so consider your budget when making your selection. Higher-end black taps may offer better durability and features, but there are also budget-friendly options available.
Personal preference: Ultimately, the decision should align with your personal taste and the overall look you want to achieve in your bathroom. Take your time to browse different options and choose taps that you find visually appealing and functional.
In summary, black taps can be a good choice for the bathroom if they align with your design preferences, maintenance expectations, and budget. It's essential to consider how they fit into the overall design and functionality of your bathroom before making a decision.
Black bathroom tap suppliers - QS Supplies
Why not give a go to QS Supplies, Joseph Miles range, which is part of their 'Minimalist' collection? Joseph Miles is the perfect design for those who are looking to create an industrial-inspired bathroom while keeping the element of luxury at the forefront. They are solid brass in a matt black powder-coated finish.
How much do they cost?
Total cost for a basin mixer tap (£88.54) + a countertop mixer tap (£103.41) + a bath tap (£163.78) + a black waste (£19.24) or a total of £375.97 = for two bathrooms.
Black bathroom tap suppliers - Methven
At Methven they're all about making water amazing. It’s what they have done since 1886 and today they are world-renowned for award-winning showers, taps and valves, with quality, durability, and superb craftsmanship guaranteed. They spend a great deal of time and effort on research and development to improve their products.
We used black taps from the Methven matt black collection in this bathroom remodel.
Black bathroom tap suppliers - Lusso Stone
Next up let's have a look at LUSSO STONE. It was February 2017 when I was airing my frustration while searching for a bathtub (for... the future bathroom reno, at the time) that one of their reps messaged me on Houzz and the next thing you know, they had sent across samples of their stone resin sinks. I saw the sinks, loved them and their taps were not half bad either, you know?
How much do they cost?
Total cost for a wall mounted basin tap + a sink mounted mixer tap + a bath mixer valve and spout + a shower set with shower head, valve and handset: = around £1,200 (products for one ensuite and one family bathroom).
Black bathroom tap suppliers - Crosswater
Another really strong brand that is loved by interior designers is undoubtedly CROSSWATER. Their MPRO matt black monobloc basin tap comes in a knurled design, if you want something 'extra', and has a fixed spout with a 12cm projection. At £279, it is almost double the price of a Lusso Stone Basin mounted tap.
How much do they cost?
Total cost for a wall mounted basin tap (£329) + a sink mounted mixer tap (£239) + a bath shower freestanding mixer (£819) + a shower handset with hose and bracket (£145) a 200mm shower head (£179) which also needs an arm (sold separately, ceiling £75 or wall mounted £79) together with a 2 outlet shower valve (£449), or a total of £2,235 = for two bathrooms.
Use black taps for added drama in your decor
Black bathroom taps are dramatic but playing with a mostly monochromatic palette makes the look simplistic and easy to live with. You add a few pieces but keep the look overall simple and you end up with a modern-looking bathroom.
This pic (shot beautifully by Cate St Hill for her blog post on Frama Store Copenhagen) shows black taps against a polished cement or tadelact wall. Yes, this looks slightly bohemian but a non-tiled wall would feel bohemian no matter the colour of taps. So it's the rest of the decor that makes the look feel bohemian and not the tap colour itself.
Above, black taps in Frama Store, by Cate St Hill .
In comparison, use the black taps in a monochromatic decor and the result is modern and fresh.
Photography: Brooke Holm, Rose House
Black bathroom tap suppliers - Victoria Plumbing
If like the look but are on a very strict budget, you can try options offered on Victoria Plumbing where you can find the Turin Modern Black Basin Mono Mixer Tap - BLT7132, for £79.99. The Turin comes with a 5-year guarantee. If you prefer the round taps, then the Arezzo line is the one for you.
If you prefer the round taps, then the Arezzo line on Victorian Plumbing is the one for you.
Black bathroom tap sources
Joseph Miles - www.qssupplies.co.uk
Methven - www.methven.com
Lusso Stone - www.lussostone.com
Crosswater MPRO - www.drench.co.uk
Arezzo - www.victorianplumbing.co.uk
Mode Spencer - www.victoriaplum.co.uk
Tre Mercati - www.victorianplumbing.co.uk
Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.
Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.