Choosing the Right Tap for Your Kitchen

Choosing the Right Tap for Your Kitchen

Sep 13, 2021

Whether you’re updating an existing design or starting from scratch, one of the most important elements of a kitchen is the tap.


This essential piece of hardware is not only a practical everyday item, but it can also have a big impact on the finished look and feel of your room.  Perrin & Rowe has everything you need to create the ultimate classic or contemporary feel.  From instant hot water taps to filtration models, rinses and 3-in-1 designs.  Choose from curvaceous or geometric designs, traditional detailing or modern arcs of beauty, which are all crafted and polished by hand by our incredible team of artisans in the UK.

Perrin & Rowe Athenian Sink Mixer and Rinse in Aged Brass as seen in interior designer Laura Butler-Madden’s holiday home kitchen. Photo credit Patrick Butler-Madden.

For instant hot water whenever you need it, our range of 3-in-1 instant hot water taps provide up to 98°C steaming hot filtered water instantly, ideal for cooking and making hot drinks along with standard hot and cold water.  Say goodbye to the kettle, free up space on the worksurface and enjoy the energy efficient benefits of this essential piece of kit.  An intelligent Anti-Scald locking mechanism ensures that steaming water cannot accidentally be dispensed, while the premium nano-technology cartridge not only filters the water but prevents limescale build up as well.   We have a wide selection to choose from including 3-in-1 models, standalone dispensers as well as mini versions to match all our sink mixer styles.

Perrin & Rowe Armstrong 3-in-1 Instant Hot Tap in Polished Brass.

Filtration taps are another great addition to the kitchen.  And a sustainable one, too.  We combine cutting-edge technology with timeless design for fresh filtered water that will reduce single plastic use.  Water tastes clean and pure and it’s perfect for drinking, refilling reusable bottles, making tea and coffee or cooking.  The Filtration collection comes in seven designs with the option of a side rinse for added convenience.  Our latest model is Armstrong with its timeless industrial look, which includes a new Mini design to provide you with instant hot as well as cold filtered water from one tap.

Perrin & Rowe Picardie Mixer with Filtration in Nickel.Perrin & Rowe Picardie Mixer with Filtration in Nickel.

Some of our designs also come with the added benefit of a side or pull down rinse.  The Instant Hot range for instance now comes with a rinse to make this kitchen sink staple even more versatile.  With patented technology, it’s ideal for cleaning and filling large pots and pans.  There’s also a collection of Pull-Down Rinse Mixer taps.  This is perfect for those with limited workspace.  The retractable hand spray can be used for cleaning the sink, washing fruit and vegetables and filling pots with water.

Perrin & Rowe Ionian Mixer with Side Rinse and Parthian Mini Instant Hot Tap, all in Aged Brass. Photo: Sandra Baker – The Idle Hands 

Perrin & Rowe Ionian Mixer and Rinse in Aged Brass as seen in @gettingstuffdoneinheels utility room

For even more kitchen convenience, our innovative Pot Filler is a must.  A well-established necessity in the United States, pot fillers are now increasingly requested for British homes for installation above the cooker or hob.  Its fully extended reach is great for quick and easy access to water for filling pots and after use you can simply fold it flat against the wall.  A great idea for families with young children and for saving space in a small kitchen.  Choose from sleek lever or classic crosstop handles to suit your scheme.

Perrin & Rowe Pot Filler in Aged Brass, as seen in the CAST – by the London Joinery Co. Showroom. Photo: Chris Reeve

Whatever style and design your kitchen, there is sure to be a Perrin & Rowe tap to suit.  We have eight stunning finishes for all our brassware.  There’s Chrome, Nickel and Pewter, Gold and English Bronze, along with living finishes Polished Brass, Satin Brass and Aged Brass.  Deliberately unlacquered, these brass finishes will take on a unique patina over time and are becoming increasingly popular for a wide range of kitchen designs – head over to our Instagram page to see more.

To complement your new kitchen tap, explore Shaws of Darwen sinks.  These fireclay designs are handcrafted in Britain using traditional techniques.  Suitable for both modern and classic interiors, choose from Original, Contemporary, Inset and Undermount collections for the perfect partner to your Perrin & Rowe tap.

Perrin & Rowe Armstrong Mixer with Pulldown Rinse in Aged Brass with the Shaws of Darwen Ribchester Fireclay Sink. Picture via Hush Kitchens 

You can download a copy of our brochures here to see all the options for your kitchen and find your nearest retailer too.  For even more inspiration head to our Pinterest account.