The quality coloured ones are OK but I'm not sure you'll find those in
the sheds. When we bought the current house, it had a brown sink and
taps. Senior management hated it, plus we needed to swap the kitchen
units around, so I replaced it, putting the brown sink in the garage.
Its been there 20+ years- used for DIY type sink stuff*. The taps have
stood up very well. While I clean them, not to 'kitchen standards', I'm
pretty sure they would clean up almost like new. They must be some good
make, I dread to think what getting spares will be like if they start
*paint, cleaning up after working on cars, clean up after making PCBs,
I am looking for something that I can pick up from a shed
Though there could be some available in store that aren't profiled in the
Unfortunately, I don't have any stores that don't require me to go out of my
way to reach them, so I don't go there just to view.
not much different from what's available in chrome.
Personally I don't want a swan neck tap, but that 80-% of what Wickes offer.
It's got one less digit than I thought it might have :-)
But you are right
I'm not in the market for a 500+ pound tap
200 is too much.
I said to the guy in Wickes today (I went back to revise my sink and tap
choices) "It's a tap I'm buying, not a car"! (and he was in full agreement)
But whilst waiting for him to become free, I was looking at how the metal
taps contrasted with the grey doors and worktops I had selected and decided
that there was a reasonable match, even on a white sink.
So apart from changing it from chrome finish to brushed, for the sake of
expediency I'll living with a metal tap.
Unless Howdens come up with a better offer (which I doubt they will be able
to given their appliance options and stupid single shelf cupboards!)
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