Whether modern and cool, playful and nostalgic or understatedly elegant - the interplay between sink and mixer tap plays a decisive role in determining the atmosphere of your kitchen. Get in tune with our practical tips design of your kitchen mixer tap to the sink area and find out what you should pay attention to in terms of installation and later use.

Practical aspects when choosing a sink and tap

When choosing a new kitchen mixer tap for your built-in sink, you should also consider practicality as well as your own taste. For example, if you have a shallow and small sink, you should choose a low mixer tap. In this case, an elegant and high mixer tap may look aesthetically pleasing, but it has the disadvantage that water splashes onto the worktop due to the drop height. You should therefore choose a low kitchen mixer tap for a small sink or a high mixer tap for a deep and large sink.

Position the fitting correctly

If you want to integrate a very large sink or even a double sink into your kitchen design, you should choose a pull-out spout for the mixer tap. Increasing the radius of action in this way allows you to easily reach all areas of the sink. The next step is to decide where you want to position the mixer tap. If you regularly use two sinks, it makes sense to install the kitchen mixer tap in the centre between the two sinks, i.e. on the side of the main sink. If you generally use the main bowl, position the mixer tap in the centre of this bowl and use a pull-out drawer to reach all areas of the second sink.

A pull-out drawer gives you even more flexibility with two sinks.

In this case, choose a built-in sink with a battery bank. The kitchen tap is integrated into the edge of the sink so that any water that runs off it does not end up on the worktop.

If you have two bowls in your sink, it is advisable to fit the mixer tap in the centre.

When choosing a new mixer tap, also pay attention to the nature of the worktop. If it is made of solid wood or another open-pored material, water should not splash onto the worktop as this can damage the material.

Perfect interplay of sink and tap

When combining the sink and mixer tap, you should also consider the effect you want to create. For a harmonious look, it is best to choose a kitchen mixer tap that matches the built-in sink in terms of colour and material. The Silgranit and ceramic colours from the BLANCO LINUS range, for example, are ideal for this. Here, the taps merge seamlessly with the Silgranit bowls, giving the sink area a modern and balanced character.

The BLANCO LANORA fits into your home with its minimalist design.

If you have opted for a sink with a flat, almost flush rim, a minimalist mixer tap such as the BLANCO LANORA is the right choice for you. Here, the coordinated sink and mixer tap take a back seat in order to give space to other kitchen details. Trendy country-style sinks, on the other hand, really come into their own with a mixer tap such as the BLANCO LIVIA, which takes the playful character of the historic sinks and interprets it in a modern way.

Narrow taps can also be combined with any sink.

How the installation runs smoothly

In principle, the mixer tap and built-in sink should not only match visually, but also functionally. It is therefore very practical that thetap holesof the BLANCO sinks have adiameter of 35 mmand therefore fit perfectly with the BLANCO mixer taps.Almost all products can be combined with each other.

With a very narrow sink rim, it is particularly important that the mixer tap is mounted stably. Stabilising plates, which you should have to hand during installation, help with this. With a BLANCO Silgranit sink, you have to knock out the tap hole yourself.However, this can be done quickly with the right tools.