A great basin tap is a bathroom staple.
You might have dreamy vanity units, high-tech lighting and every last contemporary feature, but without a good tap, your bathroom will never reach its true potential - it really is that important.
Whilst we know that the costs of redoing your bathroom can add up quicker than you can say ‘I need a freestanding Victorian bath’ - quality basin taps just don’t need to be costly. With so many to choose from and in so many styles, we really are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect basin tap on a budget.
Without further ado, here’s our top 10 basin taps for under £50.
First up we’ve got the Vellamo Twist Basin Mixer Tap, a product whose praises we can’t quite sing enough. Smooth, elegant, modern and fuss-free, this tap is a must have if you need something that pairs well with simply everything. The Vellamo Twist collection of modern basin taps is one of our bestselling ranges thanks to their durability, style and affordability, whilst matching bath taps allow you to coordinate your bathroom like the interior design guru you truly are.
What’s included with it? This monobloc basin tap comes with a free slotted basin waste, flexible tap connectors and fittings, high quality chrome-plated brassware, and a stylish and simple single lever design. The quarter turn mechanism of the ceramic disc cartridges ensures the tap is easy to operate, and it also comes with a 10-year guarantee.
Whilst we love this tap in a minimalist styled bathroom, it’s extremely versatile and will certainly look at home in virtually any bathroom design.
Next up we’ve got another Vellamo mono basin tap - the Forte Basin Mixer which also includes a free, slotted clicker waste. This is another high-quality Vellamo product with a slightly more modern design than the Twist tap by featuring sharp angles and clean lines.
The Forte range is one of Tap Warehouse’s best sellers thanks to its beautifully sleek feel and ease of use. This wash basin tap comes with ceramic disc technology and a high-shine chrome finish. It’s suitable for all water systems, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
To say that we love the Vellamo Venta Waterfall Basin Tap would be an understatement. We adore this waterfall basin mixer tap and also we think there isn’t a single bathroom it can’t transform.
At £44.99, the Venta Waterfall is still well under the £50 budget, but boy does it feel more expensive. Waterfall mixer taps are truly stunning, creating a beautiful statement with cascading water. Pair this model with a waterfall bath tap and you’ve got a bathroom to be truly proud of.
In terms of features, the Venta ticks all the boxes - ceramic disc technology, quarter turn operation, stunning chrome finish and a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee. There’s really nothing not to love, although we should note that it requires 0.5 bar minimum water pressure. If you’re not sure what water pressure you have in your home, check out this complete guide to give you the full rundown.
The Vellamo Reve Waterfall Basin Tap epitomises stunning, modern brassware. It’s durable, modern and surprisingly affordable, given its luxurious feel.
This waterfall tap comes with a clicker waste meaning there’s no need to purchase one separately. To look at, it’s bold and modern, pairing beautifully with a minimalist style room. Like all Vellamo products, it boasts ceramic disc technology, stunning chrome-plated brass, and an easy quarter-turn to switch the water flow on and off. The Reve also comes with a lifetime guarantee for peace of mind.
Smaller basins need a smaller tap, and the Vellamo Quadro is just the ticket. Neat and compact yet far from boring, the Vellamo Quadro is one of Tap Warehouse’s best-selling cloakroom taps, adding style and substance to smaller basins with its chunky yet compact feel.
This cloakroom tap includes a click-clack basin waste and you guessed it - ceramic disc technology, chrome-plated brass and a lifetime guarantee. At £39.99 it’s well under the £50 budget, and requires no extra purchases. Ideal.
One of our favourites on the list, the Vellamo City Waterfall Basin Mixer is part of the City collection - a versatile brassware range all featuring cascading, waterfall spouts. This contemporary bathroom tap is a true winner when it comes to the much-loved waterfall spout, and it’s a great option for smaller basins or cloakrooms.
Premium-quality brassware, 0.2 bar minimum required pressure, a free slotted clicker waste and a 10-year guarantee. For something that oozes charm and style yet doesn’t take up too much room, this Vellamo City small basin tap is a great option.
Something a little different from the rest; the Mayfair Series C Basin Pillar Taps which we’re huge fans of for a number of reasons. Whilst we love a mono mixer tap for their ease of use and ability to get that perfect temperature within seconds, there’s something just so satisfying about a pair of pillar taps mounted to your wash basin. Yes, they are marginally less convenient, but they are just so charming, especially when paired with similar looking bath taps.
As a brand, Mayfair are reputable and known for their high-quality, with stylish products at fantastic prices. This particular set has a quarter turn mechanism, ceramic disc cartridges, and a lovely chrome finish. You will need to purchase an additional basin waste however.
For the ultimate in contemporary style, the Twist Tall Basin Mixer is perfect to use with a countertop basin mounted atop a bathroom vanity unit. This immaculately simple mixer sits behind the basin, stylishly stretching over it to create that boutique spa feel right at home.
At £39.99, this extended basin mixer is more than affordable. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee, effortlessly lever operation and high-quality chrome finish. A clicker waste will need to be purchased separately, although Tap Warehouse has an array of inexpensive options. This particular design does require a 0.5 bar minimum pressure too, so make sure your water pressure is up to the task before adding it to your bathroom wish-list!
For something timeless and traditional, you can’t go wrong with the Butler & Rose Carlton Basin Mono Mixer. Resting perfectly in any period bathroom, this basin tap pairs perfectly with other traditional features – perhaps a freestanding roll-top bath or a vintage Victorian vanity unit.
This traditional basin mixer tap is made from solid brass with a stunning chrome plated finish. It requires 0.2 bar minimum pressure and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Pair with the matching bath filler to up the ante on your Victorian bathroom even more!
Alright, so they’re not technically under £50, but this pair of basin taps are so beautiful we couldn’t not include them. The Hudson Reed Black Topaz Lever Basin Taps make a serious style statement and will certainly make your bathroom the talk of the town. The black accented handles look stunning paired with smooth, polished chrome, whilst the quarter turn ceramic disc valves make this tap effortless and, dare we say it, an absolute joy to use.
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