Whilst we definitely love tap shopping more than most people, there’s a lot a good tap can bring to your kitchen. Nowadays, kitchen taps are available in a huge array of styles and finishes, and we’ve got nothing but admiration for those who find choosing a kitchen tap an easy job.
A certain contender for the king of kitchen taps is Abode - although this hardly narrows down your options. With a huge array of designs, features and finishes, Abode kitchen taps are a great place to start when it comes to decking out your kitchen. From simple and understated, to full-blown luxury in a boutique rose gold finish - there’s a lot to choose from! Let our guide help you out.
- Althia Mono Mixer Taps
- Aquifier Filtered Water Taps
- Pronteau 3-in-1 Instant Hot Water Taps
- Pronteau 4-in-1 Instant Hot + Filtered Water Taps
A History of Abode
Abode kitchen taps are renowned for their quality, durability and style. Established in 2002, Abode have become one of the UK’s most sought after brands for kitchen and bathroom products. If you already own any of their products - we’re sure you can see why! Tap Warehouse have a huge range of Abode taps available, but with such a selection of options it can seem slightly overwhelming, especially if you are opting for something in different finish to what you’re used to - and custom finishes are sure to make your kitchen stand out from the rest.
What Makes Their Kitchen Taps Different?
Abode kitchen taps are generally top of most tap-enthusiasts’ Christmas list. Why? There is quite literally nothing like them on the market - in terms of finishes, features, quality and value for money.
Abode Althia Single Lever Mono Mixer Taps
The Abode Althia Single Lever Mono Mixer taps are one of our favourites by Abode. They’re stylish, slimline and understated, with just one lever used to adjust both the flow and temperature. The ceramic disc technology prevents drips and increases durability, while the flexi-tail connectors ensure easy and stress-fee installation.
Finally, the taps are space saving. The modern, slimline design frees up plenty of space around the sink and the understated design means they suit virtually any kitchen. The variety of tap finishes means you can choose that one that suits your kitchen and preference best. All taps require a minimum of 0.75 bar water pressure.
The matt black Althia kitchen tap is one of our favourites. Eye catching and effortlessly modern, this tap looks at home in both a monochrome styled kitchen or somewhere with a pop of colour. Matt black is one of our favourite kitchen tap finishes, subtle, elegant and luxurious. This model costs £189.99 and comes with a 5-year guarantee from Abode.
Naturally charming, this urban copper kitchen tap is a little more standout than the matt black version. That’s not to say it’s difficult to style however, with copper finishes now readily available, you’ll have no bother finding other kitchen appliances to match your beautiful urban copper tap. This urban copper kitchen tap by Abode is stylish and luxurious, again costing £189.99 and a 5-year guarantee.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that rose gold is in, and this rose gold Abode Althia mixer tap is all you need to start embracing one of 2018’s biggest trends. The modern slimline design is stylish and space-saving, while the single lever control ensures ease of use. Ceramic disc technology prevents drips and saves your water bill, and the price is another bargain - costing £189.99.
The final finish for the Althia mixer tap is graphite, another you may not have thought of for your kitchen. Graphite is stylish and minimalist, helping to give your kitchen that designer feel with minimal fuss. Like all the Althia range, this tap costs an affordable £189.99.
Abode Aquifier Filtered Water Taps
If you feel like ‘splashing’ out on something a little more luxurious (sorry), the Abode Atlas Aquifier is a stunning choice. We don’t know about you, but we certainly don’t have the time nor the patience to wait for the cold water - plus it’s not great for the environment to have the tap running for hours on end, and the Abode Aquifier filtered water taps rids us of that stress.
This kitchen tap has two stylish and symmetrical handles, one of which will instantly dispense cold, filtered water. The brushed nickel finish is bang on trend, making this tap an attractive and aesthetically pleasing addition to your kitchen, while the chrome Atlas kitchen tap option is sleek and simple.
When it comes to ease of installation, this tap ticks all the boxes. It includes an installation kit and filter cartridge, as well as ceramic disc technology to prevent trips. We recommend purchasing the Abode Rapid-Fit plumbing kit and the Abode Replacement Filter Cartridge alongside the Atlas Aquifier. At £329.99 this tap is a great price for cool, filtered water whenever you want it.
The Triana Aquifier is one of the best of the Abode range. Turn the black collar to dispense instant cold, filtered water - no waiting around while the tap runs! And we’re not the only ones who rate the Atlas. This model was winner of the ‘Designer’ magazine’s most Innovative Product award! Like the Atlas, the Triana includes an installation kit and filter cartridge, although purchasing a replacement is recommended. It also comes with a 5-year guarantee and a slightly more expensive £369.99 price tag.
Abode Pronteau Taps
Next on the list we’ve got the stunning Abode Pronteau taps, Abode’s signature range and available in either a 3-in-1 hot water or 4-in-1 hot and filtered water models. Both are excellent choices, and there’s a range of different finishes and styles to suit your kitchen.
3-in-1 Instant Hot Water Taps
There are two options for the Pronteau 3-in-1 kitchen taps, either the Prostream or Prostyle. Both are available in a wide range of beautiful finishes, and each bring a slightly different look to your kitchen.
Prostream (Curved Spout)
The Prostream 3-in-1 is a solid choice all round, available in 5 finishes. The urban copper finish makes a style statement, chrome kitchen taps are classic and minimalist, graphite will give your kitchen that designer feel while brushed nickel is effortlessly elegant. Finally, matt black kitchen taps are wonderfully eye-catching. All great choices, the only hard part is deciding which one to go for!
The Pronteau Prostream model starts at £649.99 for the chrome version and we can assure you, the price is more than worth it. With the Prostream kitchen taps you can enjoy instant 98 degree filtered water at the turn of a handle - that means no more waiting around for the kettle to boil! And you needn’t worry about safety, the dual stage safety handle mechanism will ensure peace of mind, even with the kids around!
The filter features are specifically engineered for hot water applications, reducing the taste of chlorine and other nasty tastes, although we recommend replacing your Abode filter every 6-12 months.
Finally, the Prostream comes with a PROBOIL2 boiler system, an anti-splash aerator and 360-degree swivel spout. It’s worth noting this tap requires a minimum of 0.75 bar hot water pressure, and 1.5 bar cold water pressure. Like most Abode products, the tap itself comes with a 5-year guarantee.
Prostyle (Angular Spout)
Another from the Abode Pronteau 3-in-1 range is the Prostyle which boasts all the features of the Prostream and is available in a choice of 5 beautiful finishes. Make the seemingly impossible decision of choosing between a brushed nickel tap finish, urban copper, matt black, chrome or graphite, and enjoy all the luxury this tap has to offer!
Varying slightly in design to the Prostream, the Prostyle offers a slightly more modern look, although it can be styled to suit virtually any style of kitchen. The features are all the same as the Prostream and the Prostyle starts at £649.99 for the chrome finish.
4-in-1 Instant Hot and Filtered Water Taps
If you’re after something even more luxurious, and have the money to spend on a truly top-end tap, look no further than the Abode Pronteau 4-in-1 instant hot and filtered water taps. Available in three different styles, the Profile, Province and the Project, and a range of finishes, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to doing your kitchen proud. Sure, these taps aren’t cheap, but once you experience everything they have to offer, we doubt you’ll regret the purchase!
So, what’s so great about 4-in-1 taps? Well, these taps deliver not only domestic hot and cold, but also ambient and 80-89 degree filtered water. They have all the luxuries of the other Abode taps on this list, plus a lot more. All taps come with a 5-year guarantee and require 0.5 bar water pressure.
First up we’ve got the Profile, available in two different finishes, brushed nickel or chrome, and a choice of mono mixer or 3-hole variation. The Profile is a stunning addition to your kitchen, suiting virtually any design style from timeless and traditional to decadent and designer. The hot water can be easily accessed, using the two Hotkeys, and the 360-degree swivel spout makes this tap both ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing.
Like all Abode taps, it comes with ceramic disc technology to prevent dripping (and save your water bill!), and it also includes a PROBOIL3 boiler system and filter cartridge. Enjoy energy-saving eco modes, a child lock function and no drips or spitting. Plus, you will be notified when the filter needs changing and the tap descaling, although we recommend purchasing a spare Abode filter. The chrome finish costs £1,199.99, and the brushed nickel £1,299.99 - both for the mono mixer variety.
If your kitchen is slightly more traditional, let us introduce the Province. Elegant and timeless, this tap looks at home in any Victorian styled kitchen and again comes in two different finishes - chrome or brushed nickel.
Boasting all the same features as the Profile, including the anti-splash aerator, ceramic disc technology and a thermally insulated spout, the Province should be your go-to if you want something just as luxurious but a little more traditional in design. Pair with other timeless kitchen essentials and you’ve got yourself a room to be proud of! Starting at £1,249.99 for the chrome version.
Last but certainly not least, we’ve got the Project model. Available in both mono mixer and 3 hole variations, the Project tap is sleek and modern, and, you guessed it, comes in a choice of two different finishes - chrome or brushed nickel. The chrome, mono mixer model starts at £1,199.99, while the 3-hole variation in the same chrome finish is the slightly more expensive £1,299.99.
The Project has beautifully clean lines, making it a wonderful addition to a modern or minimalist kitchen. Like all the taps in the Pronteau range, the Project comes with a high-quality boiler system and filter cartridge, with this particular tap delivering up to 50 cups of steaming water per hour - we don’t even think us Brits can get through that much tea!