As the way we live has evolved, so too have our tastes in design. And never more so when it comes to our homes.
People don’t want dull, functional spaces. Instead, they demand stylish, beautiful rooms that look and feel indulgent. Indeed today, reflective design – which creates an emotional bond – has never been more important. Because in 2020, people care about what the products they choose say about them, especially with so many of us sharing pictures of our homes on Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Product design vs. functionality
Nevertheless, while aesthetics is essential, rooms also have to function beautifully and work for the people who use them. It doesn’t matter how good something looks if it is difficult to use. People want to be able to do whatever they need to do as quickly as possible.
But is it achievable to strike the right balance?
Absolutely! Take Apple for example; not only did Steve Jobs design user-friendly products, but he also created beautiful designs that people felt emotionally attached to.
Of course, in the heating and plumbing world, we might not be creating iPods and smartphones. But when it comes to mixing usability and fashion the principles are the same. And, in our kitchens and bathrooms, good design starts with one of the most critical parts – the tap.
The perfect blend of style and functionality
When it comes to taps, homeowners don’t have to choose either design or functionality. Yes, taps should work as we need them to, but they should also be attractive to look at.
Using the most advanced technology available, this commitment to style and substance is reflected in our latest range of Francis Pegler taps. This means they meet the highest quality and eco-eﬃciency standards.
Here’s just some of the functionality you can expect from our range:
- Delivering real energy savings, our ColdOpen system does not mix hot and cold water. So, it saves on the amount of hot water used. To increase the temperature of the water, you simply turn the handle to the required position
- With stop movement, SuperFix functionality, our taps are set in place and prevented from moving when in use
- With EasyFix tap functionality, taps can be installed by hand, without any tools – quickly and easily
- Save water and money with an aerator and flow straightener for use with high or low water pressure.
- Providing flexibility of water direction, our chef taps boast a pull-out spout that looks greats and is smooth and robust to use.
A new range of taps
Last year, STH Westco was proud to add several new ranges to our extensive portfolio – including Performa, Mercia, and more recently the iconic Francis Pegler taps.
In particular, the Francis Pegler brand is well known within the industry, with luxury taps that are renowned for combining innovative and functional designs with cutting-edge technology. Supported by an industry-leading guarantee, our Francis Pegler tap range offers outstanding product reliability and unbeatable value for money. And, when it comes to design, our stunning new colour range is the perfect blend of style and substance for modern kitchens.
Helping our customers
To give consumers what they want, and to boost sales and customer satisfaction, it’s vital that developers, installers and merchants keep on-top with the latest kitchen design trends. If you want to get your hands on the latest range of Francis Pegler taps, contact your ASM today.