Over the years, the kitchen has slowly transitioned from a purely practical utilitarian zone into a space that takes centre stage in the realm of interior design. That also explains why there has been a rise in manufacturers of kitchen fittings combining form and function into their products. But while achieving this balance can be a difficult process, there’s one brand that has since perfected the balance: hansgrohe. Here’s a closer look at some of these products.
hansgrohe Metris Select two-hole kitchen mixer
With every cooking activity revolving around the sink, hansgrohe believes that this area should be made as fluid and convenient as possible. That’s where their Metris Select two-hole kitchen mixer comes in. As intuitive as it is beautiful, this model comprises innovative controls that make it easy for everyone in the family to use. Located at the front right-hand side of the sink rim, the ergonomically-shaped water control unit not only allows you to turn the water flow on and off, but it also opens and closes the drain. What this means is that no other button or lever is required in or around the sink, which helps it maintain its clean and visually aesthetic appeal. Additionally, this nifty button is also easily operable using the back of your hand or elbow; perfect for when you’re holding a pot with both hands or when your hands are dirty from food prep!
As if the sophisticated technical components mentioned in the previous point weren’t good enough, the mixer models also come equipped with a pull-out spray that simplifies washing up of dishes and any other household chores. But what happens to the hose when the kitchen tap is not in use? Enter hansgrohe’s innovative sBox unit. Installed in the base cabinet, the inconspicuous box protects the hose from being bumped into by drawers and other household products you may have sharing the limited space. Besides ensuring a smooth and quiet operation, the sBox also offers users greater freedom of movement. Compared to its counterparts, this smart component increases the operating range of the hose by up to 26 centimetres, allowing you to easily fill up large pots without having to place them in the sink.
hansgrohe SilicaTec granite sinks
As an answer to design-savvy homeowners looking for stylish yet highly durable fittings for their modern-contemporary kitchens, hansgrohe offers up their new range of SilicaTec granite sinks. Available in a variety of configurations and in graphite black, not only are these sinks pleasing to the touch and to the eye, but they are also designed to stand up to the rigours of everyday kitchen life. Composed of quartz particles and acrylic resins, these robust surfaces are non-porous, easy to clean, and heat-, stain- and impact-resistant; keeping them attractive and functional for decades to come, even in the most hectic of kitchen settings. In addition, the overflows are positioned out of sight on the right side of the bowl, giving the sink a clean and uncluttered look.