Basin Taps Under £50

In this week’s feature of ‘What’s Your Budget?’ (WYB) we take a peek at 5 basin taps under £50. What’s Your Budget for bathroom basin taps? Is it possible to buy basin taps for less than £50? WYB finds out!

What is a basin tap?

Basin taps are usually fixed on top of a bathroom sink (basin) and can be a mono basin mixer tap or a set of two, hot and cold, taps. Styles do vary between each tap however, these two designs are the most common along with other variants including waterfall, wall mounted and high rise taps. Wall mounted taps and high rise styles are separate from a basin meaning they're fixed to something else; usually the wall with wall mounted or a unit supporting a counter top basin for high rise style basin taps.

Which basin tap/s do you need?

If your bathroom basin has 1-taphole then you’ll want a mono basin mixer tap. This is a single block which feeds both hot and cold water through the same spout to deliver a single flow of water which can be altered in pressure and temperature by one single lever. If you have 2-tapholes then you’ll require a set of basin taps where each separate spouts delivers its own flow of water where one is hot and the other is cold. There are also 3-taphole varieties for those of you who have 3-taphole basins. These have the two taps with a separate spout in between them.

Are there any basin taps within a £50 budget?

Although some basin taps can cost almost a thousand pounds you’ll be happy to hear that there are lots of basin taps for less than £50. Choosing the best basin tap for your budget can feel a little overwhelming so here at Victorian Plumbing, we want to show you 5 options which cost less than £50 but will finish off your bathroom beautifully.

Lancaster Traditional Basin Taps

Lancaster Traditional Basin Taps
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The Lancaster range of basin taps aren’t just great value for money. They are manufactured to the highest standards using all brass construction and their levers, styled with ceramic, make them extremely elegant to look at and feel.

When you choose these traditional basin taps for your bathroom you’ll never believe you bought them on a budget!

Price = £39.94

Change from your budget = £10.06

What could you buy with the change? This set of basin taps are priced under £50 which means you still have enough money left over to put towards a Hudson Reed plug and waste to finish off your basin in style!

Why choose this basin tap? WYB says “Excellent value for money!”

Plaza Waterfall Basin Tap

Plaza Waterfall Basin Tap
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Plaza waterfall basin taps provide a modern basin with a totally unique characteristic. The open spout creates a waterfall appearance as the water flows through and never ceases to amaze.

It’s easy to see why the Plaza is our best selling basin tap. Manufactured to the highest standards, this waterfall basin tap comes with a free waste and a long 10 year guarantee for complete peace of mind! You also get:

● 2 Flexi-Hose Pipes
● Installation Instruction with fixings

Price= £44.94

Change from your budget = £5.06

What could you buy with the change? This waterfall basin tap will just fit into a £50 budget. Unlike the above option you do get a free slotted brass Click Clack waste so you could look at these bathroom accessories for a new soap dish and dispenser!

Why choose this basin tap? WYB says “A real wow factor!!”

Modern Single Lever Basin Tap in Chrome

Modern Single Lever Basin Tap in Chrome
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It may be our cheapest basin tap but there’s a few reasons why it’s one of our best sellers! With a high quality build and stylish design this mono basin mixer sits nicely in any modern bathroom and even comes with a free slotted brass Click Clack waste.

Manufactured from solid brass and finished in a super-stylish chrome this single lever basin tap is extremely difficult to leave out of your plans. You also receive:

● 2 Flexi-Hose Pipes
● Fixings

Price= £26.95

Change from your budget = £23.05

What could you buy with the change? This single lever basin tap will leave you with lots of money left-over from your £50 budget and actually comes in under £30. You’d have enough to buy some new bath taps to give your bathroom a whole new feel.

Why choose this basin tap? WYB says “Unbeatable value for money!”

Regent Traditional Basin Taps in Chrome

Regent Traditional Basin Taps in Chrome
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Transform the look of any traditional basin with Regent traditional basin taps in a chrome finish. Built from brass, they’re excellent quality and offer an elegance and charm that’s unmatched in this price range.

Backed by a 10 year guarantee and one of the best selling basin taps suitable for a 2-taphole basin you really are getting the best out of your budget. They also have a perfect partner with these Regent Traditional Bath Taps.

Price= £49.94

Change from your budget = £0.06

What could you buy with the change? You might not have a lot of money left from your £50 budget but you will have 2 gorgeous taps and a huge smile. You can put that 6 pence towards a toothbrush holder to help keep that bright smile white!

Why choose this basin tap? WYB says “Get a truly classic design!”

Cruze Contemporary Mono Basin Mixer Tap in Chrome

Cruze Contemporary Mono Basin Mixer Tap in Chrome
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For an ultra modern basin tap under £50 there isn’t many competitors of the Cruze Contemporary mono basin mixer tap! Its chrome finish and stylish lever design helps it stand out from the contemporary crowd!

If its 10 year guarantee doesn’t put your mind at ease then the 5 star customer reviews should definitely tell you that this basin tap is one to consider for your budget. You also get:

● Slotted brass Click Clack waste
● 2 Flexi-Hose Pipes
● Fixings

Price= £39.95

Change from your budget = £10.05

What could you buy with the change? This mono basin mixer tap costs less than £40 so will leave you with just over £10 change from your fifty pounds. It’s enough to buy a towel rail for when you’ve finished at the sink.

Why choose this basin tap? WYB says “This is an ultra-stylish basin tap!”

What Will Your Budget Do For You?

There are hundreds of basin taps to choose from and picking the right one for you can certainly be a challenge. They say you should always look on the bright side and with a £50 budget it’s pleasing to see that there are still plenty of options available to you; and you can even buy basin taps for under £40 and £30.

Just bear in mind if you’re replacing taps for your existing basin, you’ll be limited to a particular style i.e. 1-taphole or 2-taphole. The good news here is that you’ll already have one decision made for you if you’re spoilt for choice. If you’re buying new taps and a new basin it’s best to work out which style of taps you prefer and then buy a basin to suit or vice-versa. The positive here is that you can choose whatever takes your fancy!

Some basin taps come with free wastes and some don’t so please make sure you double check this information on each product page. Check out our simple guide for more information on which basin waste you’ll need.

Remember, you’ll probably need somebody to fit your new taps but if you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty then you can use our how to guides below to replace your basin taps. You’ll be able to give them a good clean once you’re done too!

Thinking of replacing a basin tap yourself?

If you’re buying some new basin taps and would like to know how to replace them easily and quickly then take a look at our video guide on Youtube or you can read our step-by-step process on our blog!

We really hope you enjoyed this week’s WYB - What’s Your Budget feature and hope that it has helped you understand your options for basin taps on a £50 budget. The taps above are in no particular order and have been picked due to many reasons including their considerably high customer reviews, high sales volumes and price against budget. We hope you join us next week for our newest WYB feature!

Check out these other WYB Features:

Walk In Showers Under £350
Bathroom Suites Under £250