Now more than ever, it’s important to strategically spend while renovating.. This can seem like a difficult task when redoing your kitchen or bathroom where there are a lot of items that can quickly add up in cost. The good news is that with some smart choices you don’t need to over-spend. There are some low cost DIY updates that can improve the look and workflow of your space and add huge value to your home. We have selected some of our favorite high-value, easy-to-install Kraus products to help you achieve your renovation goals.
Game-Changing Workstation Sinks
One of our favorite kitchen product trends is the workstation sink. The Kore 25” Top Mount workstation isn’t just an everyday sink. It’s a kitchen powerhouse, with an innovative ledge system to support accessories that allow you to wash and dry, or chop and slice, without losing an inch of counter space. It will launch your kitchen’s functionality to new heights and will bring the wow factor you might be looking for to set your space apart. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the workstation is the heart of the kitchen. It’s a simple DIY project that can have a huge impact. The dual mount design allows for easy top mount or undermount installation right in your existing counters. No need to buy additional accessories because it comes with an included dish drying rack and bamboo cutting board. Kore workstation sinks are available in a variety of additional sizes and mounting styles to fit your home. It’s the new wave in kitchen sink design, and is a very inexpensive way to bring your kitchen into a new decade.
A Stylish Laundry Sink
Many household tasks require a sink but likely aren’t things you want to do in your kitchen. Creating a mudroom or having a washing station in a garage or laundry room is more popular than ever. Dirty jobs like soaking loads of laundry, potting plants, washing paint brushes, and cleaning dog toys and muddy shoes don’t mix well with preparing dinner. The Standart PRO 24” Utility Sink installed in a mudroom, basement, or garage gives you a dedicated space for tough jobs. This extra workspace creates value in your home by simplifying your daily tasks and introduces a modern looking multi-use workspace that can be a compelling attraction for potential buyers if you wish to sell your home. Its wear-resistant and long-lasting commercial grade finish will not rust or dull from daily tasks. NoiseDefend soundproofing absorbs vibration and minimizes noise for pleasantly quieter use. A non-toxic undercoating insulates the sink and prevents condensation that could otherwise damage the base cabinet, saving you from costly future repairs. The Standart Pro Utility Sink will give your family a reliable new workspace fit for the toughest tasks.
Ultra-Durable & Lightweight Kitchen Sink
Maximize your kitchen transformation with the unique appeal of this versatile and ultra-durable sink. The Pintura Enameled Steel Sink echoes the look of a cast-iron sink but with lighter-weight and resilient enameled steel. This makes it easy to install and maintain. The TRU16 steel is the thickest 16 gauge steel available and the enamel coating will not chip, crack, scratch, or stain/corrode. This sink will last a lifetime. As an inexpensive and easy-to-install upgrade it is sure to transform your kitchen, provide stylish versatility, and bring lasting value.
Easy-to-Install Slim Edge Vessel Sinks
Vessel sinks can add a unique wow factor to your bathroom and have the power to reform a space. Any bathroom with a modern and beautiful vessel sink will automatically have an upgraded feel. For many people, though, a vessel sink is something to be seen on Pinterest, in the pages of magazines, and in other peoples impressive houses. Viva Vessel Sinks are an inexpensive and easy-to-install bathroom update that will bring a fresh contemporary feel to the room. You can easily complete the transformation by pairing with a low-cost new vanity top, without needing to replace the entire vanity. The design will even give you the added benefit of extra space on the countertop. The ultra slim edges of Viva sinks create a modern silhouette and it’s textured exteriors are simple and elegant. The high-gloss surface is stain and scratch-resistant, as well as easy to clean. Viva Vessel sinks allow you to recreate your bathroom with a design worthy of your Pinterest dreams.
Unbeatable Value Kitchen Faucets
Our pick for the most cost effective, stylish faucet is the Merlin Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet. It simply can’t be beat at its price point for a well-made, attractive, and durable upgrade to your kitchen. Its stylish high-arc spout and elegant curved lever handle compliments any kitchen decor and has a modern appeal. The easy-to-clean spot-free stainless finish resists water spots and fingerprints which will help your kitchen feel newer for longer. The Merlin Faucet makes daily tasks a breeze with versatile temperature control and a pull-down hose with swivel spray to easily reach around your entire sink. It’s a smart choice for an economical DIY upgrade.
A DIY Dream: Quick-Install Faucet
The ultra-contemporary style of the Oletto Single Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet will bring an instant update to any kitchen. Its clean and simple lines make it a clear choice for anyone who wants to bring their kitchen into a new era. If you are making simple DIY changes and want to maximize their impact this faucet is the perfect addition. The very modern design will transform the entire space. With QuickDock technology that allows you to install it without going under the sink, this faucet is a game-changer to reform your kitchen in record time. Its versatile, contemporary, and affordable style puts it at the top of our shopping list in every design.
Filtered Water on Demand
Many people spend hundreds of dollars on bottled drinking water, producing tons of plastic waste, then in the course of a day use the regular unfiltered tap water for other uses in cooking, making coffee, and filling ice trays. The Purita Drinking Water Dispenser gives you on-demand access to pure filtered water, not only for drinking but also for other kitchen uses. It’s perfect for filling reusable water bottles that can save you hundreds on bottled water and help contribute to a cleaner planet. A sleek contemporary design makes this cold water tap a stylish addition to any kitchen or bar. A perfect match with the modern lines of the Oletto Faucet, it’s an upgrade that has an immediate impact in helping you save money and an investment that adds value to your home.
Streamlined Bathroom Faucet
The bathroom is where many of us start and end our day. Giving it a fresh new look can undoubtedly contribute to improving your enjoyment of the home and adding to it’s value. Upgrading the entire bathroom can be costly, but if your budget only allows you to make a few small changes, updating the faucets can make a huge impact. The Indy Faucet is one of our favorite choices to create an instant upgrade. It’s streamlined and contemporary design will give your bathroom a sleek transformation. Go with a matte black or brushed gold finish to freshen the look up even more. You may choose to change the hardware and knobs to match or mix the finishes to create a unique and interesting style
Multitasking Made Easy
We’ve been spending more time than ever in the kitchen over the past few months! All of the extra cooking has produced a lot more dishes. Even if you have a dishwasher, there are a lot of items that either don’t belong or don’t fit inside. Kraus Over-The-Sink Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack provides a stylish and easy-to-use solution to all of those extra dishes. While other dish racks can create a mess, with water running all over your counters and cabinets, the Kraus drying rack keeps the mess over your kitchen sink and the soggy towel off your counter. Water damage is one of the top causes of costly repairs in the home and preventing it can save you tons of money.
The Kraus Rolling Mat can also be used as a colander for washing vegetables and conveniently rolls up for easy storage. It comes in a variety of colors to match any decor and gives your sink a modern pro-chef feel.
A Clean Finishing Touch
Having soap at your fingertips makes hand washing so much easier, but a giant soap bottle sitting on the counter doesn’t do much to improve the looks of our kitchen. A stylish in-counter soap, lotion, or sanitizer dispenser helps keep your counters clear and your hands clean. It holds 17 ounces of your favorite liquid soap, lotion, or even hand sanitizer. It installs quickly with all parts included and refills from the top for easy use.
Updating your kitchen or bathroom and improving the value of your home doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. With high-quality, high-value, and creative products, an impactful upgrade can be quick and inexpensive. These easy-to-install DIY products save thousands in costly professional installation and can even give your family a fun project to work on together. It’s more important than ever to be strategic with design choices and these kitchen and bathroom upgrades are smart choices in any economy!