If clothes can make the man, then without a doubt products help dress a house for success. It doesn't matter whether the material or product you select is expensive or economical, only that you choose deliberately, tailoring it carefully to the spirit and function of the building you design. Finding products that can make the cut—surviving tests of durability, beauty, and utility—is not an easy task. That's why we talk each year to some of the country's best architects to discover what's made it through their tough vetting processes. Maybe their choices will wear well with you, too.