source: residential architect Magazine
publication date: June 1, 2007

By Nigel F. Maynard

Finding worthy products for price-conscious custom homes is a tough gig. But if you love the hunt like we do, it's bound to reward everyone involved. Yes, your products must prove penny-wise, but they can't look cheap or perform poorly. They must withstand the rigors of everyday life at least as well as their more precious counterparts.

Admittedly, cheap is in the eye of the budget holder, but we think the collection on the following pages is a bargain at twice the price.

a real baldwin

Known for its traditional door hardware, Baldwin now has a line of contemporary levers and entry handle sets that won’t cost a fortune—if you choose carefully. Available in solid forged brass or stainless steel, the levers come with matching roses in three sizes. More than 20 finishes are offered. Shown: the $75 contemporary stainless steel lever (SKU 5173.324) from the Estate Collection. Baldwin Hardware Corp., 800.566.1986;