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.

cheap fills You'd be hard-pressed to find a pot filler this handsome for less than $300. But now you can. Danze's Melrose has an MSRP of $250 but can be found online for less than $200. The wall-mounted faucet has a 15-inch swing arm for easy access and brass and ceramic disc valves controlled by lever handles. It's designed for cold water hook-up and can be speced in chrome or stainless steel. Danze, 877.530.3344;