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.

starck reality

Some of the basins in Duravit's Starck 3 series retail for less than $300, and a couple of them can be had for less than $200—a sweet deal for a designer label. Minimalist lines and maximum choices in size, mounting styles, and faucet pairings characterize the collection. Duravit USA, 888.387.2848,