Light Source This 10-inch-diameter pendant offers a sleek contemporary look that will complement today’s transitional designs. Priced at $22 on lightinguniverse.com, the fixture has a white shade and black hardware.
Ikea Instead of a typical shower curtain rod, try Ikea’s Dignitet stainless steel wire system. For only $12.99, you get one curtain wire and two wall-mounted fixtures. It’s easy to install, and you can order it with a corner piece for flexible application.
Copper Creek Priced at $12.50, the M-Series Daley lever is designed for multifamily construction, but who says you can’t use it in a house? It features all-metal construction, steel latches and strikes, and a satin stainless-steel finish. Get it from handlesets.com.
American Standard You can find cheaper vanities, but will they be this interesting? Offered for $263 by justvanities.com, the Cardiff vessel stand is made from solid poplar and birch veneers. It measures 24 inches wide and features a frosted glass door insert.
3form 3form produces an amazing collection of resin panels, but products are hugely expensive. The company , however, offers products recycled from installations or cut from pieces damaged in production. Costs start from about 150 for a 4-foot-by-4-foot sheet—a fraction of the regular price. See samples 3-fom.com.
Paneltech Products PaperStone is a surfacing material made from 100% post-consumer paper, resins, and pigments. You can pay full price, or you can visit Green Countertops Direct www.greencountertopsdirect.com and, at discounted prices, buy panels left over from completed jobs or discontinued colors. www.paperstoneproducts.com.
NUD Collection These playful light fixtures will do wonders for your interiors. Priced at about $50, the NUD Collection pendants feature a colorful cord and exposed socket. You can order the cords in eight colors. www.nudcollection.com.
Covoc Corp. The manufacturer produces cubicle curtain tracks that are often found in hospitals, but creative architects use the system in their houses for floor-to-ceiling window coverings. Costing about $60 for 10 feet, each track includes three roller carriers with hooks per foot of track and end stops. For a neat look, install the track before drywall for a clean look. www.covoc.com.
Cliq Studios Cliq Studios offers a wide selection of cabinets that, unlike many other budget lines, features all plywood boxes, glue and dowel construction, and dovetail draws. The prices are just as good as the big box stores, but the construction quality is high. www.cliqstudios.com.