As the holiday shopping season gets into full swing and builders and home buyers join the throngs of shoppers on the hunt for year-end bargains, we at Builder thought this would be the perfect time to look back at some of our favorite high-value finds from the past year. 

While the housing slump may have forced customers to pare back their spending, it hasn’t dented their desire for great design. Fortunately, many manufacturers have risen to the occasion with high-quality materials, fixtures, and appliances whose style surpasses their price tags. 

These high-style, low-cost finds range from essentials (lighting fixtures) to upgrades (a prefab wine room), but all offer a great value. There’s something for everyone, but be sure to check out the slideshow and let us know what we missed in the comments section below. 

Claire Easley is a senior editor at Builder . The products highlighted were compiled from selections made by Nigel F. Maynard. 

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Greenville, SC.