Tall Order - Measuring up to 7 feet 6 inches tall, the 700 series oversized casement window has a triple-locking mechanism for security and a hardware system that makes the large size possible. The extruded-aluminum exterior comes in stock and custom colors; interiors feature hardwoods such as maple, cherry, and mahogany. Cost: $800 to $925 for a 3-foot-by-7-foot unit with standard pine interior. Peachtree. 800-732-2499. www.peachtreedoor.com.
Turkish Bath - Noted industrial designer Ross Lovegrove has turned his attention to the bath. Inspired by Turkish ceramics and architecture, the Istanbul Collection includes more than 100 products with similar curving lines for coordinating flexibility. Products include plumbing fixtures, wall and floor tiles, and faucets. Shown is the wall-hung toilet. Cost: $470 to $500. VitrA USA. 877-658-4872. www.vitra-usa.com.
Steel Away - Square sinks are hot and round ones are not, the manufacturer says, which is why the company has introduced the Lancelot Professional line of stainless steel sinks. Each sink is made from 16-gauge steel, measures 10 inches deep, and features easy-to-clean angled side walls. The units are available in a satin finish in various sizes. Cost: $878 to $1,646. Moen. 800-289-6636. www.moen.com.
Knock on Wood - The manufacturer's new line of mesquite tiles is an unusual product that will surely jazz up your homes. A hearty tree that thrives in harsh climates, mesquite is ideally suited to wall and floor applications in bathrooms or damp spaces. (Wet areas such as showers, however, should be avoided, the company cautions.) Available in three finishes, the tiles come in various sizes and trim pieces. Cost: $9.47 to $66.00 per square foot. Ann Sacks. 800-278-8453. www.annsacks.com.
Freedom Reigns - Proving that the freezer and the refrigerator need not be joined at the hip, the Freedom Collection of built-in modular refrigeration products features units that can be placed anywhere in the kitchen. The line includes 24- and 30-inch fresh-food columns; 18-, 24- and 30-inch freezer columns; and 18- and 24-inch wine columns. Each Energy Star–rated column has its own compressor and comes in stainless steel or panel ready. Cost: $2,899 to $6,999. Thermador. 800-656-9226. www.thermador.com.
Board Members - Steel is fine for framing a house, but it gets tricky when you need to hang cabinets or install molding. One option that might help is Backerboard, a low-cost backing product for steel-framed construction that's designed to be installed by one person. Made from fire-resistant plywood, it comes ready to install for 16- or 24-inch on-center framing. Cost: Starts at $2.49 per piece depending on size. Buttboard. 866-318-2888.