Remember the aughts—the heady days of the housing boom when you could specify almost any high-end product in a house? Those were good times, weren’t they? Well, those days are done. Thrift is in; profligacy is out.
But that doesn’t mean you should be any less discerning about the products you choose in these leaner times. Quite the contrary. You need to provide even more style while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Fortunately, we have done the work for you by assembling five cool, high-end products you might have chosen five or six years ago, and five options that are equally good looking but priced more affordably.
The high-end products will meet the needs of the well-heeled customer, but the lower-priced alternatives allow you to offer some value.