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Corner Stone Sink.

Accompanied by an integral, rear-placed drainboard and color-matched drain assemblies, this double-bowl, stone-composite sink turns that ornery corner cabinet into a highly usable space. The Basso butterfly bowl is made of 80 percent silica stone and 20 percent resins and comes in seven colors to coordinate with natural stone and composite countertops. It costs $490. Astracast, 800/423-5537, www.astracastusa.com

Hammered Copper.

The hand-hammered beauty of the copper Bungalow farmhouse-style sink develops a characteristic patina over time that requires only soap and water to preserve. According to the maker, copper naturally possesses antibacterial properties that ensure a sanitary basin for processing foods. The 10-inch-deep sink measures 22 inches by 251/2 inches and lists for $1,850. Native Trails, 800/786-0862, www.nativetrails.net

Polished Steel.

With its highly polished finish, the model TU 34.18 double-bowl stainless steel sink looks particularly striking against a composite or stone countertop. It can be ordered in a left- or right-hand configuration and is designed to be undermounted. Other undermount styles are also available; this one retails for $636. Teka USA, 800/419-9344, www.teka.com

Upscale Stainless.

Accustomed to fabricating for demanding professional kitchens, this maker produces crisp, geometric sinks that stand out in a crowd, let alone in a countertop. The finely crafted stainless steel UrbanEdge Model 2060 is designed for island installations and can be ordered for right- or left-hand orientation. But the price is strictly for well-heeled kitchen fanatics: $6,000. Julien, 800/461-3377, www.julien.ca

Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

Don't Mix, Match.

Minimalist in design, the Brizo Quiessence Bath Collection re-creates the look of a modern European spa. From flush levers to towel bars to wall-mounted faucets, these Euro-style fittings tie together diverse bathroom elements. The collection is priced by item from $38 to $160. Delta Faucet, 800/345-3358, www.brizofaucet.com

Home Suite Chateau.

This suite of accessory fittings coordinates with the maker's ubiquitous Chateau faucet. The Mason Collection includes a double robe hook, a paper holder, a towel ring, and 18- and 24-inch towel bars. The set lists for about $40 in chrome, higher in other finishes (polished brass, chrome with polished brass accents, brushed chrome, and satin nickel). Moen, 800/321-8809, www.csi.moen.com

Urban Chic.

The Motiv Frame collection features rectangular plaques and round towel bars in polished chrome and satin nickel finishes. Toiletry shelves, mirrors, hooks, and lights are also available. These fittings target the midpriced range — $42 to $300 — while providing solid quality and savvy design. Ginger, 800/842-4872, www.motiv.us

Functional Art.

Distinguished by hand-blown, cased white opal glass shades splashed with multicolored accents, Murrina Glass G-9 Halogen Series line-voltage wall fixtures use 25-, 40-, and 60-watt bulbs and can be dimmed with conventional devices. Metal-finish options include chrome, brass, and satin nickel. The chrome-finish fixture shown retails for $265. Baci, 800/327-6585, www.bacimirrors.com