There is nothing like a Brand new home and I really enjoy working with clients to spec and watch the napkin scratch become a reality. I could write about all the things to be careful of but today I just want to praise a few things:
1. Bruce Park Ave Laminate Flooring http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/laminate/park-avenue/floors-4912.asp This Product has proven to me to be extremely durable and easily incorperated into most design plans, from high gloss to flat - light to dark it's a great floor that when properly installed is virtually indestructible and great for pets and high traffic situations.
2. Landmark Shingles http://www.certainteed.com/Products/308747 It seems we have avoided many roof issues since spec'ing the landmark triple laminate shingle - they look fantastic and have shown no lift even in winter installations - builders are quite satisfied to date.
3. Maxx Shower products http://www.maax.com/ These Maxx showers have really opened up bath design options and really create more visual space and beauty in our custom ensuites. Add some custom tile and lighting and your ensuite becomes an extension of your style.