Georgia-Pacific. Boasting a water-repellant coating, DryPly plywood subfloor panels absorb 40% less water during the normal construction cycle than uncoated plywood, the maker says. According to the firm, the material’s stiffness minimizes floor squeaks. The product is SFI-certified. 800.284.5347.


Amana. The Tandem laundry pair is designed to offer increased capacity, high efficiency, and a stylish look at a more affordable price point, says the firm. The Energy Star–rated washer uses 73% less water and 71% less energy than conventional top loaders, according to the company, and it is CEE Tier 3-qualified. Both units feature sound dampeners for quiet operation and “Touch and Go” controls for simple programming. 866.616.2664. .