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    Flexible mattress bases, like Sleep Number's, here, can elevate your head, knees, and feet and turn your bed into a chaise lounge. Sleeping with a snorer? Sleep Number's remote control allows you to raise your partner's head. Via SleepNumber.com

    Glenwood Lifetime Designer Shingles by GAF are the thickest asphalt shingles you can buy: Their ⅜-inch butt edges match those on sawn cedar shingles, adding eye-pleasing texture to any roof. This roofing comes with a Class A fire rating, a 130 mph wind rating, a built-in algicide to prevent black streaks and moss, and a transferable lifetime limited warranty. Around $300 per 100 square feet; GAF

    This kitchen island looks like a treasured vintage find. But it's actually from Crate & Barrel, and is crafted with reclaimed pine from old buildings and doors and a lustrous slab of bluestone.

    A beautiful collection of red and white enamelware from whatnotsandsuch on Etsy. So lovely, it makes you wonder why they don't make 'em like they used to.

    Try drawer pulls that double as labels. Shown: About $5 each; houseofantiquehar...

    Filomena Baking Collection - a sweet baking set from Anthropologie.com

    They may not be super cheap, but if you want to "spice" up your kitchen with some color, these 12 handpainted Kashmiri Spice Tins and rack could be just the ticket. About $214 plus shipping from NotOnTheHighStree...

    The everything bowl from Lenox's French Perle collection features intricate detailing inspired by hand-embroidered fabrics. A carved beaded motif of scrolls and jewel-like elements punctuates sheer elegance.

    Wallet-friendly and lightweight, this acrylic tub takes the same classic shape and is easier on your floor joists. This 60-pound version has details like chrome ball-and-claw feet, and because the color is solid throughout, scratches tend not to show. $890, including tub filler; Vintage Tub & Bath

    A gooseneck rain showerhead by Delta in nickel finish is in keeping with classic Victorian-style fixtures and matches the pedestal sink's new faucet.

    Do your outdoor steps become dangerously icy in winter? Check out these durable heated stair tread mats that connect to one another. 10-by-30-inch 72-watt tread, about $50; HeatTrak

    The gleaming chrome-and-glass construction of this bar cart seems retro and futuristic all at once. About $179; CB2

    From Black Country Metalworks Ltd. in the UK, a clever wall mounted, paper towel, cling wrap and foil holder with a French flair.

    This wooden cutting board looks rustic yet sophisticated thanks to richly colored wood stripes. It is handcrafted in Cameroon by Prescrat, a craft cooperative founded in the early 1960s. About $49; Ten Thousand Villages.

    Pamper guests, and discourage them from spreading their things everywhere, with a catchall for their toiletries. We like this 12-by-8-inch silver-lacquered tray from West Elm. If you want to lay it on, there are coordinating accessories like a silvery toothbrush holder and matching tissue box. About $19; West Elm

    Speakman showerheads are now available to homeowners. The chrome Icon, which dates to 1950, is made of heavy brass and uses eight novel piston-plungers, multiple jets, and adjustable spray patterns to squeeze as much pleasure as possible out of the eco-conscious, water-saving limits of 2 and 2.5 gallons per minute. About $161; Speakman

    Do you sleep better in hotels? The W's mattress selection includes the Plush Top, made by Simmons (queen, about $1,600), a feather-bed topper (about $189), and protector (about $65). All available at W Hotels The Store.

    Unlacquered brass toggle invisible light switches by Forbes and Lomax are inspired by 1930s design but have all the advantages of modern technology. So cool.

    Oil Bond paint additive by Latex Agent is an additive that saves you from sanding and priming before painting oil-based coatings. Simply wipe it on to clean and degloss the old finish. Wait an hour for it to dry, then mix some into your choice of latex top coat. The additive in the paint chemically cross-links with the wiped-on coat, creating a firm bond. Perfect for encapsulating lead- based paint. About $15 per quart; latexagent.com

    Learn the history of this period plumbing feature.

    The unique hybrid chemistry of Gorilla Glue construction adhesive allows it to grab within 30 seconds, cure within a day, and bond to nearly everything, including wood, metal, foam, and concrete.It doesn 't shrink and doesn 't stink. Use it indoors or out; it's paintable, waterproof, and UV-resistant. About $8 for a 9-ounce tube; gorillatough.com

    You loved the Nessie Loch Ness Ladle we posted last week. Here's another cute kitchen utencil: the Plankton Pot Strainer, $18.99. Both are from Anima Causa.

    The folks at Apartment Therapy share nifty, thrifty interior-design ideas in a new book: Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban (Potter Style, 2015)

    TOH features editor Charlotte Barnard loves the really wide landing on a staircase from first floor to second floor, found in some types of Victorians. This space can be made into an inviting area by placing a table and chair there. There was often a stained-glass window or some type of decorative window treatment.

    TOH building technology editor Thomas Baker wishes more homes had a vestibule. This cozy room before you enter the main part of a house provides a place to shed coats and shoes, and it buffers the interior from a blast of hot or cold air coming through the open entry. It is both functional and inviting.