This stainless steel over-the-sink drying rack rolls up for easy storage. Great for rinsing vegetables or drying extra dishes!

From Kohler, the Purist Vertical Toilet-Paper Holder.

They slice! They dice! But wait, there's more: This year we've noticed a surplus of tools devoted to making garlic prep a fuss-free affair. If you love the flavor but can't stand to actually touch the stuff, take one of these gadgets out for a spin.

Tired of your hose kinking? The Brass Hose Swivel by Dramm should help. It allows the hose and the attachment you're holding to turn independently, even when the water is running. No more fighting with the hose while watering. About $18; Dramm

Still in production after nearly 70 years: Acme Chrome Dinettes made from 1949 to 1959!

We're loving the lines of this Conan Oval Dining Table with a sunburst wood-veneer top. Via Bryght, $599.

Convinced you'd sleep better if you could just take that hotel mattress home? Maybe you can. Ask at the front desk—major brands like Simmons supply many hotels. The website offers Stearns AP Foster and Sealy mattresses made for the Hyatt and the Ritz-Carlton.

Now this is one funky vent hood.

Warm up your cooking space with art inspired by the contents of your pantry. Get this look by framing vintage produce-label posters, $15 each;

Classic antique French art deco woodburner stove. Found on Ebay--and no longer for sale--but totally worth shopping around for.

The Renegade Broom by Handy Camel is built like a push broom, but you pull it like a rake. Genius. The curved plastic bristles collect more debris than regular brooms, even on irregular surfaces. The steel handle telescopes from 3 to 5 feet and screws into a sturdy cast-metal fitting. About $31; The Handy Camel

A host of nifty upgrade ideas, and more where these came from.

We're admiring the gorgeous wood fronts and craftsmanship of the dovetailing in these drawers by UK-based company Sustainable Kitchens.

In honor of Valentine's Day: A dozen arguments for why improving your home can also improve your relationship!

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

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;

Filomena Baking Collection - a sweet baking set from

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

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