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This Old House Names The 100 Best New Home Products of 2011

October 12, 2011 - Senco

New York, NY – The November/December issue of This Old House features the “TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The editors hunted high and low to find the most unique, helpful, and coolest home products in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Outdoor Living, Home Tech, and Finishing Touches. Each winning product is also labeled with icons such as Money- Saver, Easy Upgrade, Perfect Solution, Eco-Friendly, Splurge or Made in the USA. Also included are editors’ picks for the most useful apps in each category (p.81).

"This isn't just a list of new products--they're products with real value,” says Scott Omelianuk, Editor of This Old House. “We worked hard to find things that were truly unique and would make a difference to our readers and their families, either through long term savings or ease of use or products that just plain surprised us-- like the 50 or so that bear the Made in the USA icon. We think there's a huge value in that."

The 2011 list marks the first annual “TOH Top 100” and includes items for people who love old houses and appreciate new and interesting ways to fix them up. Winning products include insulation made of recycled plastic bottles, a faucet that turns on with a simple wave of your hand, an automatic floor cleaner, paperless wallpaper and a deck whose boards require no fasteners.

A complete list of the “TOH Top 100” can be found at and on newsstands, beginning November 4th.

About This Old House
This Old House Ventures Inc. is America’s premier home enthusiast brand, netting 50 million multi-media impressions each month through its award-winning television, print, and web properties. The leading consumer publication for home how-to and inspiration, the award-winning This Old House magazine currently has a circulation of 950,000 and reaches an audience of almost six million. In 2011, This Old House was named to Ad Age’s prestigious A-List.


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