Each year, This Old House magazine editors spend months scouting, testing, and culling countless new products for the home to identify the most distinctive, useful, and innovative in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Home Tech, Building Products, Outdoor Living, and Finishing Touches. And now they've announced their list of the top 100 best new home products of the  year.

Of course, smart home gear was a big part of the list but there are other low-tech products on it that might surprise you. From a toilet that prevents overflows, a pop-up workbench, and a video doorbell, to a bath fan with a stereo and a gorgeous gold faucet, these products met the editors' standard of making owning or renovating a home a better experience. 

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