Getting Soaked? Finding an affordable soaking or whirlpool tub is a tall order — but the 14 soaker and jetted tubs in MTI’s Basics line start at $900. According to the maker, they’re just the ticket for budget-conscious clients or second bathrooms. They come in white and ship within 48 hours. MTI, 800/783-8827, mtiwhirlpools.com.

Heavy Coat. Even primed drywall can telegraph joints if it’s covered with dark or high-gloss paint. Sheetrock First Coat’s high-build formula hides minor imperfections and provides an even surface for top-coat coverage. The maker claims it dries in an hour and applies easily with a brush, roller, or sprayer. Each gallon covers approximately 300...

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