I Want the Hat

While the bill hooks may have been replaced by fridge magnets and PostIts, I'm impressed by how many of the 23 highlighted features of this 1916 cabinet unit are still in demand for today's kitchens. Pull-out shelves, dedicated storage for pot lids, even a cookbook holder—such niceties remain popular.

Speaking of long-term appeal: The manufacturer of these cabinets is still in business. Founded as a sawmill in 1876, the company began focusing on kitchen cabinetry at the time of WWI. A notable side venture included making the exterior panels for every surfer's dream form of transport, the woodie station wagon.