What's In

Exhibitors at the upcoming home shows share what’s hot right now in home products and trends

Engineered Quartz Countertops

Engineered quartz is an excellent alternative to granite for countertops, as it looks just like the real thing without all the upkeep. Made with quartz and flexible resins, it is one of the hardest, most impervious countertops available. Easy to maintain, the surface is stain-, scratch- and acid-abrasion resistant and requires no sealing. Shown here: Viatera's "Karis" quartz surface, a blend of alabaster white canvas intertwined with beautiful dark-hued veins.

Spenard Builders Supply
Anchorage Home Show

Bertch Bath Vanities

Give your bathroom storage while maintaining a chic, modern look with a Bertch bath vanity. Available in dozens of colors and five different woods, there are vast options to match your bathroom. With its dedication to protect the environment and source US materials, there’s no need to be concerned about where the materials originated or any hidden toxins.

Re-Bath of Alaska
Anchorage Home Show; Mat-Su Home Show

Pental Marble

With large format tile options, you can create sophisticated looks, reduce the number of grout joints, and give the feeling of slab floors and walls without the expense. Pental’s large-format marble tiles, for example, are perfect for both modern and traditional settings. Marble also brings a rich and timeless ambience to any room.

MacCheyne’s Carpet Plus
IABA Home Show

MasterSpas Twilight Series

Reach the heights of relaxation in ergonomically designed tubs with massaging water jets for the feet, neck, shoulders and lower back. The luxury of the Twilight series goes beyond physical relaxation, though – its light and sound system will adjust to fit any mood. And, with its Wifi Module, you can set the mood from inside before stepping in.

Alaska Stove & Spa
Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show; Mat-Su Home Show; Anchorage Home Show

In-home Elevators

Stylish and practical, elevators have been the essence of luxury for years. Elevators can be easily added to any pre-existing home without a fuss. With an elevator, like the one shown here from Garaventa Lift, you can move around your house, bring in groceries and entertain guests throughout your house without worrying about falls, slips or trips.

Alaska Stairlift and Elevator
Mat-Su Home Show; Anchorage Home Show

Geothermal Heating

Geothermal heating and cooling takes advantage of the natural energy from the ground around your home, cutting out the need for flammable fossil fuels and the risks that come with them. Loops underground extract heat, and the geothermal system distributes it as warm air, hot water or radiant floor heat. Geothermal systems work well in cool and warm climates – even in Alaska – to provide green, peacefully quiet, and energy-efficient heat while increasing air purification. Shown here: WaterFurnace geothermal systems.

Alaska Geothermal
IABA Home Show

Longboard Aluminum Siding

Love the rich beauty of wood but worried about the maintenance? Longboard offers a solution, with aluminum siding and privacy screens that give you the look of real wood but without the upkeep. Available in an array of woodgrains and colors to suit any design, Longboard’s aluminum products are non-combustible, impervious to insects, and won’t rot, warp, peel or fade.

Mason’s Siding & Supply
Home and Outdoor Living Expo

Fieldstone Cabinets

Cherry, alder, lyptus, rosewood and bamboo are just some of the many wood options Fieldstone has available for its cabinetry. Fieldstone also has an endless array of color choices, hand-crafted artisan touches and styles – from traditional and rustic to sleek and clean contemporary – allowing you to create the look you want for your dream kitchen or bath. Each cabinet is assembled by hand to ensure all joints fit correctly and color applications are consistent and visually balanced.

Anchorage Home Show; IABA Home Show

Bubbles Textured Glass

Step aside, boring clear glass – make way for patterns and textures. Reminiscent of the surface of foam or water droplets on glass, bubbles textured glass brings a touch of modern beauty – and a splash of playfulness – to any bathroom. The glass can be custom-fabricated for any size or shape bathroom and comes in a variety of finishes.

Neighbors Windows & Doors
Anchorage Home Show

Live Edge Wood Tables

Looking for a table with a natural, rugged appeal? Live-edge wood tables feature the edge of the wood where the bark grows, capturing the unique aspects of the tree, whether it was struck by lightning or has an interesting coloring or grain pattern. For a table to meet all of your needs – accommodating guests or personalized detailing – you can have a live-edge wood table custom-built, but you may also be able to find them ready-to-buy at your local furniture store.

Superior Hardwoods
IABA Home Show

XL Flooring

Looking for DIY-friendly flooring? The Flexi-Plank Drop and Done collection from XL Flooring may be the easiest floor to install that you’ll find. Just how easy? The planks’ fiberglass edges give it stability to be loose-laid without locking edges or adhesives. Bonus: The flooring has a lifetime residential warranty and 10-year commercial warranty backing its dual-layered fiberglass design.

Anchorage Home Show; IABA Home Show

Alpen Fiberglass Windows

Alaska is full of extremes – hot summers and cold winters. Keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer with Alpen’s fiberglass windows. The new 1025 series even features a picture window over three times more efficient than Energy Star standards. Superior insulation, dimensional stability and condensation resistance all with a higher glass-to-frame ratio means even more of those beautiful Alaska views with even lower energy bills.

Neighbors Windows & Doors
Anchorage Home Show