What’s In

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

Murphy Door

Want to reduce clutter and gain more storage? The creative, yet practical, Murphy Door cabinet systems allow you to utilize that unused space in an existing doorway. Just replace your standard door with a new solution like a front-facing and reverse pantry door or a closet door that has built-in laundry hampers, shoe racks and more.

Spenard Builders Supply
For more info, stop by the Spenard Builders Supply booth at the IABA Home Show; Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show; Anchorage Home Show; Alaska Home & Lifestyle Fair; Mat-Su Home Show

Custom Shower Bases

Re-Bath shower bases are completely custom-fitted for easy upgrades or a bathtub conversion. Available in a variety of color options, the lustrous, non-porous finish offers slip-resistance and keeps its shine, making it easy to clean.

Re-Bath of Alaska
For more info, stop by the Re-Bath booth at the Mat-Su Home Show and Anchorage Home Show

Gutter Helmet

Never clean your rain gutters again! Gutter Helmet is a leaf protection system for rain gutters that comes with a lifetime guarantee to keep your rain gutters and downspouts clear of debris. The patented design repels solid debris while allowing runoff water to flow unimpeded into your gutters – a helpful tool for preventing costly home repairs caused by rotting fascia boards, flooded basements or compromised foundations.

ABC Seamless
For more info, stop by the ABC Seamless booth at the Mat-Su Home Show and Anchorage Home Show

Three-sided Linear Fireplace

Designed for 180-degree enjoyment, the Valor LX2 linear fireplace is the first heater-rated, efficient, three-sided fireplace. Outstanding radiant performance will heat any space – be it a living room, family room or great room – matched in grandeur by its sought-after three dimensional design.

The Woodway
For more info, stop by the The Woodway booth at the IABA Home Show

Handcrafted Birch and Steel Furniture

In the market for furniture with rugged good looks? Consider the beauty of unique “live-edge” furniture pieces that combine locally sourced Alaska Birch slabs with fabricated steel. “The combination of metal and raw wood is absolutely beautiful and has been on the rise in popularity across the globe,” says owner Simone Haven.

Alaska Haven
For more info, stop by the Alaska Haven booth at the IABA Home Show

Freestanding Tubs

Freestanding Tubs are hugely popular and now come in all sorts of new shapes and sizes. Take Kohler’s Veil tub (shown here): Its flowing curves evoke a sculpted simplicity in tune with contemporary style. This tub style offers a luxuriously deep bathing experience with supportive contours that cradle the body. The Lithocast resin material makes it easy to clean and gives it a high-gloss finish.

Squires Design & Remodeling
For more info, stop by the Squires Design & Remodeling booth at the Anchorage Home Show

Fibrex Windows

Want windows with beauty and brawn? Consider Andersen’s windows, made of Fibrex, a material combining the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Twice as strong as vinyl, Fibrex can stand up to even the most extreme temperature swings, maintaining its stability and rigidity in all climates. The windows can be stained or painted to match any décor, with a wide palette of long-lasting colors to choose from – including dark bronze and even black exterior colors (both of which are very trendy right now) not found with most other replacement windows.

Renewal by Andersen of Alaska
For more info, stop by the Renewal by Andersen of Alaska booth at the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show; Anchorage Home Show; and Mat-Su Home Show

Epoxy Coatings

Epoxy is a very versatile coating perfect for refurbishing old, faded, damaged or simply outdated surfaces, such as floors and countertops. Once properly prepared, surfaces can be coated with metallic colors and the epoxy can be manipulated by the applicator to create truly unique one-of-a-kind surfaces. The result can look like stone, marble, sandstones or even galaxies.

Ace Dragon Coatings & Foam Inc.
For more info, stop by the Ace Dragon Coatings & Foam booth at the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show

Pryzm Floors

Armstrong’s Pryzm delivers chic, realistic hardwood looks seldom seen on such high-performing floors. Elevate even the most utilitarian spaces with show-stopping styles – reclaimed timber, brushed wood, weathered effects and multi-width planks. This line of flooring incorporates a vinyl core and laminate top, making it 100-percent waterproof and highly scratch resistant.

Builders Bargains
For more info, stop by the Builders Bargains booth at the Anchorage Home Show and Mat-Su Home Show

Curbless Showers

Functionality and safety play a decisive role in the bathroom and especially in floor-level showers. The Wedi Fundo Ligno curbless shower base is designed to work without a curb, providing a low profile base of only ¾ of an inch. This permits an installation to allow a flush transition which is barrier free without cutting into floor joists. Customize your shower with a variety of modular designs.

Wedi Corporation
For more info, stop by the Wedi Corporation booth at the Anchorage Home Show

Textured Tiles

Tiles continue to get bigger and the square is no longer standard. Patterns and textures are starting to resemble high-end textiles with textured plaids, bright bold patterns, abstracts on hexagon tiles and, of course, more wood. For example, the Tailor Art Collection from Bedrosians (shown here) is a porcelain tile that looks like fabric – sure to add uniqueness to any wall or floor. It comes in five neutral colors and two sizes of 12"x24" and 24"x24".

Squires Design & Remodeling
For more info, stop by the Squires Design & Remodeling booth at the Anchorage Home Show