Every year we look forward to the Building & Remodeling Expo in Pelham, Alabama, because we get a chance to see all the new products and services available in the home building and remodeling market. It’s so fantastic to be able to go to one location and see all the new flooring, tile, appliances, decorating services, etc. The Expo is coming up this weekend, so I stopped by Innovative Surfaces in Pelham today to talk about trends in stone countertops with the owner, Terry Van Doren, and his design team.
Elizabeth Kennedy and Shannon Humenansky, designers, both agree on one thing, “White and gray are definitely the color trend in countertops right now!” Customers seem to be looking for a clean, classic look. Carrara marble and white quartz are two extremely popular choices among builders, interior designers, and customers recently. “Carrara is always popular because it is clean and classic, but quartz is also a good choice because of its durability,” says Van Doren. “Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors, so there is something for everybody.”
Innovative Surfaces will be offering show specials on granite, marble, and quartz. They will have special pricing on Crema Caramel and Napoli grants, Carrara marble, and quartz in Iced White, Snow White, and Lagos Azul. Bring your plans to the booth and let one of their designers help you decide on which look works best for you. Van Doren says, “We often hear people say, ‘I didn’t think I could afford granite.’ Come by and let us show you how affordable solid stone countertops can be.”
If you’d like to see the latest trends in countertops along with lots of other home building products, swing by the Builder & Remodeler Expo in Pelham this weekend. Be sure to pick up your Passport card, have it signed by the 10 participating vendors, and turn it in for a chance to win an iPad. And new to the Expo this year is a super fun photo booth. I’ll be there with the B-Metro Magazine blogging team, along with Beth Bryan and Erin Dunavant. Stop by and say hi!