Home Show starts Friday

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Crews are putting the finishing touches on the Indianapolis Home Show set to kick off tomorrow at the State Fairgrounds. The annual show is one-stop shopping for all things home-related.

Local contractors say after the housing crash of 2008, the market is back and seeing some gains.  Last year, the market saw a nearly 20-percent increase in new homes built, with nearly 500 new home permits in the nine county metro area.

Evidence of that rebound can be seen in this year's centerpiece home. It is the largest-ever constructed indoors - built by Fischer Homes - and measures 5,100 square feet, featuring four bedrooms on the second floor and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

This year's professional designer is Joy Perkins with a touch of class. She calls the style of the home "rustic luxe." The focus is taking old things and making them new again.

The contractor, Brad Kriner, said you'll see some new things, based on what buyers are asking for, "The market downturn a few years ago has definitely reset some expectations," he said. "You'll see this year in the Indianapolis Home Show centerpiece home that we've focused more on the space itself, so making the space more liveable, creating some open feeling within those spaces and really finishing them with nicer things, more granite, more marble, more hard surfaces in the home."

The show runs from Friday though next Sunday.