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2020 Year in Review

2020: an unprecedented year that changed everything—including Hawaii’s construction industry! As we look forward to 2021, we’re looking back on everything we learned the past few months about building a new home: from starting with an empty lot to remodeling a beloved older space with lots of charm.

Whatever your construction plans, here’s a few highlights from 2020 that are perfect for starting the new year (and new construction!) off right. 

Make your Current Home Your Forever Home: All new doesn’t always mean all better. With limited space available for new builds, your existing home might just be your dream home in disguise. Here’s how to transform your space into a forever dream home. 

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Building Permit: Whether it’s a remodel or a new build, you’re going to need a building permit. But the permit application process can be a challenge. Avoid these common mistakes to keep your project on track and on budget. 

How to Reduce the Cost of Building a New Home: Building a home in Hawaii can be expensive, but a carefully planned budget and good project management can make a dream home on the islands possible. 

Tips for Sustainable Storm Water Management :The City of Honolulu introduced new guidelines for storm water management this year. Not only will these guidelines help protect our natural resources, they’ll help keep your home safe as well. Here’s tips for making these guidelines work for you. 

Latest Updates for Faster Permitting: Expedited permit review, and increased cost thresholds for home repairs requiring a building permit make starting your next process a little easier. Check out this post to learn more about when you need a permit, and how to get one faster than ever. 

How Bill 57 Impacts New Construction: Continued efforts to prevent the construction of “Monster Homes” can unintentionally impact homeowners hoping to remodel their homes. This post details how home construction and renovation regulations changed throughout the year. 

Need more information on designing, building, or renovating your home? We’re your go-to source for the latest construction updates on Honolulu as well as  matching homeowners with the best professionals in the industry. Start with our free online-estimator to get started on your budget, and contact us today to get started on anything from getting a building permitting to putting the final touches on your dream home.