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May 2020

Common Mistakes to Avoid when Applying for a Building Permit

Note: In response to COVID-19, the Department of Planning and Permitting is currently not conducting any in-person meetings or appointments. Meetings via video conferencing are available as needed. Fortunately, the building permit application and review process is all completed online through ePlans. Navigating Honolulu’s permitting process for new construction is a complicated endeavor. While the application process is designed to ensure that all new homes are built safely and help Read More

Tips for Working Remotely with an Interior Designer

Ready to design (or redesign!) your home but concerned about working remotely with an interior designer? While current safety measures advise against in-person consultations, advances in technology, online resources, and a little ingenuity mean that working remotely doesn’t mean sacrificing quality results. Here’s our tips for navigating the process… Seek out experience: Many interior designers are accustomed to remote work, especially if they offer their services outside Hawaii. This means Read More