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August 2020

Small Space Inspiration

Whether you’re building new or renovating a hidden gem, construction costs in Hawaii continue to rise, making every square foot a valuable, if costly, investment. Which means it’s no surprise that Hawaiian homeowners are mastering the art of small-space living. From small scale ADU and Ohana units that pack a punch in just 400 square feet to single family homes that combine both form and function, smaller scale homes are Read More

Hawaiian Home Traditions that are now “Mainstream”

Hawaiian homes are often a blend of several architectural traditions, drawing inspiration from the pre-mission homes designed for multigenerational living to more contemporary styles made to protect and sustain Hawaii’s unique environment. Whatever the style, Hawaiian homes are certainly unique. However, mainstream residential architecture is beginning to incorporate several elements of traditional island living into their designs. So next time you check out the latest new builds in your neighborhood Read More

Building to Beat the Heat

Whether you’re building new or remodeling a current home, summer temperatures have everyone concerned about keeping cool. And while traditional air conditioning methods are effective, they’re also costly and often environmentally unsustainable. Fortunately, good design and updated technology gives homeowners plenty of ways to beat the heat.  Here’s our tips for staying cool this summer… Create a cross-breeze: Good air ventilation is key for maintaining indoor air quality as well Read More