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Make your Current Home Your Forever Home

It’s easy to understand the appeal of building a new home—everything’s brand-new, with no outdated materials to replace and you can make every design decision from light fixtures to window placement. But new doesn’t always mean better, and with the number of available residential lots on Oahu constantly shrinking, remodeling your existing home might be the best path to your “forever” home. Here’s five reasons to consider a remodel instead Read More

New Year, New ADU

Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, became legal for residential properties back in 2015. Lawmakers hoped to relieve Oahu’s extreme housing crisis, and since then, the ADU construction is one of the most-popular building projects on the island. Perfect as a rental property, additional living space for multigenerational families, or as a way to allow senior couples to age-in-place, ADU’s are a great fit for many homeowners. Considering building your own Read More

Four Tips for Building a New Home in 2020

If your New Year’s resolutions include finally building a dream home on Oahu, we’re here to help. While building a new house can be challenging, it’s easy to reduce construction-related stress with a little planning and the right team. Here’s four simple tips to get you closer to this year’s new-home goal. Make Your Budget: Before you sift through flooring samples, pick out appliances, or deep-dive into a pile of Read More

Designing the Perfect Master Bedroom

A well-designed master bedroom provides space for rest and relaxation while also adding significant financial value to your property. Fortunately, building and designing the perfect space is possible— even when working with the limited square footage so common in Hawaiian real estate. Whether you are remodeling your existing bedroom or designing a brand-new home, here’s four things you’ll need to achieve a perfect master-suite… Make Room: All too frequently, residential Read More

Tips for Adding a Bathroom to Your Home

Few additions add more value to your home than a new bathroom, but the idea of altering or extending your plumbing and water system can feel intimidating at first. Fortunately, adding an additional bath doesn’t have to break your budget— or the plumbing. From adding a tiny but practical powder room to luxurious master en suite, here’s how to make a bathroom addition work in any home. Add a few Read More

Renovating your Home without an Addition

Need more space without the additional square footage? It may sound counterintuitive, but it is possible with some imaginative design and a savvy contractor. Whether you need more space in the kitchen or want to make your master bedroom an en suite, here’s our guide to finding and utilizing all the extra space in your home, no addition required.   Identify your unused spaces, and make them compatible with your Read More

Dream Homes with History: The Mission and Renaissance Style

Hawaiian architecture represents a variety of cultural influences: everything from traditional-style homes molded after those built by the indigenous population, to sleek contemporary styles highlighting cutting-edge technological advancements. And if you’re looking to build a home influenced by Hawaiian history, the options are practically limitless. Today we’re highlighting Mission and Renaissance architectural styles, both of which offer plenty of inspiration for a new home that’s as unique as the islands Read More

Overcoming Oahu’s Construction Challenges

There’s no place like Oahu. From the bustling city-center of Honolulu to the pristine beaches of the North Shore, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. So it’s no surprise that real-estate on the island is in constant high-demand—who wouldn’t want a dream home in a tropical paradise? But high-demand also leads to significant challenges when it comes to building Read More

Five Kitchen Design Trends Perfect for Your Hawaiian Home

Once a room homeowners tried to keep out of sight from guests and visitors, the kitchen is now the undeniable heart of every modern home. It’s where people entertain, spend quality time with family, or even relax after a long day. So if you’re building a new house, it’s important to make your kitchen as inviting and functional as possible. Fortunately, many of the latest trends in kitchen design work Read More

How to Modernize Your Home

If you love your current home but want it to look and feel more like the newer homes being built across the islands, it might be time to modernize your space. More than just a renovation to add square footage or replace aging materials, modernizing your home does more to increase the value of your property while simultaneously improving your quality of life. And don’t worry, modern doesn’t mean trendy—a Read More