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3 Simple Ways to Make your Home More Efficient

Any home designer or architect will tell you that a well-designed home should be both beautiful and functional. But we’d like to raise the bar a little higher and suggest that your new home should actively make your life easier. How? By increasing efficiency and saving you money. Want to make your new home “work” for you? Here’s three simple tips for increasing the productivity of your new home. Impact Read More

Building the Perfect Master Bath

Creating a spa-like master bath is a great way to add value to your home, while simultaneously offering you a luxurious and inviting sanctuary from the busy world. At Home Planning Hawaii, we can help you find the right architect or designer to take your bathroom from standard to spa. Our free instant estimator uses an interactive format to help you determine a budget guideline, while matching you with the Read More

Honolulu Permits 101: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Ready to start building or renovating your dream home with Home Planning Hawaii? Creating the perfect dwelling is fun and exciting, but it is important to make sure your dream blueprints receive the proper permits, and that you use only licensed and experienced contractors and architects. Oahu’s permitting process for new residential builds can sometimes be confusing, and neglecting any part of the process can cost you valuable time and Read More

The Color Catalogs: Blue

Ready to update your home but hesitant to commit to a single color palette? Painting or decorating with multiple shades of blue might be the answer. This multi-faceted shade can act as both a neutral and an accent color, giving you an endless array of options that can be updated easily and affordably. When used as a neutral, light or more muted shades of blue highlight brightly colored accessories and Read More

Juxtaposition: The Art of Pairing Opposites

Interior design presents an opportunity for exploration of tastes, surprises, and risk taking. In many ways, working with an interior designer allows for homeowners to step outside of comfort zones to create a new, welcoming, yet personal spaces. It is fairly common to identify personal tastes with a particular style—classic, traditional, modern, contemporary, etc. We are naturally drawn to an aesthetic, but in many cases, we can actually overdo it Read More

Salon Style Hanging: Beautiful Imperfections

Nothing speaks to us like our own personal memories. If you are thinking there is a room in the house that needs a little personality, start with your walls and the photos tucked away in books; however, forgo the traditional gallery style hanging and opt for a salon wall hanging style. Between the creative use of space and your personal memories, you will always have conversation starters, a warm welcome into the room, Read More