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Q & A Tuesday

Three Steps to Understanding Shoreline Building

Building or renovating beachfront properties in Hawaii comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Creating your dream home while protecting the natural beauty of the islands can be difficult, but it is also a chance to build creatively and leave a positive impact on the community. Considering building near the coastline? Here’s our go-to checklist for making the process easier and more convenient. Step One: Know your land Read More

5 Questions to Ask an Architect Before You Hire

Hiring the right architect to design your dream home or create the perfect renovation plan can seem daunting at first. Start the process with five simple tips for what to ask potential architects, and, of course, Home Planning Hawaii is also available to help you. Remember, while an architect might not be necessary for small projects, the City and County of Honolulu requires an architect for all projects over $40,000. Read More

Q&A: Too Busy to Decorate

Decorating can be a fun project, putting the finishing design touches on a room or home and making it truly your own is usually the last step of a redesign or renovation, but it also requires a major time and energy commitment. One which many of our clients simply aren’t able to make. Work, family, life often get in the way of decor ambitions – and leaving a space unfinished Read More

Q&A: What should I bring to my first appointment with my architect?

Designing or renovating a home or office can feel daunting. From structural soundness to color choices, the list of things that have to be addressed can get pretty long. But having a professional on hand to help you address your challenges or bring your idea to life really makes all the difference. With that in mind, one of the most common questions first-time clients have is: Q: What should I Read More