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A History of Hawaiian Architecture for Home Builders

The Beautiful History of Hawaiian Architecture Hawaiian architecture is as diverse and creative as its people, and architectural history is a fantastic guide to helping you find the perfect style inspiration when building your new home. Here are three uniquely Hawaiian architectural styles that lend themselves to current trends while incorporating the rich and vibrant culture of the islands. Hawaii Mission Architecture Presbyterian religious families came to Hawaii as missionaries, Read More

3 Hawaii Home Redesign Trends This Year

Ready to tackle redesigning your space? Honolulu Home Planning can help make your new spaces personal, beautiful, and effortlessly livable by incorporating some of the biggest redesign trends of 2016. Some new trends include universal design, environmentally friendly building choices, and the inclusion of negative space. Not only will these design elements make your home feel modern and unique, they’ll also add long-term value to your home. 3 Hawaii Home Read More

How do I get a catalog-worthy kitchen or bath?

Maybe you’ve discovered that it’s easy to identify which styles you don’t like, but can’t quite create the vision of the perfect kitchen or bath worthy of your time and investment. Instead of spending valuable resources trying to do everything yourself, let the Kitchen &  Bath Design Services feature at Home Planning Hawaii guide you through the process. We can pair you with the ideal architect/designer based on your individual 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