Ready to upgrade your home this summer? Make the most of your Hawaiian dream house with four renovation projects that take advantage of the near perfect weather and beautiful tropical landscapes. From making your place a little more energy efficient to building the perfect guest room, consider these updates a homeowner’s guide to the perfect summer.
- Hawaii’s rainy months are over, so it’s the perfect time to build that Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU,) or in-law addition. Remember, more square footage can increase your home’s value, allow for an easy transition into multigenerational living, or just provide more room for guests and family.
- Repair or replace your roof—especially if you live in an older home. Years of rain and sun can damage your roof over time, making spring and summer the ideal time to check for damage and start researching replacement options. While asphalt or wood shingles are still considered the norm in roofing, new homes on the island are often using weather and climate resistant slate or tile options instead.
- Go green: Install solar panels, upgrade your windows to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, switch to energy efficient appliances or HVAC systems, or create an irrigation system to preserve and utilize rainwater. Good news: sustainable homes save money over time by reducing energy and water costs, and summer is a great time to make your home more environmentally friendly.
- Of course, no summer renovation project would be complete without an upgrade to your outdoor living space. Whether you build a simple patio with a fire pit or design a fully-functional outdoor kitchen, creating a permanent outdoor space can act as an extension of your home and help you take true advantage of Hawaii’s beautiful weather.
As always, we’re here to provide all the resources you need to make summer remodeling a breeze. Whether you use our free online project estimator to start planning a budget, or contact us for guidance in finding the very best contractor for that new addition (or amazing outdoor kitchen!)