December 2020/January 2021

Articles from December 2020/January 2021 Issue

Editor’s Notes: December 2020-January 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has upended every part of our lives, from our daily errands to momentous... Read more
lanai
A Renewed Midcentury House with a View
The owners of this renewed midcentury house have a great valley view thanks to a renovation and... Read more
storage organization
Clearing the Clutter
A clean and organized home is so rewarding— but to get that, you’re going to have to... Read more
estate planning
Estate Planning for Homeowners
Buying a home is a big investment and protecting it should be top of mind if your goal is to leave... Read more
lumpia
‘Get Cooking with Gas’ Contest Winners and Recipes
Congratulations to these three lucky home cooks who dished out delectable meals utilizing their gas... Read more
gift guide
A Gift Guide on All Things Calm and Bright
No need some wise men to help you with your Christmas shopping this year — our elves have... Read more
banking
The Best Banking for Your Home Needs
Whether you’re a soon-to-be first-time homebuyer or a longtime homeowner, First Hawaiian Bank... Read more
renewable energy
Renewable and Resilient
During a time when so much is in flux, it’s comforting to know your home is equipped with... Read more
save energy costs
How to Save Energy While Staying Home
Spending a lot more time at home presents a multitude of challenges. With parents working from home... Read more
plants pots
Decorative Pots and Herbal Plants from Local Hawaii Shops
A new year is a great time to spice up your space. Refresh any area with aromatic and low... Read more
better business bureau
Finding the Right Fit
Social distancing, mask mandates and remote working were not on our minds when 2020 started. During... Read more
home office
A Hardworking Home Office
Since we’re all working and learning remotely, the need for dedicated home workspaces has... Read more
midcentury home
This Midcentury Home is an Award-Winning Design Experiment
Deep in Manoa Valley, a midcentury home was aging and in need of more than a restoration; it needed... Read more
2021 Resource Guide
The 18th annual Hawaii Home + Remodeling Resource Guide will be your reliable source for all things... Read more
Appliances
Investing in any new appliance — from a toaster, blender or coffee maker to a cooktop, oven... Read more
Architects
Hawaii’s esteemed local architects stand on the shoulders of giants – iterating off the... Read more
Beds & Mattresses
You spend most of your time in bed — it’s where your day begins and ends — which... Read more
Builders, Contractors & Developers
Selecting the team to build your dream home can be daunting. You’ll want to find a skillful... Read more
Cabinetry & Woodwork
The backbone of your kitchen design is your cabinetry, whether built into the walls or part of an... Read more
Carpets & Rugs
With thousands of types and colors to choose from, carpet adds style to a home while cushioning the... Read more
Cleaning Services
Keeping your home in tiptop shape and free of germs and bacteria is so essential, and hiring a... Read more
Closets, Storage & Organization
A key to “sparking joy” in your home is having a clean, organized closet, one that... Read more
Cooling & Ventilation
There’s so much to love about Hawaii and its tropical weather and blissful beach days.... Read more
Countertops
An important decision to make in your kitchen or bath renovation is the selection of your... Read more
Decks & Lanai
There’s nowhere quite like the Aloha State to explore the beauty of year-round indoor/outdoor... Read more
Design-build
If it’s time to remodel or rebuild your home, you’ll need to think about the... Read more
Fences & Walls
Not to be overlooked, this category offers resources for homeowners looking to enhance their... Read more
Financial Services
When it comes to choosing your financial institution, you are selecting a bank that’ll be... Read more
Flooring
Flooring is a long-term investment that could last for the lifetime of your home. Will you choose... Read more
Furnishings & Accessories
Whether a home is urban or modern, contemporary or coastal, furnishings and accessories are what... Read more
Garage Doors
The invention of the overhead garage door in 1921 revolutionized the way people enter their homes... Read more
Garden Products
Gardening is a favorite hobby and sometimes a necessity for many homeowners. Gardeners tend to... Read more
Glasswork & Metalwork
Both foundational and artisanal, Hawaii’s glass workers and metal workers offer homeowners... Read more
Insurance
Insurance is available for just about everything, from automobiles and electronics to jewelry and... Read more
Interior Design
From the colors of your walls to the furnishings and accessories that decorate your living spaces... Read more
Kitchen & Bath Design
Two of the highest value areas to renovate in your home are your kitchen and bathroom, which is why... Read more
Landscaping & Water Features
Amplify the exterior of your home with gorgeous landscaping and water features. From a clean lawn... Read more
Lighting & Fixtures
Lighting plays a bigger role in your home than you may think. In addition to making it... Read more
Lumber & Hardware
It may not seem like the most obvious choice, but, lumber and hardware updates are a sure... Read more
Masonry & Concrete
The literal foundation to any dream home, excellent masonry and concrete work are top priorities.... Read more
Moving & Storage
Moving and storage are necessities when planning a new home or renovation. Who will do the heavy... Read more
Paint & Wallcoverings
A fresh coat of paint or a new wallcovering can completely change the look of a space. But how will... Read more
Pest Control
Pest treatment and extermination isn’t something anyone likes to think about — no one... Read more
Plumbing
Plumbing isn’t one of the glamorous parts of a new home build or remodel, but it’s a... Read more
Pools & Spas
Thinking of enhancing your property with a water feature such as a pool or spa? Be sure to consider... Read more
Real Estate
Property is a top commodity in Hawaii – as we are all well aware – so why not hedge... Read more
Roofing
When’s the last time you checked your roof? Don’t wait for leaks, drainage issues or... Read more
Security
Protect your most expensive investment with high-powered security you can rely on night and day.... Read more
Solar Energy & Utilities
At the core of our homes is power. It connects us to others, charges our devices and allows us to... Read more
Tile, Stone & Cast Stone
The use and application of tile and stone expands beyond your kitchen. Along with countertops,... Read more
windows and doors
Windows & Doors
Windows are more than just a means of cooling your home — they also allow for seamless indoor... Read more