Add Value to Your Home

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When doing any kind of remodeling to your home, anything that makes your house more functional also adds to the value. When remodeling purely with the goal of adding value the best things you can do are to add new interior spaces such as an extra room or bathroom, remodel the kitchen, or add a patio or deck. All expansions and additions add value not only due to the addition of square footage but also by adding more desirable factors to your home. An adequate number of bathrooms can go a long way when selling your home. Adding built-in cabinets and storage is unique way to offer potential buyers something the don't see everyday while also adding a new level of organization to your current living. So when remodeling, always think in terms of functionality!

Let's create a backyard born for lounging!

If you live in Hawaii then I have no doubt that you are well aware just how hot our sunny days can be.  Homeowners on our beautiful island are rarely lucky enough to find a property that comes complete with a covered deck or sun room. So if you want to spend the afternoon on your porch but you don't want to blister in the hot sun, what can you do? Well, it turns out that are many very simple shade structures that can be built quickly and don't cost an arm and a leg. I personally love to sink into a lounger and enjoy a book or even a nap but that's only possible when you can find some shade! These efficient shade structures have brought ease to outdoor relaxation. When designing such a shade structure, you must first decide how much shade you desire. Would you like to block out the sun as much as possible or place the beams further apart to let in more light? When spacing the beams too far apart you may run the risk of damage if there is heavy snowfall, luckily that's one thing we never have to worry about here!  Beyond just practical issues, you as the homeowner also get to decide what you want your new deck to look like! You can choose the stain of wood and embellish it anyway you choose. There is no need to hide from your backyard anymore! Call us today to talk about opportunities for your porch!

Multi-tasking Bathroom?

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With every year, more like every minute, we use technology to find ways to be more efficient and also integrate fun and pleasure into everyday tasks. Believe it or not this now even applies to your own bathroom! Home renovations are making leaps and bounds in fun gadgets for every room of the house. What we never would have even thought to ask for will soon be something we can't remember ever living without.  Kohler, for instance, has just expanded it's popular Moxie shower head line to include shower heads that come equipped with Bluetooth capabilities so you never have to worry about getting your device while trying to listen to your favorite songs in the bathtub. Broan Nu-Tone is now also offering Bluetooth capabilities with it's new bathroom vents. Medicine cabinets are making the crossover from strictly storage to a media hub with the additions of not just Bluetooth, but also televisions, safes, and charging stations. Don't have a medicine cabinet? That's okay, most of the features can be applied to a simple wall mirror. With all of these new and amazing features I imagine people will be fighting over the bathroom even more now!

The New Family Kitchen

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The new hottest craze in remodeling is the "family" kitchen, which is great if you have little ones like me. These new kitchens feature adequate seating, storage, and light. With the usage of formal dining rooms falling by the minute, kitchen islands are replacing the old standard of table and chairs. Not only does the exile of dining rooms provide us with the more interactive experience of being able to sit around the kitchen while Mom (or in my case, Dad :) ) cooks the family dinner but it also opens so much extra space up for the wide open kitchen you've always wanted. With more space comes so many more options! Contractors everywhere are utilizing this extra space to make room for larger refrigerators (who doesn't need that?!), larger pantry, more drawers and cabinets, and sometimes even an extra oven or dishwasher. More windows or even a sliding door or two give parents a great view of kids playing outside or arriving guests. So if you've been thinking about knocking that dining room door down lately then give us a call!