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!

Remodel or sell?

Remodel or sell? If you have recently been asking yourself this question then I am pleased to tell you that you are not alone! Many people are now choosing to remodel their existing homes rather than take on the expense of buying a new one. As home costs skyrocket, Honolulu has topped the list for remodeling costs recouped upon resale at a whopping 110.8%, according to Realtor magazine. Honolulu, along with San Francisco, is outperforming the national average by more than 60%! So if you have been considering a remodel now is the time!

Expand Your View with Large Glass Doors

We recently finished a project installing a 50ft wide glass doors. There were 12 stacking panels that expanded the entire length of the Waikiki condo providing unobstructed views of the ocean. Our customer will be able to sit back and enjoy the views and fresh ocean air. 

Coloring Your Walls

Image credit:  Lowe's

Image credit: Lowe's

Deciding on a color to paint your walls can be difficult. Take into consideration the room, the feeling you want, decor, and size of the room when choosing. Certain color schemes can make the room appear smaller or larger and each color scheme triggers different emotions. 

Bathrooms are mostly painted white or with some pale versions of pink, yellow or blue. The brighter the color may make the room appear smaller or gloomy depending on how much natural light it receives. Bedrooms are where your creativity in color can really come out. You can mix a match colors to create your dream room. Living rooms are usually painted with neutral colors, white, brown, tan schemes. These colors can go with any style and decor. In a Kitchen you can play around with different colors but it all depends on you cabinet color and flooring style. 

Below is a description of each color.

Blue is known for tranquility, trust and smart. Green is known for balance, natural and eco-friendly. Purple is known for luxury, creative, and royal. Pink is known for caring and love. Orange is know for happiness, health and attraction. Yellow is known for fresh, energy and warmth. Red is know for passion, energy and love. Brown is known for friendly and earthy. White is known for fresh, clean and purity. Black is known for rich, power and mystery. 

What color(s) will you decide on?