Your Checklist to Buying a Home Ceiling Fan

In Hawaii ceiling fans are a must have element to your home decor. Whether it’s the middle of a hot Summer night or a humid Winter day, ceiling fans help to cool the space or area. A wide variety of styles and functions of ceiling fans are available.

  1. Decide what area of the house will need a ceiling fan; outdoor lanai, kitchen, living room, bedroom.
  2. How much space do you have between the ceiling and floor? This will help to determine if you need a small room, low-profile, or large room ceiling fan.
  3. What type of design or finish fits your homes décor? Bronze or silver finishes, white fans, five blades or three blades. 
  4. What amenities? With lights, energy-efficient, or with remotes.

Enjoy Your View with A Wrap Around Deck


Following yesterdays post on Outdoor Entertaining in Hawaii, I felt I would expand with decks. Decks are also essential for enjoying your outdoor living in Hawaii. We had a previous job where the client wanted to upgrade and add a wrap around deck onto their second level of their home. The deck was created 30 feet above on stilts.

Outdoor Entertaining in Hawaii

Every season in Hawaii is perfect for entertaining and cooking outdoors. An outdoor kitchen will transform your backyard cooking and entertaining. If you already have an outdoor kitchen use the following ideas to upgrade your space.

Image credit: Viking

Image credit: Viking

The key component to any outdoor entertaining is your outside cooking appliance. You can choose from different grills and smokers to surface cooking. Warming drawers are also made available for outdoor conditions. Viking offers a variety of luxury outdoor cooking appliances to fit any style.  

Image credit: Premier Outdoor Living & Design

Image credit: Premier Outdoor Living & Design

Granite surfaces and all weather cabinets are very common to add to the overall design. Under the counter appliances are another important asset to the outside kitchen. Outdoor products that fit under the counter range from refrigerators, beverage reserves, wine reserves, beer dispensers, freezers and even ice makers. Perlick offers a variety of luxury under the counter refrigeration products. 

Is your outdoor kitchen covered? If it is, it would be beneficial to add a range hood to the design. This helps clear any smoke and heat from the area which is usually caused from high temperature grilling. BROAN makes a stainless steel range hood that is durable and long lasting to withstand the harsh outdoor weather conditions.

By incorporating these ideas your outdoor entertaining and cooking area will be taken to a new level. 

Upgrading Your Outdoor Living To Luxury

Investing more into a home improvement project will be more rewarding in the long run. The extra investment will in return bring value, beauty and livability. Upgrade your outdoor living keeping in mind these five focal points.

  • An outdoor kitchen is a great improvement to increase your outdoor living space. This space will include your grill and sometimes a pizza oven. Usually a wet bar or sink and counter is supported by your outdoor kitchen. The focal point of your deck may be your outdoor kitchen.
  • A water feature or hot tub can be an additive feature. They were created for relaxation and luxury.  A variety of different sizes and style are available for hot tubs and water features. Research for the best suited for your style and space.
  • A built-in fire pit can be designed for gas or wood burning. The fire pit would become part of your deck/outdoor living design. The appearance of the fire pit can be custom with a built-in version verse a portable or stand alone fire pit.
  • If you have the space to layer your outdoor living, it adds a visual appeal. With multiple levels you can create a cooking area, seating area and an area for your hot tub. An additional deck upwards can be created for ocean or water views.
  • Upgrade your current deck railings to a more durable and luxury material. Railings can be made out of wood, metal or glass. Upgrade to cable railings for versatility and durability.