Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Looking for some creative ideas for renovating your bathroom? Check out All Build Construction’s Houzz bathroom idea book and our custom tile Turtle inlay bathroom. We’ve created a collection of bathroom designs including open bath, custom rain showers, creative vanities, and different color schemes. Your design options are endless!

Converting Your Carport Into A Garage


In Hawaii it’s not uncommon to own a home with a carport in place of a garage. It can be very beneficial to convert your carport into a garage.

A well-designed garage can serve many functions. A garage creates more storage for your belongings that you don’t have space for inside your home. Privacy can be a huge benefit of an enclosed garage. You are able store items, close the door and still allow your home to look presentable and not cluttered to the neighborhood.

A garage doesn’t have to be a storage space for just your car and lawn mower. Shelving and hooks can be placed around a workbench created for all your tools and equipment. Some chose to use part of the garage for entertainment like a pool table or ping-pong table.

When it’s time to decide on the garage door, pick a design that matches the rest of your home. There are a variety of types and designs available.

We had a client who converted their carport into a 6-car garage. See the photo album below.

Building Up Vs. Building Out

Image Credit: Honolulu Magazine

Image Credit: Honolulu Magazine

Thinking about adding on to your home but not sure whether to build a second story or just add on. Read below to find out which direction you should go.

One reason homeowners decide to build up is because they do not have enough land to build out or they choose for other reasons. When building up it’s important to check with your city to find out if there are limits on housing height in your area. Some locations will place limits on what you can and can’t do. For example, if your home is considered in a “historic” area, then there will be limitations as to what can be done to the outside of the home. An advantage to building up is that you are able to save space for a yard and potentially have an ocean view from your second story.

Homeowners may chose to build out for many reasons – expanding the kitchen, adding a family room, or simply to live in a one-story home. Building out may be a less intrusive project because your entire home will not be affected and there will be areas to still live in during the project. Building up will make it more difficult. If you have a large piece of property, building out might be your desired choice.