Beachside foundation erosion

Foundation Erosion and How to Deal with It

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

Foundation erosion is a common problem in Hawaii. For a number of reasons, not the least of which are rising sea levels and frequent flash floods. Whether your is beachfront or inland, and no matter which you live on, foundation erosion is one of the most devastating things that can happen to your home — and […]

Chasing House Pests

How to Keep These 5 House Pests Out of Your Home

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

Hawaii’s rich biodiversity and unique are among its most attractive qualities. The tropical climate on the is heaven for over 3,000 native species of plants and animals. As a homeowner, however, you probably want to keep nature where it belongs: outside. Here are five house pests you’ll likely encounter in Hawaii, and a few tips […]

A close up of a garden

How To Protect Your Home From Flash Floods

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

How To Protect Your Home From Flash Floods may be paradise — but even paradise has its problems. Take flash floods, for example: can be extremely dangerous and devastating to both people and property, and anything that stands in the way of a flash flood is at risk of being destroyed. Flash floods are more likely to occur […]

James Kane, Architectural Draftsman produced this CAD model

How Collaborating With An Experienced Draftsman Can Bring Your Vision To Life

An Architectural Draftsman Helps You Empower Yourself There are plenty of diverse challenges that arise in owning and maintaining a . But what about when you want to , remodel or expand your property? There are plenty of practical reasons for thinking about adding home improvements like the impending arrival of a child or caring […]

Accessory dwelling units on Oahu ADU By owner built drafting service. Residential design and permitting on Oahu, Hawaii.

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

A QUICK GUIDE TO BUILD A SECOND UNIT ON YOUR LOT What Is An Accessory  Dwelling Unit? An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a second dwelling unit, including its own kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom facilities. It may be attached or detached from the primary dwelling unit on the zoning lot. ADUs are intended to be “accessory” […]