building a lanai

Building a Lanai in Your Oahu Home: Some Tips Before Building

Living in Oahu is certainly like paradise most of the time, though we’re still prone to intense rainstorms during nighttime hours, not including rare hurricanes. As a result, you may want an enclosed area around your home where you can entertain guests without any chance of unexpected weather ruining a party. While you might think […]

A young multi-ethnic couple doing house repairs and maintenance. They are standing with a ladder under a light fixture, changing the light bulb.

Before You DIY, Ask Yourself: Is This Light Fixture Safe?

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Pinterest

  Every home has its little quirks, from the squeaky stair to the flickering porch light. More often than not, if the issues aren’t irritating or obviously dangerous they become part of the familiar character of our home. You learn to love these personality quirks of your home. However, when you’re thinking about a major DIY […]

senior asian couple looking at plans for an ADU on a tablet computer at home

Retirement Downsizing in Place with an Accessible ADU

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

      Many seniors are seriously conflicted about the choice to downsize into a smaller, more manageable and affordable house or stay with the family home to pass it on to the children who grew up there. There is an inherent conflict between practicality and sentimentality, especially as you start to slow down and […]