The Breezy Island Aesthetic
The look of single-wall homes tends to be light, open, and breezy, with ample natural light and ventilation from jalousie windows and an indoor-outdoor lifestyle that’s hard to replicate. But it is possible to replicate that feel while maintaining many of the 21st-century comforts that contemporary homeowners expect.
For several years, critics have aimed at what is called “Monster Homes” in Hawaii. In 2018, the Honolulu City Council Planning Committee advanced a measure calling for a moratorium on these vast homes. An average Monster home might include: 19 bedrooms 11 baths Structures built out to the street line It is not unusual to […]
The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) and Senator Dela Cruz introduced a compilation of measures centered on natural resources, a growing sustainable economy, environmental protection, and conservation. Senator Cruz understands that Hawaii, situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, must take the lead in addressing climate change, protecting natural resources, and growing a […]
When you undertake the process to construct dwelling units or remodel your residential unit on Oahu, it’s crucial to ensure you cover all steps. Getting a building permit ensures you’re in line with the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) and relevant construction agencies in Hawaii. Let’s take a look at the Honolulu DPP permitting […]
The City and County of Honolulu have a Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) that offers services and information on building permits, development projects, and planning activities in the Honolulu area. This site provides access to the Honolulu Internet Permit System and also allows for up-to-date status information and parcel research data. HONline Use HONline […]
Are you eager to design your own inground pool for your Oahu home? There’s no better time than now. And it’s not as hard as you think!
Designing and Building Your New Home in Hawaii Building and remodeling in Hawaii come with a different set of rules than building a home anywhere on the mainland. So, if you’re planning to build a house here, there are a few things you need to know before you get started. Hawaii’s housing market prices continue […]
Hawaii Residential Design Whether you’re constructing a new home or building onto your current one in Hawaii, residential design is no small task to undertake. However, it is one of the most rewarding in the world. We can agree our state is such a legendarily beautiful place to live. So it’s only natural for each […]
When you’re planning the design of an entirely new home or a major renovation, you have a unique opportunity to create something that perfectly suits you. This is especially true for loving dog owners who feel that their pets are part of the family. If your dogs are more like very short, furry children than […]
Recently the Department of Permitting and Planning developed new regulations requiring Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for people doing construction on their property. This includes people who want to: Build a home Create a home addition Develop a retaining wall Grade their land Install a driveway or sidewalk Install an in ground pool This is just a […]