Unfinished beautiful duplex for two families with garages for car. Architecture and construction

In It Together: Building a Duplex So Two Families Can Live the Dream

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Pinterest

If you’ve made it this far, no doubt you’ve noticed that there’s a serious housing crunch in Hawaii. The challenge of finding a nice, reasonably priced home in a convenient location is so difficult to be downright impossible. It’s no wonder so many people have decided to build ADUs and multi-unit homes. Of course, with […]

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 13 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 getting around the […]

Relaxing Modern Living Room and Kitchen room Interior in an ADU.

How to Optimize Space In Your New ADU

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

Anyone who’s been looking into ADU designs recently has probably had to face a very stark truth: ADU’s are small. Unlike normal single-family homes, they are each limited to a certain maximum floor space size based on the total size of your lot. Unfortunately, floor space means that even if you decided to build up […]