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uring these unprecedented times of great personal and collective change, one thing that everyone needs in his or her home is personal space. Whether a private sanctuary or a mini area you can call “yours,” having somewhere in your home where you can retreat and collect your thoughts is essential to your well-being. With no private space

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in the house. She told me that their home was perfect in every way — great location, wonderful neighbors and lots of space. Yet for some reason, her love for it was waning, while her family’s was growing. During my visit, the first thing I noticed was that she had no private space or a room to call her own. Each of the children had his or her own room, and her husband had his office, which doubled as his private space, where he could go to spend time with himself. When I asked my client where her “private space” was, she realized she didn’t really have one. Until I brought it up, she never noticed that she had not even a corner of a room to call hers.

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hana Building Supply is your one-stop shop for homeowners and contractors alike. A variety of highquality kitchen and bathroom materials at very reasonable prices, from ready-made to custom cabinetry, are available. The selection includes a full line of granite countertops, stainless steel sinks, hardwood and laminate flooring, all to fit any architectural style. Ohana Building Supply’s in stock cabinets are constructed of all-plywood boxes with solid wood face frames and doors. Locally stocked are Maple, Light or Dark Cherry and Milzen Cabinets’ Espresso Oak and White Oak, constructed of plywood boxes and engineered MDF flat panel-style doors and frames. Come and experience the family style of service that Ohana provides. Among the color and style selection of cabinets, granite, flooring and stainless steel sinks — you also will find the Milzen Cabinetry line exclusively in Hawaii at Ohana Building Supply. These face-framed, flat slab panel-style cabinets are made of

1/2-inch plywood boxes, 3/4inch solid wood face frames with 3/4-inch wood trimmed engineered wood doors and drawer faces. Milzen cabinets are constructed with solid wood dovetailed drawers and built standard with undermount-soft closing drawer slides and soft closing door features. Elegantly colored in Espresso Oak and White Oak, these stylish modern cabinets will add flare to any kitchen. Ohana Building Supply also has two new styles of cabinets that are available: Elegant Cherry and Honey Beech. These

new cabinets are face-framed cabinets constructed of 5/8-inch plywood boxes and 3/4-inch solid wood doors and frames. The cabinets feature solid wood dove-tailed drawers and come standard with soft closing hardware for doors and drawers. These cabinets look as good inside as they do on the outside and would be a great addition to any kitchen remodel. Currently, all of Ohana’s cabinet lines are on a special offer and, as always, if you buy a set of kitchen cabinets, you get the granite free (on select colors).

Ohana Building Supply is having a blowout sale on its Maple Shaker cabinets, which is being offered at $39.99 per linear foot (some exclusions apply, not valid with free granite promotion). This promotion won’t last long and is only available to stock on hand. If you’re on a budget or are thinking of remodeling that rental unit, these cabinets will be the perfect fit. Ohana Building Supply also stocks a selection of granite countertops starting at $99, such as Taisan White, Bainbrook Peach, White Galaxy, River White, Jurparana Golden Kam and Lapidus, just to name a few. Finished with an elegant bullnose edge, these stylish countertops add character to any kitchen and bath. While supplies last, Ohana is offering free granite (three styles to choose from) with the purchase of any kitchen cabinet set. Other granites are 10 percent off with purchase of a kitchen cabinet set. Ohana also stocks an assortment of 1/2-inch laminate flooring at $1.85 per square foot. The 1/2-inch laminate flooring comes in a variety of colors: Red

Teak, Yellow Teak, Red Cherry, Ancient Oak, Stem Croton and Sandal Mahogany. The rich, beautiful colors of these floorings will compliment any room. Flooring accessories such as underlayment foam and moldings also are available. The popularity and ease of installation will pique the interest of homeowners and contractors alike. Ohana Building Supply also carries a line of top mount and under mount stainless steel sinks in a variety of sizes. Ohana also stocks oval and rectangular top mount and under mount ceramic vanity bowls. Servicing homeowners to large contractors, Ohana’s friendly staff will ensure excellent customer service, from design to installation — the completed product is sure to shine. Visit the showroom and ask the sales staff about current promotions and specials that are available. Ohana Building Supply is located at 2815 Kaihikapu St. in Mapunapuna. Showroom hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 833-8338 for directions and more information. FEB. 26, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 3


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rywood termites are a menace to our homes and businesses. There is a much safer way to treat them without the toxic gases and moving out. Akamai Pest Solutions has been treating homes and businesses for nearly nine years and has treated thousands of structures. Orange oil treatments have been performed in California for 20 years and even though they’ve been available here in Hawaii since the late ’90s, they still seem new to most people. As the owner, I want to make sure that our customers feel confident with our treatment and have as much information as possible. Some commonly asked questions are:

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Structural Integrated Pest Management, like all treatments, requires a quality inspection. A quality inspection is the key to an efficient and effective treatment of XT-2000 Orange Oil. Drywood termites cannot hide from a quality inspection. Termites may be living in inaccessible areas such as wall voids. An inspector with the knowledge of termites will be able to determine these possible areas of infestation. Akamai can use methods, such

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The up-front costs can sometimes be overwhelming and there’s also the question of which sun zone you reside in. With so many manufacturers of PV panels, you might wonder which is the best brand. One concern that everyone has is roof space. Some homes are just made for PV. There are some situations where there is an abundance of flat, optimum roof space that’s facing the perfect direction. Don’t we all wish that everyone’s roof was built that way?

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WALLS Wallpaper styles come and go. And if your walls were papered more than a few years ago, you are probably living with a design that’s no longer in fashion. For a timeless look, strip the dated wallpaper and replace it with a bright new coat of paint. Be sure to choose a color that nicely complements the floors, countertops and cabinets. For a modern take on wallpaper, look for mosaic tile collections that showcase beautiful tiles and patterns, providing texture for any wall in your home. For exam-

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Barriers that make affordable housing unavailable FROM PAGE 13

state to mitigate issues in the EIS. After the project is vetted and approved at the state level, the same process is held at the city level. Now the city can demand sewage treatment plants, roads, drainage systems, water wells, fire hydrants, parks and badly needed infrastructure upgrades in the area impacted by the project. This process may take up to another two years because the stakeholders have another opportunity to put more demands on the project. All these costs are a direct cost of the project even before the project is designed. Now the development plans and the general plans are designed to incorporate

BIA-HAWAII REMODELERS all these costs. Also hidden in these extractions is the percent of workforce housing negotiated by the state that must be supplied within the project. This is called “inclusionary zoning.” How is this done? Workforce homes are subsidized to meet the cost that a median income family could afford. The subsidy is supplied by the higher-priced homes within the project. For example, the homes around a golf course or homes that have views are priced higher to subsidize the workforce housing that is built within the project. When homebuyers cannot afford that higher-market priced

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he time has come for The Cool Roof Store by Green Energy Outlet (GEO) — and just in time to rescue Hawaii’s roofing expenses.  At the store, crowds are educated about installing an affordable, renewable roof.  Instead of reroofing your home again, simply apply a top coat every seven to 15 years for the life of your structure. Until recently, roofing was a very expensive proposition — especially if you had an old asphalt roof (composition shingles, pitch and gravel or mineral surfaced roll roofing).  After about 10 to 15 years of exposure to UV rays under the hot Hawaiian sun, asphalt roofs are prone to curl and crack, causing leaks. Because of their heavy weight, the roofs had to be torn off and hauled to the dump at great expense — about $2,000 for the labor and dump fees. That didn’t even include the price of the new roof or the insulation underneath. If you wanted your home to be cool, you had

to add expensive insulation to achieve the recommended “R-19 Value” in the building code. Unfortunately, there was a serious side effect to adding that insulation, which most people didn’t even know about. Since the heat from the sun couldn’t get past the insulation and into your home — you were indeed cooler.  That’s a good thing! But since that heat was being trapped in the asphalt roof itself, it became hotter and cracked more quickly — a definite bad thing!  So what do you do? The answer lies in putting on a protective,  reflective coating, preferably with Ceramic Titanium granules like Hawaiian SunGuard.  That blocks 100 percent of the UV rays from the sun, allowing your roof to last as long as your structure does.  Just simply recoat when needed. If you have heavy ponding water, The Cool Roof Store recommends a silicone coating in those areas.  Silicone coating is more expensive per gal-

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lon, and can be a little tricky to put down if you don’t know a few secrets of the trade.  However, once down it will not chalk off over time — or so the manufacturers say — like water-based acrylics do. Some manufacturers even claim a 20year material warranty for their products. Since these coatings have not had that long of a  presence in Hawaii, this has not yet been proven in the 50th State. That’s why

many homeowners opt for the known reliability of acrylics such as Hawaiian Sun Guard and Apoc’s Sta-Kool. The Cool Roof Store also sells and installs solar attic vents, venting skylights and other roof accessories. The store also is expert at integrat-

ing solar PV systems into your roof. Remember, you must either repair or replace your existing roof before  you install your new solar system, which will make future access to the roof more difficult. If you would like  a licensed installer to give you a quote to waterproof your existing roof, or you wish to tackle the job yourself and just want a bit of free expert advice, give the folks at The Cool Roof Store by GEO a call at 591-1900. This week the store has some really good specials going on with Hawaiian SunGuard, Apoc’s Sta-Kool and the 40-inch-wide Roof Reinforcing Fabric. Visit The Cool Roof Store at 575 Cooke St. in Kakaako to see all the systems up close. For a short time, the store also is offering to meet you at your roof project and measure your roof for you so that you know how much material you need to purchase. There is no obligation and you can ask as many questions as you wish.

LEAKMASTER ROOFING ADDRESS: 575-G COOKE ST. CONTACT: 591-1900 • www.leakmaster.com

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Hawaii Renovation Feb 26 2012  

Hawaii Renovation Feb 26 2012

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