Issuu on Google+

HAWAII

JANUARY 9, 2011

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC.

Viking’s ever expanding product line gives you complete cooking freedom Marblehaus Hawaii & T. Oki Trading

2933 KOAPAKA ST. 808-695-EXPO • HOURS M-F 8-4, SAT 9-4 • www.hawaiihomeexpo.com TOLL FREE 800-895-7070


HAWAIIRENOVATION

ISLAND HOME

BIA-Hawaii Remodelers

DESIGNS,LLC

Update Your Home

Safely with a Lead-Safe

• Custom Home Designs • Quality Workmanship • Upgraded Materials • Friendly Turnkey Service • Affordable Prices • Licensed (BC-23733), Bonded & Insured

ou’ve made the decision to finally remodel the outdated kitchen and living room of your home. But if you live in a house built before 1978, a new federal law regulating the removal of lead paint will affect your home remodeling project.

Y

In 1978, the use of lead paint was officially banned from residential construction. Before that, however, lead paint was used in more than 38 million homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today, contractors hired to do renovation, repair and painting projects

• Custom Homes • Remodel & Additions • Designer Kitchens & Bath • Drafting & Permitting • Full Service Company • All Work Guaranteed FREE In-Home Consultation Quality Work With Integrity

FREE Site Visit, Consultation & Estimate

Certified Renovator BY KAREN NAKAMURA

Since 1982 A+ Rating

Let us design & build your new home

383-4663

that will involve at least 6 square feet of lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 must be EPA Lead-Safe certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Of course, 6 square feet is smaller than the average window — which means that pretty much every re-

SEE PAGE 8

BC-11768 • Bonded • Insured

Quality Work, Competitive Prices

modeling job will have to comply with this new requirement. The e Dangerss off Lead Paint For young children, lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, hearing loss and behavior prob-

townandcountrybuildersllc.com

Call Today Work: 739-2000 Cell: 282-5491

• Residential • Apartment • New Construction • Interior/Exterior

FREE ESTIMATES

LET’S TALK FLOORING

with Shirley Pai Hilton, Pres. & CEO, PII

• No Interest • No Payments up to 18 Months! Call for a Free Estimate 808-377-6686 825 Halekauwila St., Honolulu

www.energyprohawaii.com 2 | HAWAII RENOVATION | JAN. 9, 2011

HAWAII’S

HARDWOOD & LAMINATE FLOORING LEADER! Large Local Inventory of Factory-Direct Hardwood and Laminate Flooring ! Thick 4mm wear layer with 9-ply reclaimed Baltic Birch construction ! No Toxic Chemicals or Glues (E1) ! Custom Matched Moldings ! 20 ELEGANT species

Wood flooring comes in several different forms. There is solid and there is engineered (top wear layer with plywood base) and then there is laminate, which is really just an image of wood, hot pressed onto a fiber board. Wood can do well anywhere in a home with the exception of bathing bathrooms. However, not every wood will do equally well in every home. Then there is color width and hardness to consider. We can help you with all this information and much more. Please visit our showroom or attend our next seminar to learn more! Aloha!

FANTASTIC SPECIAL ON CUSTOM FLOOR! Kahala Floors Cumaru Engineered Flooring Custom Sanded and Coated in Place $7.95/sf

(incl. flooring, nail down install, sand & finish with 2 coats.) Minimum 250 sf

Visit our Beautiful 3000 sf Showroom ! 926 KOHOU STREET ! HONOLULU ! 847-7711 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Lost in your Quest for Solar Power?

W

ith so many solar contractors and sales representatives out there, there’s a lot of information and misinformation solar shoppers are receiving. First and foremost, your decision should be based on the company you choose to provide your photovoltaic (PV) needs. The most important thing to determine is: Will the company I choose fulfill its promises to me and my family, and honor its warranty if anything goes wrong? Researching a company’s history, rating with the BBB, and length of time in business will tell a shopper how reputable the company is. A warranty is only as good for as long as the company has been in business. Another factor to consider: Is this company providing jobs for local residents and are they buying their supplies locally? Mainland companies are here to make a profit and please investors while PV systems can be sold. HECO and its subsidiaries limit the amount of PV power going back into the grid in each area of the islands. Once an area has reached these limits, HECO will not allow further installations. What will happen to your warranty and service when Mainland companies cannot satisfy their investors because the PV market has become fully saturated? The current hot-selling topic in the PV world is panel selection.

Let Poncho’s be your guide

Where do you want to buy your panels from — America, Korea, Japan, China? While the panels from all these countries are good, choosing a reputable manufacturer is always the way to go. Research how long the companies have been making panels and read their warranties. All PV panels basically come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, but there are differences in what the manufacturer warrants and how efficient the panels will be after 25 years. A manufacturer in China, for example, could have a problem with all their panels 10 years down the road. What will stop them from closing up shop and reopening under a different name, leaving thousands stranded with faulty panels? While innovation and technology are important to every industry, it’s important to choose your panels from a reputable company that will back their warranty. Locally owned and operated, Pon-

cho’s Solar Services offers products from established companies like Solar World, Kyocera, Samsung, Sanyo and Sharp while still keeping an eye on emerging technologies and companies.

panel produced under Standard Test Condition (STC) rating, which is what HECO uses to determine the size of your system. There are other rating systems out there to compare panels. Make sure these are rated from an independent source. The Tier rating system is completely the opinion of the manufacturer that uses it. The two most important numbers in comparing solar PV systems are, 1) AC kWh output/year and 2) the cost. Whichever complete system can give you the most yearly output at the best price is the system to choose. Another option to consider is to go completely off the power grid. With the advances in inverter technology and a battery storage system, it’s possible to

eliminate your power bill completely and be energy independent. This option, however, can be 30 to 50 percent higher than a grid-tie system depending on your family’s needs. As a bridge between a grid-tied system and going completely offgrid, homeowners purchasing a new grid-tie system of 4 KW or higher, Poncho’s Solar Service will provide a Hurricane Kit consisting of two PV panels, battery backup, a refrigerator or freezer and two LED lights. The kits are particularly useful for homeowners in areas with frequent blackouts or have medications that require refrigeration. Homeowners purchasing new grid-tie systems of 2 to 3 KW’s can purchase a Hurricane Kit for half-price. Poncho’s Solar Services can provide knowledgeable, free estimates for all your residential and commercial solar needs state-wide. Call 422-4266 on Oahu or see our website, ponchosso larservices.com for more information. Neighbor Island homeowners can call our electrical partners, Walter’s Electric Inc., at 1855-41SOLAR. Buyers can also shop for panels at Poncho’s showroom, located at 650 Kakoi St. in Honolulu.

What Matters is the Wattage Many homeowners have heard about mono- vs. poly-crystalline panels. The mono-crystalline cell efficiency is higher, but its shape is circular. The poly’s square shaped cells allow for more panel coverage. These minor differences make either panel type equally efficient. The listed wattage is what the

JAN. 9, 2011 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 3


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Safe, secure garage doors Martin Garage Doors can improve look, add value to your home

he world’s finest and safest garage doors can be had in the islands, thanks to Martin Garage Doors Hawaii. “Safety and quality are important to me, and I wouldn’t sell anything that I wouldn’t have on my own home,” says owner Claude Thompson. Garage doors have a tremen-

T

dous impact on your home in terms of functionality, aesthetics and efficiency. Whether they are being used for security or just to conceal a mess, garage doors can highlight the architectural opening of your garage. Most homeowners think of their garage door as simply something that goes up and down to

secure the enclosure. But in actuality, garage doors can greatly improve the look of the home and the value. Today’s garage doors come in a variety of styles and colors to complement the overall theme of the exterior design of the house. Martin Garage Doors’ professional staff help homeowners se-

lect the best door to fit their needs and their budget. Since garage doors can’t be changed as easily as things like paint, it’s wise to invest in a quality garage door that is durable and offers the homeowner peace of mind. Martin Garage Doors come with the best warranty in the industry. “We pride ourselves in our after-sale service, and our customers know that we stand behind our product,” states Thompson. “I love my Martin door system. It’s so quiet it doesn’t even wake the dog,” says Stella Shigawa.

“Our friends have a Martin Door, that’s how we learned about the product. We were so impressed with theirs we had to buy one for our home. That was four years ago, and ours looks and operates like it was installed yesterday.” Martin Garage Doors Hawaii is a family-owned and operated business providing service statewide with main office, showroom, and warehouse located on Oahu at 2839 Kilihau St. Business hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 836-0029 or visit the website at www.mar tingaragedoorshawaii.com.

Contact Us Today For a Free Estimate!

10% Off

Your Next Visit

Lic# BC-29228

GranicreteHawaii.com

Contemporary Concrete Surfaces Authentic Stone Look Custom Seamless Designs Decorative & Durable

FREE ESTIMATES

(808) 626-5418 • 94-1388 Moaniani St. #302, Waipahu HI 96797

MURAKAMI’S ROOFING E. huaxia.hawaii@gmail.com W. www.huaxiaconstruction.com

CALL: 808-636-1888

Lic# C-30215

Cabinets, Granite, Flooring, Stainless Sinks, Custom Cabinetry, Installation

Full Service Residential Roofing Contractor

2815 Kaihikapu Street • Honolulu, HI 96819

All Types - Asphalt Shingles • Roll & Metal Roofing • Termite Damage • Dry Rot • Leak Repair

Ph: 808.833.8338 Fax: 808.833.8339 Email: sales@ohanabuildingsupply.com www.ohanabuildingsupply.com

SQ. FT. Family Owned 1 C-21 Lic#12015 • C-7 C-5

4 | HAWAII RENOVATION | JAN. 9, 2011

KAIMUKI 1st & Waialae • 735-3005 KANEOHE 45-620 Kamehameha Hwy. (Behind 7-11) • 262-0900 SAND ISLAND 330 Sand Island Access Rd. • 841-6183

EXPERT INSTALLATION FREE ESTIMATES HUGE LOCAL STOCK

SERVING HAWAII FOR TWO GENERATIONS

~ RENTALS ~

FREE SOLAR FAN with complete reroof $1200 value Exp: February 13, 2011

Homeowners user friendly Mini Excavators, Dingos & Bobcats available. ISLANDWIDE DELIVERY

FREE ESTIMATES 348-8270 • Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Lic. #C24921

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

The

Ideal Match

Drawing power from the rooftop he word is out and people are flocking to purchase photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce or eliminate their electrical bills. There are a virtually unlimited amount of products available today for residential applications, and many companies are touting the amount of electricity that their panels produce. This is only part of the equation; once the panels produce electrical power, that power needs to be converted from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) and delivered into

T

your electrical panel. Choosing the right combination of products to produce the most energy can be challenging, but there is one combination that is clearly the best one available now. We call it the “perfect match.” Sanyo panels and Enphase micro inverters are designed for each other, and together they truly perform better than any other product that is currently available. We have known for a while now that this combination delivered the most power to a typical household, and we have been able to compare systems through remote monitoring, but we have never had our system mounted on the same roof, with the same exact conditions until recently. A customer called to request that we add more PV panels to her

roof. She had purchased a system from another vendor approximately a year before. The company provided her with 10 solar panels and micro inverters. She was told that this was the highest DC watt panel she could purchase with a micro inverter. As a result, she has averaged a little less than 1 kWh per panel per day. This combination produces on average 250 kWh a month, or a reduction of $62.50 from her electric bill. This left her with an average monthly electric bill of $110.00. We suggested that she add eight of our Sanyo panels with the “Perfect Match” Enphase micro inverters. This second system (with two less panels) has been producing an average of 1.3 kilowatts a day,

312 kWh per month, or $78 per month in savings. Our “Perfect Match” of products is delivering over 32 percent more power per panel than the other products. This translates to $186 a year more, per panel! A typical residential system consists of anywhere between 10 and 30 panels, which means our “Perfect Match” will potentially produce $1,860 to $5,580 more in annual savings over any of the other systems currently available. These other systems may produce more watts per panel on your roof, but they deliver substantially less kilowatt hours to your electrical system, where it really matters. For more information, visit the EnergyPro Hawaii showroom at 825 Halekauwila St. in Honolulu or call 377-6686.

A gourmet kitchen at a blue plate price.

arwy! no BJuaynu

0 0 5 1 w o N d ll e r a CTax C it.

$ SALE

Buy three or more Bosch kitchen appliances and save up to 15%. Savings paid via a Bosch VISA® prepaid card.* From January 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011. * Cards are issued by Citi N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and managed by Ecount, a Citi company. Card can be used everywhere Visa Debit Cards are accepted.

For more information, please call:

94-480 Akoki Street #4 • Waipahu, HI 96797

671-0808 • 383-7233 • www.northwestexteriors.com

564-2493 ServcoAppliance.com

SHOWROOM HOURS: MON-FRI: 10am to 6pm SAT: 10am - 3pm

JAN. 9, 2011 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 5


HAWAIIRENOVATION ore and more, consumers are turning to wood as their choice to replace old floor coverings. They like the look and they’re intrigued by the longevity and potential health benefits of the product. But there is definitely a lot to know beyond that to get the right end result. Shirley Hilton of Pacific Imports International offers these key tips to start with.

M

Gett the e Rightt Product Depending on your lifestyle, what kind of home you have (single family or condo), whether your environment is wet or dry, and whether you have a wood or concrete subfloor, will determine which types of wood are more appropriate than others. Gett the e Rightt Installerr orr DIY Info o To get the best installation, be sure you hire a professional who is specifically licensed in

ing for excess moisture, what install method is best for your home, the proper preparation of the subfloor, and decide on other things such as acclimation, expansion gaps, floor preparation and moldings. If you plan to do the project yourself, it’s

Key Ingredients to a

The

room and take a look at all the available species. Then, dream again. Your gut feeling is usually pretty reliable.

Great Wood Floor

wood flooring. They will know the proper procedures for test-

best to consult a reputable source for information, such as the National Wood Flooring Association, before forging ahead.

Visualize e Start out with the wood floor you are dreaming about. Then visit a good wood flooring show-

For more information on the company’s available products, visit Pacific Imports’ showroom at 926 Kohou St. Or, call 847-7711 to learn more about the upcoming Wood and Stone Flooring 101 seminar.

Sometimes Bigger is Not Better

RENT OR OWN Toro builds innovative, rugged, and dependable machines like the hard-working Dingo and you put them to good use.

South Shore Equipment • 677-0999 For more information or a Dealer nearest you

Tiller Backhoe Auger Compact Trencher Stump Grinder 4 in1 Bucket Compact Loader Hydraulic Breaker Soil Cultivator

SAVE $ BY REFACING

Instead of buying new cabinets or we can build you new ones… • Replace Doors, Drawers, Formica & Wood • Countertops, Hi-Macs, Corian & Granite

Guaranteed to beat anybody’s price by 10% w/same products and specs. Compare our prices. Call for a FREE estimate www.essentialcabinetrefacing.com Locally owned for 21 years!

Products w e N 1 1 0 2 AvaoriltaLobcaletion at Airp

Showroom Hours: M - Sat. 8-4:30

847-7835

ESSENTIAL 212 CABINET REFACING INC. Mohonua Pl., C-3

License #C24208

6 | HAWAII RENOVATION | JAN. 9, 2011

Largest Inventory in the State, Hard-Wood Doors w/Plywood Boxes, Multi Colors to Choose. Reasonable Prices!

9 DIFFERENT IN-STOCK CABINET FINISHES

(Airport - across Lagoon Drive) (Downtown - behind Costco gas station) 2959 Koapaka St. • Honolulu, HI 96819 500 Alakawa St. #106 • Honolulu, HI 96817 Ph: 836-8181 • Fax: 836-8166 Ph: 853-2088 • Fax: 853-2058 www.gcgchi.com AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION ooking to improve your kitchen in 2011? Now may be a great time as there are many opportunities to save on a variety of luxury kitchen appliance packages. Receive up to a 15-percent rebate on the new Bosch “The more you buy, the bigger the rebate!” promotion. Purchase at least three Bosch kitchen appliances from participating

L

dealers between now and May 31 to qualify, Get up to a $500 Visa prepaid card from GE with the

purchase of GE Profile or GE Cafe appliances in the “This is Really Big” rebate between now and April 3. Or, check out GE Monogram’s Luxury, which has its rewards promotion. Purchase

Servco’s Cool Deals

any professional range and hood or any cooktop, wall oven and hood and get a $1,000 instant rebate. Add

Tues., Jan. 18 • 6:30 pm Pearl Country Club

A Professional Design Build Full Service Contractor Specializing in Quality Design Build New Homes, Additions, Renovations & Remodeling

Come hear about our builder’s incentive special!

Fri., Jan. 21, 2011

Thur., Jan. 20, 2011

@ Pearl Country Club – Pearl II 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Ward Warehouse 6:00pm – 8:00pm

HK Construction, Corp Forr FREE E estimatee calll 841-1800

Forr seminarr reservationss please,,

Call 348-3111

Over 35 Years of Experience - Your Full Service Building Provider Lic. #ABC25837

99-357 Uhaloa St. Saturday, January 22 & Sunday, January 23 10am – 4pm

Four Generations of Building Experience You can Trust and Rely on

Un u St

#a St o al

Uh

ht

s

. Dr

CONSTRUCTION,INC.

ig aH Ai e

What do I need to start building? Where do I start planning? Why do I need a budget? How much does it cost to build?

• Havee yourr questionss answered! • We’lll showw youu thee ABC’ss off Designn Building! • FREEE onsitee propertyy evaluation!

ne

• • • •

gram will run through the end of 2011. Visit Servco Home and Appliance Showroom, Hawaii’s finest distributor appliance showroom, and see an array of innovative products to fit your needs. Located at 2841 Pukoloa St. in Mapunapuna, the showroom is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or, see what the company has to offer at servcoappli ance.com.

“Building To Your Lifestyle”

. Frw H1

Wed., Jan. 19 • 6:30 pm Ward Warehouse Conference Rooms

any Built-in refrigerator and get an additional $1,000 instant rebate. This program is good on purchases through March 31. Finally, get an unbelievable 1-2 free deal on Thermador appliances. Receive a free dishwasher when you purchase a professional range or a 36-inch cooktop and any double or triple combination oven. Add a Thermador refrigerator and get a free ventilation system. The Thermador 1-2 free pro-

New Home, Multi-Family, Additions, & Renovation Seminar for Homeowners!

For a FREE design consultation & estimate

Call 808-951-9500 Bonded & Insured - LIC# BC 27277

www.atlasconstruction808.com JAN. 9, 2011 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 7


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Update Your Home Safely with a Lead-Safe Certified Renovator FROM PAGE 2

lems. In adults, lead poisoning can lead to hypertension and high blood pressure. Pregnant women run the risk of passing the poison on to their unborn child. It is important that you find a remodeler who is trained in lead-safe work practices rather than try to do the work yourself. Not only that, but it’s the law: Contractors working in pre-1978 homes must be lead-paint certified and must follow these lead-safe practices whether or not there are children in the home — unless the homeowner can certify that the house is lead-paint free.

Whatt are e Lead-Safe Work k Practices?? The EPA has a free brochure on its website (www.leadfreekids.org) called “Renovate Right” that provides guidance to homeowners and contractors about remodeling safely to minimize lead dust exposure. EPA LeadSafe Certified Renovators have been equipped to use lead test kits, educate consumers about the dangers of lead, and use prescribed lead-safe work practices. Your certified contractor should also give you this brochure to familiarize you with specific work practices, including these procedures:

1. Containing the work area so that dust and debris do not escape. Warning signs will be posted to keep visitors away from the area, and heavy-duty plastic and tape are used to seal off doors and heating and cooling system vents and to cover the floors and any furniture that cannot be moved. 2. Minimizing dust.There is no way to eliminate it, but some paint removal methods create less dust than others. For example, using water to mist areas before sanding or scraping and prying and pulling apart components can reduce dust. It’s also prohibited to use open flame

burning or torching; sanding, grinding, planing, needle gunning, or blasting with power tools and equipment not equipped with a shroud and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum attachment; or using a heat gun at temperatures greater than 1,100 F. 3. Cleaning up thoroughly. When all the work is done, and before taking down any plastic that isolates the work area from the rest of the home, the area will be cleaned with a HEPA vacuum to remove dust and debris on all surfaces, followed by wet mopping with plenty of water. To find a Lead-Safe Certified Renovator or firm near you, go to www. bi ahawaii-org or visit www.epa.gov/lead. Karen Nakamura is executive vice president/CEO of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii

Your Home. Your Neighborhood

234.1129

Hours: Wed-Sun: 11am-5:30pm

46-212 2 Kahuhipaa St. (Directlyy acrosss from m Cityy Mill)) in n Kaneohe

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.islandstylefurnishing.com

Free Seminar • How and Where to Start • Find a Reputable Builder • Financing Options • Design for Comfort, Savings, and Style

Call for a Free Consultation

630-6741 or 285-3663

8 | HAWAII RENOVATION | JAN. 9, 2011

Saturday, Jan. 15

9-11 a.m. Honolulu Country Club

Call: 593-2808 or register online at: www.grahambuilders.com

Going Solar Today Pays Right Away Purchasing a solar energy system is something most homeowners consider at year-end, when the generous tax incentives of up to 65 percent of a system’s cost become extremely attractive. However, here are just three of the many benefits to installing solar now: 1) Take home more of your paycheck. Homeowners can change their tax withholding status the instant they install a system and take home more money every payday. There’s no need to wait for tax time to realize the value of solar tax incentives. 2) Lock in today’s electricity costs. A solar energy system can virtually eliminate your monthly electric bill and insulate you from unpredictable energy costs. For those who purchase a solar power service system, which replaces your existing electric utility with rooftop solar, you lock in a monthly rate lower than you are paying now. With recent reports forecasting oil prices at $100 per barrel this summer, Hawaii homeowners most likely will see an increased electric bill. 3) Sell power to HECO for income. Beginning this year, homeowners can sell excess solar power back to the utility. So not only can you virtually eliminate your monthly bill, you can actually make money with a new system and accelerate the return on your investment. There are many more reasons to install your solar system today, and RevoluSun can help you understand them all. As Hawaii’s leading solar provider, RevoluSun designed and installed more commercial and residential photovoltaic projects in 2010 than any other company, and we’d like to help you, too. To schedule your free energy evaluation

visit www.RevoluSun.com or call 808.748.8888.

BC-16446 PAID ADVERTISEMENT | LIC. # ABC 30244

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Warm up your kitchen with cozy colors

hether you’re an aspiring top chef, a novice cookie baker or anything in between, the kitchen can serve as the central meeting place for family and friends. Using warm wood colors and accents, while opting for the newest styles, instantly creates a more inviting look for your kitchen. Here are some ways to warm up your kitchen with color.

W

Deliciouss kitchen n colors So many delicious colors are available to help you create an inviting mood in your kitchen. Many of today’s hottest hues are inspired by favorite foods

and pleasant kitchen experiences such as cooking, baking and entertaining. Examples include today’s popular paprika and cinnamon colors; soothing neutrals such as tarragon and sage; and the deep, rich tones of wine or cherry. These colors, when used in wall coverings, flooring or accessories, can provide a backdrop that sets the tone in your kitchen. Warm m wood d cabinetry There’s nothing like the look of real wood to add a comforting feel to any room. And, since cabinetry is often one of the biggest visual elements in a kitchen, consider cabinetry

10%on aOFF Martin Garage Door Any Size

in a warm color to make a high-impact statement. Many trendy wood types are available in surprisingly affordable styles from manufacturers of semi-custom cabinetry. “Today's semi-custom cabinetry gives homeowners access to some of the most desired wood types including cherry, known for its deep reddish tones, and alder, which can lend a rustic or casual feel to a kitchen,” says Cathy Hitz, brand manager for Diamond Cabinets. Recently, Diamond made some of its most popular door styles available in new wood types. For example, the Shiloh door style features a simplistic look and is available in cherry, alder and rustic alder. Reflective e accents Offset the warm tones of the wood with the gleam of reflective accents. One way to add both style and light to the space is to choose decorative glass inserts for the cabinet doors. You can create just about any look you want with

glass designs ranging from clear reeded glass with copper metal, to clear antique glass with zinc black patina metal. Textured glass styles are also available with shimmering special effects such as bronzed fabric. And with the popularity of mixed metals, feel free to introduce additional metallic elements such as a copper hood over the range or decorative hardware in

contrasting metals. Texturess and d spe ecial touches Complement the warm design theme by treating the eye to textured surfaces. Use woven baskets for storage or decorative purposes, add comfy textured pillows to the bar stools and bring in other textured elements in the form of rattan, fabric or pottery. Don’t be afraid to

Hawaii’s Leader in Home Improvement Cost/Benefit/Value, Licensed Handyman Services, and Hurricane Protection

ISO 9001

MARTIN DOOR MFG.

We service all types and brands of garage doors Some restrictions apply. Offer Valid now thru February 28, 2011

OAH ISLAND U NOW SEWIDE! RVING MAUI

FEATURING AFFORDABLE TOP QUALITY KITCHEN/BATH REMODELS/UPGRADES AND TUB TO SHOWER CONVERSIONS Any Size Job ALSO

• Repairs • Remodels Protect Your Home From • Updates • Interior/Exterior Hurricanes With HPS! • Masonry • Tile/Granite Tested Strongest & Most • Laminate/Engineered wood flooring Affordable •• Expert Licensed • Best Avail Quality Ext-Int Prep & Painting Installations •• Meets State Tech Specifications • Remodel/add a room, and much more! • Numerous Great References

FREE ESTIMATES

Insurance Discounts Up to $600/year hpsconstructionservices.com hurricaneprotect.com

FREE ESTIMATE 48949

Let your kitchen be a personal palette that reflects your true personality. Warm it up with color, and no one will ever want to leave the room.

HPS Home Improvement Services

836-0029

BC-11458

sprinkle in elements of color surprise here and there to keep the space interesting, whether it’s the splash of a lipstick-red vase or a family photo framed in a vivid shade of electric blue.

Don't miss Hawaii's premier drive time, call-in, home repair and upgrade news/talk/non-infomercial show: "Fix It Fridays on The Mike Buck Show", Co-hosted and content produced by Gerald Peters of HPS, Fridays live 3-4 pm, KHVH 830 AM, now in its 7th year.

CALL 847-4400

JAN. 9, 2011 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 9


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Reversible Room

‘redos’ for renters

enters face a perennial decorating dilemma: Do you personalize your apartment decor, knowing that when you move out the landlord will likely require you to put everything back the way it was? Or do you live with bare white walls, neutral-toned carpets and homogeneous decor? You may not be able to make major changes — like replacing that bland sand-colored carpet with one in your favorite hue of purple — but you can personalize your rental space with some easy-to-reverse upgrades. While the effort to install, and later remove, these upgrades is small, their impact on your home’s decor can be very big, indeed.

R

Here are a few simple room “redos” that can add pizzazz to your apartment — without creating extra work when it’s time to move out.

Walls Paint is an easy way to switch up the color of a room, but if you paint the walls, be prepared to repaint them back to white before your lease ends. Peel and stick wall decor can be a better option for personalizing a space, while leaving the white walls intact — especially if you opt for high-quality peel and stick wall murals like those offered by MuralsYourWay.com. SmartStick peel and stick wall murals are backed with a patented ad-

hesive that allows you to easily place the material on nearly any surface (walls, windows, even doors), pull it down, reposition it, even move it to a different wall — all without damaging the mural or the wall beneath it. Unlike wall decals or wall stickers, the mural does not rip or wrinkle and can be reused hundreds of times. MuralsYourWay.com carries thousands of murals that can all be printed on SmartStick fabric and customized for size. Log on to www.muralsyourway.com to learn more.

Floors Replacing apartment carpet is usually a big nono. Even if the existing carpet is worn and stained,

unless you strike an agreement with your landlord for replacing it at your own expense, it’s better to simply cover up the carpeting you can’t stand. Fortunately, it’s easy to find decorative throw rugs that will add color and personalization to your space — and help protect neutral-toned carpets from wear, tear and stain-

ing, all of which you may be required to pay for when you move out. You can opt to arrange several smaller carpets in key areas of the room, such as placing a long runner in high-traffic hallways, or a large area rug to anchor furniture groupings in living areas. Or, you can even find a very large rug that covers almost the entire

floor. When it’s time to move out, simply roll up your rugs and go, leaving the carpet beneath looking exactly the way it was when you moved in. Windows Often, apartments will have no window treatments beyond blinds when you move in. You could install your own

Blocks Dirt & Waterspots EARTH-FRIENDLY NANO-TECHNOLOGY PERMANENT SURFACE TREATMENTS

Design. Build. From design build and full remodeling to complete construction, Hawaii’s Interior Design Center has everything you need to build your home or business. Cabinets & Countertops Doors • Vinyl & Carpet • Hardwood & Laminate Floors • Marble, Stone and Tile • •

See us at the 2011 BIA Show. Booths 955 + 957 C

Sealants for Glass/Stone Glass Scratch Removal Anti-microbial Coatings Kills Mold, Bacteria & Odors

CALL 808 395-2996 www.tekonhawaii.com

• Tubs, Showers, Counters, Vanities, any type of Wall Surrounds • Rust, Fiberglass, Tile Crack Repair and Refinishing • The thickest tub liners available on the market • Specialist in Cost Effective Alternatives for property managers, realtors, hotels, homeowners & senior citizens • Walk through tub cut for Seniors or disabled • Complete remodeling consultation

Before

CP236510 After

306 Kalihi Street | Honolulu, HI 96819 www.hawaiihardwoodinc.com | 808.842.9404 10 | HAWAII RENOVATION | JAN. 9, 2011

All Island Bath

Call for a Free Estimate

Over 20 Years Experience Locally owned & operated.

GUY KAKUGAWA

358-7780 • www.allislandbath.com

Save $25 - $300 per unit on select Hunter Douglas window fashions. Hunter Douglas offers an array of attractive colors, fabrics and styles for creating inviting living spaces. With their enduring craftsmanship and energy-efficient designs, they present exceptional value - smart style that’s energy smart, too. And, now you can enjoy smart savings from January 14 through April 29, 2011 with mail-in rebates on select styles. Ask us for details. 1030 Kohou St. Ste. 201 M-F 8:00-4:30 Sat 9:00-2:00

808.847.0216 homeownersdesign.com

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Leaky Roof? Emergency Leak Repairs New Roofs - All Types

591-1900

leakmaster.com Sa

d Pk

nd

wy

an

kw

y

St

kw dP

an

ole

Isl

Mik

y

nd

Makepono

dP

JMI TILE & MARBLE

Sa

Mikole St

Isl

St.

Islan

St

Sand

Ulupono

Rated A+

Sand Island State Park

curtain rods and drapery, but the landlord may require you to remove the rods, and repair all those little holes left by the hardware, before you move out. An easy way to get privacy, without having to install hardware, is to purchase removable window film. The frosted film affords privacy, but is easily removed, leav-

East Oahu Home Remodeling

ing the windows clear. Or, you could minimize the amount of hardware needed by placing decorative holdbacks (usually used to hold a curtain away from a window at about the midpoint) at the top corners of a window and draping yards of fabric in your favorite color or pattern over the holdbacks. The hold-

backs leave just one hole each in the wall, so wall repair time is significantly less. From reusable wallpaper murals to creative carpet options, it's easy to redecorate your rental — and you won’t have to worry about restoring everything to its original state when your lease is up.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

All plywood – No particle board! In stock in Hawaii Personalized service! Buy direct from the source!

Graniteck!

Now in Sto Solid Wood Dovetail Drawers w/Heavy Duty Guides 91-151 Malakole Rd.

356-1889

A Home Maintenance Service from fixing your screen to remodeling your kitchen.

“I’m MICHAEL MITCHELL Your East Oahu Neighbor and General Repair Specialist Who Can Do Home Repairs and Renovations at Affordable Prices.”

A Craftsman With Extensive Experience In: • Repairs • Remodeling • Painting • Decks

Product: MasterSeal Ready-To-Use

Call for a FREE estimate Servicing All Islands Phone: (808) 839-2782 Toll Free: (800) 395-7325

www.walker-moody.com

• Kitchen/Bath Remodeling • Tile/Flooring • Roofing/Masonry • Installations

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

 396-1969  391-9746 From $1 to $1,000

www.sealmasterhawaii.com JAN. 9, 2011 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 11


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Walker-Moody

Construction:

Paving the Way to a Better Future W

alker-Moody Construction Co. Ltd. has been around for the past 115 years and continues to be a family-owned business that champions the motto, onipaa (pulling together). Walker-Moody is synonymous with many recognizable iconic structures of Hawaii’s landscape, including Honolulu Hale, The Queen’s Medical Center, The Royal Mausoleum, as well as the Arizona Memorial. With the changing times, contractors must specialize and find their niche. Throughout the years, Walker-Moody has done it all, from sidewalks to highrises. Today, however, you can’t be a jack-of-all-trades. With the building products changing all the time, and the rapid change in technology, a contractor’s work force has to be highly skilled and competent in its chosen field. Asphalt maintenance has become a focus for Walker-Moody. The company is a specialist in asphalt maintenance: cleaning, repair, crack-fill, sealcoat, and slurry and chip-seal. Being a daily driver, John Moody saw the 12 | HAWAII RENOVATION | JAN. 9, 2011

need for a higher standard in the pavement maintenance industry in Hawaii. Through research on different products in the market, Moody discovered the superior products of SealMaster. The company has been installing pavement maintenance products since it purchased equipment in 2000. “The infrastructure is an important part of these islands, whether it is the highways or a condominium parking lot,” Moody says. “Paving has been an important part of Hawaii’s history, but in these slow economic times you can’t afford to just rip out and replace. Maintenance is key, but the technology has taken awhile to cross the ocean. Whatever the problem, there is a fix, most of which can be done in budget. “We are another tool on the tool-belt for the state, counties and associations.” Walker-Moody is an authorized installer of SealMaster Hawaii products and has the latest technology and training. It provides decades of experience, an extraordinary team, and can deliver ontime and on-budget projects. Asphalt maintenance work for Walker-Moody is now approaching 8 million square feet. Call Walker-Moody Construction at 839-2781 and request a free estimate.

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Hawaii Renovation 9 January 2011