Start planning for a new home in the new year

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

If you’ve outgrown your present home, or if it’s starting to look a little frayed around the edges, it may be time to consider remodeling or building a new custom home. By starting now, you could be in your upgraded or brand new home by the time the holidays roll around next year.

Working with a design/build firm, such as Homeworks Construction, you can be assured that whether a complete rebuild or remodel, the home will meet your specific needs and reflect your lifestyle.

“This is a time when people are generally optimistic and thinking about new beginnings, making resolutions — maybe moving into a new home in 2015 is among them. It’s possible if you start planning now. Also, interest rates remain historically low,” said Jim Byxbee, CEO of Homeworks Construction.

“A Homeworks project coordinator can be a great resource for the client in making decisions. Lenders we’ve worked with in the past can also be brought into the preliminary planning process. The great advantage of working with a design/build firm like Homeworks is that all our design and construction services are literally ‘under one roof,’ our company slogan. Also, the client actually becomes part of the team.

“Every client is different, so every home we design is different. Some want a kitchen that will be the heart of the home, equipped not only for food preparation but for casual dining and gathering, while others prefer to devote more space to a large family room, media room or outdoor entertaining areas. We get to know each other, and work together to ensure that home will meet the family’s needs and budget.

“Today, many of our projects are designed for aging in place and multigenerational living. These homes have very specific design parameters, so it’s a good idea to work with a builder experienced in this type of construction.”

Byxbee noted that a good way to start a project is to review a portfolio of homes designed and built by Homeworks Construction and view homes still in progress. “With more than 1,000 new and remodeled homes we’ve completed on Oahu over the past 20 years, clients generally find one or several that approximate their vision for their own home. Then we can proceed to modify and refine plans until we’re ready to start building that special home they will be proud of and enjoy living in for many years to come.”

The BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show, coming up at Blaisdell Center Jan. 23, 24 and 25, will be an opportunity to meet with Homeworks Construction’s project coordinators to discuss the new custom home or renovations you plan for the new year, or any time in the future. The company will be at booth numbers 526C and 627C. You can pick up free brochures and set an appointment for a personal consultation at the Homeworks Construction office at 2111 S. Beretania St. The 2015 schedule of Homeworks Construction’s free monthly seminars will also be available. Seminars are held at the showroom on the first Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. February through November.

Photos by Phil Spalding III

HOMEWORKS CONSTRUCTION
contact // 955-2777
address // 2111 S. Beretania St.