Go bigger, ‘boulder’ to boost your home’s appeal

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExterior

Real estate prices in the Hawaiian Islands are rising at an unprecedented rate. Unless you can easily afford to buy something new, perhaps keeping the place that you’ve lived in for years, and doing a little beautification, can allow you to remodel or sell your home.

If you want to buy new, consider fixing up your old home with a few inexpensive touches to increase your selling price and help you more easily afford your new place. It doesn’t take much to give your old home a facelift, and there’s a place to get you started, right here in Honolulu. It is a highly respected business that makes just what you need to turn your dreams into reality.

Big Rock Manufacturing, located in Honolulu, has been specializing in Hawaiian cast stone products for homes and gardens for more than 35 years. The company is a specialist in its field and takes pride in all that it can do.

Transform your tired-looking house with the addition of a little bit of stone on the exterior or interior walls. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, face that wall with some stone, making it the focal point in the room.

Big Rock specializes in Hawaiian stone, including moss rock, ocean reef coral and old flow lava, just to name a few. It is lightweight veneer stone, about 2 1/2 inches thick, and it is easily applied to any interior or exterior surface. No, it’s not a “peel and stick” application, but it isn’t difficult to do, as it is easily applied by pressing the stone into mortar. It not only adds value and beauty to the home, but it also insulates from heat and noise, and it’s termite proof. The cost of the stone, including material to installation, is usually less than $10 per square foot.

Spend a little time improving your garden also, with Big Rock’s huge selection of outdoor products. The company has beautiful paving stones, waterfalls, Japanese garden stones, fire bowls and a wide selection of lightweight and completely realistic boulders. The company also carries a full range of copper rain chains and inexpensive bamboo fountain kits to create your own little trickling water features.

Big Rock has recently obtained some unique pieces from the Mana Collection, a limited edition of collectible Hawaiian statues, and tikis, all ranging from 3 inches to 30 inches in height. These are beautifully finished accent pieces to display or to give as gifts. There is only a limited number of each piece available, and the series will not be repeated, so act now.

So, whether you are thinking of renovating, selling or buying, Big Rock is the first place to go. It’s a local company, manufacturing from locally obtained natural resources, while supporting the Hawaiian community. Drop by the showroom from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BIG ROCK MANUFACTURING INC.
contact // 834-7625
address // 1050 Kikowaena Place
email // bcooper@bigrockhawaii.com • info@bigrockhawaii.com
web // bigrockhawaii.com