When driving around these beautiful islands, have you ever wondered what building contractors, architects and homeowners are thinking when they design and construct some of the monstrosities that are created in residential home design? In some instances, the home does not fit into the community architecturally. When a home is built in such a manner, not only does it look awkward, but it either improves or takes away from the resale value of the home and sticks out like a sore thumb.

It is a relatively simple task to design additions and new homes that are modern, functionally aesthetic and easy on the eyes. This is not to imply that all of the homes on the block must look alike, because everyone has individual tastes, but why not look around and explore the best design option before your build?


Have you ever wondered why planned communities with governing associations have design guidelines? This is to assure that all parties involved with the building design process keep in check so issues such as blight (an infection that browns and kills plants) are not created in the community, which bring the resale values down. The guidelines also are a merit of a well planned community and make it an attractive place to live.


So next time you hire a professional to create your special home or addition, think carefully about the design and outcome. After all, you are spending thousands of dollars for it! Why not build something that you and your children can be proud of, and that will elevate the value of the whole neighborhood? Take your time and make sure that the design meets your requirements, even if you need to redesign what is presented to you. Get the very best that you can and have fun along the way. Be proud of what you build because it will be with your family for years to come.

Town & Country Builders LLC is a licensed general contracting design build firm that has been serving Oahu for the past 32 years. It specializes in custom homes, remodels, additions, designer kitchens, bathrooms, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modifications/improvements, constructing package homes and offering full construction services.


Call Town & Country Builders at 737-7766 for a free in-home consultation, or visit www.townandcountrybuildersllc.com. The company is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, a certified remodeler and has been rated by Angie’s List. It has also won the elite “Excellence in Customer Satisfaction” award for two years in a row.

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