The quality and creativity of renovations at two Honolulu homes earned Homeworks Construction four awards in the 2013 BIA Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards program. This was the 28th annual presentation of the prestigious competition, in which Homeworks has won multiple awards over the years.

A kitchen, bath and fireplace in a Hawaii Loa Ridge home received individual awards and a home in Wilhelmina Rise was recognized with an Award of Merit.



The Hawaii Loa Ridge remodel was described by project manager Heather Hickox as “re-customizing” a 12-year-old custom home. It would involve structural work, new kitchen and baths, replacement of floors, doors, windows and cabinets, and the addition of a ground floor master bedroom suite and study.

“Along the way we had many meetings with the owners to give them options on the design,” Hickox said. “We gutted the kitchen and bathrooms and created a more contemporary look.”

In the kitchen, winner in Kitchen Division-Projects Up To $75,000, the open beam ceilings were repainted to brighten what had been a dark, closed up room and transform it into a spacious gathering place. An island with pendant lighting and walk-in pantry were added.



“In the bathrooms, one of which won in the division for projects from $25,000 to $50,000, we replaced showers, sinks and tubs and added new tile as well as granite counters and hardwood cabinets.The owners loved vibrant color, so the challenge was to coordinate the many colors and mediums into a cohesive bath renovation design. The main materials utilized were Renoir granite and Shells Reef limestone.”

The fireplace was the winner in the Residential Details division. It was referred to as”a unique focal point of the room with a solid cherry wood mantel and surround providing contrast to the flooring.”

Homeworks Construction’s Wilhelmina Rise house remodel won an Award of Merit in the division for “Projects more than $500,001.”

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