Aloha, and welcome to 2021! We hope you’re staying safe and feeling excited about what the new year will bring. If cabin fever is getting the best of you, this may be a great time to get caught up on home improvement projects. If you’re spending more time at home, you may as well make the most of it!
Whether you’re just getting a start on your to-do list or need a spark of inspiration and motivation, our design pros have put together a handy list of the hottest Hawaii home design ideas for 2021. Spoiler alert: cable deck railing is making waves this year!
HAWAII KITCHEN HACKS ARE IN THIS YEAR
Let’s face it, kitchen space can be in short supply for many Hawaii homeowners. Getting the most out of every inch of countertop and pantry is a must, especially for families with Keiki running amok!
Thankfully kitchens top the list of most popular home projects this year, and interior designers from around the islands have put together some affordable and easy ways to upgrade your kitchen.
KEEP IT CLEAN WITH TOUCHLESS FAUCETS
The pandemic has highlighted just how important it is to keep your hands and home clean. It’s no surprise that touchless faucets have soared in popularity as homeowners seek easy ways to keep surfaces clean and safe. High-profile brands such as Moen, Kohler, and Delta have numerous options to choose from, and many touchless technologies to meet your specific needs.
Touchless faucets can work in one of several ways:
- Motion sensor activated
- Tap activated (using your wrist or back of the hand to activate)
No matter which style you choose, a touchless faucet can help you cut back on water usage and reduce transmission of germs. Best of all, handy homeowners can install a touchless faucet on their own.
DARK AND DRAMATIC COUNTERTOPS
We’re not ashamed to admit we’ve taken one too many trips to the kitchen last year, and 2021 probably won’t be great for our waistline, either. If you’re like us and have made your kitchen a centerpiece of the quarantine lifestyle, you may have grown tired of the same old colors and countertops.
Good news: countertop renovations are in this year, and the latest trend is really eye-catching!
Dark kitchen countertops are a big hit right now, with black, charcoal and even dark green taking leading roles in the kitchen. Dark countertops create a bold and dramatic look to any kitchen (and tend to mask spills and messes pretty well, if we do say so ourselves).
Looking for a cost-effective alternative to granite or stone? Concrete countertops are a budget-friendly way to achieve a dark and dramatic appearance. It’s also a highly durable material that stands up to wear and tear.
PLAY WITH COLOR THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME TO CREATE A WARM AND INVITING SPACE
Earth tones have made a comeback this year as the emerging color trend for 2021. Interior designers suggest using beige, sand, and brown tones to create a warm and inviting feeling throughout the home.
Not ready to take on a whole-home paint project? Use a pop of color on an accent wall to bring personality to any room. Also in this year: colorful and vibrant statement pieces. Just about every color will pop! against a brown background, which is why many Hawaii homeowners are using open wall space to hang vibrant pieces of art with plenty of yellows, blues and greens.
Also new this year is the organic lighting trend. Choose light fixtures that incorporate the organic movement and beauty of tropical plants.
UPGRADE YOUR LANAI, PATIO OR DECK WITH CABLE DECK RAILING
You’ve probably seen them at some of the resorts and popular restaurants downtown. They’re sleek, stylish and really help to “open up” outdoor spaces. We’re talking about cable deck railing, one of the hottest exterior design trends of the year. Cable deck railing integrates seamlessly with any existing lanai, patio or deck, and despite it’s luxurious appearance, it won’t break your budget!
Part of cable railing’s appeal is its simple and modern design. Cable deck railing consists of three key components:
- Cable infill
- Top rails
From there, homeowners can customize the top rail to match their deck or home, and can even paint the posts to add vibrant pops of color. Cable infill also comes in several styles and material types, with stainless steel being the most popular and functional choice for Hawaii homes. Its corrosion resistance and sleek profile are a functional and beautiful choice.
With so many incredible views to take in, it’s easy to see why homeowners have taken such a strong interest in cable deck railing. Cable railing offers maximum visibility and long-lasting durability, two key features every homeowner is looking for.
So where do you buy it? Many mainland home improvement stores have started offering cable railing kits, but like many things, it’s often prohibitively expensive to ship to the islands. Some local deck builders offer cable railing installs, but often charge a premium price that most homeowners can’t afford.
The good news is that CityPost offers cable deck railing kits that are affordable and DIY-friendly. Every kit is cut to your specifications which eliminates waste and reduces cost. Best of all, CityPost can be installed without the need for specialized skills or tools.
CityPost cable deck railing starts at $65/ft and includes everything you need to install beautiful, professional-grade cable railing on any lanai, patio, or deck.
Here’s how it works:
- Measure each segment of your deck in linear feet
- Measure any stairs or landings
- Enter your measurements in our online quote calculator
You’ll receive an instant quote on a cable railing kit that’s customized to your color and cable infill specifications. You can choose to order right away or speak with one of our helpful staff. We want your home improvement projects to be a success and will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions.
A hui hou and good luck on your 2021 projects, and remember to share your new projects on our Facebook. Mahalo!