The new year is the time to unfold new horizons and realize new dreams to rediscover the strength and faith within you, to rejoice in simple pleasures, and gear up for new challenges. With that being said, I would love the opportunity to turn your home remodeling dreams into a reality. Wishing you a truly fulfilling 2015! 

 

Happy New Year, Hau' oli Makahiki Hou, Feliz a�o nuevo,  Xīn Ni�n Ku�i L�!

 

 
Sincerely,
Kawika KamaiOwner
Innovation At Home

                                                 

Reasons to Paint This Winter

  
 

 

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer and colder, beat the winter blues by brightening up your home! Here are three reasons to paint your home this winter:

 

Colors impact on our mood: 

Color is recognized to have a significant effect on the way we feel.

Employ color strategically in your home - using yellows to inspire optimism, reds to bring energy to a room, greens for balance, blues for clarity and browns for warmth - and you'll draw energy and comfort from its walls all winter long.

 

It's the ideal temperature: 

Wintertime is generally less humid than other times of the year, and its cool temperatures make paint dry better. Now's the perfect time to tackle those interior paint jobs you've been putting off for far too long - after all, it is too cold out there to do anything else!

 

It's one less job you'll have to do come summer!  

Just be mindful that when applying paint or primer during winter, wait until the surface temperature is around five degrees above the dew point and allow extra drying time in between coats, particularly for darker pigments. Wouldn't you rather enjoy the warmer weather than spend it indoors taking care of odd jobs?

 

Tip produced by B@Home

 

 

 

 

 


Glass Gem Picture Magnets


Now that the holidays are behind us, it's time to clear out the cards. But sometimes parting with those cheerful greetings is hard. Instead of stashing them in a box that will collect dust in the back of your closet, select your favorite parts for repurposing into cute and helpful magnets that you can enjoy all year round. Along with keeping you organized, your favorite people will be on display at home or the office. These cute magnets cost only a few dollars to make!

 

What You'll Need:

  • Holiday cards
  • Clear accent gems
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Magnet tape
  1. Gather your holiday cards, and focus on small pictures of your friends and family or colorful and sparkling areas. You can find clear accent gems ($3) at your local craft or dollar store.
     
  2. Place a gem over the selected area of the card, and trace around it using black marker.
     
  3. Cut away the section from the card, and coat with Mod Podge, which is strong binding craft glue that dries clear. Coat the flat side of the gem too.
     
  4. Continue cutting and gluing gems until you have a collection. Allow to dry for several hours before the next step.
     
  5. Cut the magnet tape, which you can find at your local craft store or home goods store, in small sections and adhere it to the back of the gems. Now you're ready for keeping your important notes on your fridge or magnet board right where you want them!

DIY idea produced by: Sarah Lipoff, PopSugar.com

 
 

Innovation At Home Remodeling And Construction owner Kawika Kamai was born in Oahu, Hawaii and raised in Orange County California. Kawika possesses 19 years of industry experience starting as an apprentice which has allowed him to fully understand the complexity of the construction industry in regards to codes, standards, business management, and trouble shooting.
 
Innovation At Home Remodeling and Construction was founded in 2005 by Kawika Kamai and is a full service construction management and general contracting firm. We are a referral based business and are happy to provide you with references from our many satisfied customers.
 
We believe our key ingredients to success are Honesty and a Quality product. We are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured company who works closely with Homeowners, Real Estate Agents, Architects, Interior Designers, Management companies, Property Inspectors and the like. 

Phone: 949-584-0803
 
Email: kawika@innovationathome.com




Simple Way to Clean Your Glass Stovetop  

 

Have you ever wondered how to clean your glass cooktop? Baking soda is one of the best home made cleaning DIY tools you can possibly use - and cheap too!

 

All you need is:

  • Bowl & Hot Soapy Water
  • Baking Soda
  • A Cleaning Rag
  • Gloves 

First, fill a bowl with hot tap water and mix it with some dish soap. Submerge the rag in the bowl and get it wet.

Apply baking soda in a generous amount all over the affected area.

 

Now, pull out that hot, soapy rag out of the bowl and squeeze half the water out. You want it to be soggy, not sopping. Lay the rag out across the stovetop and let it sit for 15 minutes.


 
Once the time is up, swirl the rag around in circles, using the baking soda paste as a gentle scrub. Then dry up the surface and shine it up with a cloth. Good as new!

 

You could also repeat the steps to achieve improved results. You may also leave the rag on for longer, depending on how bad it is. Get it to sparkle and shine by spritzing the surface with a little bit of vinegar, and wipe clean. 

 

Tip produced by BehindTheStudio.com 
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Innovation At Home's Gadget Pick of the Month:
KOHLER Moxie Speaker Showerhead

 

 

If you're looking for a reliable showerhead that will have consistent output on a daily basis with low maintenance requirements, the Kohler Moxie showerhead is it!  It allows you to listen to music or the news by syncing with a preferred Bluetooth device.

 

The wireless speaker is easy to remove from the showerhead and can be used independently, letting you have a Bluetooth speaker that syncs from over 30 feet away!

Added benefits to the Kohler Moxie Showerhead include:

  • Over 60 angled nozzles that provide you with full spray coverage.
  • When paired with your mobile phone through a Bluetooth connection, you can take phone calls through your shower.
  • It works with most plumbing configurations, making installation very easy for anyone.

You can save 25% off the list price that most bathroom retailers charge for this amazing showerhead by clicking here to buy it on Amazon.

 

 





Help bring some comfort to the needy in Orange County


 

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to be more organized, one of the first steps is to declutter. Look through your closet and pantry and remove what you don't need and consider donating to an organization that will make sure it gets to people who need it most. 

 

Donating to SPIN ensures more people get the help they need during difficult times. You can help by making a contribution of items from their "wish list" including:

 

  • Gently used or new clothing for men, women and children.
  • Travel size hygiene items
  • Food for pantry

Click here for more information about donating to this wonderful organization located in Costa Mesa.