Dear friends and colleagues,  
   
I hope you all had a wonderful Summer full of treasured memories as we head into the Fall. That being said, Fall is the time of the year where many Americans focus on revamping their homes to prepare for the Holidays.   
   
According to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing, Homeowner expenditure on home renovation projects is on pace to hit $321 billion by 2017. The last time the industry has seen numbers like this was during its peak before the recession in 2007. It seems that higher home prices are giving homeowners higher returns on their investment. Just in the first quarter of this year, home equity gains have reached $260 billion.   
   
Homeowners are now able to invest more in remodeling projects. The most popular projects have been for the kitchen and bathroom, however  insulation  has been shown to give owners the highest returns for their investment. As the weather starts to become more chilly, home insulation will only rise in value.

We're here to help you every step of the way. 
 
Kawika Kamai, Owner
Innovation At Home
       
 
Source: ConstructionDive.com & CNBC.com       
 

 7 Keys to Interior Design

Photo by Brent Darby

Make sure you follow these keys for the Fall:

 

1. Contrast your Colors 

Pick tones from the same shade, such as white with a touch of grey for a grey and white palette. 

2. Rethink Lighting 
Chandeliers are best used in transitional spaces such as a hallway. Recessed halogen spotlights can give a warm appealing light when positioned carefully   
3. Introduce Texture with Woven Pieces & Natural Wood 
Combining rough with the smooth heightens the textural qualities in natural schemes  
4. Edit a Room 
Restrict your books in one place or on a single wall. Also a hallway can be an unexpected place to display an arrangement of decorative objectives. Limiting the number of possessions will make for a calm interior.   
5. Scale your Ideas 
Proportions of a room generally dictate the size of the furnishings, patterns and prints you use. Tiny rooms suit small-scale prints and delicate furniture.   
6. Combine Old and New 
Repaint old cupboards to give a fresher look. Re-upholster chairs and sofas to match the new taste of the room.   
7. Play with Pattern 
The same design repeated in all the furnishings in a room can look predictable, try mixing different designs.   


These tips were provided by countryliving.co

 
5 Easy Redecorating Projects for Fall
       
As Fall approaches, we find ourselves spending more time indoors with friends and family for the holidays. A living space that inspires comfort and peace of mind is essential. Here are some DIY redecorating projects that you can knock out during the weekends!

 


1. Cabinet Makeover: 
Changing the finish of your cabinets can make them look brand new. Another way you can make your cabinets stand out is by replacing the handles for a more contemporary look.

 

2. Invest in Art:  Large thought-provoking pieces help breath life into the room, while 3-Dimensional wall art can add depth and aesthetic appeal. 

 

3. Beautiful from the Ground-Up:  A fresh rug can bring a whole new feel to a room as well help keep it warm and cozy for the holidays. 

4. Lighting sets the mood: 
LED lights are bright, long-lasting, and safe. Use chrome or brushed nickel switch plates on your wall for a more modern look. 

 

5. Revive your Wooden Floors:  Mix   together a half-cup of olive and a half-cup of vinegar. Grab a rag and use this mixture to layer multiple coats on your hardwood floors to bring back the shine.

    Source: DoItYourself.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. 
 

Improve Your Day with this Simple Technique

With balancing work, family, and our own personal time - life can be stressful at times. We begin to lose focus and can't even function anymore. With a simple relaxation technique you can clear your mind and gain your focus back! 
 
Progressive Muscle Relaxation: 
  • The idea is to tense a given muscle as tightly as you can  
  • Then relax the group and feel the difference between the two states  
  • Visualize the source of your stress as you tighten your muscles  
  • Then picture letting go of those emotions as you relax your muscles   
  • Some examples include clenching your jaw, curling your toes, or making a fist  
  • Repeat until you feel relaxed and focused 
Tips provided by doityourself.com  
 

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Transformation is Underway!
We've made great progress with this renovation project based in Dana Point. See the transformation in the works below!

The complete scope of work includes LaCantina bifold custom doors; a kitchen remodel with an added island and complete design reconfiguration; new wood series, porcelain flooring throughout the space, custom patio trellis with sun shades, and a new saw cut concrete patio!

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I nnovation At Home's Gadget Pick of the Month:
iPhone 7
   
With the iPhone 7 is here and there has been a lot of anticipation and excitement for tech-enthusiasts! There are many questions to be asked, but leaked pictures of the iPhone 7 may give us a hint on what's expected:
  • Thinner fall between 6mm-6.5mm   
  • Splash Proof:  users can use the screen with wet fingers  
  • No Headphone Jack: lighting-connected headphones
  • Larger, Single-Lens Sensor:  allowing more light and added power to photographs
Source: TechRadar.com




SUP Magazine's 2016 Pacific Paddle Games
Presented by Salt Life

SUP magazine's Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. After its inaugural year it is now the most anticipated event of the year. And not just for Pro paddlers. Thanks to the West Marine Demo Zone, the PPG's are the perfect place for all paddlers-from beginner to expert-to try out new shapes from the industry's best brands. 

Where: Doheny State Beach  
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629

When:  
September 30th - October 2nd
   
For more info head to the website, here