Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 
Hello 2018! Crazy to think that kids born in the year 2000 will now be turning 18 this year. A lot has changed since the year 2000: Technology, Music, Fashion, and even the Remodeling market.
 
Industry experts predict that Green Remodeling will be more prevalent in 2018. This is due to rising energy costs and more environmentally friendly attitudes of younger consumers - people are going to be looking at greener features because their kids are talking about it. 
 
Projects like kitchens and bathrooms will still lead the way, but homeowners will be looking at energy efficiency and durability as important factors. With that being said, may this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements, and a lot of new inspirations on your life.
 
Wishing you a truly fulfilling and prosperous 2018!
 
Happy New Year, Hau' oli Makahiki Hou, Feliz año nuevo, Xin nian yu kuai, Bonne année

 
Kawika Kamai, Owner
Innovation At Home



Research gathered from www.proremodeler.com
 
Top 8 Décor Trends for 2018
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Lavender: Millennial pink is still around, but it's slowly morphing into Lavender and lilac.
 
High Contrast Palettes: Saturated colors are popular; throw in some white to balance it out so it doesn't feel overwhelming.
 
Circle Patterns: Hard geometrics are going to be huge, and designer Genevieve Gorder says that circles are the new triangles.
 
Tone on Tone: When trim work and walls are the same color it feels more interesting. Paint your dresser a similar shade as your walls if you really want to embrace this trend.
 
Brass Accents: We're getting away from the brushed silver and moving into those golden brass tones that are warm and subtle.
 
Moodier Palettes: Richer color palettes with different colored metals, deeper gem tones, velvet upholstery, and sleek black & white marbles.
 
Olive Green: Green is coming back in a big way, but in shades of olive and chartreuse.
 
Natural Elements: Incorporate natural limestone and take advantage of the gorgeous views to set the tone of the space.
 
These Tips were provided by HouseBeautiful


 
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken
  

Ingredients:
  • 2 (9-oz.) packages refrigerated butternut squash ravioli
  • 2 c. asparagus, cut into thirds
  • 1lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • Grated pecorino 
Directions:
  • Cook butternut squash ravioli according to package directions
  • Add asparagus the last minute of cooking and drain reserving ½ cup of cooking water
  • Meanwhile season chicken breast with kosher salt and black pepper
  • Cook in olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet (partially covered) until cooked through 4-6 minutes per side
  • Reduct heat to medium, add butter, and cook until golden brown for 1-2 minutes
  • Stir in sage and garlic and cook until fragrant for about 1 minute
  • Fold in ravioli, asparagus, and reserved cooking liquid
  • Season with kosher salt and black pepper
  • Serve topped with sliced chicken and grated pecorino 

    Recipe provided by CountryLiving



Innovation At Home Remodeling And Construction owner Kawika Kamai was born in Oahu, Hawaii and raised in Orange County California. Kawika possesses 20 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. 
 

Top 5 Apps for your 2018 Goals 
 
Did you know according to the Huffington Post, only 8% of people actually keep their New Year's resolutions? Setting ambitious goals for 2018 may seem impossible, but in today's smart phone world there are a ton of great goal-tracking apps available! Give some of these a try:
 
GoalsOnTrack : this app helps users create SMART-based goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) and provides lots of useful features to help users stay on track like breaking those large, long-term goals into daily subgoals.
 
Coach.me : this app features a free mobile version as well as a customizable fee-based option, which includes a real coach to help keep you motivated! You can begin tracking your daily progress, set reminders, view your behavior trends, and even connect with a supportive community.
 
Strides : this is a free, all-in-on goal and habit tracking app that features a variety of helpful tracking templates that you can use and customize. It features helpful visuals that make it easier to see your progress.
 
Way of Life : this app features a wide range of visual tracking features such as pie charts, bar charts, trend lines, and a scoreboard that provides instant feedback. You can even tag, skip, share, and archive goals while setting up multiple reminders.
 
  ATracker: this time-tracking app is designed to make sure that you're maximizing your time each day towards effectively pursuing your goals. You can track the time you spend on a variety of chosen tasks and view daily breakdowns of how you spend your time throughout the day.
 
These apps suggestions were provided by TheJobNetwork

 
 

 

Trending...Barrier-Free Bathrooms  

Innovation at Home is making progress on a large zero barrier walk in shower in Dana Point! 
 
Open concept, or barrier-free bathrooms are increasing in popularity due to their sophisticated yet simple design, and the accessibility they offer.  
 
Flexibility in design is enhanced through the use of tile, which combines hygienic virtues with versatility in décor. This popular bathroom remodel allows you to create a spa-like retreat, with built-in seats and benches, inset shelves and niches, low-profile linear drains, heated floors, and even steam showers.
 
   
When barriers are removed in the shower, a seamless look is achieved throughout the entire bathroom. Large-format tiles can extend from the floor directly into the shower, and without curbs or thresholds, you can exemplify a streamlined, contemporary feel.
 
We love beatifying our clients' homes!  

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I nnovation At Home's Gadget Pick of the Month:
AirPods
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Wireless. Effortless. Magical. 
AirPods will forever change the way you use headphones. These wireless headphones were one of the hottest gifts this past Christmas, selling out in Apple Stores and 3 rd party retailers across the nation. This is what the Airpods feature:

  • Instantly connects to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac
  • Automatically pauses audio as soon as you take one out
  • 15 Minutes of charge gives you 3 hours of listening time
  • Double-Tap to access Siri
  • Rich, high-quality audio and voice 

For more info go to: https://www.apple.com


2nd Annual Taste of Orange Coast

 
The 2 nd Annual Taste of Orange Coast, presented by The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tustin will feature a wine tasting experience like never before, silent auction, live music, and personalized wine glass engraving!
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018
 
WHERE: 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, CA 92782
 
Click HERE for more details!