Dear friends and colleagues,  
   
Cheers to 2017! With the New Year comes new adventures, memories, and endeavors for you to accomplish.
 
What's on your list of goals to fulfill this year? Is it to travel more? Run a marathon? Or is it to complete that project for your dream home? It seems like every year more and more people are completing their home projects. The National Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) continues to rise year after year for 17 consecutive quarters. According to Metrostudy, remodeling projects worth at least $1,000 will rise by 9.9% between now and 2019.  
 
U.S. Housing is looking good for 2017 and beyond. Homeowners and buyers will be happy to find that they are receiving the highest ROI for their projects this upcoming year. With that being said, I would love the opportunity to help you fulfill your 2017 endeavors!

 
Wishing you a truly fulfilling and prosperous 2017!

 
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 Remodeling.hw.net 
 
Refresh Your Room: Trending 2017 Paint Colors

 
Photo from Benjamin Moore

Color can change everything. Start the New Year fresh by transforming your drab, washed-out walls with these 2017 Paint Colors Trends: 

Dinner Party: Go bold with this burgundy color as it leaves a dramatic impression on the walls. This color brightened with white trimmed doors will keep the room from looking too serious.
 
Gentleman's Gray: this blackened blue shade lends a glamorous yet masculine note. Mirrors, crystals, and silver sparkle like stars in the night sky against the black accents.
 
Sea Star: light dances beautifully off this shade of aqua, making it the perfect choice for a tranquil reading nook.
 
Shadow: Awarded Benjamin Moore's 2017 Color of the Year, this color will make a bold statement in any space. The deep amethyst hue evokes a sense of drama and nostalgia. 

View more 2017 Color Trends HERE

These tips were provided by Benjamin Moore

 
Design Beautiful Apple Baskets
       
Looking for a way to decorate your home after the holidays? What better way to store all your clutter while keeping the seasonal atmosphere in your home than with these strikingly beautiful apple baskets! These beautiful baskets are easy to make and can be stored anywhere in your home.

Materials:
  • Apple Baskets
  • Painters Tape
  • Spray Paint
  • Distress Ink
  • Wooden Numbers or Letters
  • Craft Paint & Foam Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Craft Adhesive E6000, Liquid Nails, etc.
Directions:
  1. If your basket has handles, cover them with painters tape.
  2. Spray paint the baskets and handles.
  3. Paint your numbers or letters using the craft paint and foam brush.
  4. Once dry, distress your numbers or letters with sandpaper.
  5. Using your craft adhesive, glue your numbers or letters to the baskets.
  6. Add some ribbon or a strip of fabric to the handle to give it an extra touch.
    DIY project provided by: Simplykierste.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. 
 

How to Achieve a New Year's Resolution
Photo by Peter Dazeley
 

Be Specific on Your Goal: I want to "lose weight" or "get in shape" is not enough. Be more concrete and tell yourself that you will commit to "losing 10 pounds by the end of this month." This will give you the opportunity to plan exactly how you are going to accomplish your goal.

 

Tell your Friends and Family: If you tell your closest friends and family about your goal, they will become your support system and keep you motivated. Explain what your goals are and ask them to keep you in check.

 

Trust in the Process: The path towards success has never been a straight line. There will be setbacks, but the most important thing to do is not look at it as a failure, but a learning opportunity. By understanding the challenges you face you will be better prepared to deal with them in the future! 

 

 

Open your Space in 2017!

View our recent full-transformation project for a residence in San Clemente...

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, two remodeled bathrooms, and a new saw cut concrete patio!

 

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I nnovation At Home's Gadget Pick of the Month:
NES Classic Edition
Photo by Nintento   

The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES that was released back in 1985. Plug the NES Classic Edition system into your TV and relive all the memories of Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong!
 
The NES Classic Edition comes with an original NES controller that can be used with NES Virtual Console games on your Wii or Wii U. The system features 30 pre-installed games. Click HERE to learn more!

2017 NAMM Show

Mark your calendars for the global family reunion of the music products, pro audio, live sound, lighting, and technology communities.
The NAMM Show returns to Anaheim Convention Center!
 
January 19-22, 2017

Where:
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA

Click HERE to Register!