The Manoa renovation project is coming along, with about 2 weeks left to go. This was a complete renovation with new electrical, plumbing, floors, kitchen baths, and more.
Here's a picture of the front after the 1st coat of paint. It's still missing the trim color, which will be a light grey. You can see the new board and batten looks great on this classic architecture.
I really like the new railing, made by our expert carpenter, Jim. The front lanai previously had no rail at all, which was not only ugly but also dangerous. We'll be adding new tile to the lanai and new landscaping front and back.
Here is the new kitchen, which we move into the previous dining room. The cabinets are set, but the counters aren't in yet. This will be a massive kitchen with more cabinets than you would know what to do with! The countertop will be a waterfall edge on that huge island.
We went with the classic shaker style to keep it traditional, like the house itself.
We went with large subway tiles for the master shower, which will give it a nice classic, clean white look, which is the theme of the whole house. The red is just water proofing material, don't worry. :)
The floors are a waterproof pergo called 'outlast', which looks and feels like real hardwood and can withstand water much better than normal laminate. Manoa has so much moisture in the air and on the ground that regular wood or laminate gets easily damaged.
Here's the back of the property before the landscaping is done. This will all be cleaned up and manicured to perfection! It's a huge 10,000 foot lot, so there is a lot to do back here. You can also see a view of the mountains in the distance. On this cloudy day, there isn't much view, but you can actually see a little bit of the ocean on a clear day.
I'll post pics when we're all done, around Aug 20th.