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What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Radon

Radon is a natural gas that seeps up from the earth that is responsible for 21,000 cases of lung cancer each year. Because it is colorless, odorless radioactive gas, most homeowners have no idea that they need to be concerned about Radon. It is now a requirement to do Radon tests when you sell a house in Minnesota. Ryan and … Read More


Kitchen Remodel Featured in Parade of Homes

Traditional Kitchen by Minneapolis Kitchen and Bath Ohana Construction Inc These homeowners wanted their 1920’s kitchen remodel to match the era of when their home was built. The biggest layout change was opening up the doorways into large arches to match the arch in the front of the house that connects the dining and living room together. Check out more … Read More


6 Most Popular Kitchen Countertops: Pros & Cons

If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, one of the first things we discuss with a client is what type of countertop they’re going to want. With such a wide variety of options for kitchen countertops, we need to know what you like so we can price them accordingly to get you the most accurate kitchen remodeling estimate possible. Below … Read More


Comparing Contractor Bids: Allowances

When you get a bid back from a General Contractor for a remodeling project you’re thinking of doing, allowances are a great thing to compare first. Unlike an allowance you may give your child for doing chores around the house, remodeling allowances refer to the amounts used to estimate the total cost of your project. For instance, Ohana Construction may … Read More


3 Things to Think About When Designing a Kitchen Backsplash

Your kitchen backsplash can easily be the focal point of your kitchen, if you want it to be. Or, it can be a beautiful accent to the amazing natural stone slab you found for your countertop. Unfortunately though, backsplashes can easily become a source of frustration if you don’t choose the right materials. Below are three examples of things that … Read More


Summer 2013 Home Remodeling Special

2013 SUMMER REMODELING PROMOTION  With Ohana Construction Inc. A POST-REMODEL PARTY FOR YOU AND UP TO 25 OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS! Ohana means Family in Hawaiian, and that’s why we are doing a promotion that helps you spend more time with the people you love- by throwing you a party! Not only do you get a gorgeous new … Read More


Kitchen Cabinet Accessories

If you need a reason to remodel and update your kitchen, the coolest new kitchen cabinet accessories should convince you. There are so many unique storage ideas and ways to use ‘dead’ space in kitchen cabinets these days. These are such great innovations, that you will not be able to live without them after having experienced them firsthand. Here are … Read More


2 Steps to Choosing the Right Backsplash Materials

Backsplashes are like your yard. They have to be strong to endure everything your family throws at it and steps on it with. Yet at the same time, most people would prefer it to be as low maintenance as possible and soft to the touch. Nobody likes crabgrass, or cutting yourself while trying to clean your backsplash. On top of … Read More


Back for more…DIY Projects!

I love what I do.  I am remodeler to my core.  The process of taking a space and redesigning it to be more functional, efficient, and beautiful is what I live to do. Blogging, however, was never really a part of the equation – until now.  My goals are simple – to engage our community, to provide useful information, and … Read More


It smells like a monkey in here…

Kids sure do say some funny stuff.  We recently heard a story about a three year old walking into the bathroom after her papa had been in there.  Her reaction as she walked in and he walked out was to crinkle up her cute little nose and say, “Papa, it smells like a monkey in here…“ To prevent the smell … Read More


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