Hawaiian style home design actually covers a wide range of architectural styles including Plantation, International, Mission and Renaissance to name a few. Residential Hawaii Style Home trends in general tend to lean in the Plantation style. One of the key elements of a Hawaii Style house is the extensive use of the outdoor deck or lanai. Hawaiians like living outside and a lot of community occurs on the lanai whilst cooking, eating, playing music etc. Another essence of the Hawaiian Style House is incorporating an inner courtyard and some folks adapt this style designing Breeze ways in the winder sections of the Islands. On the Big Island where land costing tends to run more affordable then the other Islands, the use of large yards is quite common and desirable. The interiors of your typical Hawaii house plans may also include natural elements like stone tubs or counters, matted bamboo ceilings and lots of exposed wood. Hawaiian style home designs also incorporate lots of glass and lots of light to take advantage of the abundant green views that are so common on the Islands. Adapting Bali Style to the Hawaii style house ethos, sometimes we will offer a bank of sliding hardwood doors that completely open to the main Lanai. If we design the Hawaii House Plans to have a primary deck next to a great room, opening the doors in effect extends the size and ‘look and feel’ of the great room in your Hawaiian style house.
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