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Add Style to Your Outdoor Space in Hawaii

May 21, 2020
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One of the many perks of living in Hawaii is the ability to use your outdoor space year-round. At Holua Kai at Keauhou, all new homes feature spacious, open-air lanais that were thoughtfully designed to take advantage of the cool sea breezes and amazing panoramic and coastline views from this oceanfront community. Create a personal oasis in your own backyard with these tips for adding style to your outdoor space. 


Extend your interior design

Outdoor living spaces are among one of the most sought-after features for homeowners. Rather than focusing on a singular element, create a full indoor-outdoor experience. Your outdoor space should become an extension of your interior – it should feel inviting and comfortable. Our new homes at Holua Kai feature 9’ full-width glass and mahogany pocket doors that open up your entertaining space to the outdoors. Tie in materials or design using the same color palette as the interior of your home for a seamless transition.


Divide outdoor areas by function

When designing your dream outdoor space, the goal is to create an intimate setting, or series of settings, that are distinct but unified. Organize and define an outdoor floor plan to map out how the overall space should look, feel, and live. Set aside an area for cooking. Design using weather resistant, durable materials like concrete, stone, solid surface and stainless steel. Think about the amenities you want to incorporate such as a wine fridge, sink, and barbecue. Lay out a separate space for dining. You want to be close to the outdoor cooking, but not sitting in the smoke and fumes. Find a space to unwind and relax by choosing the quietest part of your yard for a place to retreat. Incorporate pieces that are comfortable but make a statement such as a hanging egg chair.


Accessorize smartly

Choose accessories that add warmth and style but are also durable outside. Add an outdoor rug to make the space inviting. Choose outdoor throw pillows in various patterns in the same color palette to add a punch of personality. Add lanterns in a variety of sizes throughout the space for soft lighting and added visual interest. Planters in different sizes, shapes, and styles add dimension. Whether it’s a rectangle concrete planter filled with herbs, a rustic planter with a lemon tree, or a vertical garden – mix, match, and get creative!

Let there be light!

Outdoor lighting is an easy way to elevate your exterior space. Not only is it functional, but you can choose pieces to add a romantic, cozy, or magical ambiance. Go big with a dramatic statement piece such as a basketweave pendant or a geometric iron pendant. Use classic string lights above your outdoor space or alongside a fence. Highlight nature by weaving twinkle lights in the trees or hanging light-up orbs from large branches.

Start planning your dream. Find your piece of paradise from the comfort of your own home. Take a virtual tour, schedule a live-chat video meeting, and reserve a home using our digital paperless process. We are here for you and committed to helping you find the best place to call home.


For the third year in a row, Brookfield Residential Hawaii is honored to receive the 2020 AVID Benchmark Award.  This prestigious award recognizes the top 25% of AVID’s nationwide database of U.S. and Canadian homebuilders, scoring the highest ratings on home-buying experience surveys taken from move-in through the first 90 days of ownership. As a 2018, 2019 and 2020 AVID Benchmark Award recipient, Brookfield Residential Hawaii consistently strives to be more than just a homebuilder by creating new home communities that truly are the best places to call home.