BY DESIGN Builders

(808) 264-7207
www.bydesignmaui.com

Services Provided
Design, project management, construction, detailed completion

Areas Served
South Maui, Wailea, Makena, Kihei, Hawaii

Business Description
Creating and Building smart home, kitchen and bath design...because every square inch matters.

We are the Poggenpohl Hawaii, preferred installer.

Designer and Builder: professional designer and remodel contractor specializing in extraordinary residential kitchens, baths and interior spaces in South Maui including Wailea, Makena, Kihei and Maui Meadows. Transform your Maui property into a fabulous Maui retreat with luxury. We are continually seeking innovative products and exotic materials to incorporate into our renovation projects. Wall-mount articulating faucets, shower drains that light when the water enters, LUSH glass tiles, LED lighting, custom hand-crafted cabinetry; we have done it all and continue to pursue the highest of luxury and design.

Your project should not be by accident, it should be BY DESIGN.

Certification and Awards
NKBA, NARI, UDCP, EPA Certified Firm, Contractor Lic #C30062
Location:
Kihei, HI US 
Contact:
BY DESIGN Brian Rigney 
Type:
 
Address:
PO Box 1664
Kihei, HI 96753 
License #:
C30062 
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Paul M. Donoho, Architect, LLC
personally, I find most discussions on color, texture, style to ultimately be subjective. people want to tell you they know the only way color, texture, style work but you need to go with what you like. matters of taste can be argued evermore ;-p with all THAT being said though, you're a dude, you're going to be in the home with your little dude, black, red, grey, white, to me, all make for a cool, modern/european color scheme. you've got blacks, greys, white on the walls with everything so far; the two chairs for you and your son to hang out in i think is a cool spot for a splash of bold color as you boldly start this new chapter together. and as long as you're not breaking the bank on any of these purchases, furniture, rugs, art, paint colors are entirely temporary and can be changed when the mood or circumstances change. go with your gut! and don't forget the rugs, pillows and throws to soften it up
September 13, 2014 at 11:37AM        Thanked by Dan D
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Aloha Lori and thank you for the compliment : )
The walls are Sherwin Williams Duration Matte "Softer Tan" SW6141. The client's were thrilled with the new neutral color.
September 13, 2014 at 12:51PM   
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i-Cooking ICi induction...fantastic idea!
September 12, 2014 at 4:08PM   
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snipely
You may have to fight with local inspectors over lack of UL listing...
September 12, 2014 at 5:39PM     
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Yes, immediately thought of that after reading through the specifications ;-)
Shared this with one of our Poggenpohl colleagues who also said the same thing...and added "All the cool stuff is outside the US." :-)
September 12, 2014 at 5:44PM   
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Room of the Day: Wrapped in Blues and Silvery Hues

Chic and comfortable, this coastal Rhode Island living room honors its classic architecture but keeps things fresh with a cool palette Full Story
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Urban Abode
Crazy! When I first saw this article I thought it was one of our projects! Here's a link - pretty close hey!
August 28, 2014 at 10:38AM     
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Aloha and thank you for asking about this stunning kitchen.

The background on how this project came to be is that our client selected a kitchen they saw in one of our Italian cabinet brochures. It was red glass with an aluminum frame, just as you see we built.

Client timeframe did not allow for the 4-5 month lead time to receive an Italian kitchen.

We shifted our focus towards what other options may be available. We looked at Poggenpohl, for which we are now the preferred installer in Hawaii. At the time, they only offered a high gloss lacquer finish, not red glass. The Poggenpohl lead time was 3-3 1/2 months which was worth a consideration.

The client was set on red glass and we worked with our local custom cabinet builder to create this dynamic and interesting kitchen.

In regard to cost, had the project been ordered from Europe, Italy or Germany (as is the case with Poggenpohl) the cost would have been fairly close in comparison.

Ultimately, we were able to create a beautiful and stunning kitchen for a client who continues to enjoy it to this day.
August 28, 2014 at 2:56PM     
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August 25, 2014
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Kitchen of the Week: Industrial Design’s Softer Side

Dark gray cabinets and stainless steel mix with warm oak accents in a bright, family-friendly London kitchen Full Story
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@tequestahouse - Focus on easier to access lower storage (drawers) and a tall pantry (if you have the space. When calculating usable space upper cabinets are less than half of the capacity of lower cabinets per lineal foot. You might find that all those upper cabinets you thought you needed can be replaced with less and more user-friendly lower cabinets (drawers not doors) and your kitchen will feel more open.

As a Universal Design Certified Professional this is the #1 thing we look at in regard to cabinetry in any room. Easy to use drawers are less of a challenge for most people. Imagine breaking your arm or injuring your shoulder and then trying to make meals for 4 weeks while healing. Drawers are definitely an easier cabinet to use than cupboards.

Here are some site photos from a recent project with a similar layout to your description. The only thing we would have preferred (if space allowed) is to make the island double-sided and a foot or two longer, otherwise for a small kitchen there is still plenty of easy-to-use storage.
August 24, 2014 at 12:29PM     
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@edovichin - The vent hood is by Broan. We like the architectural feeling it adds to the kitchen without being overwhelming.
The vent hood has a recirculation option which was perfect for this remodel as there was no existing venting to the outside (typical in Hawaii condo's).

Yes, there is drawer storage on both side of the slide-in range and the bottom drawer below the range is perfect for broiler pans and baking sheets.

Here are a few "before" photos of the former kitchen with face frame cabinetry and mostly lower cupboard doors...
August 24, 2014 at 2:38PM   
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In defense of the choice of dining seating...these are an original Eames design now available as reproductions.

Link: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Wood-Leg-White-Accent-Chairs-Set-of-2/4429638/product.html

How the mid-century modern chairs were selected for an industrial design is another topic for discussion. Maybe they were selected to pair with the dining table. Maybe they are original Eames from the owner's family heritage. However, this is definitely not K-Mart.
August 24, 2014 at 6:10PM     
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C S Joinery (Carlisle) Ltd
Nice chatting with you, too! If you require honest advice in the future, you know where I am! Take care.
September 4, 2014 at 4:00PM   
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Funke Odutola
It is warm,friendly,down-to-earth.I love the use of bricks which makes it rustic.
September 8, 2014 at 5:24PM   
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You are so kind to answer all the questions, some pros don't. Manufacturer of this nice bench? and the dimensions of shower? Thanks again and Aloha to you
August 22, 2014 at 6:19PM   
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Aloha and thank you very much. The fold-down shower seat is the amazing Serena Seat by Invisia. The shower is 44"x72".
Thanks again!
August 22, 2014 at 8:00PM   
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12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info Full Story
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As a design/build firm specializing in kitchen and bath renovations, we encounter clients who completely understand the importance of design (and paying for it to be done) and clients who have no understanding of how many details and specifications must be made for even a small bath renovation. It is our job to educate those who do not realize the importance of design and how it is necessary for the build portion to be done properly or to thank them for their inquiry and move on to the clients who do understand.

Ever been in a kitchen where the cabinet doors/drawers conflict (or worse, the refrigerator)? Ever have difficulty reaching a shower valve or worse, getting a cold blast of water trying to turn it on? Ever feel like the kitchen is hard to work in with more than one person? Ever encounter a hard to reach outlet for the hair dryer?

We put a lot of thought and planning into our designs. It is the reason we are BY DESIGN Builders, not "by accident" builders : )

Check this out. Just posted today, quite timely and spot on: http://www.nkba.org/nkbaconnect/14-08-22/How_Much_Does_An_Interior_Designer_Cost.aspx#.U_eL0UvF9Fz
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Elizabeth Barkley
HGTV is NOT Interior Design. There is so much misinformation out there and too many Debby Decorators trying to pass themselves off as Professionals. People do your homework. Hire someone who has had formal training. I am not an Interior Designer, I hired one and she saved me from making some colossal mistakes.
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Elizabeth, thank you for stating that. I can't stress enough the importance of getting that formal education and experience as interior design is so much more then what you see on the surface.
August 29, 2014 at 1:34AM     
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Brian and Michelle of By Design Builders did a condo remodel for me in Maui. The entire experience was fantastic. They were professional but very personable a...
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