BY DESIGN Builders

(808) 264-7207

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 Poggenpohl Hawaii, authorized reseller.

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
Kihei, HI US 
BY DESIGN Brian Rigney 
PO Box 1664
Kihei, HI 96753 
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It's a rare white granite called "Alpine" that was purchased from Arizona Tile in Anaheim California. Chad Raymond 714 293-3441 was the sales rep. It is "challenging" to work with because occasionally a vein will be like sugar and not bond so making the joints is tricky. However when you are done with the job it looks smashing! I hope that helps.
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10 Top Tips for Getting Bathroom Tile Right

Good planning is essential for bathroom tile that's set properly and works with the rest of your renovation. These tips help you do it right Full Story
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@leslieayoung - We are not certain of the photos of this tile product. This is something unfamiliar to us.
We will tell you that waterproofing will always be below the tile not the tile itself or any application on the tile. It is alright that water seep below the tile surface; that is why it is important that the shower pan is waterproofed properly. The drain below has weep holes that will be the escape route for moisture that transfers below the tile.
For your concern regarding soap scum or mold in between the mosaics, we would ask if this product is supposed to be grouted or if it is "pre-grouted"?
If you are expected to grout, then we would highly recommend a urethane-based grout such as the Bostik QuartzLock2. It does not require sealing and is naturally anti-bacterial and resists mold growth.
If you are not expected to grout, we would question the "look" of the tile grout joints.
The non-slip factor works well with large-format tiles as well. Select a tile with a good slip co-efficient and you will be fine. In our opinion there is a misnomer floating around that only small mosaic-like tiles are good for a shower floor. We disagree.
We would also suggest that with this type of mosaic pre-installed to a plaster backer that you consider a linear drain so that you have only one slope to the drain.
July 22, 2014 at 12:21am   
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
Soak Testing tiles is always a smart move. Preform a soak test !!!

Does the tile smell afterword.
Does the tile break down.
Does the tile change in appearance.

Just some of the things I look for after preforming a soak test.

Managing water below the tile is key. This past year I have been researching many new ways of improving this. Looking into drain mats, candle wick, hemp cord, positive weep hole protectors and on and on. Our cement production is changing. Do to environmental controls and the EPA - I fear this is having a negative effect on the showers we build.

You need to stay current. Plan for failures before they happen.
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Deanna R. Jones
The tile work in the bathrooms are really gorgeous. My husband is working on installing the tile in our bathroom. I was wondering why my husband was laying the tile from the ceiling down. Now I have a much better understanding in the method behind his madness. He was trying to figure out how to guard against leaks. I should share him this information so that he can lay out the tile in our bathroom correctly. It would be a disaster if we had to remove all of the messed up tile and hire a contractor to finish the job. Thanks for the information!
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9 plans de travail colorés pour booster votre cuisine

Apportez de la couleur dans votre cuisine en faisant ressortir votre plan de travail Full Story
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Thank you for asking.

Not sure exactly but we usually place shower heads 80-84" above the finished floor and the glass short enough to allow 10-12" of air flow above (unless it is supposed to be a steam shower).

Each shower is customized for the space and our clients.
July 13, 2014 at 11:21am   
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Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase

Step 1 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Get all the remodel details down on paper Full Story
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Why, thank you! Our client loves having a Dyson hand dryer and their guests always comment about how unusual it is that they have one, and how convenient it is.
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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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As a designer and contactor/installer we highly recommend ModWalls. We have been working with ModWalls for many years and absolutely love their products and the...
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