Panel systems and drywall offer options for finishing the basement
In the past, finishing a basement was simple: Slap up some paneling, throw down some indoor-outdoor carpet and rescue some furniture from the trash. How times have changed. Now, homeowners are confronted with a wealth of basement finishing options that fall into two main camps: traditional drywall and stud construction or basement “systems” with mold-resistant panels designed for basement use.
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HI design
The AIA Honolulu Design Awards have the broad goal of raising “public awareness of design excellence and the special role of AIA architects in the community,” but if there are any trends that can be discerned after visits to some island homes entered in the contest, it would be these: opening up space, green building and the use of innovative building materials.
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The Beer Trappe strives to be everybody’s hoppy place
The north side of Euclid Avenue between Ashland Avenue and East High Street is a real center of higher learning. For nightly lessons in sociology, there’s Chevy Chase Inn; a few doors down, Blue Moon Saloon is a laboratory for observing the interaction of alcohol and post-adolescent hormones.
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