Home & Garden

Home & Garden section of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

design tips

Ask the Experts

Design tips from Maui’s home professionals
indoor plants

A Garden Indoors

We talk to a local expert in caring for indoor plants.
creative maui homes

Creative Homes on Challenging Lots

Designed for shore: tour two Maui architects' homes
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Beautiful Baths

Whether you love the warmth of tradition, customized whimsy, or elegance on a dime, your bathroom is all about value added: style, charm, and selling points. Here are three we’d shower with praise.
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Choosing a Solar Contractor

Jim Whitcomb, founder and CEO of Haleakala Solar, discusses the top ten most important questions to ask before deciding on a solar contractor.
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Power of Conviction: Off the Grid Advice

Learn more tips from the experts on how to live off-the-grid.
edible gardens maui

The Edible Landscape

Turn your yard into a garden of eatin’.
hawaiian moon calendar

Planting by the Moon

Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
carrots

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This growing guide helps Maui residents determine the best vegetables within their area. From Upcountry to the West Side, there is a perfect bulb for you.
tropical orchids

Specific Beauty

Supermarket-variety orchids are a far cry from their feral parents. At Tropical Orchid Farm in Haiku, Jeffrey Parker and Kathy Klett propagate the ancestral species.
maui home swimming pool

Cool Pools

David Leadbetter video golf lessons in four chapters.Dip into three distinctive Maui pools--and hear what the experts say you should know before you build your own. Make a statement.
amazing jungle shower

The Outdoor Shower

When was the last time you bathed out of doors, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, watching the wind dance in the trees, or the stars play hide-and-seek with the clouds?
herb mix

Multi-purpose herb mix

When prepping for dinner at Il Teatro in Wailea, Chef Kulis personally harvests herbs from the restaurant’s garden.
maui gardening

Ideas to Inspire Your Own Great Outdoors

Maui offers a wealth of opportunities for creating an outdoor space perfect for you.
home spa

The Great Escape

Capture the calming spirit of a professional spa and create your own at-home version with help from award-winning spa designer Sylvia Sepielli.
water friendly garden tips

Lean & Green

Your guide to a water-friendly garden starts here.
feng shui home on maui

East Meets Zest

Designed for acclaimed Maui chef Jennifer Nguyen, this home at Wailuku Country Estates is a beautiful, bold and tasteful blend of east and west.