Over the years, I've had no qualms about grabbing a sledgehammer and demolishing kitchens, wherever I've lived. There was a period in my life as well when I spent about 10 years buying homes, fixing them up and selling them. What we call flipping today. Because I knew the sorts of improvements buyers would like. The trick was to make small improvements that were inexpensive yet had the appearance of luxury. The homes looked more expensive.
However all of the things I have learned about kitchen remodels is not enough for a remodel in Hawaii. There are so many other considerations to ponder. Beginning with the weather, salt air, corrosion. You can read more of this story in my personal blog today at this link: Tips for Remodeling a Kitchen on the Big Island of Hawaii.