Get Out—and Entertain

Big or small, these updates will get you geared up for outdoor get-togethers.
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With summer comes tropical days and balmy nights. In other words, it’s time to take the party out of the house and onto the lanai! Whether your budget’s a big deal or a small start, you have a ton of options for updating your outdoor area.

Go Big

Take your entertaining game to the next level by giving your outdoor space the same love you give your interior one. That means making some astute big-ticket investments and decking out your patio with the tools and infrastructure that will make your alfresco event a total success. We’re thinking a wine cooler and wet bar to make slinging chilled drinks at your next barbecue a breeze. Or even a full-size kitchen, meaning you won’t have to leave the festivities to tend to any gourmet concoctions you’re whipping up on the stove.

Start Small

Tiny tweaks can also have a big impact on your next outdoor shindig. Our favorite ways to spruce things up quickly and affordably? Perfectly curated lighting and cooling greenery. String bistro-style lights have a touch of rustic charm and an ambiance that can instantly warm up your deck or backyard during evening get-togethers.

Make It Happen

Whatever you decide, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) can help turn your outdoor project into an outdoor oasis. Using the equity in your home, you can take advantage of the power and convenience of a HELOC with rates that are lower than most other loans. Talk to a personal banker at First Hawaiian Bank to learn more about how to finance your dream lanai.

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