For the ceiling, it is usual for Hawaii beach home designs to have the high wooden ceilings. This way can help to prevent the heat in the summer. Furthermore, the additional of veranda can bring the outdoor area where the home owners can enjoy the breeze and the sun set. Insert the ceiling fan as well for more air circulation.
Then, consider where to locate the windows, for example the home owners need to avoid installing the windows in the east and west side since these sides receive more sunlight that will make the home hot. Besides that, the application of outsize windows and the sliding doors in transparent glass that allow the air and the afternoon sunlight coming in.
The floor plan in long and restricted shape becomes the characteristic of Hawaii home designs, and it brings the impact of limited wall space. It will save the budget and the energy as well because it decreases the cooling equipment both the use and the cost. The sun has the big influence of the floor plan too. For example, the open floor plan is useful to provide the air circulation.