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6 tips for your next remodel – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

6 tips for your next remodel – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

A home construction project need not be overwhelming for you and your family. Graham Builders, Hawaii’s leader in residential design and construction, offers these tips for homeowners who are considering a remodel, addition or rebuild.  Tip 1: Realistic goals.  “Avoid...

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A firm foundation – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

A firm foundation – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Thirty years ago, Oahu homeowner Howard Humphreys decided to have some work done on his house. He didn’t have to think long about choosing a builder. “We were already familiar with Danny Graham’s commitment to good service, because we previously purchased a water...

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Remodel modernizes Mililani residence – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Remodel modernizes Mililani residence – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Janet and Richard Honda purchased their home in 1977 when houses were quickly replacing pineapple and sugar cane fields in central Oahu. After 41 years, their beloved home was showing signs of its age. Peeling kitchen cabinets, warping floors, difficult-to-clean...

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A look at ADUs’ many benefits – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

A look at ADUs’ many benefits – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Is an ADU right for YOUR family?As hundreds of island homeowners have learned, the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a creative solution for families who want to generate income from their property or need more space than their primary homes can...

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Local firm goes above and beyond – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Local firm goes above and beyond – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Graham Builders sets its bar high.With nearly three decades of experience, this design+build firm has developed methods and practices that go above and beyond industry standards and code requirements. These methods have proven to increase a house’s...

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Easy to live green – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Easy to live green – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

When it comes to living green, there are varying degrees of commitment.At one end of the spectrum, there’s the eco-warrior who cycles to and from work each day, doing his conscientious best to minimize his personal carbon footprint.At the other end,...

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Built to order – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Built to order – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

At the completion of every new home constructed by Graham Builders, a small brass seal is placed at the edge of the driveway. The seal includes a petroglyph depicted as a construction worker, and the words “Graham Builders Custom Designed and Built.” This...

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Prepare your home for family, safety – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Prepare your home for family, safety – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

"Families are organic and constantly changing." From every crisis comes opportunities for positive change and growth.The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reflect on what matters most in life. Modern society is reevaluating and reprioritizing its values,...

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Bringing the outdoors inside – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Bringing the outdoors inside – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

This outdoor dining lanai connects to the living room, master suite and guest bedrooms through broad sliding doors. Integrating the outdoors into one’s home can measurably improve happiness and well-being, according to health experts. Contact with nature...

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Comfortable multi-generational living – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Comfortable multi-generational living – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Zero-step showers and other accessible features are key to creating a home that is safe for elders. These components also simplify caring for young children.  There’s a good chance that you know another adult sharing residence with Tutu, Mom and keiki....

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30 years of happy homeowners – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

30 years of happy homeowners – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

30 years of homeowners give praises about their Graham Builders experience. Quality constructionWhen Danny Graham opened Graham Builders in 1990, he was already a successful businessman who owned a bustling realty company and water purification business....

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Homes for the holidays – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Homes for the holidays – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Similar to the kitchen triangle concept, Graham Builders has identified the ‘entertainment triangle’ consisting of the kitchen, indoor/outdoor living areas and an easy to access powder room. As the holiday season approaches, you might find yourself...

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Seeking shelter from the storm – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Seeking shelter from the storm – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

"Another option is a safe room. Usually made of concrete masonry units, a safe room is a windowless box inside a home that provides shelter from wind-borne projectiles during hurricanes and severe storms." - Ryan Graham, vice president, operations ...

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Tips for a successful remodel – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Tips for a successful remodel – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

The results of a remarkable update done to a 1965 mid-century Robert Katsuyoshi residence. The couple began with Graham's free educational seminar, then collaborated with the company's design team to develop a remodel that kept the charm of the old home while ushering...

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2019 Autumn Newsletter

2019 Autumn Newsletter

Highlights include a wheelchair accessible new home, why experts encourage homeowners to work with well-established builders and a video on an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) that was built in Manoa.

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A contractor you can count on – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

A contractor you can count on – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Licensing, liability and workers comp insurance, contract terms, availability… When you’re thinking about hiring a contractor, they’re all factors to consider. But the number of years a contractor has been in business might be the most telling factor of...

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Designing for the long term – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Designing for the long term – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

It’s been nearly 20 years since Graham Builders designed and built a home for a young couple and their two children. Although the views were stunning, the property presented challenges that could impact the home’s endurance. “Nuuanu is wet and windy so it was...

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Build with an eye on the future – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Build with an eye on the future – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Our island culture calls for families to care for their elders. Many choose to honor their kupuna by keeping them at home. Another reason that families decide to keep grandma and grandpa at home is the high cost of senior living facilities. It can be tricky, however,...

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New homes designed with community in mind – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

New homes designed with community in mind – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Some neighborhoods are respected for the history and architecture of the homes that line their streets. Consider Oak Park, Illinois, the Chicago suburb in which architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent the first two decades of his long career or New Orleans’ Garden...

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Builder sets its bar high – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Builder sets its bar high – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

With nearly three decades of experience, this design-build firm has developed methods and practices that go above and beyond industry standards and code requirements. These methods have proven to increase a house’s longevity, lowering utility and maintenance costs...

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Advance beyond structure – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Advance beyond structure – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

When thinking about remodeling or rebuilding a home, many focus on the tangible items of the project. Without a doubt, construction methods and materials are vital. But a home construction project can spawn other valuable transformations. Here are three additional...

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This seminar empowers owners – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

This seminar empowers owners – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

For most, home is a private sanctuary – a sacred retreat where families rejuvenate and recharge. Who doesn’t feel protective about their home? When a home needs to be updated to meet new family needs or be newly constructed to bring a dream to life, it’s time to find...

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2019 Spring Newsletter

2019 Spring Newsletter

Articles focus on a mouth-dropping multigenerational home remodel, the reason why a new Graham Builders’ home was selected as part of the Historic Home Walk and tips to check for costly toilet leaks.

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Granting opportunities across generations – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Granting opportunities across generations – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

With Hawaii’s family-centered culture and high cost of living, it’s likely you know someone who resides in a multigenerational home. These residences make up for more than 11% of Hawaii homes, typically providing shelter for grandparents, adult children and...

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2019 Winter Newsletter

2019 Winter Newsletter

Read this article on whether it is best to remodel a home or to rebuild it. Other highlights include tips on removing sediments from shower heads and sink sprayers and things to consider when building a wheelchair accessible home.

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Designing a Timeless Home featuring a Graham Builders custom home – HInow (Hawaii News Now)

This segment was filmed in a residence that was designed and built by Graham Builders in 2001 and sold seventeen years later. Discover the benefits of working directly with a design team that can guide you to a home that will stand the...

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Here’s how to stay within your renovation budget – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Here’s how to stay within your renovation budget – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Most residential construction projects begin with homeowner desires. One family member might want a beefy, over-sized garage that will double as a workshop and in-house sports bar. The family cook may want to open the kitchen and add a luxurious walk-in pantry. Aging...

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Select a reputable builder with these four tips – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Select a reputable builder with these four tips – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Oahu is building! The sounds of banging hammers and whirling saws fill neighborhoods throughout the island. It is no surprise: Hawaii’s median single-family home price is soaring toward $800,000. Many homeowners are staying put and inviting their adult children to...

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Affordable building options keep families home – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Affordable building options keep families home – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

More Hawaii residents are moving out of the state than into it, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Hawaii’s chief state economist Eugene Tian attributes this ongoing trend to Hawaii’s high cost of living — which should come as no surprise. A quick internet search...

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