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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Pointers to consider for a multigenerational home – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

The concept of multi-generational homes that allows several generations of a family to live together continues to grow in popularity. Graham Builders, a local design+build contractor, has guided hundreds of homeowners through the steps of creating dwellings that allow...

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Consider these tips when planning a multigenerational home – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

The concept of multigenerational homes that allow several generations of a family to live together continues to grow in popularity. Graham Builders, a local design+build contractor, has guided hundreds of homeowners through the steps of creating dwellings that allow...

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Long-lasting homes start with ageless designs – Honolulu StarAdvertiser

In Hawaii, where homes are worth hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars, the family home is often one’s most valuable asset. Most will agree that it is important to select a contractor with a reputation for quality construction. But how many realize that...

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Upcoming seminar empowers homeowners – 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 renovated to meet the growing and new needs of a family, or be newly constructed to bring a dream to...

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