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 dreaming of...
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...
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...
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 all. “A...
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...
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,...