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Preparing for the future
When the decision was made to build this residence, the homeowner knew that it would need to carry her for the rest of her life. Although still healthy and spry, the homeowner was aware that home care could eventually become a reality.
This residence was designed to allow maximum enjoyment while the homeowner is still mobile, incorporating features that will allow access and maneuverability later. Precision mitered flagstone on the sweeping patio is stunning. Leveling the stone to a flat finish also prevents trip hazards. Zero-step showers, extra-wide hallways and work areas with ample space will allow wheelchair access when needed. An outdoor path will allow those will special needs to transition between the main living area upstairs to the fun recreation room below.
With nearly three decades of designing and building homes for local families, Graham Builders recognizes the importance of designing homes that make elder care simple and safe. Building homes that family elders can enjoy with the family can be tricky. Many homes in Hawaii are more than 60 years old and were not built to handle an aging population dependent on wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen tanks.
Graham Builders was the first firm in Hawaii to have a certified National Association of Home Builders Aging-in-Place specialist on staff. Over the years, Graham Builders has grown this number to three certified consultants who help homeowners make necessary mobility and safety changes to their residences.
Call us today and find out how Graham Builders can help you prepare your home for the future.
Photos by Hawkin Biggins Photography.