Multigenerational living, where three or more generations of a family share a home, is popular in Hawaii. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.5 percent of Hawaii households were multigenerational in 2016. That is the largest percentage of multigenerational homes in the entire nation.
This trend is expected to increase, especially as Hawaii’s median home price soars beyond $800,000.
With nearly three decades of experience, Graham Builders has helped hundreds of Hawaii families design and construct their homes. In fact, the award-winning company has built a reputation as Hawaii’s favorite multigenerational design+build firm. The secret? The company works closely with the family during the design phase, sharing successful strategies that other families have used.
“Over the years we’ve learned that there are common requirements for successful, collaborative living,” said company president Evan Fujimoto. “It’s important for family members to have private spaces they can retreat to. Noise from Grandpa’s booming television and the pre-teen’s piano practice sessions must be buffered. Even having a system to organize the slippers at the front door should be addressed.”
Graham Builders’ design staff works closely with family members through its shared process. Homeowners are assigned their personal architectural designer and coordinator. Face-to-face meetings enable the designer to understand the homeowner’s unique lifestyle and goals. This team approach, coupled with decades of successful experience, produces homes that fit the individuals and family.
“Graham Builders design philosophy worked well because we could go phase by phase and achieve our family’s needs,” said Carl Williams. “We recommend Graham Builders for anyone looking for a rebuild or remodel or whatever you need.”
Local design+build contractor Graham Builders has guided hundreds of satisfied homeowners through successful projects for nearly three decades.
Homeowners interested in learning more about the ins-and-outs of home construction are invited to attend Graham Builders’ upcoming “Building Your Home for Life” seminar on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Honolulu Country Club. Seminars are free. Reservations are required. To register, visit grahambuilders.com or call 593-2808.