Multigenerational homes — sometimes called ohana housing in Hawaii — have long been popular in the islands due to limited and high-cost land. Now, with home prices at an all-time high, it’s not surprising that an increasing number of families are looking to maximize their properties.

The experts at HK Construction understand that simply fitting everyone in the family under one roof is not enough. Every generation has different needs and desires, including tutu and papa and the family’s young adults. When designed and built properly, a home can effectively accommodate multiple generations within a family, while providing exceptional living conditions for all ages.


To achieve this, homeowners can decide to build an accessory dwelling unit — a separate structure from the home — or remodel an existing home. The key is to design the home so that each generation has the appropriate and desired level of independence. To start, this can be achieved through the addition of separate entrances, bathrooms and kitchens. This allows the family to be close together, but live in different spaces.

Multigenerational homes can increase property value and also provide an income stream at times. Since families are ever evolving, it’s important to note that separate areas within the home can be easily converted into rental space when not being used by family members.

When you work with HK Construction, a fourth-generation kamaaina company, you can rest assured that projects of any and all sizes will be undertaken with your family’s best interest in mind.


You’re invited to attend one of HK’s complimentary seminars to find out more about multigenerational homes. Design/Build seminars are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 11 a.m. on Aug. 20. A Kitchen and Bath seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Aug. 20. Visit or call 808-220-4714 to register; no walk-ins allowed.

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