Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Pole Barn Construction Outlook for 2023

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jan 6, 2023 9:30:18 AM

The construction industry has been in a … weird place the last few years. 

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Topics: Pole Barns

Floor Plans We'd Love to See More of in 2023

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 21, 2022 8:30:00 AM

As in past years, 2021 was a busy year for us. 

Throughout this past year, we and our Barden Independent Dealers helped plenty of customers build a wide variety of homes. With our catalog of hundreds of fully customizable floor plans to choose from, it’s almost impossible to see the exact same home constructed twice. 

While our floor plans are each unique and easily adjusted to meet different needs, there are a few we feel are worthy of a second look as stand-out designs. We’ve gathered our favorite custom home floor plans that we’re hoping to see more of in 2022.

 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Budget, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

Custom Home Trends & Predictions for 2023

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 9, 2022 7:00:00 AM
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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Downsizing, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

Will Lumber Prices Go Down in 2023?

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM

How much does a new, custom-built home cost? 

Depending on a variety of variables, still more than it did pre-pandemic

Like other commodities during the last several years, lumber prices and their volatility have thrown an expensive wrench in the gears of many home building projects. 

For custom home builders, an increase in price for any construction material should raise an eyebrow. Ultimately those increases make their way to the future homeowner, making the dream of custom home ownership less affordable and more challenging to obtain.

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Topics: Custom Home, Custom Home Pricing, Process, Price

Multigenerational House Plans & Custom Home Building

Posted by Jamie Kline on Nov 15, 2022 12:37:39 PM

"Who will live in your home?"

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Topics: Custom Home, Modern Floor Plans, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Modern Farmhouse?

Posted by Jamie Kline on Nov 1, 2022 11:18:00 PM

While increasing in popularity, modern farmhouses do fall on the more expensive side of custom homes. 

Why? 

With a distinct appearance and unique interior features, modern farmhouse design does step a bit outside of standard conventions in custom homes. In other words, the defining elements of this custom home style require a future homeowner to make more of an investment for them.  

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Topics: Budget, modern farmhouse, Technical Specs, Process, About, Price

When a Custom Built Home Isn’t a Right Fit for You

Posted by Jamie Kline on Oct 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Custom Home

Decorative Exterior House Trim Options & Boosting Curb Appeal

Posted by Jamie Kline on Oct 13, 2022 9:29:00 AM


5 Current Decorative Exterior House Trim Ideas

  1. Durable and efficient materials
  2. Earth tones
  3. Covered porches
  4. Domers
  5. Gables
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[Comparison] Custom Home Building Careers Vs. Becoming a Realtor

Posted by Jamie Kline on Oct 11, 2022 2:08:00 PM

Every client is different, and so are their ideal homes. 

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Topics: Barden Independent Dealers

Custom Home Designs & The Details You Should Provide

Posted by Jamie Kline on Oct 3, 2022 12:20:01 PM

Even if it’s not by much, everyone’s version of the perfect custom home differs. 

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Topics: New Home, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

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