Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Why the Best Architect for Building Your Dream Home is YOU

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 23, 2019 12:19:25 PM

Whether you’re building the home of your dreams for your family or building a downsized home to spend the rest of your life in, the house you’re creating will serve as a perfect, unique space for your interests, tastes, and lifestyles.

So, why trust anyone but you to design it?

After all, no one can envision how you’ll live in your home and design features to suit your needs better than you. There are so many subtleties in home design that you hold close to your heart, why risk these being lost in translation?

Luckily, with the help of a team of building experts and your Independent Dealer, you can feel equipped and empowered to be hands-on with designing your own home. 

We’ve spoken to many homeowners who are grateful they were heavily involved in designing their own home, and acting as their own architect and voice throughout the process. In this article, we’re going to explore some of the reasons why they cherished the experience, and made the choice to do so.

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Topics: Panel Home Building, New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Downsizing

Guide to Downsizing Your Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jul 12, 2019 9:51:05 AM

Downsizing a home means something different for everyone. 

Whether you’re moving locations to better suit your empty nest, seeking a more accessible home, or looking to build a home that has dedicated spaces for hobbies and interests -- the process of downsizing marks an exciting new chapter.

We’ve put together this guide to help answer questions we hear from people building their downsized dream home and aid in making the process go smoothly.

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Topics: Panel Home Building, New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Budget, Downsizing

Universal Design for Home Accessibility

Posted by Andrew Barden on Mar 29, 2019 4:28:48 PM

Unfortunately, it seems as though “accessible home” has become a buzzword in the home building community with many  misconceptions surrounding the true meaning of universal design and home accessibility.

To some, accessible home design simply means adding a wheelchair ramp. While this is one facet of universal, accessible design -- there is so much more to uncover. When we fail to account for other facets of accessible building when discussing the concept, we leave out many people who can benefit from universal design.

We aim to get to the heart of home accessibility, what it means, who benefits from it, and how to build it in this article.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building