Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Floor Plans We'd Love to See More of in 2021

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM

As in past years, 2020 was a busy year for us. Throughout this last 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 each of our floor plans meets different needs, there are a few we love but aren’t often selected. We’ve gathered three of our favorites that we’re hoping to see more of in 2021. 

Perhaps one of these “hidden gems” is your next home?

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

Custom Home Building Predictions for 2021

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 2, 2020 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

A Sneak Peek at Barden's Modern Floor Plan Series

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jan 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

As our Western New York-based company moves into our 111th year of operation, we’ve gotten to work making modernizing floor plans for a few of our classic, custom homes. 

While still a work in progress, we’re excited to share a sneak peek of what we’ve come up with. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Downsizing, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

5 Hidden Values of Building a Barden Home

Posted by Jamie Kline on Sep 20, 2019 9:37:48 AM

If you’re on the fence about building with Barden and our network of Independent Dealers, or opting to build the traditional (stick built) way, then this guide is for you.

We’ve put together some of the considerations that Barden home owners express as being the more “hidden” or not immediately apparent aspects of opting for panelized construction.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Process, Price, Panel Vs. Modular Home Construction, Accessible Home Design, Suppliers

3 Modern Design Philosophies for Your Custom Home

Posted by Jamie Kline on Sep 3, 2019 8:44:55 AM

Modern design philosophies go hand-in-hand with modern construction practices.  

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Budget, Exterior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design

Why the Best Architect for Building Your Dream Home is YOU

Posted by Jamie Kline on Aug 23, 2019 12:19:25 PM

Whether you’re building the custom home of your dreams for your family or constructing a downsized home to spend the rest of your life in, your house should be a perfect, unique space for your interests, tastes, and lifestyle.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Downsizing, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Suppliers, Home Customization

Guide to Downsizing Your Home

Posted by Jamie Kline 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: Panelized Construction, Budget, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

Universal Design for Home Accessibility

Posted by Jamie Kline 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, Buffalo Home Building, Downsizing, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

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