There’s no one way to build a custom home. But all homes take time to construct.
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As a custom home company, our customers are always in the driver’s seat -- if there’s something they want in their 100% customized home, chances are we can do it.
The lifeblood of Barden Building Products is our network of Barden Independent Dealers. Working alongside us, we’ve helped many families realize their dreams of a new custom home.
We'd like to give special recognition to our friends at Oehler Homes. Based in Hamburg, N.Y., this company was our 2019 Independent Dealer of the Year. We couldn’t be happier to honor them and are proud to continue working with them.
I recently sat down with Will Severyn of Severyn Development for a brief chat about his experience using our process and products after coming to us in early May of 2019. Here’s what we discussed:
Our team has been working with people looking to build their custom dream home for 70 years. In that time, we’ve become familiar with the thought process of many homeowners before, during, and after their build.
Oftentimes, we see homeowners get hung up on some of the more unimportant aspects of building -- and these small details set the project back and incur additional expenses unnecessarily.
We’ve compiled some of the most common “traps” we see homeowners fall into when planning their project, in the hopes of aiding in keeping your project process smooth and efficient.
When it comes to designing a custom home, it can be easy to get caught up in the fun details: picking out the floor plan you like, furnishing the inside, mastering the landscaping.
But it’s even more important to put ample time, energy, and thought into structural elements of your home, such as house sheathing options, that are not only more functional for your home -- but impossible to change later.
Make sure not to gloss quickly over the house sheathing options that are presented to you, and think carefully about what is best for your build. We’ve outlined the key considerations here to keep in mind when selecting the ideal exterior sheathing.
When building a custom home, there is one thing on the forefront of everyone’s minds: budget. As any savvy new home owner knows, budget goes beyond setting one fixed number and sticking to it through the building process.
While it is important to have your “magic number” or goal budget -- It’s also to know how much of that budget is allocated to various facets of the building process. And most important of all? Finding areas where they can tighten their budget, and save a little money if possible.
In this article we’re going to explore one major, expensive aspect of the home building budget: hiring an architect. How much of your budget should be going to an architect? Just how much are you getting for your money?
Most people will only build a custom home once in their life. Because of this, it can be hard to master all of the details that go into the process.
Unfortunately, it’s common for some small details to be overlooked.
We worked with a Barden homeowner to put together this guide to help prospective custom homeowners better understand some of the finer, nitty gritty details of custom home building and ensure nothing is overlooked before and during the building process.