Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Building A Custom Home Vs. Buying Existing in 2024

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jan 26, 2024 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: Panelized Construction, Buffalo Home Building, Process, Floor Plans, Price, Home Customization

Interview: Panel Home Construction Through the Eyes of a Builder

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jan 16, 2024 1:52:00 PM

In most cases, those who become one of our independent dealers already have an established home building company.

Such is the case with Severyn Development. A Lancaster, N.Y.-based construction firm, Severyn had long been doing business in Western New York before becoming one of our Barden Independent Dealers

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Process, About, Price, Home Customization

Custom Home Trends & Predictions for 2024

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 21, 2023 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

Floor Plans We'd Love to See More of in 2024

Posted by Jamie Kline on Nov 30, 2023 3:55:17 PM

As in past years, 2023 was a busy year for the entire Barden Building Products family. 

Throughout this past year, we and our Barden Independent Dealers helped plenty of customers build a wide variety of homes that ticked all their wants and needs boxes. 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.

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

When’s the Best Time to Start Home Construction? (It’s Right Now)

Posted by Jamie Kline on Sep 1, 2022 3:26:00 PM

Congratulations on deciding to build your own custom home! 

Now comes the fun part -- diving headfirst into all the elements to make your next home a reality such as coming up with a floor plan that meets all your needs to finding the perfect spot if you already haven’t.  

Before you take your first steps into custom home building, you may be wondering about one of the most common questions we get: When is the best time to start home construction?

The answer probably isn’t what you think. 

Let’s unpack that question.


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Topics: Panelized Construction, Buffalo Home Building, Process, Site Prep, Home Customization, Construction Timeline

Custom Home Universal Design for Accessibility

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jun 1, 2022 12:20:00 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.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Buffalo Home Building, Downsizing, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

Home Building in WNY: Panelized vs. Modular Timelines

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jul 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

After my recent conversation with a former WNY modular home builder, I met with two different customers who each had very different circumstances.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Buffalo Home Building, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Price, Site Prep, Home Customization

4 Scenarios When a WNY Modular Home Isn’t Cheaper or Faster to Build

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jul 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

I recently had the opportunity to chat with a former salesperson for a WNY modular home builder. Check out our conversation here -- it was pretty enlightening. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Buffalo Home Building, Process, Price, Home Customization, Panelized Vs. Modular Home Building

Western New York Builder Spotlight: Oehler Homes

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 31, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Process, About, Suppliers, History

Why the Floor Plan You're Hooked on Doesn't Matter

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 20, 2019 5:00:00 PM
 
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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Budget, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Price, Home Customization

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