Barden Building Products Blog Archive

The 110th Anniversary Floor Plan Series

Posted by Andrew Barden on Feb 24, 2020 6:00:00 PM

In celebrating our company’s 110th anniversary, we’ve decided to give some special attention to our classic standard floor plans. Our team has updated a few of our most popular custom home floor plans. 

The focus in this modernization effort was to leverage what already made our floor plans great - such as:

  • Simple & charming looks
  • Affordable & flexible designs
  • Functionality 

At the same time, we’ve added new features that are in demand by home buyers: 

  • Open floor plans
  • Convenient entryways
  • Handsome & tasteful exterior details 

Our updated floor plans are a source of pride for our company as we look forward to our next 110 years. Our team is eager to get to work with you and begin building your next custom home. 

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Topics: Panel Built Home, New Home, Exterior Design, Modern Floor Plans

A Sneak Peek at Barden's Modern Floor Plan Series

Posted by Andrew Barden 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: Panel Built Home, New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Downsizing, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Modern Floor Plans

What options are available for a Barden home?

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jan 14, 2020 6:00:00 PM
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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, Custom Home, Exterior Design, Interior Design

3 Modern Design Philosophies for Your Custom Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Sep 3, 2019 8:44:55 AM

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

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Topics: Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Budget, Exterior Design

8 Things to Consider During Custom Home Design

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 9, 2019 2:23:10 PM

We’ll be the first to admit it -- the design phase of the custom home building process can be one of the most arduous ones, and is one of the most important ones due to the implications in later stages of the project if all of the aspects of design are not carefully considered.

Unfortunately, it seems like oftentimes the smaller design aspects are the ones that are not fully considered, planned for, and budgeted for -- causing unplanned changes, time wasted, and cost to accrue down the line.

We’ve put together some of the most common areas where homeowners get tripped up during the design phase, in the hopes of helping your project flow smoothly.

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Topics: New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Exterior Design

Exterior House Sheathing Options

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jul 19, 2019 11:41:49 AM

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.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Custom Home, Exterior Design