Barden Building Products Blog Archive

The Modern Farmhouse: Blending Quality and Timelessness

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jun 17, 2020 1:22:16 PM

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. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Exterior Design, Interior Design, modern farmhouse, Technical Specs, Floor Plans, Home Customization

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: Exterior Design, Interior Design, Floor Plans, About, Home Customization, History

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

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, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Price, Home Customization

Did You Know that Barden Designs Log Homes?

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jan 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, About, Home Customization

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 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

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: Panelized Construction, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Home Customization

4 Parts of Building A Home That You Thought Were Important

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 2, 2019 10:52:27 AM

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.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Site Prep, Suppliers, Home Customization

How Much of Your Home Building Budget Goes to an Architect?

Posted by Andrew Barden on May 17, 2019 10:42:24 AM

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?

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Budget, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Price, Site Prep

6 Details of Building a Custom Home You May Have Overlooked

Posted by Andrew Barden on Apr 25, 2019 2:46:03 PM

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.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Process, Site Prep, Home Customization

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