Barden Building Products Blog Archive

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

Posted by Jamie Kline 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 Jamie Kline 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

5 Reasons Why Panelized Home Construction Makes the Best New Builds

Posted by Jamie Kline on Feb 7, 2019 12:21:03 PM

With roots tracing back to some of the first homes in America, panelized construction has a firm foothold in home construction. 

Though panel building’s origins are old, panel built homes are anything but dated. 

During the past 70 years, we’ve seen many trends, technologies, and techniques come and go in the home building industry.  We’ve also watched how panelized construction has evolved in more recent history, too, and become a polished manufacturing process with an unmatched level of precision

While there’s no one way to build a home, panelized construction gives homeowners the absolute flexibility to realize the home of their dreams down to the smallest detail while keeping costs in check

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

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