Barden Building Products Blog Archive

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

Custom Home Trends & Predictions for 2023

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 9, 2022 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

Will Lumber Prices Go Down in 2023?

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM

How much does a new, custom-built home cost? 

Depending on a variety of variables, still more than it did pre-pandemic

Like other commodities during the last several years, lumber prices and their volatility have thrown an expensive wrench in the gears of many home building projects. 

For custom home builders, an increase in price for any construction material should raise an eyebrow. Ultimately those increases make their way to the future homeowner, making the dream of custom home ownership less affordable and more challenging to obtain.

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Topics: Custom Home, Custom Home Pricing, Process, Price

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Modern Farmhouse?

Posted by Jamie Kline on Nov 1, 2022 11:18:00 PM

While increasing in popularity, modern farmhouses do fall on the more expensive side of custom homes. 

Why? 

With a distinct appearance and unique interior features, modern farmhouse design does step a bit outside of standard conventions in custom homes. In other words, the defining elements of this custom home style require a future homeowner to make more of an investment for them.  

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Topics: Budget, modern farmhouse, Technical Specs, Process, About, Price

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 Quotes And 4 Key Elements to Look For

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jul 15, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if after deciding to build a custom home, you immediately found the perfect contractor?

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Topics: Custom Home, Technical Specs, Process, 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

THE COST TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME: AN OPEN LETTER

Posted by Jamie Kline on May 10, 2022 9:45:00 AM

Dear Future Homeowner,

The first thing on everyone’s mind when thinking about building a new home is obvious: how much will it cost?

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Budget, Technical Specs, Process, About, Price

The Pros and Cons of Panel Built Homes

Posted by Jamie Kline on Apr 14, 2022 4:07:00 PM

Panel built homes represent a happy medium of the three most common home construction methods. 

A hybrid of sorts, panelized construction combines the customizability of stick building with the efficiency and speed of modular building.

Before making a major investment, it’s not uncommon for prospective new homeowners to take a deep dive into the building methods for constructing their new home. Quite frankly, it’d be irresponsible not to. 

As a panelized home company that’s helped plenty of new homeowners realize their dream home, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of panel built homes as we’ve heard it from past clients. 

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

Financing A Custom Home Build [+ Free Guide]

Posted by Jamie Kline on Apr 13, 2022 4:07:00 PM

We’ve worked with many customers to design and build their dream home -- one that meets all their needs while staying within budget.

But in our countless discussions with future homeowners, the most common question we get is: “This sounds great, but how do I pay for it?” 

A natural question, indeed. Building a custom home is typically a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Financing the construction is the other half of making it a reality.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Budget, Technical Specs, Process, Price

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