Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Custom Home Cost: Modular Vs. Stick-Built

Posted by Jamie Kline on May 8, 2024 10:00:00 AM

There are plenty of ways to build your dream home. 

Regardless of construction method, the #1 thing future homeowners want to know from the start: How much is this going to cost me?

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Topics: Financing, Technical Specs, Process

Custom Home Building Checklist: 6 Often Overlooked Details

Posted by Jamie Kline on Mar 21, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Imagine the blueprints for the room you’re sitting in right now. 

There’s the layout. Dimensions. Materials. Utilities. Door and window placements. 

Even in just one room, the details of the space can get pretty overwhelming quickly. 

Now imagine what the blueprints for the rest of the building you’re in look like. 

Suffice it to say, when designing a custom home, there are a lot of custom home details to go over and think about. And with any major project, there are always some details that don’t always get the attention they deserve. 

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

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

Posted by Jamie Kline on Mar 14, 2024 9:00:00 AM

For those looking to go the prefab route to build a custom home in Western New York, there are two routes: modular home building or panelized construction

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

New Home Orientation Checklist: 5 Considerations for Your Custom Home

Posted by Jamie Kline on Jan 30, 2024 2:54:00 PM

You've got the ideal plot of land -- it's spacious with a great view. You’ve worked with your Barden Independent Dealer and internal design team to create a floor plan tailored to your needs.

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Topics: Exterior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Site Prep, Home Customization

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

Will Lumber Prices Go Down in 2024?

Posted by Jamie Kline on Dec 4, 2023 11:16:00 AM

How much will a new, custom-built home cost to build in 2024? 

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

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

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

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