Barden Building Products Blog Archive

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

Floor Plans We'd Love to See More of in 2020

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Last year, customers built a wide range of our floor plans through our Barden Independent Dealers. We were happy to help so many future homeowners realize their dreams of constructing new customized homes in 2019. 

While each of our floor plans meets different needs -- and are fully customizable -- there are a few we love but aren’t often selected. We’ve gathered 3 of our favorites that we’re hoping to see more of in 2020. 

Perhaps one of these “hidden gems” is your next home?

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Topics: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Budget, Downsizing

Predicting the Most Popular Floor Plan of 2020

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Downsizing

5 Hidden Values of Building a Barden Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Sep 20, 2019 9:37:48 AM

If you’re on the fence about building with Barden and our network of Independent Dealers, or opting to build the traditional (stick built) way, then this guide is for you.

We’ve put together some of the considerations that Barden home owners express as being the more “hidden” or not immediately apparent aspects of opting for panelized construction.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Home Building, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home

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

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: Panel Home Building, New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Downsizing

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

Guide to Downsizing Your Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jul 12, 2019 9:51:05 AM

Downsizing a home means something different for everyone. 

Whether you’re moving locations to better suit your empty nest, seeking a more accessible home, or looking to build a home that has dedicated spaces for hobbies and interests -- the process of downsizing marks an exciting new chapter.

We’ve put together this guide to help answer questions we hear from people building their downsized dream home and aid in making the process go smoothly.

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Topics: Panel Home Building, New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Budget, Downsizing

Universal Design for Home Accessibility

Posted by Andrew Barden on Mar 29, 2019 4:28:48 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.

To some, accessible home design simply means adding a wheelchair ramp. While this is one facet of universal, accessible design -- there is so much more to uncover. When we fail to account for other facets of accessible building when discussing the concept, we leave out many people who can benefit from universal design.

We aim to get to the heart of home accessibility, what it means, who benefits from it, and how to build it in this article.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building