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Designing the Lighting in Your New Home
By Harden Custom Homes 03 Jul 2019
Lighting is one of the most important things to think about for the design of your new home, but it is also the thing people often spend the least amount of time considering.  A good or bad lighting design can be the difference between whether or not a home office is a produ...
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Types of Windows
By Harden Custom Homes 12 Jun 2019
Among the many features of your new custom home you will want to consider, the windows might be forgotten. But don’t forget about choosing the kinds of windows you want. Every home will have different needs and different design considerations, and the windows will play an i...
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How to choose lighting - BATHROOM
By Harden Custom Homes 31 May 2019
 How to choose bathroom-safe lighting - Bathrooms are the most humid rooms in our homes. So you need to make sure you use the right water-resistant light fixtures for all your bathroom lighting. This guide shows you how bathrooms are divided into different safety zones,...
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Tips for Designing a Great Closet
By Harden Custom Homes 22 May 2019
When looking at new homes or even when designing a home, closets are often overlooked.  Nevertheless, these are often the spaces in which we begin and end every day, so the design and function of the closet can impact the entire day.  Your mornings can be a lot less fru...
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Marco Island New Home Builds
By Harden Custom Homes 17 May 2019
If you desire a home close to the beaches and the Gulf of Mexico, then Marco Island, Florida is the perfect location. The largest of the barrier islands that compose the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is a draw for the young and old. With the multitude of activities on the is...
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Benefits of Building a Stilt Home
By Harden Custom Homes 08 May 2019
Around Southwest Florida you see a lot of houses built off the ground, supported by stilts. Stilt houses are very common in most coastal and subtropical regions like Florida. Some of the benefits are opening up the view, giving stability on unstable land, protecting against flood...
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Tips for Living Room Design
By Harden Custom Homes 29 Apr 2019
One of the most important rooms in a house is the living room, so when you’re considering your custom design for your new home, it’s very important to spend some time getting the living room right. Remember that the living room is going to be a major gathering area fo...
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What is a Lanai?
By Harden Custom Homes 19 Apr 2019
Newcomers to Florida may hear the word “lanai” to describe a feature of their house but may be unclear exactly what a lanai is. Often a lanai is contrasted with a porch, patio, or veranda. The word itself is Hawaiian, meaning patio or balcony, but it has come to have ...
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Don’t Neglect the Ceilings
By Harden Custom Homes 09 Apr 2019
When designing your own custom home, you have full control over all aspects of the design. This means you can make decisions about everything from the large things like floorplan and layout to the smallest details like molding. One often overlooked aspect of home design is the ce...
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Design Ideas for a Bedroom Retreat
By Harden Custom Homes 29 Mar 2019
With so many homes being built with open floor plans that help promote a communal space for all the family to gather and be together, many people are looking to create a private retreat in their bedroom.  Entertainment has moved into bedrooms, with each bedroom having a TV a...
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