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Five Hot Trends in Custom Home Design for 2015
By Harden Custom Homes 22 Apr 2015
2015 is already well under way, and here at Harden Custom Homes we're very excited about the trends that we've already started noticing this year in custom home design. While many trends come and go as quickly as the seasons, we've selected five of the biggest trends going on ri...
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Backyard Pools: Pros and Cons
By Harden Custom Homes 22 Apr 2015
 When beginning to plan your custom home, one of the biggest questions you'll ask yourself is whether or not to add a pool - after all, adding a pool during initial construction can save you a lot of money further on down the road if you decide to add one later. And whil...
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Ceramic or Porcelain: Which is Better?
By Harden Custom Homes 22 Apr 2015
As the future homeowner of a new construction home, you have a lot of decisions to make about the materials and finishes that are going to be used throughout. One such important decision is regarding the tiling of your home, especially the tiling that is featured in your kitchen,...
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Top Five Reasons to "Go Green" with Your New Construction Home
By Harden Custom Homes 22 Apr 2015
With all the talk in the media lately about climate change and the depletion of our natural resources, more and more people are deciding to make the extra effort towards being environmentally-responsible within their very own homes. And while "going green" may just seem like the...
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What is Value Engineering?
By Harden Custom Homes 29 Jan 2015
The idea of value engineering itself has been around since World War II, when workers for General Electric Company were faced with shortages in needed materials and had to come up with alternative methods for finishing their products. Value engineering came about as a result of ...
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A Market on the Rise in Southwest Florida
By Harden Custom Homes 11 Dec 2014
 The housing market throughout the United States was hit hard by the Great Recession, and Southwest Florida was certainly no exception. In fact, because the local area depends largely on tourism and the business of out-of-town homebuyers, one could argue that Southwest Flori...
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How to choose lighting - BATHROOM
By Harden Custom Homes 12 Nov 2014
 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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Qualities Every Prospective Homeowner Should Look for in Their Homebuilder
By Harden Custom Homes 03 Nov 2014
When it comes to having a custom home built or renovations added to a current home, homeowners must expend a lot of time and money on the process, as well as place a significant amount of faith and trust in the homebuilding company that they decide to work with. Because the home...
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Moving to SWFL? Here are some helpful links...
By Harden Custom Homes 22 Oct 2014
Local Links Chambers of Commerce Bonita Springs Area Cape Coral Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce North Fort Myers Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of SouthWest Florida The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Fort Myers Bea...
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PERMITS - Did you know...
By Harden Custom Homes 16 Oct 2014
Definition courtesy of GOOGLE nounplural noun: permitsˈpərmit/1. an official document giving someone authorization to do something."he is only in Britain on a work permit"synonyms:authorization, license, pass, ticket, warrant, document, c...
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