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Considerations for a Kitchen Layout
By Harden Custom Homes 25 Jun 2015
At one time, the kitchen was a secondary part of the house, but in modern homes the kitchen is often a central feature.  Kitchens are high traffic areas where all members of the family gather throughout the day, and they are often a hub of traffic.  In addition, more and more ...
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Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a New Home
By Harden Custom Homes 25 Jun 2015
People usually have grand visions for their dream homes, but often what makes the best homes are the small decisions.  Because dream homes start off as dreams, they’re usually not fully fleshed out.  But when people get to the point where they’re concretely planning their ...
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What Roofing Material Should You Choose?
By Harden Custom Homes 25 Jun 2015
There are many ways to finish a roof.  These can range from wood shakes to built-up bitumen.  Built-up roofs are generally flat, tarred or gravel roofs and most common in commercial construction.  For houses, which usually have pitched roofs, the most common roofing materials...
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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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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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