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Build Your Home Here in Southwest Florida! Remember Playing with Building Blocks as a Kid?
By Harden Custom Homes 01 Aug 2018
It was fun to create your own buildings, cities, and homes with building blocks. You started with a blank slate and built anything you wanted. Your imagination got to run wild. Building a custom home is the adult version.Your lot of land is your blank slate. Your building blocks ...
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Choosing Between Porcelain, Stone, and Ceramic Tile - What's the Deciding Factor?
By Harden Custom Homes 11 Jul 2018
When designing a home you have a ton of decisions that need to be made regarding finishes and materials that are to be used throughout your new home. One such important decision is in regard to the tile in your home, especially the tiling that is featured in your foyer, kitchen, ...
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Seeking The Salt Life?
By Harden Custom Homes 09 Jul 2018
Florida is such a melting pot. When you ask around, it seems like almost no one is actually “from here”. Why We Come (and Stay)The answers are numerous and almost self-explanatory to anyone who has spent any time at all in Southwest Florida. Beautiful sunsets, cl...
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Deciding on the layout of your home
By Harden Custom Homes 30 Jun 2018
Choosing the right layout is one of the most important choices to be made when buying and or building a home. Family growth needs to be considered. How many bedrooms will you need in your layout? Will there be a guest room? An in-home office? Will the master bedroom be separ...
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How to Plan to Build a New Home
By Harden Custom Homes 17 Jun 2018
Building your dream home doesn’t happen overnight. It takes vision, planning, and action. Writing out a timeline and goal list is a great start.Ask yourself what do you want in a home? What inclusions, how many rooms, what square footage, where do you want to build? Do you ...
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Building Your New Home Estero Style
By Harden Custom Homes 13 Jun 2018
While many people all over the country know about Naples and Fort Myers, Fl - Estero remains a little-known gem of a location to build and settle. Located in Lee County, Estero is considered a village. It is home to just over 18,000 year-round residents as of 2018. The US Ce...
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Marco Island Building Trends
By Harden Custom Homes 31 May 2018
If you have ever been to Marco Island, Florida you know it’s paradise. Being able to build a home there is ideal if you love the tropics and a little bit of privacy. Homes can range from smaller 1 bedroom 1 bath beach bungalow style homes to multiple room multi-million doll...
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5 Reasons to Build Your New Home in Cape Coral
By Harden Custom Homes 17 May 2018
When it comes to the choice to build your new home in Cape Coral or in Florida at all, there are numerous options. The choice is all up to you. Back in the 1950’s, it was one of the originators of where the phrase “Would you like to buy some swamp land in Florida...
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What’s YOUR Style Southwest Florida?
By Harden Custom Homes 16 May 2018
Transitional, Modern, Eclectic, Classic, French Provincial, Rococo, Ornate, New England, Country, Minimalistic, Extravagant, Green building, Art Deco, Craftsman, Colonial, Mid Century Modern, Georgian, Victorian, Traditional, Bungalow, Ranch, the styles are virtually endless.When...
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Build a home in Punta Gorda - Get In On The Building Boom!
By Harden Custom Homes 09 May 2018
Now is the time!  Considering moving to Florida but haven’t yet decided where? Don’t count out Punta Gorda! This hidden gem was hit hard during hurricane Charley way back in 2004. Since then it has recovered beautifully with new lush landscape and empty land...
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