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Tricks and Tips for Owners and Tenants
Why Build in Southwest Florida?
By Harden Custom Homes 17 Apr 2018
We are a paradise for the yearly influx of snowbirds and spring breakers alike, but what is the draw to building, settling down, and living here year round?Southwest Florida is a semi-tropical location exploding with natural beauty, scenic destinations, ease of travel, kind resid...
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Do You Really Know WHO You Are Building With?
By Harden Custom Homes 15 Apr 2018
You do when you build with Harden Custom Homes.   Harden Custom Homes was founded in 1974 by Thomas Harden. Here we are in 2018, 44 years later and the business is still family owned and operated is headed up by Mark Harden.Family owned and run means old-fashioned ...
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The Upside of Building Your Own Home
By Harden Custom Homes 10 Apr 2018
When it comes to deciding its time for home owner ship the main decision is to build or to buy a structure that is preexisting. While it's nice to be able to see the finished product and be move-in ready, you have to consider how long you plan on owning the home and if it'...
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Is your Chosen Builder Trust Worthy?
By Harden Custom Homes 18 Mar 2018
If you are new to an area its hard to know what builders are legitimate and which may take your money and run or lead you down a path you would rather not go. At Harden Custom Homes we love transparency. We have been in business right here in Lee County in Southwest  Fl...
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How to Choose The Best Windows for Your Home
By Harden Custom Homes 13 Mar 2018
Choosing Windows - Who Knew There Were So Many Options? If you have never built a house before you likely never had to consider window options. You may be surprised to learn just exactly how many different types of windows are available to you to choose from for installation...
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Ceiling Accents - Things Are Really Looking Up!
By Harden Custom Homes 06 Mar 2018
When designing a home people often overlook the ceiling when in fact adding areas of interest to the structure above can enhance the overall look and feel of a space dramatically.Gone are the days of cookie-cutter preplanned homes with standard eight-foot ceilings in every room. ...
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Deck Out Your Lanai
By Harden Custom Homes 28 Feb 2018
Florida is home to gorgeous sunsets, balmy breezes, and many months of very livable outdoor patio weather. Compared to the national average Floridians and our beloved visiting snowbirds alike spend a lot more time on their lanais and patio areas than most of the rest of the count...
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Do It Yourself or Custom Builder?
By Harden Custom Homes 11 Feb 2018
When it comes to deciding you don’t just want the run of the mill cookie cutter home many find themselves with a dilemma. To hire an architect and design and build it themselves or find a custom home builder with which to work.Investing in a home is one of the largest inves...
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Lighting Design & Your New Home
By Harden Custom Homes 01 Feb 2018
One of the most important, yet most overlooked features when creating the plans for your new custom home is the lighting. Considering how you live in your home when designing the lighting will ultimately lead you to being much happier and more comfortable in the long run.   ...
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What Does The Color of Your Home Say About You?
By Harden Custom Homes 31 Jan 2018
Choosing a paint color for the exterior of your home can be tough. You wander into Home Depot or Lowes and stare mindlessly at the wall of 3” paint samples. All of the colors look amazingly beautiful together.  Choosing one, or two if you are going with an accent ...
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