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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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Tips for Landscape Design
By Harden Custom Homes 20 Mar 2019
One very important finishing touch to put on your new custom home after it’s built is the landscaping.  As beautiful as your new home is on the inside, you’ll want to make it equally beautiful on the outside, and that means carefully considered landscape design. ...
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Backyard Pools: Pros and Cons
By Harden Custom Homes 11 Mar 2019
When beginning to plan your custom Florida 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 wh...
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Features of an Energy Efficient Home
By Harden Custom Homes 04 Feb 2019
A “Green” house helps the environment by reducing its energy consumption.  These options are becoming more and more popular, as they not only help the environment but also help save in the cost of living in the house.  Nowadays, you want to take a whole-hous...
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45th Year Anniversary of Harden Custom Homes
By Harden Custom Homes 26 Jan 2019
Harden Custom Homes is proud to announce that 2019 marks our 45th Anniversary building custom homes in southwest Florida! Tom Harden founded and created a legacy of uncompromised quality with his skillset and ability to demand only the best for his customers. Today, Mark Harden, ...
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2019 Trends in Bathroom Design
By Harden Custom Homes 17 Jan 2019
Whether you're looking to build a new custom home or you want to do some updates to your current home, we are going to share some of the 2019 bathroom design trends. Here are five trends for custom bathroom design that you might want to consider for your new custom home.Bold&...
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Why Build a New Home?
By Harden Custom Homes 10 Jan 2019
There are many houses to choose from on the market, offering many different options in location, layout, and price.  However, many people are choosing to build a new custom home rather than buy a home that is already built.  Everyone makes the decision for a different r...
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