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Tricks and Tips for Owners and Tenants
Lofted Spaces
By Harden Custom Homes 31 Oct 2017
One way to gain floor space without needing a bigger lot to build on is to add higher ceilings and lofted spaces into the design plan.While lofts have been primarily thought of for bedroom use, in-home loft offices as well as lofted entertainment spaces, theater rooms, greenhouse...
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Indoor Gardens and Green Houses
By Harden Custom Homes 16 Oct 2017
Greenery and foliage can transform a home into something truly special. When most people consider adding plants, they think potted houseplant - small and unassuming. The truth is if planned out from the design stage before building you can make plants and trees an integral p...
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The Beauty is in the Details
By Harden Custom Homes 09 Oct 2017
If you are ready to build your dream home, you may have spent some time admiring other peoples houses. Cutting out pictures from magazines, and saving ideas of what you might want to create.One thing that remains constant despite chosen style, theme, colors, textiles is that the ...
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Single or 2 Story Home Design?
By Harden Custom Homes 05 Oct 2017
When it comes to building your home deciding to create a single floor plan, double or even multiple floors can totally change the feel, design and of course cost of your dream home.The factors that need to be considered include the length of time you think you may own the home, i...
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Outdoor Pool vs. Indoor - Which Will You Build?
By Harden Custom Homes 01 Oct 2017
When you first consider building your home and decide that yes, you would like to include a pool, living in Florida it is almost automatically assumed that it will be an outdoor pool. After all, it’s Florida. We have relatively warm weather all year long and no snow season....
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Are ManCaves the new Den?
By Harden Custom Homes 25 Sep 2017
It used to be that most homes here in the United States had a den or study. These days with computers, lap tops, and other mobile devices many of us work from other areas of the house including the living room, kitchen and even in our bedrooms. Generally, we choose wherever we ar...
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What Will Your New Master Bath Look Like?
By Harden Custom Homes 21 Sep 2017
We all need a starting point and a little inspiration. Home is where the heart is and the heart of your home is your sanctuary. For some that may be the bedroom where you rest, and drift off to sleep, for others it may be the kitchen - if you love to cook and entertain the kitche...
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Top Complaints About New Homes - Head Issues off in the Planning Stages!
By Harden Custom Homes 17 Sep 2017
The fact is - you don't know what you don't know and you do not have a crystal ball to see into your future. We all work from where we are and what we know. This is when taking cues from previous home buyers and benefiting from their experiences may come in handy.Here are...
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Ideas to Include In Your New Custom Home
By Harden Custom Homes 13 Sep 2017
When it comes to building a brand new custom home you have a blank slate. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start and what to include. Here are a few ideas to help get that creative ball rolling.Raise the ceiling height - lower ceilings make rooms feel smaller and more closed...
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Porch, Patio, Deck, Veranda, Lanai, or Pergola?
By Harden Custom Homes 22 Aug 2017
Whats the difference?It seems like the words are used interchangeably here in Florida, but there actually are some distinct yet subtle differences. Porch - The term porch is a fresh air area unenclosed and at the main floor height - an extension of the home living area outsi...
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