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Oh the Difference Doors Can Make
By Harden Custom Homes 19 Nov 2017
The majority of doors in homes here in Southwest Florida are pretty standard. 2 Sides of plywood and a standard issue doorknob. Not interesting, but functional. After all, who really thinks much about their doors?You would be surprised as to what a difference you can make in the ...
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Accessibility - A Home Consideration as You Age
By Harden Custom Homes 15 Nov 2017
If you buy a home in your younger years there is likely little to no thought about accessibility issues as you age. If you intend to flip the home in a few years this may work out just fine, but what if you end up deciding to live in your home for a lengthy amount of time, even i...
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Getting Creative with Your Driveway
By Harden Custom Homes 09 Nov 2017
While it may seem that a driveway is a driveway, these days that could not be further from the truth. Driveways have come a long way since your grandparents bought their house.   Driveways can be as unique as the home itself and are an integral part of the landscaping. They ...
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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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