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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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Designing Your Yard Right from the Start
By Harden Custom Homes 20 Aug 2017
Landscaping and Lighting can make or break the look of a home from the outside. So many people get wrapped up in designing the home itself they overlook the yard. Landscape design can begin right at the same time as the blueprint for the house is being laid out. Working with...
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Hurricane Irma - Is your home hurricane ready?
By Harden Custom Homes 09 Aug 2017
Hurricane Irma has now been upgraded to a category 5 hurricane with wind speeds topping 175 mph. Now is the time to protect your home.*Track Irma As kids, we were read the story of The Three Little Pigs. One built their house out of straw,...
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Why You Should Hire Your Builder Before You Buy Your Land
By Harden Custom Homes 06 Aug 2017
Just about everyone fantasizes about building their ultimate dream home. The problem is many of us get all tangled up in the excitement and take steps in the wrong order, some of which can be very costly to try and undo if need be.One would think that step one would be to find th...
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Choosing your homes color pallet
By Harden Custom Homes 23 Jul 2017
For many, it can be a daunting task to go over your home design plans room by room trying to visualize spaces that don’t actually even exist yet. If you are building a new home, chances are you are planning on designing this move the way you really want to live rather than ...
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Have you given enough thought to your utility room?
By Harden Custom Homes 18 Jul 2017
The utility room is not the most glamorous room in the house. In fact, it is one of the least considered when building.Many people, upon move in, wish they had given it more consideration as they start to live in the home with afterthought ideas of what they could have, would hav...
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Are Garages Becoming Passé?
By Harden Custom Homes 09 Jul 2017
When you think of the typical American home you picture an attached garage. Because of this, nearly all building plans will come standard with either a 1 or 2 car garage drawn in. More and more these days with limited lot spaces the question has become – “Do I re...
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Are Ballrooms and Parlors Still Being Built?
By Harden Custom Homes 04 Jul 2017
In a world now dominated by reality TV and social media, we all seem to have an immense curiosity when it comes to other people’s lives. Keeping up with the Joneses (or these days the Kardashians) has become an American obsession.   Especially here in Southwest Florida...
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