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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 http://www.myfoxhurricane.com/ 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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Will You Include a Pool in Your Build?
By Harden Custom Homes 26 Jun 2017
Welcome to summer in Florida! The first word that comes to mind is – HOT! Sure you can hit the beach, but our beaches tend to be crowded, you have to find and pay for parking, as well as cart all of your belongings with you. Coolers, umbrellas, bags, all of it. It is not li...
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Cookie Cutter ‘vs.’ Custom
By Harden Custom Homes 19 Jun 2017
The question is – do you want to live someone else’s dream or your own? Of course, the answer is your own. We are all unique individuals. We come together to create unique families. Together we have a vision of what life should be like. That includes your home. &...
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Are you building big enough?
By Harden Custom Homes 11 Jun 2017
Buying or building a home is one of the biggest decisions and purchases made in a lifetime. Though everyone decides on home ownership for different reasons it is important to really assess your needs as well as your finances before beginning the process in order to find that perf...
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