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When I replaced the flooring in my home recently, I was surprised to find out that one of the options available to me was a cork floor. I’d always thought of cork as nothing more than the way to top off a bottle of wine. However, it turns out that cork is a great flooring option. It has many of the benefits of hardwood, but the texture and give of the material also adds some of the benefits of carpeting. I decided to start a blog about flooring so that I could share some of the benefits of interesting and lesser-known flooring options. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you only have a few choices. There are lots of great directions you can take with your home flooring that will perfectly suit your home and your needs.

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Two Reasons Why You Should Buy A New House

If you're in the market for another house, the first decision you'll need to make involves whether you'll take the new route, or go for a used model.  This can be a tough choice because both sides offer certain advantages.  While you may be able to initially save money by buying a used house, it could prove better for you to buy a brand new abode.  Use this information to learn more about why your next house should be brand new.

New Houses Give You The Power Of Customization

The main reason why you should get a new house is because it gives you the power of customization.  You'll be able to pick out the features that you want to include in the house to truly make it a reflection of your personality.

When you're buying a new house, the builder will often make you an integral part of the building process.  They may ask you what type of flooring you want, where you would like the kitchen or bathrooms to go and even what type of countertops suit your taste.  You can choose colors, floorplans and add those unique touches that make the house your own.  If you get in on the process early enough, you can also decide which lot you would like out of an overall subdivision.  The result is that you have a house you totally customized in the location that best suits your desires.

A New Home Could Help You Save Money

Another reason why you should purchase a new home is because it could be the key to helping you save money.  While the initial expense may be a bit more than a used home, the money you save while in the house could prove to be well worth it.

Understand that you want a house that is as energy efficient as possible.  Older homes may not have sufficient insulation and this may mean that more of your climate-controlled air is able to seep outside.  This drives up the cost of your energy bill by quite a bit.

New homes are constructed with a tighter building envelope.  This means that there is more insulation in place to guard against unnecessary seepage.  The money you save on energy bills could end up saving your budget.

Buying a new house could be one of the best decisions you've made.  Don't wait; get in touch with a general contractor today so you can get the ball rolling on building your new house as soon as possible.