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Create a Livable Outdoor Space by Adding a Deck

Outdoor livable space is a popular trend. You can set up an outdoor seating area, outdoor kitchen or outdoor dining space. This allows you to entertain guests outside or host a larger party than what your home can hold. This trend inspired my wife and I to build our own outdoor livable space. However, one of the biggest decisions we faced was what the base for our space would be. We could use concrete, lay pavers or construct a deck. After doing a lot of research, we decided on a deck. It was a challenging decision, but we are pleased with the outcome. In fact, we are so happy we decided to start this blog and help educate other people on decks and livable spaces. Learn the benefits, learn the downside, learn how to care for your and learn what kinds of wood are best for an outdoor deck.


Create a Livable Outdoor Space by Adding a Deck

Why Buy A Newly Constructed House

by Kelly Simmons

Looking to finally buy a house, but not sure about purchasing an aging home that was built well before you were born? When making an investment that big, you'll want to make sure that the house you are buying is in the best condition possible. That's why many homebuyers are considering newly constructed homes, since they provide several advantages over an older home.

Energy Efficiency

There are several aspects of a newly constructed home that is going to cause it to be more energy efficient than homes built a long time ago. A big improvement will be the insulation. Older homes most likely have BATT insulation in the attic, and you'll be lucky to find thick insulation in the walls. It's common for newer homes to use a thick layer of spray foam insulation, that helps completely seal a home. It will help cut down on your energy bills year after year.

Less Maintenance

It will be hard to find any homeowner that actually loves to do maintenance on their home. It's a task that most homeowners dread doing, with many old features just waiting to break down and need repair or replacement.

A new home will have a brand new roof, windows, plumbing, electrical wiring, and a structure that has not seen years of wear like an older home has. You can rest assured that it will be a long time until you need to start replacing aspects of the home simply due to old age.


If you are able to purchase your home while it is still being built, it will allow you to customize your home with many features that you want to have. For example, instead of trying to find a home that has existing hardwood floors, or it can be a feature that you have added from the very start. If you really want granite countertops in your kitchen, you can have them customized and installed instead of replacing them later.

All of these little touches are really going to make your house feel like a home. You won't feel like you are living in someone else's home and living with the construction choices that they made long ago. With a home being such a big investment, it's only natural that you can make customization when it comes to its construction.

For more benefits of new home construction, speak with a local home contractor in your area.