Whether it’s renovating a bare attic into an entirely new upper-level area, or starting from scratch and working up, second-story additions can immediately increase the value of your home without rocking the boat too much. Because these additions are often removed from the loud bustle of the home’s social center, such additions can provide a perfect space for an aging parent’s apartment, baby’s nursery, kid’s playroom, extra bedroom or home office. Chat with a contractor about your specific needs and how you can create an entirely new home with a second-story addition.
Designing a new addition can be as monumental as building a new home altogether. Yet a second-story addition is often the easiest way to go. Whereas a horizontal addition, commonly called “building out,” gets bogged down by zoning regulations and property issues, building up with a second-story addition takes up free space that wouldn’t otherwise be used. You do still need to be aware of safety and neighborhood regulations, but a second-story addition should integrate into your already-existing home with ease. Check out the articles below for ideas, and then call a contractor when you’re ready to brainstorm.
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