Second Story Addition To Your Home
A popular renovation for homeowners looking to add more living space to their house is building a second floor addition. Second floor additions are perfect for homes that don’t have a lot of usable space at the ground level, but require extra space due to the arrival of a new baby, an additional resident such as an elderly relative, or even a newly-wed child and spouse saving for their own home.
No matter the reason for the extra space, adding a second story to your home can supply the square footage you need, while adding value and curb appeal to your current property.
A Second Floor Addition Allows You To Stay Put
One of the most common reasons why homeowners choose to add a second story to their home, rather than relocating to a bigger house, is that they love where they live. There’s a reason why real estate brokers across the country live by the mantra, “location, location, location,” because this is the number one factor in the value of your home—on a financial and personal level.
Another reason a second floor addition may be the perfect fit for your special needs is that larger properties in your area are perhaps out of your budget. Adding a second story to your existing home allows you to stay in your own neighborhood without breaking the bank on a more expensive house.
Think Bigger, Not Smaller, When Adding A Second Story
Let’s say that all you really need for your home is an additional bedroom and bathroom. However, if you’re adding a second story to your house, you’ll still incur all the associated costs that come with the second floor; e.g. structural costs such a new roof, a new staircase, etc. Plus, the second floor needs to match structurally with the first floor—it should never appear as a separate dwelling placed on top of your house.
For these reasons, it’s best to consider adding at least 2 bedrooms and a bathroom when adding a second story to your home. A second floor addition is a major investment, and a larger second story will back the value of your investment.
At DM Building, we’ve constructed some of the finest second floor additions throughout North County San Diego, from Encinitas to Vista, Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe. Check out images of our second story additions work here!