If you’ve found you’d like more space in your home, then you may want to consider a second story addition or attic renovation as a solution. These options are great if you don’t want to spoil your existing yard and don’t have a remodel-able basement. They also allow you to use what you have available in your existing home without the worry or hassle of moving to another, larger, location.
Add a Story to your Home
The possibility of a second story addition may be one you want to consider. If you don’t have a lot of land to extend sideways, or love your yard the way it is, the only other options are up or down. Basements can be tricky for remodels making the addition of a story to your home the preferable option. This option can not only add value to your home but with the help of a professional you’ll already know the floor space available and have some insight on the best way to use it. Your contractor will be able to tell you the building codes and their recommendations for the best way to get what you want out of your new space.
If you don’t think adding a story to your home is the option you want, you may be able to renovate your attic instead. Using unused space already inside your home is a great option to get you what you need. It’s best to talk to a professional about this option first, however. They will be able to tell you what the building codes require as far as headroom between a ceiling and the roof, and load weight for the floor. The will also be able to assess your attic to determine what type of alterations can be made.
The options of an attic renovation or second story addition may be solutions if you need more room but don’t want to go through the trouble of moving. Feel free to talk with your local contractor about your home and let them help you find the best options for your needs.