Are you living in a single-story home? Are you planning on extending your home’s floor plan, but don’t have room left horizontally or on the lot for expansions? You should consider a second-story addition to your home then.
There are pros and cons to the decision you’re about to make – building vertically or building up. An addition to your single-story home can be a great investment waiting for you to deliberate. It’s true, it can be a rather expensive project, but the benefits surely outweigh the cons.
Additional living space to your house. This is the main purpose as to why you planned on building up in the first place. The addition will allow you to accommodate more people in your family and create extra functional rooms. Building up is the most efficient way to potentially double your current living space and storage space.
The ability to design the space to your liking. There will be so much fun in the works. With a second story addition, you can add your own touch to your place in any way you like. There are no boundaries and limits. You can personalize your own space to meet your needs and wants.
Value-added. The market value of your home increases on the instance you up the square footage of your home. Right now, you’re not planning on selling your home after the project. But, consider in the future that you will, and the return on investment will be good.
Having to deal with building permits and codes. Your local municipality often makes changes on building rules and regulations. Before starting on your project, it’s helpful to have an idea of what restrictions and codes your municipality may have. Not only will you have to deal with the building permits, but also, the plumbing hardware and electrical installation permits have to be obtained.
Home foundation work. Foundation would equal to more money spent for digging and heavy machinery in your backyard. Just for your second floor to stand sturdy up, you would need to use your money.
With all of these information at hand, you are sure to be making a good decision. Your home should be what you want it to be despite the disadvantages standing in your way. Have a happy building!