Sometimes the only option to add space to an existing house is adding it upstairs; meaning, you don’t want to ruin your landscaping or yard.
Having a second story addition in your home can change the function and the appearance of a house, that’s why it’s important to have it the right way.
Here are some important things to address when thinking of adding a second story to the house:
By adding second story to a house you will be adding additional mass to the structure of the house. Sometime it will be necessary to upgrade the existing house.
New floor on second story
A new floor will be added to the existing ceiling, this allow electrical lines and other elements. It means very thick floor assembly. Additional stairs may be necessary.
It is often that the second story addition will be using supporting beam, which creates a vaulted ceiling.
Heating and cooling
It is better to add separate heating/cooling system to the upper level.
You will have to think of how new upstairs bathroom will connect to existing plumbing below. The route of drains should be planned during the design phase.
The stairs as a focal point
The stairs connect the two levels together, and it can be a good opportunity to create a unique space. Adding good lighting to the center hall can project on an art display.
By adding second story to your house, you will be able to add more space without having to give up parts of your landscaping or yard space.
At Crest, our goal as room addition contractor is to deliver a quality job and satisfaction.
Our experts will create a custom room addition plans following your special needs; you will be informed on how it’s going to be to the very last detail.
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