Do you need more space to live comfortably in your home without the tedious task of selling it and buying another one? Do you love your neighborhood and want continuity in your child’s school or community? Are you ready to increase the value of your home while enjoying a welcome makeover?
You can bypass the stress of house hunting and skip the hassle of moving out of one house and into another by building a second story on your current home. Adding square footage on the same land is a real bonus to building a second story on your current house.
Read on and discover the attractive benefits of a second-story addition.
8 Benefits of a Second-Story Addition
Taking the roof off your home and constructing a second story may sound drastic, but it makes sense in various situations. A second story could be the perfect solution to your needs when location is everything and your space is limited.
How you add a second story depends on your preferences, foundation requirements for building upward, and building regulations.
1. Get the square footage you need without moving
Do you feel cramped in your current home, yet love its location? Are your children happy in their school and uncomfortable with a move? You don’t have to give up living in a neighborhood that fits your family and lifestyle! Add a second story to your home, and you get the best of both worlds: staying in your current location and expanding your square footage to make your home more comfortable.
2. Boost your home’s value
When you add square footage to your home and then calculate the going price per square foot in your area, you can see how much you’ll increase your home’s value with a second-story addition. Maximizing your home’s value by increasing its square footage makes sense.
3. Enjoy your backyard’s size
When adding a second story to your home, you still get to enjoy your backyard’s size. You can build that deck you’ve longed for or the swimming pool you’ve been thinking about because increasing your house’s square footage by building up rather than out leaves your whole yard available for enjoyment. You’ll still have room to plant a garden, play a soccer game, or simply relax on your lawn. And you can maintain your privacy because you won’t be reducing the space between your home and your neighbor’s house when you build up instead of out.
4. You can update your first floor simultaneously
Depending on the amount of space and the purpose of your second-story addition, you may want to change the layout of your first floor simultaneously.
Have you always wanted to create an open floor plan to expand the gathering space on your first floor? Do you want to add a more functional, attractive island to your kitchen? Are you ready to merge two bedrooms to create that master suite you’ve been dreaming of? Adding a second story to your house is the perfect occasion to mold the first story into the home you’ve always desired, along with the addition.
5. You can bypass the hassles of buying and selling
Preparing to list a house is a huge task that requires repairs, updates, decluttering, staging, finding the right realtor, settling on the right price after looking at the comparatives, and more. The stress can be overwhelming when you list your home and search for a new one simultaneously. The good news is that you can skip the hassles of buying and selling by adding a second story to your home.
6. Expand the scope of what you can do with your space
A second story increases the possibilities of what you can do with your home. You could create a master bedroom suite, add a game room, home gym, theater room, or additional living space. Or you could build a couple of bedrooms and another bathroom if your family expands.
7. You’ll have a higher vantage point
If you live in a beautiful area, you can enjoy the elevated view of your surroundings when you add a second story to your home. You can even build a balcony to enjoy the outdoors and the view from your new second story.
8. You’ll enhance visual appeal with a staircase
When you add a second story to your home, it will now need a staircase. The good news is that complementing your home interior with a staircase boosts your home’s style and expands its looks.
Bring New Life to Your St. Louis Area Home with a Second-Story Addition
Add the space you need to your home by building a second story.
When you choose Lakeside Renovation & Design as your professional contractor, you don’t get a third-party crew but our own in-house team. We are founded on the principle that if we invest and care for our team, they will invest and care for you. We are experienced in zoning laws and obtaining building permits, giving you peace of mind as we build your second-story addition.
As one of the largest remodeling companies in St. Louis, we’re set up to handle even the largest of home additions and transform it into the home of your dreams. Learn more about our home addition services.