Adding a second story might seem like a drastic way to get more space, but there are times when this particular home makeover makes sense. Plans for adding a second story could save a lot of money in some situations. In others, the real payoff is something you can’t put a price on, like being able to stay in the neighborhood you’ve lived in for years or continuing to enjoy a setting that can’t be found anywhere else.
Here are five advantages of adding a second floor to your home.
1. Gain More Living Space Without Relocating
Adding a second story enables you to acquire the extra square footage you need to accommodate your growing family. And you don’t have to give up the convenience of living in an area that suits your lifestyle. With a second story addition, you get to keep the house that holds your children’s first experiences growing up and avoid the considerable hassle of relocating.
2. Increase the Value of Your Home
Building a quality second story can raise the market value of your home, should the need to sell arise. This is great especially if your house is located where there is a high demand for residential properties with close proximity and easy access to good education, career opportunities, medical centers, transportation, and other necessary amenities and services.
3. Keep Your Outdoor Space
Why sacrifice your yard to add square footage to your home when you can build on top of the ground floor? For new construction pros, adding a second story is the smart way to go, especially if you need additional space in a house that is built on a small block. This allows you to have the space outdoors as an alfresco living area with a pool, a lovely garden or an amazing playground for your children and pets.
4. Redesign Your Existing Home
Adding a second story is a major undertaking, but there is a silver lining to all this work. It’s a great opportunity to upgrade and remodel your first floor. Your remodeler might have to change features such as the exterior and windows of the first story to match the second story. Take this as an opportunity to change their design to your liking, too.
5. Get Beautiful Views
If you live in a picturesque location, a second story is a great way to take advantage of the amazing views that your area has to offer. If you live in an area with a picturesque landscape on the horizon, you can simply open and look out of a window in your second story to take in the breathtaking views without having to leave your house. Or, why not build a balcony where you can relax and have a drink while looking at the pretty sights before you?
As one of the leading roofing new construction companies in the area, Ritco Group, Inc. has been committed to addressing your construction needs, helping you take your property’s form and function to the next level. Big or small, each project you undertake is an investment so we’re here to guarantee you get the most out of it. Call us today at (931) 381-0175, or fill out our contact form for more information. We serve clients in Brentwood, Columbia and Franklin, TN.