Adding a second story to your one-story home has its benefits. It might be a complex project to tackle, but its results can be felt long-term. Owens Construction discusses three of the many reasons why building up is worth investing in.
1. More Sensible Option Than Moving Out
Many homeowners choose to browse market listings and talk to real estate agents in search of a bigger home to accommodate their growing families. However, if your current home is in a perfect location – complete with convenient amenities and a tight-knit community – relocating may not feel like the best course of action. This is where adding a second story makes sense. Rather than move out, you can build up to create more square footage for additional rooms. With this, you don’t have to give up the convenience of living in an area that fits your current lifestyle.
2. Increased Property Value
The livable square footage of a home usually influences the total cost of a residential property. A single-story home may have the same price point per square foot as a two-story one. However, the extra space that a second-story addition creates will help increase the overall value of your property.
3. Opportunity to Redesign Your Home
One of the many challenges of constructing a second story addition involves the extensive work that may be required. In addition to roof replacement, your home’s foundations have to be assessed to check if they can support heavier loads. The load-bearing walls may also have to be taken down. Despite this, a second-story addition gives you the chance to upgrade and remodel the main floor of your home. You can increase the height of your ceilings, install more ductwork for your HVAC system, repair faulty structural components, and even invest in replacement windows! Moreover, an additional story opens up numerous possibilities on how you’ll be using the extra space.
Owens Construction is a local design/build firm that specializes in many different types of home additions, including two-story additions, sunrooms and garages. You can also count on us to finish your basement or attic, add an extra bathroom, or expand your current kitchen space. Call us today at (614) 846-1149 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.