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Key Elements to Consider Before Adding a Second Floor to Your Home

10 June 2022

Considering a home addition is something you’ve given some thought to if you currently reside in a house that is only one storey tall. According to experts in the field of home remodelling, the majority of people who own a ranch or cape style home will ultimately think about adding another level to their property. It is not as time-consuming as you may imagine, and it is more convenient than looking for a new place to live while at the same time putting your current house up for sale on the market. Because this type of home improvement does not require any work to be done to the base of the house, it is easier than some other forms of home expansion, and it can be an excellent option for a family whose members are multiplying rapidly.

You should not, even though it is a more straightforward method of expansion, jump into it with less investigation and consideration just because it is more basic. Some experts outlined a few considerations homeowners should make before moving forwards with the construction of a house expansion, and here are those:

Stairway Construction

When determining the site, there are two aspects to take into account: first, where they will begin on the ground floor, and second, and in some cases more critically, where they will conclude on the upper floors. In most cases, they function most effectively when they begin on the first floor, where you are standing when you enter the property, and conclude in the middle of the dwelling. Because of this, the bedrooms and baths are conveniently located, without taking up an excessive amount of space in the hallway. The bedroom on the first floor with the lowest footprint is an excellent backup plan in case the main living area of the house is unusable. A trained and experienced designer will be able to advise you on the optimal location for steps and assist you to make that decision.

Chaos During the Building Process

During construction, many residents remain in their homes, except during the first demolition. It’s almost an understatement to say that things can become a little crazy when you’re there. If you’ve ever had to live in a home while it’s under construction, you know how stressful it can be. Homeowners must know that it will be noisy, congested, and even dusty, and they should think about that before making a decision. If you’re willing to put in a little work, the results might be well worth it in terms of increased kerb appeal and resale value.

Construction Cost

First and foremost, even on smaller homes or garages, a second storey is one of the most expensive home expansions! Costs tend to rise, especially if you’re adding an entire floor to an existing building.

Many variables contribute to the price, including the difficulty of building a second floor. The bottom floor of the house must be able to support a second story structurally. Adding structural features to your present story or adding additional shoring near the base may be necessary, which will add time and money to your project.

Olympia Homes is a business that places the interests of its customers above all else. For our clients in Alexandria, NSW in the South Sydney area, we design and build second-story extension projects that provide the best value through superior craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and ethical business processes. To discover more, get in touch with us right away!

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