Second Story Home Additions: What To Consider

If you are working on a second story home addition, you have likely already asked yourself some of the most important questions like how much you can expect to spend on it. There are many things to ask and consider before going through with the plans. Here are some of the most important things to think about.

Should You Do a Full Second Story or a Partial One?

Many people who are working on expanding their home in this way typically do not think about the option of just building a partial story to the house. If you are only in need of a little more space or if you are on a tight budget, just doing half of the project is doable and is actually a very common thing to do. By just getting another bedroom and bathroom upstairs, this could be enough extra space without having to fill up the entire upper floor.

Have You Considered the Cost of the Project?

It is great to have an estimate of what it will cost for the second story home addition. All homes are different but it does depend on what type of home addition you’re considering. At full second story home addition will of course be more costly, but you can always opt for a partial second story home addition, for a littles less. Regardless of what you decide, it’s important to always get a quote from a trusted contractor. At GSM Builders we’d be happy to provide you with a free quote on your addition, just click here.

Will You Stay in the Home During the Work or Vacate?

Many people choose to leave their homes when work like this is being done. The options are to stay with a family member, a friend, or to stay in a hotel room. However, some construction work like this allows you to stay in the house and live there during the process. Depending on how much work is involved and what rooms will be impacted by it, ask the contractor if it is a possibility to stay in the home.

A second story home addition is a great way to add extra room without moving. Find answers to these key questions before adding on and the project will likely be successful.

For more information about home additions contact us at GSM Builders. We can guide you through the design and construction process of your dream home addition and make the process as painless as possible. Get a free quote.