When it comes to building room additions, the obvious choice is adding square footage horizontally, famously known as bump-outs. But what if you have a small lot?
The answer is a build-up.
A build-up is more than an attic conversion; you may need more than a room or two, which is why a second-floor addition is most appropriate.
What to expect
A second-floor addition is like any other major renovations. It requires planning and particular expertise. There are so many things that come into play for a build-up, such as:
- Your builder must establish if your foundation can hold an added weight.
- You must get permits
- The architectural plans should comply with the local zoning/building regulations such as height restrictions
- A new stairway will eat up some space in the current living space
- And of course, demolition work to accommodate the new structure and other features like plumbing and electricity lines
Potentialities of a second-floor addition
There are so many possibilities a build-up presents. Perhaps your family is growing, and a second-floor can accommodate extra bedrooms, including a master suite.
You can also add a media room, a game room, or even a theatre. For a little bit of oomph, you can incorporate balconies; it gives you a chance to improve your home’s value with a spectacular viewpoint.
There is so much that you can achieve with a second-floor addition. You simply have to make sure it seamlessly blends with your current home and make it beautiful both in and out.
Ready to get started? Hire Additions and Remodeling Services
Many local contracting companies now specialize in additions and remodeling services, whether build-up, bump out, or remodels. We are the best in the market.
At Jim Williams Renovations, we have nearly two decades and a half experience in this industry and skills to back it up.
For residential and commercial additions in Waco and the surrounding 30-mile radius, give us a call.