In our previous blog post, we discussed having a Sacramento home remodeling contractor add space to your house by converting your attic into an extra bedroom. But in some cases, that just won’t provide you with the type or amount of additional space you need. Well, what should you do then? Is it time to admit that you have to go through the stressful process of selling the home you are used to, buying a new one, and packing up and moving away from the neighborhood you and your family know and love? Not just yet! There is one other option that you should explore. This option is having a two-story addition put onto your house.
The beauty of adding a second story to your home is that you can keep the aspects of what you loved about the house to begin with while adding whatever space and features you need. And all without having to move! The key to this process is finding the right Sacramento home remodeling contractor who has experience with these types of projects. Once you do that, the options you will have for your new two-story addition are truly endless. You may want to put a couple smaller bedrooms and a playroom upstairs just for the kids. Or maybe you are more inclined to create an entire master suite on your new second story that will give you that huge walk-in closet, little office, and beautiful new master bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. And the beauty is, you don’t even have to move!
If you’d like to learn a little more about two-story additions, check out the video below:
To speak to an experienced Sacramento home remodeling contractor who may be able to help you design and build the two-story addition of your dreams, contact the professionals at Russ Johnson Construction here for more information.
SACRAMENTO HOME REMODELING CONTRACTOR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Two-Story Addition
NARRATION: A project that can add value to your home, as well as square footage, is a two-story addition. Now most of the time a two-story addition can be the most economical way to add square footage to your home because you have only one foundation and one roof structure for both levels of living area. But the thing you need to consider any time you are adding on to your home is to make sure you are not overbuilding for the neighborhood.
Now, this particular neighborhood has held its’ value very well with a lot of sizeable houses, so adding onto this house was a no-brainer. And, the way we’re doing it is to offset it a couple feet here, which adds a nice architectural line. And we’ll carry the same wood siding right on around so that it blends in. And that’s essential to any addition that you are building on.
A couple other things to consider. First of all, you need to make sure the roof structure on your two-story addition ties in well. And you need to make sure that you have very graceful access from downstairs to upstairs. The existing stairway in this house worked out perfectly.