What can we expect in a second story?
As homeowners, we often find ways to improve our living space, so there are more places to make or entertain things. We can often move with a new room or two, but depending on the size of the item, this can be a challenge. However, there is an alternative – you can choose to add another story.
When you get to your home, there are a number of things to keep in mind. After all, not all homes are well-suited to the second floor and not all new simple transformations. Consequently, many aspects have to be taken into account. These items are:
· Make sure it is allowed. From HOA to city rules and regulations, there are often parameters that must be followed to add a second story. Things like Floor Area Ratios, Lot Coverage and other items that you have to keep in mind before you get too involved in design planning and in the dreaming section.
· Speak to an architect to determine what options are on the floor. You can create draft sketches that allow you to make the most of your space available.
· Someone should check the foundation and structure. Sometimes a home base is designed to support only a given weight. As a result, adding a new story to the home would be detrimental to the stability of the structure. An inspector or engineer will be able to check the area and tell you how much weight it can take.
· Consider staying under the building. Depending on the scope of the project, you may need to think about where you live in the construction process.
· Be sure to work with a reputable contractor and find out who is responsible for building the building.
] · Take time to clean the attic before starting work. Do not wait until the start day moves things out. See the time before work as a perfect time for sharing and conquering, so when it's finished, you can really take advantage of the full potential of it.
If you've added a second story to your home, it's a great way to make it easier, we can live or entertain more and add value to your home. Talk to a local builder today.