In a word, yes!
Adding a new floor to your home might seem like a herculean feat. But what makes the difference between a complex construction project and smooth addition to your home, is the type of company you contract.
Having been in the field for so long, Great House Design has helped many homeowners add to their home’s square footage. However, each time, what we’ve learned is that when it comes to adding a second story to a house, most people don’t know what they’re getting into.
Nothing too scary! But remember, adding a completely new section to your house is no child’s play.
Understanding the Task of Adding as New Floor to One’s Home
Adding a second story to a house is a complex, technical project. So, understand that this process won’t likely have a small estimate. Detailed plans are required so that the floor can safely add to your home’s existing structure.
It’s only after the home has been properly inspected that we may know if it can withstand the weight of a second floor. After an engineer has analyzed the home’s structure, only then will the remodeler be able to go further with their plan. Considering the major details, like the property and the type of foundation your home is built on, the plan will need to be adjusted accordingly so that there are no structural issues later.
Adjusting a New Floor
You can choose to create a partial first floor and add a small second story space for additional storage or a new room. Let’s say you have a bedroom; most people often add the bath to the second story space. This design is often common in a garage space.
However, you end up configuring your new addition, you’ll want to ensure it’s incorporated into the higher traffic areas of your home. It’s usually best to create a space that can be utilized completely, rather than remain untouched.
Working with the Right Remodeler
This project is not for a handyman. In this scenario, only a contractor with experience in demolition and construction will be able to execute the project in a way that factors in all your preferences.
As a leading residential design firm, Great House Design has an expert team that can help you add a new floor to your house. Get in touch with us and let us know if you have any specific requirements. We’d be happy to help you with your custom home designs!