Living Large in the Same Footprint…

If you think your home is on a lot that is too small for you to be able to add more living space, don’t despair. You might not be able to spread out, but things are looking up when you add a brand new second level of prime living space on top of your existing home.

BEFOREBEFORE

It’s more than an attic conversion; it’s an amazing transformation of your home in the same footprint it has currently.

Perhaps you just want to add one or two rooms over part of your home to make a private master suite, home office or bedrooms for the kids.  Or you need to add a new level over the entire home because it’s bursting at the seams, but you want to stay in your neighborhood instead of moving. This family wanted to move some bedrooms from the first floor to a second level and add a bathroom there. This was done in order to make room for a larger master bedroom and bathroom on the main level and to update the layout of the first floor to make better use of the space.

Ktchen and Dining Room in Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition

Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition by Merrill Contracting & Remodeling

Making it beautiful inside and out

An addition should not only be beautiful but should also blend with the exterior of the rest of your home.  Second story pop-top additions are no different. When adding a level to a home, it shouldn’t appear just “stuck on.”

Exterior of Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition

Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition by Merrill Contracting & Remodeling

While in most cases additions done by Merrill are designed in the existing style of the home, a second-floor addition offers opportunities to make the newly remodeled home look totally different. The unbelievable transformation of this home from a single-level, “plain vanilla” ranch into a two-story Craftsman-style home is breathtaking. It demonstrates just how many possibilities there are!

Living Room in Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition

Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition by Merrill Contracting & Remodeling

Plan a second story carefully

All home addition projects require careful planning but adding an entire additional level to an existing home requires special design and engineering expertise. Making sure lower levels can adequately support the new level and how you plan to use it is critical and must be evaluated in detail before starting.

In some cases, additional structural elements need to be added to the existing home. The first floor of the home will also require some remodeling to allow for a new staircase to the second floor. In this home, the whole home was revamped so much to open up the living space that you almost can’t believe it’s the same house.

BEFORE: Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition

BEFORE: Whole House Remodel with Second Floor Addition by Merrill Contracting & Remodeling

Can I add another level to my home?

The major factors that will determine if it is possible to add another level to your home are the design and construction of your existing home and local zoning/building regulations, such as height restrictions. Environmental regulations will apply as well in some locations.

We know how to navigate our area’s regulations relating to zoning and building and that means we can help you determine if your home is a good candidate for adding another level. We would love to transform your home with jaw-dropping results, just as we did for this homeowner. Contact us today and we can start the conversation about how your family can enjoy living large in the same footprint just as this family is doing now!

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