If you have a single-storey home, but thinking of starting and having a bigger family, you might need more living spaces to make it comfortable for everyone. If you think buying and moving to a new home is too much of a hassle, a good alternative is adding another storey to your home. Some homeowners already predict this and therefore have a home ready for a second storey addition. Here are some suggestions to help you if this is something you’re interested in doing.
Hire a Specialised Builder
Hire a builder that specialises in second storey home additions. This way, you have peace of mind that the builder knows exactly what they’re doing and has the right knowledge, experience and expertise about second storeys. You can ask for referrals from friends, neighbours or colleagues to find the builder you can trust.
Mind the Stairs
One of the most important parts of adding a second storey is the need for a new staircase. Many types of stairs from Sydney manufacturers are available for installation. Choose what fits the look and size of your house. Place the stairs near the kitchen or living room in a smart way that doesn’t distract the rooms.
Think of New Room Additions
More living space means more rooms. Before thinking about building another storey, ask yourself why you need it and what rooms you would like to add. If you’re expecting another baby, a nursery is a great addition. You can go for a master’s bedroom on the second floor, so you could be closer to the baby. Other room additions may include a guest room, recreation room, home office, or gym.
These are only some of the things you must do to make your second storey addition a success. This way, you can have more rooms at home without actually buying more lot area.