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Building Tip #37: Should You Add a Second Storey?

Building Tip #37: Should You Add a Second Storey?

Why do we all love double storey homes so much? Besides them having long been a symbol of status and luxury, they also provide numerous benefits which make them a desirable feature.

If you are considering building another floor to your home, you should be well aware of the benefits as well as any detrimental aspects of the addition. Read below to learn both the pros and the cons of adding a second storey to your home and discover whether it is the right decision for you. 

Pros: 

• The addition of a new floor will create more floor space for you to enjoy without affecting the size of your garden.
• Dream renovations without infringing on zoning restrictions or property boundaries.
• Increased property value giving you a higher return on your investment.
• Adding a second storey to your home may give you a beautiful view from your home onto the skyline. 

Cons:
• The time which your builder and his team will need to create this addition to your home, where you may need to find alternative accommodation for your family and pets.
• Consider the space the stair case will take in the downstairs area.
• Is your home structurally capable of supporting a second storey or will it need to be modified? If not, you might need an engineer to advise.
• Consider the cost of adding a second storey to your home and make sure you get a reliable builder. 

When all is considered, the benefits of adding a second storey to your home outweighs the inconveniences. Once your second storey has been added, the return on investment, added floor space, and appeal of your home will be well worth the building process.

Talk to your builder and listen to his advice, it could make or break your building experience.
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