Residential real estate is becoming more and more expensive as time goes on and it’s certainly not looking like abating any time soon. So what do you do if you’re already a homeowner but you need more space? Moving house is looking less attractive by the day so why not consider adding an additional storey to your existing home instead?
Today we’re looking at 5 great reasons why you should consider a second storey addition (aka first floor additions).
REASON #1: FLEXIBILITY TO INCREASE THE SPACES YOU NEED
Need a couple of extra bedrooms? Perhaps an additional living space would suit you better? How about an extra bathroom? No matter what type of internal space you need you can make it happen with a second storey addition (aka first floor addition). If you don’t need more bedrooms, you can use the second storey for living and home office space or perhaps that parents retreat you’ve only dreamed of?
REASON #2: KEEP YOUR YARD
Green space is a luxury with city living expanding so taking your home outward will mean losing precious yard space which is not just a loss for you now, but will also likely effect prices if you choose to sell later down the track. When you go up, you don’t encroach on your yard while still gaining square meterage of liveable space in your home.
REASON #3: CHANGE THE WHOLE LOOK OF YOUR HOME
If your home is looking a little dated from the street, a second storey addition (aka first floor addition) is the opportunity to refresh and modernise your curb appeal. Adding a portico to the entrance, rendering or painting and changing the roof style are just a few of the options you can choose to include in your project.
REASON #4: STAY IN YOUR EXISTING STREET AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
If you love where you live, for whatever reason, then this is just another reason to avoid moving. No changing schools, no thinking about how you’re going to get to work, no scoping out and researching a new neighbourhood. You’ll be in the same house you love, just improved and more spacious.
REASON #5: IT’S NOT AS COSTLY AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT
If you sit down and consider the cost of selling and buying a bigger home, including stamp duty, legal fees, bank fees, moving costs etc against the cost of adding a second storey you might be pleasantly surprised. Of course exactly what you want done will impact the cost, but it is definitely worth a chat with an expert to get an idea what you can expect so you’re planning with the right information.
There you have it, 5 great reasons to consider adding a second storey addition (aka first floor addition) to your home.
We’re sure you’ve got questions and we’re happy to help however we can. Just contact us today to discuss your ideas.