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Is a Second Storey Addition Your Best Option?

Jun 9, 2015

We offer home renovations, home extensions and second storey additions in the Perth area. We can help you build out, build up or rebuild your current home to turn it into your dream home. But the question is always, “What is my best option?” Here is what you need to know about second storey additions before you make a decision regarding what to do with your Perth area home.

Second storey additions are great for people who don’t have the room to build outward. You may like having a large garden. You may want to later add an alfresco living area or a deck. You may want someplace for your children to play. Or, your property may be too small to handle a home extension.

What to Consider

However, there are some important considerations when deciding whether or not to build a second storey addition. Your current home needs to be strong enough to support a second storey. You also need to remember that you are going to sacrifice some of your downstairs living space for the stairway. You also have to be careful of local council or homeowners’ association regulations that may prohibit the building of a second storey addition.

If you do get a second storey addition, though, it can provide some much better views than you had on the first floor, especially if you live in a scenic area. It is a great way to add value to a home.

Many people with second storey additions use the entire second storey for bedrooms and bathrooms, leaving the entire first level of their home to be used for shared family space, such as a living room, a family room or a hobby room. This creates more privacy in the bedrooms and makes it much easier to entertain guests on the lower floor.

Are You Ready for a Home Addition?

To learn more about choosing between a ground floor home extension or a second storey addition, call our Perth office today: 1300 948 094.

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