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When Second Storey Additions Make the Most Sense

Feb 9, 2017

Second storey additions are becoming a popular option for homeowners in the Perth area who want to expand their living space without moving. But how do you know when second storey additions make more sense than first floor home extensions? Here are some factors many Perth homeowners have considered when deciding on second storey additions.

The Quest for More Living Space

If your family has outgrown your home, you can either find another home or make your current home larger. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time, energy and work to sell your current home, buy a new home and move. Not only that, but you and your children have to say goodbye to your neighbourhood and your friends.

At Next Level Extensions, we provide home renovations, home extensions and second storey additions to homeowners in the Perth area. Here’s how to tell if a second storey addition is right for you.

When Second Storey Additions Make the Most Sense

Before you even think about a second storey addition, you have to make sure your neighbourhood and/or council don’t prohibit them. After you find out it’s OK to build up on your property, there are more things to consider.

Next, your foundation has to be strong enough to support a second storey. It will be a lot more expensive if we have to do remedial structural work before we build your second storey addition.

Benefits of Second Storey Additions

If a second storey addition is right for you, it will be because you enjoy the benefits of one. The first benefit is great views if you live in the right neighbourhood. Another benefit: you can put the bedrooms upstairs and leave the downstairs for your common family areas, such as your living room, family room, dining room and kitchen.

One of the better benefits for those who like to entertain: you don’t have to sacrifice garden space if you build up. This leaves space for a large alfresco living area if you like.

If you want to learn more or would like a free design consult with award winning home renovations designer Max Sardi, call Next Level Extensions today: 1300 948 094.

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