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Add a Second Floor and Double Your Living Space

You continuously walk through your house tripping over toys, people, and anything else that doesn’t have a real storage space and wish that you could live in a house where you had enough room for everything and everyone. Well, this is possible and we can help you with this dream. We recommend that you add a second floor to your home, because it will double the space that you currently have.

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The frame of your new second floor can be in place within days, so the initial mess of the old roof being torn off and the new subfloor and walls being installed will not last too long. Once the second floor has been framed, all of the mess will be contained to that area as the finishing touches, like electricity, plumbing, heating and cooling, and walls are being completed.

There are certain things that you need to think about prior to adding on to your home though. Some communities have height restrictions, so it is important that you check local guidelines and ordinances before you even begin planning for a second floor. As you are planning your second floor, we recommend that you check with your contractor as to whether your home can structurally support a second floor.

To avoid your house looking like a huge box, you will want to make sure that you incorporate a porch, overhang, roof pitch, and fantastic trim details. The windows on the new floor should match the ones on the first floor, so it may be possible that all of your windows will need to be replaced. These items will give your new house more curb appeal instead of making your house the least attractive one on the block.

Adding a second floor may be more work in the beginning, but it is better than packing up and moving to a new neighborhood. With a second floor, you can continue living in your house in the neighborhood where you have lived for years. You will have the space that you and your family need, plus the house that you originally fell in love with in the first place.

Bart’s Remodeling and Construction is the premier residential refurbishment and home improvement company in the Chicago area. We have helped many Chicago area homeowners remodel their home and create amazing spaces. Visit us on Facebook to see real client reviews, before and after photos of previous projects, and more great information from us. Call us at 312-714-5454 to schedule an appointment for a consultation or to get your remodeling project off the paper and into reality.

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