One of the most popular types of home addition in our region is the two story addition. There are several reasons why two story additions are so popular.
They’re a great way to add much needed space to the home. Many of the two story additions we build add more bedrooms to the home. Master suites can be built on the upper floor, with a family room, game room, or den below. Some families choose to use the ground floor as the location for a new kitchen or dining room.
The two story addition can be a great way to house your home business. The new space can serve as a home office or business space, garage or workshop space, or provide much needed storage.
Two story additions are a surprisingly cost-effective way to increase both the size and value of your home. Building up, rather than out, is often the option of choice when you’re facing lot use restrictions or can’t extend the footprint of your home beyond a certain size.
Second stories are less expensive to heat and cool than first stories. Talk with your Shrewsbury building contractor about your options in energy efficient building. Making smart choices in building your second story home addition can help control the costs of maintaining your home for years to come.
Energy efficiency is one factor to consider when planning your two story addition. You’ll also want to consider your family’s plans. Are you planning to keep the home for many years, perhaps generations, or are you planning to put the home back on the market at a certain time in your life? Planning an addition for aging family members can influence your building choices. Talk with your Shrewsbury building contractor about your plans for your home, your budget, and time frame. The result will be a larger, more welcoming home your whole family can enjoy!