When you need extra space and are on a narrow piece of property, the only place to go is up! A second floor addition can literally double your living space without increasing the footprint of your home. This type of addition also allows you to maintain your outdoor living space. So, you can keep your patio, pool and playground intact. You can also move up and out and change the entire look of your home. Or, just add space over a garage or expand your dormers. Look at the before and after photos of the second floor additions we built for some of our clients. You can see this type of renovation can greatly impact your home’s function.
Having been in the business for over 20 years, our team has handled a lot of second floor additions – from entire house build ups to extra space over the garage to complete remodels. When you retain K&B, you get a skilled and experienced staff who knows the intricacies involved in adding a level to your home:
- Work With The Building Department. We check with your town’s building department to determine the type and size of additions that are allowed on your lot, as well as handle the permit application process.
- Inspect The Structure and Foundation. A floor addition adds quite a bit of weight onto your existing structure and foundation. We inspect your home’s foundation and structure to determine if they can support the second floor and whether any structural reinforcement is needed.
- Consider Stair Placement. The addition of a staircase will impact the traffic flow of your main floor. We carefully examine your options and help you select a location that will offer the best results.
- Check Mechanical & Septic Limits. Your furnace, water heater, electrical panel, and septic system are based on square footage and fixtures. We determine whether increasing the size of your home will require upgrading or replacing these systems.
Give us a call to learn more about our services and see examples of homes we have remodeled throughout the Bergen County area.