We have seen a lot more second storey additions in the Perth area over the years. Land blocks have steadily become smaller over the last thirty years, especially the closer you are to the Perth CBD. This has caused many people who wanted to expand their homes to expand upward instead of outward.
Benefits of Second Storey Additions
The main benefit of a second storey addition is that it adds space to your home without taking up any more space in your yard. This means that you can still have room for a garden, an alfresco living area, a garage, a shed or a swimming pool.
If you build a second storey addition, you don’t have to leave your old home to find more living space. We know that life has unexpected twists and turns, and we often outgrow our “dream home” much more quickly than we thought we were going to. Packing up your possessions and leaving your current home can be emotionally and physically draining.
In addition, selling your current home and buying a new, larger home can be difficult. You have to try and get the most money out of your old home while paying the least for your new home. If you sell first, you have to find a temporary place to stay while your possessions are in storage. If you buy first, you have to have enough money to make mortgage repayments on two homes until the older home sells.
When to Build Up
If you want more space or you want to add value to your home without spilling over into your backyard, a second storey addition is perfect. However, your current home and foundation must be able to handle the added weight of another storey built on top of your current home.
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