As blocks become smaller and smaller, second storey additions become more and more popular in Perth. Second storey additions are a great option for those who want to expand their current homes but don’t want to build out.
Benefits of Second Storey Additions
Building a second storey addition onto your home gives a lot of design flexibility. For example, one of the more common designs is to put bedrooms and at least two bathrooms upstairs. This allows you to use your old bedrooms downstairs as office space, utility rooms, or hobby rooms.
But the real magic happens when you decide to turn your downstairs into an open floor plan, knocking out the walls between all of the common areas. This is a modern touch that can update your home for years to come. It makes your living area look larger because it lets in a lot more natural sunlight.
If you go with the open floor plan downstairs, you can also add an alfresco living area for entertaining visitors. Having an outdoor entertainment area that transitions easily into a large common area is one of the best ways we know of to help your home enhance your lifestyle.
Second storey additions can give you great views if you live in a scenic neighbourhood. They also keep you from having to build closer to your neighbour’s home, which could affect your privacy.
Can You Build a Second Storey Addition?
There are some situations in which a second storey addition is not appropriate. First of all, your home must be able to withstand the extra weight. You must make sure your foundation doesn’t have any issues.
In addition, many councils or land estates won’t allow you to build a second storey addition. In these cases, you will need a house extension if you want to expand your living space.
While second storey additions aren’t for everyone, they are another great alternative to buying, selling and moving. To learn more, call Next Level Extensions today: 1300 948 094.