Second Story Addition

There are many remodeling projects that can improve your living space but few bring as many benefits as adding a second story on your home. While it can be enjoyable to live in a single story home, building vertically by adding a second story offers an effective way to better manage your living space.

Adding a Second Story - Sample Floor Plans

Adding a Second Story Sample Floor Plans – Photo: iStock

The biggest benefit homeowners experience by adding a second story is the extra space. You can effectively double the square footage of your home and enjoy more bonus space without having to move. Many people love their homes but would also like something bigger. A second story addition solves that dilemma. By building upward you also avoid building into the backyard. And this provides you with the extra space you want without taking anything away. This is ideal for many single story homeowners as the lack of current space makes the garden or backyard much more appealing.

Finding the Right Contractor

Second story additions can involve designs in any way you want. People typically move into a house that had a previous owner. And interior renovations can be costly. One problem that arises when people decide they want a second story addition is choosing the right contractor. Finding a moderately priced contractor is an important factor when having any construction or remodeling done to your home. There’s nothing wrong with saving money on your second story addition wherever you can. That’s just being frugal and respectful of your resources.

However, some people make the mistake of choosing a contractor who is cheap or inexpensive. This is not the best way to save money because it ends up costing you more in the long run. Inexperienced contractors make mistakes. Some of them seem to focus more on getting paid than completing the project. This can turn the second story addition renovation into a nightmare years down the road. It’s also important to watch out for contractors that are too expensive. Because at a certain price you are simply paying for overinflated labor costs and material values.

Doing Diligent Research

The best way to find a great contractor is by doing diligent research. Looking at reviews online and speaking to different contracting companies will provide you with the best options.

HK Construction loves helping people make the most informed decision about a contractor. One that is a good fit for you and your needs. As a local Poway building company that strives to work with neighboring communities in the San Diego area, HK Construction does not compete on price but rather on the value we provide our clients. Anyone can throw around numbers and make empty promises to seem like the real deal. But we put effort into keeping our clients fully informed and aware of any decisions throughout the entire construction process.

With many glowing references, HK Remodel is widely known as an honest and trustworthy general contracting company in the San Diego. Call for free home remodeling quote.


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