How To Get A 2nd Story Addition

Have you always been dreaming about elevating your home into a 2nd story addition?

When you need to add another space to your home, the best place to go is up. Having a 2nd story will allow you to add more convenience to your home such as another kitchen, a master bedroom, a dance studio, or perhaps a home office. Isn’t this exciting?

Anyway, if you’re considering getting a 2nd story addition building, then you are in the right place. Here are some quick tips to help you.



Legal Requirements Are A Must

Never start any major remodel without acquiring all the legal permits required by your state’s office. City or state rules such as local zoning and health regulations are important so be sure that you discuss it with your home designer and builder.

Foundation Should Be Solid

Check your home’s foundation and structure beforehand. If you’re not sure about what to do, you can tell your contractor and have your home’s structure inspected. There needs to be enough structure support before you even begin to add another weight to your house.

Decisions Have A Strong Basis

You have two options: add a full second story to your home or add a partial addition. Adding another major space in your home requires the assessment of your needs and budget. Although it may be costly, doing the structural work everything at once is better than having to do it again in the future. Be sure that you have a good financial score before starting a 2nd story addition project.

Dirty Work Is Expected

By dirty work, we meant raising the roof and destroying some parts of the walls. Prepare your home by clearing out the attic so that it’ll be easier for the builder to start the work, also your things won’t have to get damaged or dirty.

A 2nd story addition project is indeed a major and complicated remodel.


Michael Nash Design Build & Homes is a world class, multi-awarded remodeling company which specializes in Complete Kitchen Remodeling, Complete Bathroom Remodeling, Complete Basement Remodeling, and Complete Home Additions & Extensions. Our expertise also extends to Addition Remodeling as well as Major Renovations, New Custom Homes, Outdoor Living Services, etc. For inquiries and in-home consultations, call us on our mobile number (703) 457-8684. You can also take advantage of our services through these areas: Northern VA | Aldie | Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington County | ArlingtonAshburn | Burke | Centreville | Chantilly | Clifton | Dunn Loring | Fairfax County | Fairfax Station | Fairfax | Falls ChurchGainesville | Great Falls | Haymarket | Herndon | Leesburg | Lorton | Loudoun County | Manassas | McLean | Merrifield| Oakton | Potomac Falls | Prince William County | Purcellville | Reston | Springfield | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge, VA


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