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If You Think Your Lot is Too Small for a Home Addition, Think Pop-Top!

Big Plans? Small Lot? No Worries!

If you think your home is on a lot that is too small for you to add more living space, don’t despair. You might not be able to spread out, but things are looking up when you do a pop-top home addition. It’s not just an attic conversion, but an additional, brand new second level of prime living space on top of your existing home.

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Perhaps you just want to add one or two rooms over part of your home to make a private master suite, home office or bedrooms for the kids. Or you need to add a new level over the entire home because it’s bursting at the seams, but you want to stay in your neighborhood instead of moving. Relocating all the bedrooms from the first floor to a second level opens up tremendous options for how you can make better use of your main floor.

Plan a second-story home addition carefully

All home addition projects need to be planned and engineered very carefully but adding an additional level to an existing home requires special expertise. The lower levels must be evaluated to make sure they can adequately support the new level and how you plan to use it. In some cases, additional structural elements need to be added to the existing structure.

It’s important to realize the first floor of the home will also need some remodeling to make way for a new staircase to the pop-top addition.

Make it beautiful inside and out

You always want an addition to be beautiful and to blend with the exterior of the rest of your home. Second-story pop-top additions are no different. When adding a level to a home, it shouldn’t appear just “stuck on.”

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There are many opportunities to make the newly remodeled home look great, either in the existing style of the home or in a way that can make the entire home look totally different. Imagine transforming a single-level, “plain vanilla” ranch into a two-story Craftsman-style home. There are so many possibilities!

How do I know if I can add another level to my home?

The major factors that determine if it is possible to add another level to your home are the design and construction of your existing home and zoning/building regulations, such as height restrictions. Sometimes environmental regulations will apply as well. Knowing how to navigate our area’s regulations relating to zoning and building means we can help you determine if your home is a good candidate for adding another level.

Just contact us and we can discuss how your family can enjoy living large in a small footprint.

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