What’s Smarter – Adding a Second Story Addition or First Floor Addition?

You definitely need more space in your one-story home, but you love the location and don’t want to move. Looking to transform not only the overall look of your home but increase its square footage as well? Not interested in a long, drawn-out and disruptive building process? A modular second level addition is your answer. It is the best way to increase your home’s square footage without a major inconvenience to you and your family. But, which is the smarter addition; a second story addition or first floor addition? Here at Carbide Construction, we know the ins and outs of building a second story addition in the Arlington area as well as all of the benefits it can provide. Here are some reasons why a modular second story addition is the smart decision:

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If you have a growing family and too few bedrooms or baths, building up or out are both good options. A second story addition won’t take up any of your precious property. If you really like your yard, building up makes more sense.

And, with a second story addition, you can choose to do a full second level addition or a partial one. Take a look at our before-and-after gallery to see some examples of the different kinds of additions we’ve worked on. We build modular homes and modular additions for homes of all shapes and sizes. A modular addition of any kind is also completely customizable and can be made to match the rest of your home. A ground level addition that we love is the sun room. Add a beautiful room to relax modularly!

When it comes to costs, you should also factor in how much an addition will add to your home’s value. A master bedroom on the second floor offers a fantastic ROI when it’s time to sell.

And remember, it’s always better to go modular with any addition. Nearly doubling your home’s square footage is extremely nice when it’s over, but it can come with a price if it is stick built. No one wants to endure turning one’s house upside down while enduring a stick built construction. Families have to stay in another location like at a hotel for the duration of the project for a stick build; this is not so with a modular second level addition. Since a modular addition is built offsite in our warehouse, your family can stay in your home for the duration of the project! This is not just convenient, you will save a bundle of money on hotel stays you may have needed if you chose a stick built addition.

Still not sure what type of addition to choose? For more information about a second level addition for your Arlington area home, call Carbide Construction today at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.

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