The Sky’s the Limit: Benefits to Building “Up” With a Second-Story Home Addition

Picture this: Your home but better. You have all of the space you could desire for all of your hobbies, entertaining, storage, and relaxation needs. There is no need to stuff clutter away in closets before company comes over because everything has its place. Does this sound too good to be true? It doesn’t have to be when you build up your space with a second-story addition.


Below, the home remodel experts at Lynch Design | Build discuss the benefits of building up when you’re out of space to build out.

Get More Space with a Second-Story Addition

You know you need more space, but do you extend outward using up precious yard space, or do you think vertically and add a second story? At Lynch Design Build, we often recommend the latter. 

With the extra space, you can finally have a dedicated area for all of your hobbies and interests. Whether you’re an avid reader in need of a cozy library or a fitness enthusiast looking for a private gym, a second floor can accommodate all of your passions. No longer will you have to compromise on space or make do with makeshift areas in your home.


Furthermore, a second-story addition offers increased privacy and separation. If you have a growing family or frequently host guests, having a separate floor can provide much-needed privacy for everyone. Children can have their own bedrooms and play areas, while guests can enjoy their own private suite. This separation of spaces ensures that everyone has their own sanctuary within the home—all without sacrificing outdoor space. 


When it comes to your Maryland home addition, there are a few options. 


  • Roof tear off: If you’re adding a second-story to a single-level home, such as a ranch style house, you may want to tear off the roof and build a whole new upper level. While this may be the most expensive option it is the most architecturally sound as you can ensure that everything that needs to be covered is covered safely for the life of an entirely new roof.


  • Replace roof:  Taking off the existing roof temporarily can be a more economical alternative. Contractors will replace the roof after a new level has been framed.


  • Expand: Expanding your existing second-floor living area onto a part of your home that is only single-level can be the fastest way to gain square footage on a second story. Your design team will build onto an existing garage or porch and connect it to your existing space with a seamless transition.


Tap Into Breathtaking Views From Up Above

Imagine sipping your morning coffee while watching the sunrise from your new bedroom balcony. Whether you’re overlooking a serene backyard, a bustling cityscape, or a peaceful waterfront, a second-story addition offers a unique vantage point that ground-level living simply can’t match. If you know there’s beauty around you that you can’t currently access from the ground floor, the only thing separating you from breathtaking views is your imagination.


Increase Your Property Value with a Home Addition

Lastly, a second-story addition can significantly increase the value of your property. Extra bedrooms or a luxurious master suite create a more attractive and valuable property. This can be especially beneficial if you plan on selling your home in the future as potential buyers are drawn to the added space and amenities.


The sky truly is the limit when it comes to embarking on a second-story addition journey! It’s a chance to reimagine your living space, indulge in creature comforts, and elevate your everyday experiences to fit your lifestyle. From panoramic views to luxurious living, the advantages are as boundless as your imagination.


If you’re ready to take your home to new heights, consider the magic of a second-story addition. The home renovation experts at Lynch Design | Build put your dream home addition within reach. Contact us today to experience the luxury and comfort you deserve!


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Start Your Maryland Home Addition Project with Lynch Design | Build Today

The value you can get out of a new home is truly limitless. At Lynch Design | Build, we’re passionate about working with Maryland homeowners to bring their home visions to fruition. We’ll spend time perfecting the design of your home so that you’re ecstatic with the finished product. 


To talk to us about designing and building the home of your dreams, or to learn more about our Maryland remodeling services, contact us today by calling 410-879-5510. We service Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and beyond.

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