When you have just started building a family, the house you might have chosen to buy or build during this time is just enough to accommodate the small family you have started to live your family life with.
However, over the years, you may begin to notice that you need bigger space to handle the needs of your growing family. What should you do? Should you just must go ahead and look for a bigger house?
The thing is, you don’t have to move to a bigger home right away, you can consider adding a second story to your existing home. Before calling your local home builder, though, you should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of building this addition to your house.
You don’t need to move – Adding a story to your home could give you the space you need without you having to undergo the daunting and stressful task of looking for a better house that is within your budget. Relocating can be very taxing, from choosing a decent home, packing, unpacking, and adjusting to the new neighborhood.
You can stay in the very home you have taken care of for many years – If you are sentimental at heart, then adding another story to your home is just great news for you because you don’t need to let go of the home you have loved.
You can keep your garden – If you decide to build an addition or extension to your home, you might have to sacrifice the space on the ground, such as your garden or backyard. If you go for a second story addition, you can keep your well-loved garden.
Not being able to stay in your home during the renovation – Adding a second story calls for a major construction. It will be unsuitable for your family to stay in your home during the construction. The asbestos that could be in the walls is unhealthy and unsafe and it is best to stay elsewhere and hire a professional Vancouver asbestos removal company for all major renovations.
Expensive – Since this would be a major construction, you have to make sure you are financially prepared.