Movin’ on Up: What to Consider With a Second-Story Addition

Adding space to your home at the second or even third story can capture views, maximize square footage on a small lot and let you locate all the bedrooms on a single level. However, all that space can come at a high cost. A second story can greatly impact the rest of your home, which often means structural reinforcement on other levels.

Is building up, digging down or adding on the best way to maximize your house’s potential? Here’s what to consider before adding another story to your home.