Adding a second story to your home can expand your living quarters, and add lasting value to your property. However, building a second floor addition is a complex home remodeling project that entails time, money, and patience as your house is being reconfigured from the ground up.
Here are a few things to consider when preparing to add a second story to your home.
To Stay Or Go When Adding a Second Story To Your Home
Adding a second story to your home, or any home remodel that involves knocking down walls, installing new flooring, drilling, hammering, and more, can be disruptive to everyday home life. The end reward is a beautiful new home, but the discomfort during construction can challenge many homeowners—some to the point of intolerance.
Here are some pros of staying in your home during construction of your second floor addition, and reasons why it may be in your best interest to take a temporary leave of absence.
–To Stay During Second Floor Addition Construction
As stated, adding a second story to your home can be messy and annoying, but there are some reasons to deal with the discomfort and stick around. First, depending on the duration of your home remodel, relocation can be costly if you’re not staying with friends or relatives willing to help out (even more so if you have to pay for additional animal/kennel costs).
Living at home during construction allows you to remain in your own space with no added costs. Plus, staying on site allows you to address any issues that come up during construction; keeping everyone on the same page on a daily basis.
–To Leave During Second Floor Addition Construction
The activity associated with adding a second story can be too much for some folks to handle, and if it becomes more stressful than it’s worth, it’s a good idea to relocate until construction is complete, or the majority of the demo is finished. Some homeowners use the first weeks of a second floor addition to take a vacation. Leaving during construction is also a good idea for homeowners who suffer from allergies which could be agitated from construction dust.