If you’re looking to add additional living space to your home, you may want to consider a floor over remodel. This type of renovation allows you to add additional square footage without some of the complexities of a standard home renovation.
What is a Floor Over Remodel?
Many homes built over the past several decades have two story family rooms that may be visually appealing, but don’t offer a lot of usable square footage. A floor over remodel allows you to use the second floor open floor plan to add additional flooring and square footage.
Benefits of a Floor Over Remodel
There are a number of advantages to choosing a floor over remodel compared to a ground up home renovation, a few of which include:
- Lower Cost – While a floor over remodel is still a major renovation it can often cost less than a traditional home addition. Since you don’t have to pour a foundation and add a roof you’ll be able to avoid some of the common costs associated with a normal home addition.
- Increase Square Footage – While a two-story living room may seem like a positive, it often leads to increased energy costs and unused square footage. Adding a floor over remodel allows you to create additional usable square footage.
Challenges of a Two Story Floor Conversion
While a two story floor conversion can be a great way to add additional square footage, there are a host of challenges that need to be considered.
- Hiring a Licensed Contractor is Key – There are a whole host of considerations when completing a floor over remodel. A licensed general contractor can help you to consider flooring and building code changes that may impact your project.
- HVAC & Lighting – You’ll likely need to add additional HVAC vents as well as light fixtures to ensure the new area is properly conditioned and usable. Recessed lighting can often be used to maximize the ceiling height of the newly remodeled second floor living area.
Turn Your Home Into a Forever Home With a Floor Over Remodel
If you’re looking for a creative way to add additional living space to your home, don’t discount the versatility of a two story floor conversion. Give the team at Prince & Sons a call today at 919-383-0888, or fill out our online intake form to get the home renovation process started.