Can I build a second story on my house?

Can I build a second story on my house?

There are many ways that additions can happen without expanding the footprint of the house: You can add another story onto a one-story (or even a two-story) home. Or you might add living space above an existing garage, porch, sunroom or other one-story wing. ...

How much does adding a second floor cost?

Every house is different but here are some typical ranges: For a full 2nd story on a 2000 square foot house, the cost can range between $150,000 and $200,000. For a partial 2nd story in the 500-700 square foot range, expect to pay $90,000 to $120,000, especially if there is a new bathroom upstairs.

Can you add a second floor to a garage?

there's plenty you can fit in that kind of square footage. But finding a place to stick that extra space can be tricky—but definitely doable. We've found that adding a second story to an existing 2-car garage can be a relatively simple and cost-effective way to grow your home.

Can you add a second story to a house with a crawl space?

Typically a second story won't pose an issue. In some instances where your structure is already above current height restrictions, it's still possible to remodel the space to meet both zoning and home owner requirements.

How long does it take to add a second story?

three to five months

How much does a 700 square foot addition cost?

The costs involved in a room addition include permits, labor and materials. National averages for additions range from $80 to $200 per square foot. But high-cost areas like San Francisco jump to an average of $330 per square foot.