Second Story Addition

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Sophie Haba

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There are a lot of terms for the remodeling technique used here; pop ups, second story addition, raising the roof, to name a few. Whatever name you choose, though, it serves as a great example of space added to an existing Cape Cod styled home. While this style of house was popular following World War II, and popped up in droves in places like Baltimore, Catonsville, Ellicott City, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Adelphi, and Olney, the original building displayed a few of the design problems that are typical of this style of construction.

Namely, the ceilings were quite low and the side walls were angled in.

These were fixed through a second story addition renovation project, which consisted of many features that match today's design trends. Among them were a remodeled master suite and a new guest bathroom. It also contained two new bedrooms for the kids!

We also installed a new roof and new siding on the entire house, removed some interior walls, and updated the stairway.

Take a closer look at the chimney near the roof.s apex and you'll see that we extended the apex up and towards the back.  This created a higher roof line and sorted out solutions to all kinds of problems, like those that we described as being inherent to this style of construction.

At the end of the day, this project's cost was in the low 100s and it took about 4 months to complete, but the additions that were included will bring comfort to the family for years and increase the actual value of the home.

If you want something like this added on to your home, then we can help!

Feel free to get in touch with us here at Starcom Design/Build and let us know what you have in mind for a second story addition today!

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