The Benefits of a Second Storey Extension

The Benefits of a Second Storey Extension
June 16, 2017 Total Lifestyle Builders

Adding a second storey to your home can open up many new doors for your family, both literally and figuratively. Whether you’ve got a growing family who need more space, require a private room for regular guests to stay, or simply want to increase the value of your home – there are a number of reasons to choose a second-storey extension.

1. You’re not getting rid of any backyard space.

While regular home extensions have their own positives, one of the key benefits of building up rather than out is the fact that you don’t need any extra land to do so! You’ll be able to keep your swimming pool, your tool shed and your veggie garden right where they are.

Before & After – The Chopra’s two storey Queenslander.

2. It’s a more cost-effective solution.

Second-storey additions can be a more economical choice than regular extensions, as fewer structural considerations need to be made. For example, there’s no need for your builder to lay a completely new foundation, as your home’s structure has already been set. As long as your home is suitable for a second-storey extension, we will be able to build on top of it!

Before & After – The Howard family home had an incredible transformation.

3. You’ll be adding a large amount of value to your home.

Sticking with the money side of things, adding a second storey will not only cost you less to implement, but will also increase your home’s value, should you choose to sell. With blocks of land slowly shrinking as population records continue to grow, new home buyers are looking for dwellings with extra space and room to move. This means putting two-storey homes above the rest.

Before & After – What a difference a second storey extension makes for the Riley family!

4. That view, though.

Tying in with the previous point, another reason two-storey homes are worth more than one-storey homes is the magnificent views they yield. After all, who doesn’t love waking up to the sun rising behind the clouds (or behind a sparkly skyscraper, in inner-city cases)?

Before & After – The Ebzery’s got a new level and transformed their front yard.

5. The obvious one… It’ll give you more room to move.

A whole new storey for activities! Adding another layer to your home is a great way to establish more room to move. Is your teenager going through those inevitable “parents are embarrassing” years, where they just really need their privacy? Or maybe you have guests coming to stay quite regularly, and want to give them their own space?

Whatever the case, adding a second-storey is a surefire way to create more privacy in your home.


Interested in adding a second-storey to your home? Take a look at our guide for tips on how to get started, or give us a call to discuss your options.

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