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Expand Your Atlanta Home With a
Second-Story Addition

Need more room for your growing family? Don’t want to move out of your ideally located ranch-style home? You’ll be pleased to hear you can stay put and still get more room to spread out with a second-story home addition.

If you think this could be the perfect solution for your family, get in touch with Innovative Design + Build. We help homeowners throughout the Atlanta area make the most of their living spaces.

Request a consultation to learn how we can make your second-story addition a reality!

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What To Consider When Adding a Second Story

Whether you’re hoping to transform your ranch-style home into a two-story house or add a room to your existing second story, here are some logistics to keep in mind:

Structural requirements

Before anyone lifts a hammer, you must make sure your main-floor walls can bear the load of a second story. If your home doesn’t meet code requirements for a second floor, you may want to choose a different type of home addition.

HOA regulations

Before you get invested, contact your homeowners association to make sure a second-story addition is permitted.


Sometimes, stair placement is a no-brainer. Other times, it requires some creative thinking to prevent throwing off the main-floor traffic flow. Consider this early in the design process to help determine feasibility.

HVAC, plumbing, and electrical

If you add a second floor, be prepared to extend, expand, or upgrade your electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems.

Materials and finishes

The goal is to make your second-story addition look like it has always been there. This means choosing complementary materials and finishes, both inside and out. Consider this your chance to redo the siding, replace the windows, or change the flooring so the addition matches the look and feel of your existing home.

How To Use Your Second-Story Addition

Think of all the ways you can put your new second floor to good use:
  • Expand your living area: If your family is growing, you may simply need a larger living space to accommodate more people. A second story is a great place for your kids’ bedrooms, an extra bathroom, a craft room, or a home office.
  • Create an in-law suite: If your in-laws want to live closer, a workable solution could be to add a second-story apartment. Complete with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living room, you can outfit this addition to make your in-laws perfectly comfortable.
View our addition portfolio to get a second-story addition to your home. Afterward, contact us for your no-obligation consultation!

Our Home Addition Process in Atlanta, GA

Some homeowners hesitate to undergo a project as large as a second-story addition, but Innovative Design + Build makes it as streamlined and stress-free as possible. Our design-build process begins with an initial consultation. If our services are right for you, we move on to the design and collaboration phase. This is when we create a price agreement and projected timeline, help with material selection, present 3D renderings, and hone every detail to exceed your expectations.

Depending on the size of your home addition, you may need to move out during construction. Rest assured that you can contact your project manager at any time for updates. We’ll take you on a final walk-through when the work is complete to ensure your satisfaction. Then, you’ll receive continued support with our 60-day, 12-month, and three-year warranty visits.

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Why Choose Innovative Design + Build?

We have been helping Atlanta-area homeowners expand their living spaces since 2000. Our design-build team focuses on quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. To ensure the best results, we use only the finest materials and meticulously follow Georgia building code requirements.

When you’re ready to begin your second-story addition, please call us to request your no-obligation consultation!

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