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July 8, 2015 by Caleb Haniquet

Do you have a need to increase your living space, but do not want to take away from your lot size? In most cases, many homes have an underdeveloped space that is just waiting to be used properly, that space is just above your ceiling. As a homeowner, you may not always be aware of your home’s untapped potential for space, but the trained eye of a licensed general contractor can help you build a vertical that can maximize your living space.

Adding a second story allows for many different space-saving options. When thinking about how to make a vertical extension work for you, consider what elements are most important for your living environment. A general contractor can help by presenting you with a variety of design options that would help you get the most out of your upward extension.

As with many home improvement projects, there is always a potential for unexpected issues for the novice designer. Some are commonly overlooked, but important aspects of adding a second story could be insulation, additional electrical wiring, or additional plumbing. Unexpected design problems can become costly and frustrating. The best way to make sure there are no costly and unwanted design issues that take place when adding a second story to your home is to hire a general contractor. A general contractor can identify problem areas and help maintain a realistic design for your vertical extension.

The general contractors at Center Island Contracting have designed and built plenty of vertical extensions over the years. Homeowners in the Long Island area have all relied on the quality artisanship of Center Island Contracting. For more information on building your vertical extension, call us today at 631-465-9765.

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