Here in Denver adding a second story to a home is a great way to add space to your existing home. Yes is there is a “but” coming, keep in mind there is a good way and a bad way to do that. Creating an addition without making it look like you just slapped a second story really comes down to choosing a good architect who understands the existing architecture and creating a seamless transition between the two. Bigger is not always better. Smaller spaces can be really efficient and beautiful. I don’t think we need huge master suites and formal dining rooms that never get used. Think of the way you live. How much time do you spend in you bedroom, basement or bath? Compared to how much you spend in your office or your kitchen. How often does everyone end up in your kitchen compared to the living room when you entertain. Below are a some images of what I think are good add ons and bad ones. I’ll profile some interiors next time. Happy Weekend!
good pop-top vs a bad one