San Diego Second Story Remodeling Projects
One of the first and most significant decisions that must be made when planning for a 2nd Story project is the location of the stairway. In a perfect world the stairway should be as close to the front entry door as is feasible. When possible we seek to locate the stairway outside of the existing footprint and incorporate it into the new construction so the new stairway does not block light, or worse, totally dominate a room in the existing footprint. Another key issue is the insertion of an architectural “eyebrow” where existing first and new 2nd story merge. The “eyebrow” becomes a visually attractive element that serves as a transition from the existing home to the new 2nd floor.