Room Additions: Can I Build a 2nd Story to My Existing Home? / by Keith Moehle

Room additions are a great option for homeowners that need extra space, but don’t want to leave their current home!


Clients are always excited to begin room additions because they are getting substantially more square feet, which can’t be done in any other remodeling project.

There are many different types of room additions, but the more traditional ones include:

  • Building a second story above the existing first story

  • Expanding the floor plan of the first floor

  • Expanding the floor plan of the first floor and build a second story to that as well.

However, when adding a second floor to an existing home some clients are concerned that 1) it won’t look good or 2) they will have foundation problems.

Let’s break down both of these myths:

1)    Our clients are always surprised on how natural adding a 2nd floor actually looks. A second story addition will flow seamlessly with your existing home and will look like it has always been there!

2)    If you are worried about the foundation, the standard for 1-story and 2-story houses are the same! So we are able to build right on top of your existing first floor without you worrying about any future foundation problems. 

Call KM Builders today, so you can be a part of the next addition project and get the space you need! We are the experts in our field and will make sure to take care of your home in the remodeling process!

----KM Builders is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!