Thursday, March 20, 2014

The stairs to nowhere

When you build a one-story home but want the option to add a second floor in the future, is there anything that needs to be considered?

  • Framing  and structural requirements are different.
  • Roof line needs to be designed to accomodate future space on the second floor.
  • Plumbing and electrical wiring needs to be available for future use.
  • There needs to be a way to access the second level.
Our architect added a stairway in order to access the second floor/attic space. Since the framing on the second floor has not been started, the stairs simply end at the top. For now, it is a stairway to nowhere.

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