When homeowners need more space but don’t wish to relocate, an add-a-level or 2nd story addition project might be the best suited option.

In this add-a-level project, the homeowners focused on creating a wonderful new space with their primary focus on the Kitchen & Bathroom but also creating  completely new home that fits them for a lifetime!

This two-story addition project included adding new, re-configuring old, and even renovating existing space. The homeowners were looking for someone qualified and hired DES Home Renovations to build and manage this project

The complete bullet point scope of the two-story addition project is outlined below.


  • Green Package Upgrade
    • Zip System Sheathing
    • Batt insulation upgrade
    • Conditioned attic space to keep HVAC within the Home’s Thermal Envelope
    • 2-Zone High-Efficiency HVAC units
    • Air Duct Leakage Test
    • 2 High-Efficiency water heaters
    • Energy Star Appliances


  • Reconfiguration of existing 1st floor
    • Continuation of flowing spaces to create open floor plan perfect for entertaining
    • Welcoming foyer
    • Guest bedroom w/ ensuite (Thinking long term Aging in Place)
    • Open kitchen with functionality
    • Minor updates to existing bathroom


  • Remodel of existing kitchen in same vicinity
    • Kitchen island w/ seating for 4 and sink/dishwasher
    • Upgraded Black Stainless Steel Appliances
    • Architect Series cooktop
    • High powered chimney range hood
    • Combination wall oven
    • Multi-Door freestanding refrigerator
    • Semi Custom painted cabinetry


  • 2nd Story over 1st Floor
    • New laundry room relocated from the basement w/ linen closet
    • 2 new large bedrooms w/ walk-in closet
    • Master bedroom w/ walk-in closet
    • Large 5 fixture hall and master bathroom
    • Home office


  • Garage extension for 2 car garage
  • Wood flooring throughout
  • 6in. LED Recessed lighting
  • New Siding, Window, & Door package


Below, you can see the pictures of this add-a-level addition project, including the floor plan, before, and progress images.

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