This recent transformation started with a sentence we hear often:

“I love our location, but our house is too cramped.”

With a growing family, this Minnesota family needed more space in their home. When you love your home and your location, why not build up?

We helped transform this home with a spacious second story addition and a new 4 season porch.


Exterior Before - a single story home


exterior after - with a 2nd story

exterior showing stairs to a porch

Fun, but Functional

For both the exterior and the interior, this client had a request: “Make it fun!” We were happy to honor this request. This is also proof that a second story addition isn’t just a functional upgrade: it can also seriously upgrade your curb appeal. 

Laundry on the same level as bedrooms makes washing convenient 

hallway with laundry

Moving the laundry to the same level as the bedrooms makes laundry day a breeze – no more lugging baskets up and down stairs. We raised the washer and dryer to account for more storage. During the framing stage, we found available space to use for storage – which was nice to gain.

Bathrooms for thee and me – master bath and kid bathroom

vanity with two sinks

Reduce morning congestion with bathroom spaces for everyone. We added dedicated baths for the master suite and the kids to share. In the master, we used a double wide single sink to have a two sink experience – even with limited space to work with.

Year-round porch, even in the coldest of Minnesota winters

sunroom with a hanging chair

The house had an existing porch, but it wasn’t heated and was under-utilized. We built a 4-season porch that can be comfortably used year-round. The new space is cozy and expands the use of the main level.

Considering moving on up? A second story addition is a fantastic way to expand your liveable space.

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Download Now: What to Know Before Adding a Second Story to Your Home

Remodeling Guide for Twin Cities Home Owners

Love your home and location, but not your space? A second story addition is a fantastic way to add more livable space to your home that you already love.

Download our eBook to learn everything you need to know before adding a second story addition.

Titus Contracting is a full-service remodeling company offering commercial and residential construction. We have an office in Burnsville, Minnesota and work throughout the Twin Cities.