San Diego Room Addition Architects & Contractors
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High Volume Ceiling Space Conversion
If you have a high ceiling space in your home, whether vaulted or just a high flat ceiling above, you may be able to realize your dreams of a much larger home without ever having moving or build an addition in your yard. In most cases that old fashioned high ceiling space can be filled in and made into just about any type of room you need.
An infill addition is just that, you are filling in the high ceiling with a new room addition over your head, yet under the existing roof. There are expert licensed contractors with special experience just for this type of construction. When you're standing on the first floor the space above your head is simply referred to as a high ceiling, vaulted ceiling or high volume ceiling space. When viewing the area from the second floor it is commonly referred to as open-to-below.
San Diego County has a good number of these homes that can be filled in by an experienced "inside addition" general contractor. The space is nearly complete with a roof over your head and concrete footings and foundation already under your feet. The trick is knowing how to span the space properly and retrofit the new structure to accommodate a new room addition. In a sense the space is ready and waiting to have a loft addition, new mezzanine, or an enclosed room addition such as a bedroom.
In Carmel Valley, this open-to-below space received an infill room addition to create two new rooms; one open loft area and a new home office next to the master bedroom.
If you have a tall ceiling in your home and need additional space, this may be your best option over having to go to the trouble of selling your home and buying a new one. Get an infill addition quote here.