Advantages of Renovating a House on Two Levels

The reform of a two-storey house can scare you if you are not one of those Architects in Marbella, for example, able to detect the full potential of the spaces. 

And is that the reform of a large two-storey house is something that leaves much room for imagination and also allows you to produce some of your dreams. Beyond the preferences and needs of each one, it is worth taking into account some useful tips to make the house not only beautiful, but also cozy and functional.

First, during the total renovation, it is advisable to provide two bathrooms, one on each floor. On the floor dedicated to the living area, next to the kitchen and the living room, you can create a bathroom, even if it is small, introducing inside it only the necessary elements, such as toilet and sink: a bathroom for guests, to prevent them from entering the sleeping area, and a bathroom for those who live in the house, to avoid having to climb the stairs for every need.

When there is a terrace, the living area should be designed to match the outdoor space: the outdoor area of the house can be better utilized if it is accessed from the living room or kitchen, while it may be less usable if it is adjacent to, for example, one of the bedrooms.

Small two-story house

What if the space of the house is smaller? If that is the case, you will have to take the appropriate measures to make the most of the two levels, so you will surely have to take advice from architects Marbella

Assuming that the level where the entrance is located will be used as a living area, while the other floor will be used as a sleeping area. Let’s see what are the best ideas for the reform of a two-storey house of small dimensions.

First, to make the room more airy, it is advisable to avoid unnecessary subdivisions: the kitchen can be opened to the living room, which can then benefit from a double window and make the room brighter.

Light in a home is very important not only for the beauty it brings and the resulting energy savings, but also because, in the case of a small room, it helps to make it appear larger.

With this in mind, if you want to make a partition between the entrance door and the living room, you can install a small frosted glass window that will act as a filter without detracting from the brightness of the room.

On the floor dedicated to the night area, where the bedroom and bathroom will be located, you can take advantage of the heights with the arrangement of mezzanines: high cabinets that will not steal space to other furniture.

Three advantages of a two-storey house renovation

Let’s see concretely what the three advantages are (to tell the truth, I can only think of three. If you can think of others, feel free to post a comment below!

Managing costs over time

The renovation of a two-storey house can require a lot of time and resources, so it is usually only carried out when absolutely necessary.

The great advantage of a phased renovation is that you can spread the renovation costs over several years. You can avoid taking out a mortgage or a small loan and avoid excessive financial risk. Either way, you will avoid making an extra effort.

On the other hand, if you do not have all the money (considering also the possibility of getting into debt with a loan/mortgage), there is no choice but to proceed in stages.

You do not have to leave your home during the renovation work

A renovation of a two-storey house requires the property to be completely empty to facilitate the work of the architects Marbella. Imagine then that you decide for a demolition with faithful reconstruction.

By compartmentalizing the works, there may be the possibility of not vacating the property, despite the not inconsiderable inconvenience. And even in this case, if you have no alternative, people who can accommodate you, another residence to go to, this may be the alternative to seriously consider.

You can take advantage of parts of the house that are still in good condition for a longer period of time

For example, the facade may be deteriorated, while the roof shingles may still be in very good condition. It could be that the heating system needs to be replaced and the windows will still last 20 years before they need to be replaced.

There are cases where some “intervention” may have already been done in the past. Maybe you have already replaced the boiler and can use it for a few more years. In the meantime, you concentrate on other things that still need to be done and seem more urgent.

Why hire the best architects for the renovation of your two-story house?

Remodeling a house is very expensive, so you don’t want to waste money and time with unqualified companies. For this reason, we recommend architects in Marbella, starting with the architectural firm Klicarquitectos, with ample capacity to develop creative and original architectural designs that stand out for their aesthetics and functionality.

The firm demonstrates an ability to successfully carry out architectural projects, from conceptualization to construction of a two-story house, ensuring high quality in the execution of each stage.

Klicarquitectos has a strong dedication to sustainability and the incorporation of environmentally friendly practices in their projects, which is an important factor to consider it as the best architectural firm in Marbella.

In fact, the studio has received awards or recognition in the architectural industry, demonstrating its quality and prestige in the field.

So, are you ready to start your two-story home renovation?

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