How Great Would It Be to Double Your Home's Square Footage?

Without Moving Out!

Yes, without moving out, budgeting for additional rental fees for a year while hoping your contractor does what they say they will do WHEN they say it will get done.

There is stress involved when considering the traditional way of doing Second Story remodels and we figured, "Why not do it without the stress, worry, and risk of losing your time, personal belongings, and lost funds on additional and unnecessary fees?

How Great Would It Be to Double Your Home's Square Footage?

Without Moving Out!

Yes, without moving out, budgeting for additional rental fees for a year while hoping your contractor does what they say they will do WHEN they say it will get done.

There is stress involved when considering the traditional way of doing Second Story remodels and we figured, "Why not do it without the stress, worry, and risk of losing your time, personal belongings, and lost funds on additional and unnecessary fees?

What Are Others Saying, currently?

Traditionally, second-story additions are intense and disrupting projects: for both the builder and the homeowners. The disruption alone could be enough to deter a family from proceeding with an addition, but that’s AnotherStory’s entire selling point: a second story without disruption.

Traditionally, second-story additions are intense and disrupting projects: for both the builder and the homeowners. The disruption alone could be enough to deter a family from proceeding with an addition, but that’s AnotherStory’s entire selling point: a second story without disruption.

What

are the benefits of

adding a story?

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Retain open space

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Improve curb appeal

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Larger home @ lower tax base

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More natural light

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Increased energy efficiency

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Increased value

Why

would you choose AnotherStory?

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No moving required

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No short term renting

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No disruption to commutes

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Dustless renovation*

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Privacy protected

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Less risk to possessions

What

are the benefits of

adding a story?

Image

Retain open space

Image

Improve curb appeal

Image

Larger home @ lower tax base

Image

More natural light

Image

Increased energy efficiency

Image

Increased value

Why

would you choose AnotherStory?

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No moving required

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No short term renting

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No disruption to commutes

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Dustless renovation*

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Privacy protected

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Less risk to possessions

How

Patented Technology

We build your second story without breaching the first

While you live uninterrupted and dust-free until stair installation

Stairs are installed and cleanup occurs at the end of the process

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Why Planning Ahead is Crucial for Home Additions

October 31, 20222 min read

Why Planning Ahead is Crucial for Home Additions

Embarking on a home addition is an exhilarating journey, promising new spaces, enhanced functionality, and increased property value. However, like any significant venture, it requires meticulous planning. Jumping into a home addition without adequate preparation can lead to unforeseen challenges, escalating costs, and disappointing outcomes. In this article, we'll delve into the importance of proactive planning, the risks of last-minute decisions, and how Another Story aids homeowners in ensuring their home addition dreams come to fruition seamlessly.

8 Reasons

The Risks of Last-Minute Decisions

  1. Escalating Costs: Without a clear plan, homeowners can find themselves making changes mid-construction. These alterations often come with hefty price tags, pushing the project over budget.

  2. Extended Timelines: Spontaneous decisions can lead to delays. Waiting for new materials or redesigning aspects of the addition can significantly prolong the project.

  3. Compromised Quality: Rushed decisions might mean settling for subpar materials or designs that don't align with the homeowner's initial vision.

  4. Increased Stress: Continual changes and unforeseen challenges can make the renovation process stressful, turning what should be an exciting venture into a source of anxiety.


he Benefits of Early Consultations with Experts

  1. Clear Vision: Consulting with professionals helps homeowners crystallize their ideas, ensuring the final result aligns with their desires.

  2. Budget Management: Experts can provide accurate cost estimates, helping homeowners set realistic budgets and avoid unexpected expenses.

  3. Efficient Timelines: With a clear plan, the construction process is streamlined, reducing the likelihood of delays.

  4. Access to Resources: Professionals have networks of trusted suppliers and contractors, ensuring quality work and materials.

How Another Story Assists in Proactive Planning

At Another Story, we understand the intricacies of home additions. Our approach is rooted in proactive planning, ensuring homeowners are equipped with all the information they need from the outset.

  1. Personalized Consultations: We begin with in-depth discussions to understand your vision, needs, and budget.

  2. Detailed Designs: Our team provides detailed blueprints and visualizations, allowing homeowners to see their vision come to life before construction begins.

  3. Transparent Costing: We offer clear cost breakdowns, ensuring homeowners are never caught off guard by unexpected expenses.

  4. Expert Guidance: Our team is on hand to guide homeowners at every step, from initial consultations to the final touches.



In conclusion, while the allure of diving into a home addition project is strong, the importance of proactive planning cannot be overstated. By taking the time to consult with experts, set clear visions, and prepare in advance, homeowners can ensure their home addition journey is smooth, stress-free, and culminates in a space they'll cherish for years to come.

Benjamin Stout

Ben Strout is an award-winning architect and a founding member of Another Story. He has been part of the teams that have created landmark destinations in Birmingham, including: Edgewood Creamery, Paramount Bar & Grill, and Brick & Tin to name just a few. Another Story is a trusted choice in Birmingham for architectural solutions and the only provider of a no-move option for second-story additions to homes. Ben Stout works with homeowners and contractors worldwide on using the Another Story method for second floor home additions.

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Day 1

Initial Phone Call

Week 1-4

Feasibility Study

Week 4-6

Programming

Week 6-10

Design Development

Week 8-12

Bidding / Value Engineering

Week 12-18

Financing

Week 18-22

Construction Documents / Permitting

Week 22-42

Construction (Dustless)

Week 42-44

Stair Installation

Week 45

Clean Up

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In the first three weeks of being able to be in the added square footage, we were able to easily welcome out of town friends with 3 kids... Our kids have been able to retreat to their own spaces upstairs when they need some time away and read books together without having to be in the higher traffic areas of our home. We could not be more grateful for what the added space has added to our days as a family.

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In the first three weeks of being able to be in the added square footage, we were able to easily welcome out of town friends with 3 kids... Our kids have been able to retreat to their own spaces upstairs when they need some time away and read books together without having to be in the higher traffic areas of our home. We could not be more grateful for what the added space has added to our days as a family.

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Rachel Buie

Birmingham, AL

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Rachel Buie

Birmingham, AL

When

things happen for you

Day 1

Initial Phone Call

Week 1-4

Feasibility Study

Week 4-6

Programming

Week 6-10

Design Development

Week 8-12

Bidding / Value Engineering

Week 12-18

Financing

Week 18-22

Construction Documents / Permitting

Week 22-42

Construction (Dustless)

Week 42-44

Stair Installation

Week 45

Clean Up

Results will vary on a project by project basis. Some projects have been finished within 6 months, however all counties are different.

[This] team has more vision, imagination and problem solving ability than all five previous architects (combined) with whom we have done projects. Their design-build approach simplifies multiple meetings and miscommunications between a separate contractor and architect. The end result of our renovation is stunning.

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Sheri Spain Long

Birmingham, AL

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Sheri Spain Long

Birmingham, AL

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Homewood

Birmingham, AL

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