There are a number of benefits that come with a Second Story Addition, also known as a Pop Top Remodel. While it gives you the exciting opportunity to create rooms to be anything you would like, it’s also a great way to increase both the value and square footage of your home. If you’re considering remodeling your home with a Pop Top Addition, consider working together with a team of professional Home Builders to streamline this process.  

At Paradigm Homes, we specialize in Design/Build, Custom Homes, and premium Pop Top Remodel services for residents in McLean, VA, as well as throughout the Northern VA and the DC Metro area. We’re also currently offering complimentary virtual consultations for your convenience!

If you’re thinking about expanding your living space with a Pop Top Remodel but need some inspiration, here are a few ideas on how to customize your Second Story Addition: 

Home Gym 

Over 60.8 million people around the country pay an annual, monthly, or weekly fee to workout at the gym. While fees depend on your location, the average most spent is around $58 per month, which adds up to $696 annually. 

With more people working from home and social distancing, you can maintain your workout routine by incorporating your own layout and equipment into a custom home gym. 

Building a home gym saves you from spending more money on an expensive, monthly gym membership fee. Not only that, but having a home gym offers a far cleaner space than most commercial gyms. 

Add dumbbells, mirrors, a squat rack, or even a treadmill to keep you motivated and active without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. 

Recreation Room

If you’re looking to enhance your home comfort and relaxation for you or your kids, consider an entertainment room or a playroom with a TV, a gaming system, or maybe even a home theater. 

You can also customize the room into a creative space for art, music, meditation, or yoga. The possibilities are truly endless, and if you’re having trouble deciding, connect with us to help you brainstorm and narrow down your potential options. 

Our team can also assist you with choosing the right materials to help you fully customize your Pop Top Addition to suit your exact needs.

Home Office

Working remotely can be tough and often unproductive without a dedicated space for it in your home. If you would like to maximize your work efficiency, consider creating a personalized home office in your Pop Top Remodeling project. 

By creating a home office within your Second Story Addition, you can avoid potential distractions from family members or pets. Maybe consider adding storage shelves so you can neatly file and keep track of important documents and records.


If you enjoy reading or studying, then another room idea is a personal study or library. There, you can safely store you and your family’s collection of books. 

With the addition of shelving or custom cabinetry, a reading nook, and a few comfortable chairs, you can create an excellent place for you or your children to quietly study and reflect on what you’ve written or read so far. 

Overall Additional Living Space

If you find yourself outgrowing your single-level home, you can remodel it and create more space through a Second Story Addition. This is especially beneficial for families that live with multiple generations in their household.

There, you can shift the bedrooms from the main floor up to your new second floor. This allows for additional square footage for other rooms in your house, such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen.  

Paradigm Homes: Expert Pop Top Remodel in McLean, VA

Pop Top Additions can help you achieve short and long-term goals for your home. If you are considering starting a Pop Top Remodel for your current or future home in McLean, VA, call on a team of professional Home Builders like Paradigm Homes. 

We have spent over a decade working with residents throughout Northern Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metro area, helping them Design/Build their dream homes. Our experienced team is always ready to help you transform your house , just as we’ve done for dozens of our previous highly-satisfied clients.  

Contact us at (703) 476-5877 to receive an estimate and save money on your next Pop Top Remodeling project.