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A Cramped Kitchen Gets a Makeover in Mount Lebanon, PA


Project Scope

Situated in the heart of Mount Lebanon, this two-story brick traditional home exudes timeless charm. However, the homeowner faced a significant challenge in their relationship with the kitchen. It was not only small but also falling apart, making cooking and entertaining a cumbersome task. They dreamed of a kitchen that not only opened up to the dining space but also maintained maximum functionality in the limited area.

Collaborating on the Perfect Design

During our initial consultation, we collaborated closely with the homeowner to understand their vision for the space. We brainstormed various options, exploring different layouts and possibilities. Key considerations included the removal of the wall separating the dining room and kitchen, the design of the opening, the coordination of ceiling flushes, the incorporation of lighting and range exhaust, and many other details. Our goal was to ensure that the final design not only met their aesthetic preferences but also addressed their functional needs.

The homeowner ultimately chose Action Builders for their project because they had full confidence in our ability to solve the unique challenges of their space. Our extensive experience and expertise in similar renovations reassured them. We worked closely with an exceptional cabinet maker, ensuring that the project stayed on schedule and that they wouldn’t be left without a kitchen for weeks or months. Our reputation for delivering exceptional results and our commitment to attention to detail made us the clear choice for the homeowner.

From Concept to Completion

At Action Builders, our services go beyond just physical construction. We pride ourselves on offering knowledge and expertise to our clients. In this kitchen renovation project, we leveraged our experience to assess the structural requirements and identify load-bearing walls, eliminating the need for additional engineering work. We carefully planned the rerouting of ductwork to the upstairs bedrooms, ensuring proper ventilation while maintaining a streamlined aesthetic. Additionally, we paid meticulous attention to the flooring, ensuring that it matched seamlessly throughout the entire main level. Our design approach brought a timeless yet modern look to the space, with built-ins that maximize functionality and utilize every inch, including a unique shallow pantry cabinet tucked under the stairs.

The Joy of a Transformed Space

After the completion of this kitchen transformation, the homeowner was thrilled with the results. They were amazed at how the removal of the wall had opened up the space, greatly improving their daily lives and the functionality of the kitchen. Meal preparations and hosting gatherings became a joyous experience in their newly revitalized space.

At Action Builders, we take pride in our ability to go beyond expectations and bring homeowners’ dreams to life. Together, we can create a space that tells your unique story and enhances your daily life.

Contact Action Builders today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards transforming your home.


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