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A Spacious Family-First Home Remodel in McMurray, PA


McMurray, PA


Kitchen renovation, garage addition and renovation

Brick Colonial Home in Pennsylvania Gets Transformed into a Family Retreat

A family in McMurray, Pennsylvania, loved their neighborhood, spacious lot, and almost everything about their brick Colonial home built in 2005. However, there was just one problem. The home’s living room, kitchen, garage, and other key spaces were outdated and cramped, and they didn’t serve the family’s needs.

The homeowners wanted their house to be a relaxing retreat for family and a welcoming space for guests. They knew a remodeling project would be necessary to make this dream a reality. When searching for a qualified contractor to complete the job, they were drawn to our team at Action Builders because of our ability to perfectly match the exterior of their addition with their home’s charming brick façade.

Functionality Added to the Heart of the Home

During this remodeling project — no corner of the home was left untouched! The family wanted to add space and functionality to nearly every nook and cranny of their home.

First, we expanded the garage to accommodate two cars and added practical amenities, like a dog shower in the garage and a mudroom with ample storage next to the laundry room. We found that matching the main door’s look to the garage door was nearly impossible, so we hired a painter to help us achieve the perfect match — and the results were incredible! The painted door looked just like natural wood.

Next, we removed the wall between the kitchen and living room to create a spacious open-concept layout. We also added a pantry to keep the kitchen clutter-free and a coffee bar in the hallway to maximize space in the kitchen. The coffee bar can even be converted into an entertainment bar when hosting guests!

Finally, we added a playroom above the garage, which was a big hit with the kids! We installed a “secret tunnel” in the roofline to connect the kids’ bedrooms with the playroom, so they can access their special hideaway without traveling downstairs.

Family-Friendly Remodeling Project Delights Parents, Kids & Guests

These homeowners were thrilled with the functionality and ease of living in their new home — and they especially loved how the remodel focused on family.

The children adored their new “secret hideaway” and playroom, and the parents were pleased that the new open-concept kitchen and living room were spacious enough to host family, friends, and neighbors. Special touches like the mudroom, coffee bar, pantry, and garage, made it easy to keep the home clutter-free. These homeowners especially loved that their brick addition perfectly matched the brick on their existing home to enhance their property with effortless curb appeal.

This family in McMurray, PA, is the perfect example that you shouldn’t have to leave your current address to live in the home you’ve always dreamed of. Instead, add functional, beautiful space to your current home with a remodeling project or addition from Action Builders.

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