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Adding Light and Space to a Pittsburgh Home with an Addition

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At Action Builders, we understand that a home is more than just a place to live. It’s a place where memories are made, where families gather, and where dreams take shape. That’s why when the homeowner of this Pittsburgh residence wanted to add space and light to their home, they chose Action Builders to make their vision a reality.


Home Addition

Working Within Budget, Partnering for Success

Our team provided full design build services, ensuring that every step of the project was handled with care and expertise. From the initial design consultation to the final project management during construction, we were there every step of the way.

We understand that budget is an important consideration for homeowners. That’s why we worked closely with the homeowner to balance their vision with their budget. They put their own sweat equity into the project by demoing out a brick patio that was there before we started, and opting to not fully finish the basement at this time. However, even without the finishing touches, the basement is still a fully functioning space that they can enjoy. This partnership allowed the homeowner to save money while still achieving their dream of a light-filled addition.

Overcoming Challenges, Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Every project comes with its own set of challenges, and this Pittsburgh residence was no exception. Our team faced challenges such as figuring out the side of the addition considering the sewer line in the backyard and the side property line. We also had to determine if the addition was going to be a one-story or two-story structure and how it would seamlessly connect to the existing house.

Action Builders constructs a home addition on Pittsburgh home

The side property line also presented a unique challenge as it was pie-shaped or ran on a diagonal, requiring us to make adjustments and make the addition slightly smaller than originally planned. However, through creative problem-solving and collaboration, we were able to find solutions that met the homeowner’s needs and satisfied all requirements. For the permit process, we used our contacts in the area to re-measure the property line and produced a survey that the township would accept.

Turning Dreams into Reality

The homeowner was thrilled with the results. The new space was everything they had hoped for. They particularly appreciated our team’s dedication, working with them through the holidays, and navigating the often-complex permitting and inspection process.

At Action Builders, our commitment is not just to completing projects, but to delivering results that exceed expectations. We take pride in collaborating with homeowners and turning their dreams into reality. Let us show you what we can do for your home!


Need more information about home additions and interior remodeling before pursuing a project?

See our Addition and Remodeling Guides to learn:

  • Why hiring a design-builder is in your best interest
  • Top projects that solve the biggest problems for Pittsburgh homes
  • Budget and planning tips to get the best outcome for whole-home renovations or additions