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New Addition and Exterior Remodel for Mt. Lebanon Home

Project Scope

A busy Mt. Lebanon couple didn’t want to give up their home in a much-sought-after neighborhood. Families are clamoring to move into this popular area with large lots and spacious houses. But an outdated, awkward layout was creating major challenges for them. The original floor plan included what was a “maid’s kitchen” that wasn’t designed to be in the center of the home. They wanted an addition that allowed them to build a combined family room and kitchen space and transform the existing kitchen into a mudroom. The couple had worked with an architect through the design project and solicited the Action Builders’ team for the first phase – the home addition.Close-Up of a lantern feature on a Mt. Lebanon home addition built by Action Builders

A Cost-Effective Approach and a Gorgeous New Addition

The architect’s plan came in over the couple’s budget, so we had to take a more cost-effective approach. We assured the clients that we could complete the project on time and within budget.
Our adjustments included finishing the addition’s exterior with a combination of white brick and siding, rather than just brick and a poured concrete patio surrounded by brick walls instead of a brick patio and wall. This also had the added advantage of improving the patio’s drainage.

Because Mt. Lebanon has strict drainage requirements, we had to add extra tie-ins to the street. Although it was challenging, the Action Builders’ Home Addition team kept the project within budget without sacrificing anything on the couple’s wish list.

Communicative Service and Exceptional Results

The homeowners loved the new addition and were thrilled that we completed the project within their desired time frame and budget. At Action Builders, we pride ourselves on our communicative approach, so your finished home addition reflects your vision and you can stay in a home and neighborhood that you love. That includes meeting with you before the project, so we understand your wish list. Unlike many local companies, we have a dedicated manager and crew for each project to keep you informed at every step along the way.

Contact us today to get started. We can’t wait to hear your ideas!


Mt. Lebanon


Main Floor Addition, Siding, Concrete Patio, and Exterior Finishes


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