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Spacious Addition Opens Up Cramped Colonial Farmhouse

Project Scope

New concrete sidewalk & steps, and vinyl siding. An Allison Park homeowner and his family loved their charming colonial Hampton Township farmhouse, but they had outgrown the small floor plan. The kitchen was outdated with broken appliances, the rooms were tiny, the entire space was cramped and cluttered, and the wood floor was patched and inconsistent. A staircase divided the living, kitchen, and dining room spaces, preventing whoever was working in the kitchen from spending time with the rest of the family. They didn’t want to move and leave a home they adored in a great school district, so they decided to add to and renovate the two-story farmhouse. The homeowner contacted Action Builders for the project because he was acquainted with the owner.Kitchen remodeled in an Allison Park colonial farmhouse by Action Builders

Making the Most Of A Small Space

During the initial consultation, the Action Builders design-build team discussed the homeowner’s budget as well as their desire to create more space and a more open layout.

To create an airier floor plan, we built a 12 X 12 family room addition with a large opening. The addition included a powder room and mudroom off the back entrance. We also updated the exterior with a new sidewalk and steps and vinyl siding to match the addition.

To create consistency, we refinished the existing, worn wooden floors and installed new planks where necessary. Lastly, we brought the kitchen into the 21st century with gorgeous Andredas Custom Cabinetry and a top-of-the-line Wolf range.

The farmhouse is located on a busy road, which created some challenges during the renovation, but our home addition team’s extensive preparation and meticulous design-build process allowed us to finish the project on time and within the homeowner’s budget.

A Total Home Renovation For a Beloved Colonial Farmhouse

The family loves the finished addition and renovation and says it makes a huge difference in their quality of life. They can now spend time together in the evening and on weekends in the new combined space. The seamless addition also increased the value of the home.

At Action Builders, we approach every home addition by collaborating with the homeowner to determine how we can make the space work for them. Our extensive planning process ensures we deliver the highest quality of work within your budget. Schedule a home addition consultation with us today!


Allison Park


Family room addition including powder room and mudroom.


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