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Older/Historic Homes

Action Builders can renovate your Pittsburgh area older or historic home for a more modern, functional living space for you and your family.

Remodeling or Adding onto an Older/Historic Home

Timeline: Varies by project

Space Increase: Varies by project

Renovations: First Floor Addition, Second Story Addition, 3rd Story Addition, Home Addition

Areas: Mt. Lebanon, USC, South Hills, North Hills, Sewickley, Squirrel Hill, Mt. Washington

Featured Projects: Featured project currently in progress!

Older & Historic Home Addition Design Challenges

If you’re fortunate enough to own a historic or older home, you probably want to hang onto that piece of history as long as possible. Older homes are not only charming, but they are also often worth more, appreciate faster, and retain more of their value.

On the flip side, all historic homes were built 50 or more years ago, which means they often have space limitations and don’t have the structural features or layout that today’s families expect. To create a space that allows your family to live, work, and play comfortably, you might find that you need:

  • A larger master suite
  • An additional bathroom
  • Another bedroom
  • An extra family living space

Renovating or adding to a historic or older home has some unique challenges. Any remodel should maintain the character of the home with matching or coordinating shapes, sizes, and finishes. Historic homes also involve zoning requirements and limits in city ordinances on what you can and cannot change, and so require some specific and creative solutions from a contractor. This is no easy feat, but at Action Builders, we love a challenge! We excel at solving complex issues.

Action Builders has 30 years of experience adding to and renovating older homes and historic homes in the Pittsburgh area. We know how to retain your home’s charm while creating a more modern, functional space for you and your family.

Home Addition Design Solutions for Historic or Older Homes

There are many ways to renovate an older or historic home and create the space that you desire by:

  • Widening a small dormer
  • Remodeling an attic space
  • Finishing a basement
  • Converting a porch

One of our expert design professionals will personally guide you through each phase of the project, providing architectural engineered drawings to bring your vision to life. And so that you have peace of mind, we stand behind our expert craftsmanship with an industry-leading 5-year guarantee on all projects.

Schedule a consultation with us today so we can create a customized plan to create your dream space in your historic or older 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