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Split-Level Homes

Action Builders can renovate or add to your outdated split-level home to create a more functional and stylish living space.

Split-Level Home Additions in Pittsburgh

Timeline: 4-5 months

Budget: Varies Per Project

Space Increase: 500-1,000 square feet

Renovations: Home addition, whole home remodel (entryway, enlarge kitchen, add bedroom, master suite, foyer, age in place)

Areas: All of our service areas including Mt. Lebanon, USC, South Hills, North Hills, Sewickley, Squirrel Hill, Mt. Washington

Is your Pittsburgh split-level home cramping your style?

Split-level homes were introduced in the 1950s and 1960s but gained immense popularity in the 1970s. At the time, they were a cost-effective solution that suited small suburban plots of land. However, just as the harvest gold refrigerators and vinyl kitchen floors of the 1970s are no longer in fashion, split-level homes don’t always work well in our modern times.

If you own a split-level home, an addition is a great option to add more space and create a layout that is more suitable for today’s modern lifestyleHere are some of the challenges of split-level homes:

  • Too many stairs!
  • Outdated style
  • Exterior steps
  • Lower resale value
  • Lack of natural light

Bring your split-level home into the 21st century with a modern home addition

Because split-level homes have staggered levels, they can be especially difficult to add to or renovate. For example, if you plan to build another level, it may entail changing the entire roof alignment. If you’re building up, you’ll need to add windows, so it looks like an organic part of your home. An experienced, knowledgeable contractor (like Action Builders!) understands the challenges of split-level home additions and renovations, resulting in a more modern, functional home!

Here are some split-level home addition and renovation ideas:

  • Add a master suite
  • Build a sunroom
  • Extend your garage
  • Design a modern front portico for an updated style and renewed curb appeal
  • Add an upstairs dormer
  • Replace small windows
  • Install more windows
  • Add skylights
  • Remove non-weight-bearing walls to create an open floor plan
  • Renovate the basement

Action Builders’ experienced design-build team can work with you to turn your outdated split-level house into the 21st-century home of your dreams. We are experts at tackling the challenging addition and remodeling jobs that other Pittsburgh area contractors say can’t be done, including split-level renovations and additions. Ready to get started? Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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