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MASTER REMODELERS

3630 Elm Street
Pittsburgh, PA
15234

Exteriors and Outdoors

An exterior renovation of your home can make a beautiful statement from the street— great “curb appeal” in real estate terms. Perhaps you’re imaging a stunning entrance portico, an inviting porch or a striking door treatment.  These improvements can provide the greatest ROI at resale.   For your outdoor living maybe a deck, pool and cabana or patio.  We’ve even created a Japanese style pavilion in a serene pond setting.

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living remodel - new patio with fire pit and outdoor dining in Mt. Lebanon

    New patio with firepit, master grilling countertop, covered dining space, stamped concrete and landscaping with a waterfall—as part of a whole house renovation after a fire.

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living remodel - new patio with waterfall and stone wall in Mt. Lebanon

    New patio with waterfall, fire pit, stamped concrete, stone walls, and landscaping—as part of a whole house renovation after a fire

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living remodel - new patio with waterfall and landscaping in Mt. Lebanon

    New patio treatment with waterfall, stone walls, and landscaping—as part of a whole house renovation after a fire

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living remodel - new patio with covered dining area

    New patio with covered dining and grilling area, waterfall, fire pit, stamped concrete, stone walls, and landscaping—as part of a whole house renovation after a fire

  • home addition & patio

    A 3-story, 700 sq. ft. home addition and expanded patio provides more outdoor living & entertaining options in Mt. Lebanon. (addition on left, with stairway to patio on right)

  • A 3-story home addition provides more outdoor living & entertaining options in Mt. Lebanon. A new grilling deck with stairs created new access to the patio and outdoor fireplace.

  • sunroom addition in Mt. Lebanon

    A 3-story home addition provides more outdoor living & entertaining options in Mt. Lebanon. On the second floor it doubled the size of living space as well as created new access to the patio and a grilling deck.

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living addition - new covered deck for outdoor living room in Washington, PA

    Completed in 2011, this now-covered patio in Washington County provides this family with a cozy, gazebo-like space, including fireplace and large screen TV. Surrounded by horse farms, the owners wished to match the western feel of the surrounding properties.

    In designing this we had to factor in the high winds that come across the pastures. The structure is made of a combination of laminated wooden beams and custom steel columns to resist extra ordinary wind pressure.

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living addition - new covered deck for outdoor living room in Washington, PA

    Completed in 2011, this now-covered patio provides this family with a cozy, gazebo-like space with beautiful views of the neighboring horse farms. Notice the warm tones of the cedar wood ceilings and the draping that provides privacy and protection from the elements.

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living remodel - new pool patio deck and pergola in Mt. Lebanon

    Mt. Lebanon kitchen & patio remodel 1: This Mt. Lebanon family wanted a more efficient and modern kitchen design, including easy access to their patio and pool—with a smooth transition from indoors to outdoors. A new portico and patio treatment enhanced their enjoyment of the pool area.

  • exterior renovation, an outdoor living remodel - new pool patio deck and porch with railing in Mt. Lebanon

    Mt. Lebanon kitchen & patio remodel 4: A view from the kitchen door across the new deck and patio with custom iron railing.

  • exterior renovation by home additions contractor - example of a cottage on the Allegheny River with several additions

    Behind the new facade, several small additions and "bumpouts" added 500 sq. ft. to this vacation cottage for 3 generations on the upper Allegheny River.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new portico for outdoor living

    A stunning outdoor patio space boasts stamped concrete, decorative columns and stained wooden ceiling. In the beginning stages on construction, some exterior bricks were carefully removed and hen carefully reused and repositioned after installing new doors and windows. This makes for a seamless result when marrying old construction with new.

  • outdoor living and exterior renovation contractor - example of a Japanese style pavilion in Fox Chapel

    Japanese pagoda style pavilion in koi pond on a large estate in Fox Chapel

  • outdoor living and exterior renovation contractor - example of a Japanese style pavilion in Fox Chapel

    Japanese style pavilion on a large koi pond on an estate in Fox Chapel

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a church renovated into a home

    An historic church renovated into an open plan, aging-in-place home for a senior citizen.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new home portico entryway in Pittsburgh

    Limestone steps, redwood columns, and an elliptical ceiling make a 'little porch' a thing of beauty.

  • outdoor living and exterior renovation contractor - example of a new home entryway and porch in Pittsburgh

    With a few, well designed changes an old tired look gets a major facelift using stained cedar.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new home entryway and porch in Mt. Lebanon

    Mt. Lebanon addition 1a: The major part of this remodel is a 6’ x 14’ addition to the home to create a new foyer and bathroom (left side of house including a new porch). On the exterior it features a recycled curved slate roof to match the existing one over the side porch. On the second and third exterior stories low maintenance concrete panels and Azek PVC trim replaced vinyl siding to give a stucco appearance

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new home entryway and porch in Mt. Lebanon

    Mt. Lebanon addition 1b: The major part of this remodel is a 6’ x 14’ addition to the home to create a new foyer and bathroom. The project also created a new front porch with custom corbels and railing to match existing side porch detail. A Tudor-arched warm mahogany custom door welcomes everyone and features distressed hardware for an antique look.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new home entryway in Pittsburgh

  • We added cultured stone, a custom built portico with wooden ceiling and a custom Mission Style door to create a warm, welcoming and elegant first impression to this home. Widening the existing staircase with exposed aggregate concrete complete the look.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new patio for outdoor living in Pittsburgh

    In this major transformation, two first floor additions create a sprawling country home-style metamorphosis. To the left a three-season room was added, to the right the interior kitchen gained an eat-in area. And behind the three-season room, directly above the family room a second floor guest room and bath now apply. Paving stones and landscape lighting create a lovely outdoor experience.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new front door entryway in Pittsburgh

    Mahogany Masterpiece. Inside a custom pediment shows off craftsmanship at it's finest.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new front door entryway in Pittsburgh

    Mahogany Masterpiece. This custom made Mahogany front door features bevel glass with lead caning and brushed nickel hardware.

  • exterior renovation contractor - example of a new front door entryway in Pittsburgh

    This beauty is made of custom-made oak with raised panel detailing. A beveled glass circle window with brass caning adds elegance. Features a matching storm door.

Exterior renovations in Pittsburgh often provide the greatest return on investment at resale because of improved curb appeal. According to Remodeling Magazine’s recent “Cost vs. Value Report,”  various exterior living and remodeling projects return 52%-72% of investment at resale in the Pittsburgh market.

Quality products used in our exterior projects include: Cultured Stone, Somerset Door & Column, Trex, Permacast Column, Sikkens, Fairway Vinyl System, Fypon, and Versa-lok.





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