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Kitchissippi Times Westboro | Renovation Tour

May 31, 2021

A Westboro family completed their renovations just before the pandemic hit. They were prepared for the repeated stay-at-home orders without even knowing it! Their story is shared in this article in the Kitchissippi Times by Anita Murray of All Things Home. Check out the article here.

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Virtual Seminar! Your Guide to a Successful Renovation

May 29, 2020

We may not be able to gather in a group, but that’s not stopping us from bringing you our popular and FREE renovation seminar! If there’s a reno in your future, the best way to ensure success is to arm yourself with great advice before you start. That’s exactly what our renovation seminar will do.

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Learn How to Plan For a Successful Renovation at Our Free Seminar

March 2, 2020

The best way to have a successful remodelling project is to arm yourself with great advice before you renovate. That’s exactly what our renovation seminar will do. And best of all, it’s FREE!

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Thinking of Renovating? Start With Our Free Renovation Seminar

February 3, 2020

Are you thinking of renovating? Then you need to attend our free renovation seminar to get advice on the tackle your project the right way. The seminar highlights some of the common elements we see in renovations, typical roadblocks you may face, and acts as your guide to a successful renovation!

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Catch Up on What You Missed at the Ottawa Home Show

January 27, 2020

The Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show is a huge event that inspires people across the city to turn their houses into a home. Whether they are looking to complete a new build, renovate their existing home, or just get a few ideas, there’s something for everyone.

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Discover Ottawa Renovation Trends at the Home and Remodelling Show

January 6, 2020

If you’re thinking of renovating, there are two reasons you need to come see us at this month’s Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show. First, our team will be at booth #1220, so you can stop by and ask all of your questions. And second, Amsted Architectural Designer Greg Simpson is presenting on the main stage,…

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Celebrating Our Loyal Customers With a Special Event

December 16, 2019

When it comes to customers, Amsted has the best of the best. We are honored to have loyal customers who not only trust us again and again to complete their own projects, but who refer us to their friends and family! The highest compliment we can receive is our clients’ referrals. As a token of…

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Our Renovation Seminar Is Back! Join Us and Learn How to Make Your Project a Success

November 4, 2019

Did you miss our last renovation seminar? If you did, we’re planning another! With a special emphasis on zoning, it’s free and it’s your guide to a successful renovation!

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Planning a Renovation? Join Us for a Primer on Making Your Reno a Success

October 11, 2019

If you’re planning a renovation, get our advice on how to proceed by joining us at our latest reno seminar. Highlighting some of the common elements we see in urban homes, it’s free and it’s your guide to a successful renovation!

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Meet the Finalist … on Reno Tour 2019!

September 30, 2019

This week’s Meet the Finalist instalment is particularly exciting because this is a project you can come and tour this Sunday, October 6th! Our entry for Reno Tour 2019 is our newest Living Room Presentation Centre and the apartment that’s upstairs. The powder room in this home is also a finalist in the Greater Ottawa…

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Bbq Fun: Celebrating and Thanking Our Trade Partners

June 27, 2019

A huge part of Amsted’s success is the strong relationships we have developed with our trade partners. That’s why it’s important for us to celebrate and nurture those partnerships. One of the ways we do that is through our annual trade partner barbecue!

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It’s Official! Our Glebe Living Room Presentation Centre Is Open!

June 10, 2019

How many house-warming parties have you heard of where the mayor stops by? When your “house warming” is the official opening of your newest Living Room Presentation Centre, having Mayor Jim Watson help with the ribbon cutting is all part of the celebration!

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Renovation Advice: Planning a Reno? Join Us for Your Guide to Success

June 3, 2019

If you’re thinking of remodelling, get our renovation advice by joining us at our latest reno seminar. It’s free and it’s your guide to a successful renovation!

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What You Need to Know Before You Renovate

April 4, 2019

If there’s a renovation in your future, there are things you need to know before you renovate. Let us help you overcome the unknown and prepare for success through our popular free seminar, where you will gain valuable information about renovating that will leave you feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared for planning your project.

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Ready to Renovate? Join Us for Your Guide to Success

February 5, 2019

With 30 years of experience, Amsted is well-known for creating successful renovation projects. We also want to share our knowledge on just how to go about thinking about a renovation. Planning is the key to success! So, we’re back with our popular seminar series, where you will gain valuable information about renovating that will leave…

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Amsted at the Reno Show: Secrets to Adding Value to Your Home With a Successful Kitchen or Bathroom Renovation

January 7, 2019

Certain events can trigger a renovation, like personalizing a recent home purchase or finally having the means to redo that kitchen or bathroom. Whatever your motivation, adding value to your home through a renovation can give you the double benefit of a space you love and a great return on investment. Amsted’s Greg Simpson will…

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Come Check Us Out on the 2018 Reno Tour

September 19, 2018

If you’re thinking about renovating, we want you to check us out, which you can do on the 2018 Reno Tour! The tour is an annual showcase of Ottawa renovation projects and trends now in its fourth year. The idea behind it is to give you an up-close and in-person look at completed projects by…

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Take Our Mid-Construction Tour and Learn What’s Really “Behind the Drywall”!

August 6, 2018

Join us on Saturday, September 8th to take a tour of our (soon to be) newest “Living Room” Presentation Centre while it is under construction!  

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Our 2nd Mid-Construction Tour Is a Success!

May 15, 2018

This fun, behind-the-walls look at an Amsted project mid-construction let fellow homeowners see first-hand what goes on before the drywall is installed, giving those considering a renovation of their own a good idea of how and why things like insulation, solid framing and thoughtful design choices impact comfort, energy efficiency and budget.

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Take Our Mid-Construction Tour and Learn What’s Behind Your Walls

April 11, 2018

Our first mid-construction tour last year was such a success that we’re doing it again! For some, the renovation process can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. That’s why we offer a tour of an actual renovation in progress, which will be held on Saturday, May 12.

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Planning a Renovation? Join Us for Your Guide to Success!

February 23, 2018

With 28 years of experience, Amsted President Steve Barkhouse is well-known for creating successful renovation projects. Have a look through our website to find photos and testimonials of clients who have created their unmistakable home. Now it’s your turn! We’re back this Spring with our popular seminar series, where you will gain valuable information about renovating…

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Your Guide to a Successful Home Renovation

January 15, 2018

If you’re thinking about a home renovation, this is one talk you don’t want to miss. Amsted’s president, Steve Barkhouse, will take to the stage at this weekend’s Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show to give you all the advice you need to plan your project.

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Amsted Customer Appreciation Event

November 7, 2017

This past Saturday, the Amsted team was thrilled to welcome 30 past clients to watch the Senators take on the Vegas Golden Knights, showing our appreciation for their continued support and ongoing referrals.

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Interested in Your Own Unmistakable Home?

October 23, 2017

Join us for an interactive seminar, and leave feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared for your upcoming renovation project.

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