Amsted Blog

Learn more about Amsted by reading our latest news or watching our informative videos. If you’d like Amsted’s latest projects and special announcements delivered directly to your inbox, simply sign up for our quarterly newsletter at the bottom of this page.

kitchen renovation

Planning a renovation? Then check us out on the Reno Tour!

October 10, 2017

If you’re planning a renovation, what better way to check out a prospective renovator than to visit them at one of their completed projects? That’s the thinking behind the RenoTour, an annual showcase of Ottawa renovation projects and trends that’s now in its third year.

Read More

What do you need to know before you renovate?

April 4, 2017

Overcome the unknown and plan for success by finding out just what you need to know before you can begin a renovation. Join Amsted President Steve Barkhouse at our upcoming seminar as he offers you valuable information about renovating that will leave you feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared for planning your project.

Read More

Our First Mid-construction tour is a success

April 3, 2017

The best way to understand what’s behind your walls is to see what they look like with the drywall removed, and that’s what more than 40 homeowners got to see last weekend during our first ever mid-construction tour.

Read More

Mid-Construction Tour: Learn more about what’s behind your walls

March 13, 2017

For some, the renovation process can be pretty scary. But it doesn’t have to be a mystery! That’s why Amsted is offering a tour of an actual renovation in progress on April 1 (no fooling!).

Read More

Presenting… Your Guide to a Successful Renovation!

January 23, 2017

Considering renovating your home? Join us at the Glebe Community Center on Monday, February 27th to learn more about selecting a renovator and how the unique process of design-build will set you up for success!

Read More

Planning a Renovation? Your Guide to Success Here!

November 8, 2016

With 25 years of experience, Amsted President Steve Barkhouse is well known for creating successful renovation projects. Join us for one of our upcoming seminars, and gain valuable information about renovating that will leave you feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared for planning your project.

Read More

Showcasing Home Renovations on the 2nd Annual Reno Tour

October 24, 2016

Amsted was proud to feature a beautiful main floor renovation as one of 6 homes in Ottawa on the 2nd annual GOHBA Reno Tour. If you missed visiting the home in person, we’re pleased to share the before and after photos and project details here! We invite you to take a look through for some beautiful design inspiration.

Read More

Amsted will be at the Home Show! Will you?

August 3, 2016

The Ottawa Fall Home Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. Amsted is excited to showcase at booth 1820, and we’d love to meet you there!

Read More

Tour Renovated Homes in Ottawa!

August 3, 2016

The second annual Reno Tour is coming to Ottawa on October 16th from 11am – 4pm. If you’re in the market for a renovation, need a little design inspiration, or are just looking for a Sunday activity, please join us!

Read More

Seminar Series: Your Guide to a Successful Renovation is BACK!

August 1, 2016

With 25 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 after the summer with our popular seminar series, where you can gain valuable information…

Read More

Celebrating Trade Partner Relationships

March 31, 2016

On Wednesday, March 9th Amsted welcomed over 30 trades and suppliers to breakfast at Kanata Golf & Country Club, where we celebrated our successful relationships and awarded partners with several special awards. “In an industry that is often portrayed negatively in the media, we felt it was important to recognize that excellence also exists,” says owner Steve Barkhouse. “Amsted…

Read More

Amsted will be at the Home & Remodelling Show. Will you?

January 7, 2016

Join Amsted founder Steve Barkhouse on Sunday, January 24th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm as he provides your guide to a successful renovation. During this lively and engaging seminar, Steve will walk through step-by-step the unique process of Design-Build. He will address common concerns including staying on budget, point out the anticipated pitfalls, and detail the…

Read More

Amsted will be at the Home Show! Will you?

September 16, 2015

The Ottawa Fall Home Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. Amsted is excited to showcase at booth 1400. Visit our Home Show Living Room to meet with our design-build professionals for insight and inspiration on your next project. Some of our expert partners will also be on hand throughout the weekend to…

Read More

Catch Amsted on Rogers TV! Monday, June 2nd

December 12, 2014

Don’t miss “Ottawa Experts” this Monday, June 2nd at 8:30pm! Industry experts from the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association will be on Rogers Television Ottawa Experts to share some insight and take your calls on housing issues in Ottawa. The lineup includes Steve Barkhouse, President of Amsted Design-Build who will be sharing tips on home renovations.

Read More