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September 7, 2021

Home design is always evolving, but the pandemic has led to swift shifts in how spaces are used. COVID restrictions led many of us to become homebodies who work, play and exercise at home. We need our living spaces to reflect our new habits. Here are four ways the pandemic has changed home design.

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August 10, 2021

A basements suite, also called a rental suite or basement apartment, is a multipurpose space that can provide many benefits to you and your family. With home prices increasing and rental prices skyrocketing, it’s no wonder that more and more people are interested in adding a basement suite to their home.

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August 5, 2021

If you love a dramatic renovation before and after, we have the goods for you today. Amsted Design-Build owner Steve Barkhouse appeared on CTV News at Noon to share how we transformed a house in the Civic Hospital area.

The home, which originally had a traditional Arts & Crafts style, became a modern, airy living space with plenty of natural light.

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July 16, 2021

If you’re thinking of adding a sunroom to your house, you may have a lot of questions on your mind. How much will a sunroom addition cost? What are the benefits? What type of addition should I choose?

We’ll cover all of the above in this quick guide!

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June 25, 2021

We’ve all come a long way during this pandemic which has forced us to adapt in order to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe.

Halting the spread of COVID has become the planet’s number one priority. The good news; while we wait patiently for the mass distribution of the vaccine, there are ways we can pitch in to stop the spread of COVID in our homes – by going touchless.

Touchless technology has been in use by public facilities for many years and it was only a matter of time before it became available to homeowners.

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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! Anita Murray of the Kitchissippi Times brings us their story. Check out the article here

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