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October 21, 2021
Giving back to the community is an integral part of our Core Values. That’s why we consider it a privilege to volunteer at Camp Smitty every fall.
The pandemic prevented us from volunteering in 2020 so we were especially eager to get back to work this past September.
October 8, 2021
We’re proud to announce that Amsted is up for 12 Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) Housing Design Awards!
Eight of our projects have been named finalists in 11 categories, in addition to being a finalist for the coveted title of Renovator of the Year. This is a testament to the power of our proven process and amazing team. We’re more dedicated than ever to creating exceptional homes while ensuring that our clients have the most positive experience possible.
Read on to find out more about our GOHBA Award finalists.
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.
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.
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.
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!