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March 10, 2021
Without proper storage solutions in the kitchen, it’s easy for clutter to take center stage. These homeowners sought the expertise of our design-build team to create a more welcoming space by improving their storage woes and also adding seating. We helped reimagine their kitchen and transformed it into something they could truly enjoy.
March 16, 2021
Raise the roof! Amsted Design-Build founder, Steve Barkhouse, joined Leanne Cusack on CTV News at Noon to share how just a few simple chores can save you thousands of dollars on roof repairs. Get all the details here.
April 6, 2021
In case you missed it, Amsted owner Steve Barkhouse had the pleasure of joining CTV News Ottawa’s Leanne Cusak to discuss a home renovation and addition our team blew the roof off of… literally!
October 28, 2020
Big, bright and beautiful! Inside and out, the Amsted team worked wonders on this Muskoka dream house. This renovation made for a more family-friendly home including open common spaces, five bedrooms, a separate in-law suite, and a Craftsman-inspired exterior.
January 15, 2021
As of January 15, 2021
It’s our goal at Amsted to be a valuable source of information to Ottawa homeowners such as yourselves. Given the new restrictions and stay-at-home order that were announced on Tuesday, we wanted to email you once again to help clarify what this means for your renovation – whether current or in the planning stages.
If you were watching Tuesday’s press conference or read the articles following, you may have heard or seen that the new public health measures included “non-essential construction to be further restricted, including below-grade construction, exempting survey.” If this left you scratching your head, you weren’t alone! We’ve taken the last few days to get a full picture of what this means and how it impacts all of us moving forward.
With direction from the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association, we now understand this to mean that all projects currently underway and with approved permits are considered essential work. Thankfully this means no one is about to be left with a gaping hole in their home, without a kitchen for longer than expected, etc. The work we do continues to be deemed an essential service in an effort to keep your homes running smoothly and effectively.
To ensure your peace of mind, please know our construction team is well equipped with safety measures designed to keep homeowners, staff, and tradespeople safe. Strict guidelines outlining who can be on site, protective equipment required for all workers, and an increased cleaning procedure implemented, all provide enhanced safety.
For those of you still gathering ideas and considering your renovation plans, or if you are in the design phase of your project, we encourage you not to let this dim your excitement! Over the year our team has become skilled at virtual meetings that keep the momentum going without sacrificing our proven process. Space planning, design reviews, material selections, plan approvals, and more – all can be done virtually without any need to leave your home.
We are being asked as a community to stay home and stay safe. It is our top priority to ensure that your home remains a safe space, your haven, during this time.
March 12, 2020
Our annual trade partners breakfast is one way we can thank our awesome trade partners. Now in its 5th year, it’s our way of showing the value and importance of our commitment to each other and to our clients.