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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 some of Ottawa’s top renovators.

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May 17, 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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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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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 that will leave you feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared for planning your project.

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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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