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May 27, 2019
Is Amsted President Steve Barkhouse Superman? Maybe not, but we couldn’t resist having some fun with this photo of him that’s popped up on the latest cover of Canadian Contractor magazine. After all, we think he’s super!
March 11, 2019
In his latest appearance on CTV News at Noon, Steve shared an ensuite transformation that is not only a relaxing retreat, but an example of how you can have fun with tile and stone while keeping things light and airy. (See the link below to watch the video.)
July 30, 2018
Our award-winning Barrhaven main-floor makeover got some welcome attention in a recent Ottawa Citizen story. The project, which transformed a modest suburban home into a bright, modern and welcoming space, won its category of home renovation under $150,000 at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s National Housing Awards for Excellence.
June 18, 2018
A cottage rebuild for a family friend has become a cottage in name only as the transformed home on the water provides a modern and roomy family retreat. Take a tour of the home with President Steve Barkhouse and Leanne Cusack of CTV News at Noon.
June 4, 2018
Renovating for accessibility comes with its own set of challenges. When you own a renovation company and that reno project is your own home, it also gets personal. But Amsted co-owner Kirk Haw didn’t shy away from sharing with the Ottawa Citizen how he and the Amsted team transformed his home for his wheelchair-using son.
February 20, 2018
We were thrilled to learn recently that a recent Barrhaven renovation project has been named a finalist in the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence. Take a mini tour with us through the project to discover why we think it’s so special.