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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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September 15, 2020

Though the Back-to-School season looks a little different this year, it’s time to start planning and prepping for its arrival. These helpful renovation ideas will set your kids up for success, whether they’re learning virtually or spending their days in class. Thoughtful touches to your existing spaces will help them ace the academic year ahead!

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September 25, 2020

From BBQ dinners on the patio, sunbathing on the deck after swimming laps, and starry nights under the pergola, your backyard has made this summer one to remember. Nevertheless, as much as we hate to admit it, the harsh Canadian winter is well on its way. Be ready for it and protect your beloved deck with these tips.

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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 24, 2020

While there is plenty of advice Amsted President Steve Barkhouse can give to homeowners who are thinking of renovating, when asked to narrow it down to his top 3 renovation tips, here are his key recommendations.

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