May 7, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that a recent main-floor renovation in the Glebe has been awarded top honours by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association at the organization’s National Awards for Housing Excellence this past weekend in Kelowna, BC.
This year’s awards received a record number of submissions, with nearly 700 applications. Finalists were announced in March, and Amsted was honoured to be among those recognized in the category of “Renovation under $250,000”. Amsted owner Steve Barkhouse says the company celebrated then. “It might be a cliché, but it’s truly an honour to be a finalist. There are only five projects selected from all of the submissions across the country, and we were thrilled to be included in that select group.”
“Winning the award itself is icing on the cake!” says Barkhouse. “But while the industry recognition is always exciting, what we really strive for, and are most proud to have achieved with this renovation, is a happy client.”
This project involved the careful reconsideration of a traditional Victorian home to meet the contemporary living needs of this busy family. The new design included a grand foyer, integrated a mudroom, maintained sizeable formal dining and living areas, relocated the kitchen, and created a more comfortable casual eating area and adjacent family room. Says Barkhouse, “the personalized touches of this renovation worked together to create a home that is unmistakably theirs! The family is now living happily, and more comfortably, in their “new” traditional home.”