Project Gallery

Welcome to our Project Gallery. We are proud of the work we do and encourage you to take a look through our portfolio of projects. Take advantage of the photos below to provide you with home improvement ideas, help you determine your priorities and define your style, and eventually convey to our in-house team how you want your home to look. Amsted’s personalized service ensures each project is unique and special. But don’t just take our word for it. Client satisfaction is our first priority—click the Case Studies tab or visit our Guild Quality reviews to see what our clients have to say about their experience with Amsted. Like what you see? If you have any questions about our work or if you would like to discuss your own design-build project, please contact us.

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Rockliffe Revamp with StyleHaus Interiors

The Challenge

In partnership with StyleHaus Interiors, Amsted was tasked to turn this family home built in the 1920’s into a custom designed space fit to all the homeowners(and their 3 children’s) needs. Respecting the character of the home and blending in the modern upgrades was essential. The family also wanted to stay in the home during the renovations, so doing it in stages was required.

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The Solution

The new open-concept kitchen, living room, breakfast nook, work space, and large hidden pantry room were a focus on the main floor. A separate formal dining room gives the family a stunning space to host large gatherings in style. These designs also fit their furniture they have collected from around the world.
The master bathroom is now more spacious, has plenty of storage, added light, and boasts both a large curb less shower and luxurious stand-alone tub. The master bedroom is now a relaxing getaway to wind down from the everyday, and the children’s rooms are bright and provide a space that they can grow into.

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Personalized Planning

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Personalized Planning

Overall, we were extremely pleased with the work, craftsmanship and attention to detail Amsted put into our home. The dedication and ownership of project that we saw from [our Project Manager] has continued to impress us, six months after move in date. I truly miss our weekly design meetings and so enjoyed every step of our renovation project with her. Thanks to Amsted for understanding our vision, and helping us to turn it into reality for our family home.

Amanda

The Challenge

The homeowners loved their neighbourhood and the vintage of the home, but their family was outgrowing the space. They needed an update to ensure they could continue to grow into the home they loved.

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The Solution

To achieve the desired functionality, we proposed a second-storey addition along with a complete interior redesign. On the main floor, we relocated and expanded the kitchen, opening it up to a newly adjacent living room. The space features an oversize island finished with white and navy cabinetry and a unique combination of walnut details and quartz countertops. A coordinating wetbar is found in the living room for added convenience during casual get-togethers, while the new, enclosed dining room takes it’s place at the front of the house, and features a custom hutch and improved access thanks to the expanded front entryway. The mudroom has also been relocated and reconsidered, improving the flow in and out of the house from both access points. On the second floor, the addition allowed us to create a master suite, leaving large rooms for the children and a new laundry room, moved upstairs for easier access.

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Balancing the Scale

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Balancing the Scale

You guys listened to everything we wanted and gave us the addition we saw in our dreams. Truly outstanding work, and we’re excited and happy. You also handled every change and curve ball we threw your way, and found a way to achieve what we wanted. Our sincere thanks.

Shane

The Challenge

Sitting alone atop a hill, this home in Carp was impressive, but imposing. The garage, built into the basement, furthered the problem while simultaneously reducing liveable space.

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The Solution

In order to balance the scale of the home and provide the living space they desired, we pulled the garage out of the basement to create a separate oversized two-car garage.  By joining the two buildings with single-storey addition, we were able to provide a large mudroom, bright living room, home gym, walk-in-storage and powder room. We also created a great outdoor living space off the kitchen on the roof of the addition, maximizing every available inch!

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From Industrial to Tranquil

I was delighted with the work done by Amsted. The team kept the project on time and on budget, and they were able to translate my vision into reality. Developing a excellent relationship with your design team is critical, and right from the start, they were friendly and approachable – no question or idea was too small for them to consider. The entire team was amazing.

Michele

The Challenge

This homeowner knew what she wanted, and found a location that she loved. All she needed was a team who could transform her vision of this industrial-style space into a reality.

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The Solution

Painting the entire space white provides a blank canvas for the simple touches that shine. Classically feminine features throughout emphasize the owner’s style, including glass, mirrors, and gilded accents, while black hardware and the odd pop of colour break up the simplicity for a truly stunning and personalized home.

 

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White and Bright Garage Renovation

The Challenge

The homeowners had an unfinished garage that was cold, dark, had cracked cement floors, and lacked functionality. A love of mechanics and car collecting prompted the homeowners to renovate the garage to allow them to use it year round, and store all of their equipment and their two classic cars from the UK.

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The Solution

The walls and ceiling were fully insulated, finished with plywood and trim detailing, and painted a bright white. The cement floor cracks were fixed and an epoxy coating was applied to provide water proofing and a clean look in the space. In an effort to create as much height as possible for the lifts, a heating and cooling unit was added in the corner to ensure comfort in all seasons and shaft-driven garage door openers were installed.  While a new stainless steel storage system provides enough space to store all the tools and accessories that previously sat in bins on the floor. The homeowners now have everything on their wishes, wants and needs list with this last piece of their home completed to fully suit their lifestyle.

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Suburban Redone

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Suburban Redone

Designers and on-site managers took all of our requirements and revisions into consideration, with a no short-cuts attention to detail, that leaves us feeling very comfortable, and even a little bit spoiled, in our new/old home.

Heather

The Challenge

The homeowners loved their suburban neighbourhood in the heart of Kanata, but the layout of their home was very dis-functional for their growing family. They also have a beautiful backyard space that is hard to come by in the suburbs. Amsted ensured the homeowners that we could create a design that would include a functional layout, while also updating the 1980’s style and fully automating the entire home.

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The Solution

The existing kitchen, dining room, and formal living room were reconfigured to allow an open-concept layout that is perfect for entertaining their family, friends, and kids sports teams. The former living room at the front of the home is now a separate formal dining room. Connected to the dining room with a walk-through pantry, the new kitchen space took over the former dining room and is open to the coffee station, casual eating area, and living room. The entire back wall of the home is windows and sliding doors to allow lots of natural light and views of their beloved backyard space. The flooring throughout the home was replaced, and the bathrooms, laundry room, and home office were updated. Home automation includes programmable shades, switches for coffee bar in the ensuite, humidity control in the ensuite, thermostat and programmable lighting.

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Living Room Renovation

Accenting a Space

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Accenting a Space

We hired Amsted to do a major main floor reno of the kitchen, dining room and living room. We were very pleased with the results – they kept on schedule and on budget and the end result was exactly what we had hoped for. We did a bathroom reno previously with another company that didn’t go so smoothly –  Amsted has restored our faith in the renovation business! I would definitely recommend Amsted to anyone looking to do a home reno.

John and Shelley

The Challenge

A dated and divided main floor layout, the homeowners were seeking a bright and contemporary update.

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The Solution

The space is injected with colour and light in this beautiful main floor transformation. Removing the dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room allows the entire space to be considered as one. The new kitchen features a large island with counter seating, new pantry space, a broom closet and a home organization center. Carrying the millwork through the kitchen into the dining room create a holistic space, while the use of wood counters defines each room. In the living room, we created a coffered ceiling to highlight the height of the room, and replaced the wood burning fireplace with brick surround with an electric unit with contemporary floor-to-ceiling tile to complete the space.

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Maximizing Space and Function

We had a very positive experience working with Amsted as they helped us transform our recently purchased 1930s era home to make it our own, including modernizing the kitchen and family room space in the addition. Their support through the design process and professionalism and attention to detail through construction put us at ease. We would use Amsted again for our next project without hesitation.

Michael and Brenda

The Challenge

A previous addition had provided the new homeowners with ample space, but it’s design left something to be desired.

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The Solution

We revamped the kitchen, added a mudroom, reorganized the powder room and brought the laundry upstairs. A half-wall dividing the kitchen and living room was removed and replaced with an elongated island with counter seating for the entire family. The half-wall beside the rear door was extended and a new half-wall was added to create a defined mudroom. The powder room was reconfigured to maximize space, and the laundry is now cleverly hidden behind a sliding barn door. The details of this project work together to provide the family with a beautiful, personalized, functional space that will be enjoyed for years to come.

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Amsted offers two satellite offices to add convenience for our clients.

Amsted Living Rooms

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Amsted Living Rooms

The Challenge

As our company grew, we were looking for a way to better serve our clients across the city, and ensure our focus on communication and collaboration remained paramount.

The Solution

The Amsted Living Rooms are an extension of our commitment to our clients to provide personalized, private and stress free service. Clients can meet with our dedicated in-house planning and design experts in an environment designed to make you feel at home. We have designed meeting spaces that create a cozy, inviting atmosphere where you can comfortably discuss your wants and needs with our professionals. Just like your home, our Living Room is a place where dreams can be explored and ideas brought to life.

 

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Honed to Perfection

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Honed to Perfection

Throughout the process of renovating our kitchen, the Amsted team were professional, imaginative and determined to make everything perfect. We wanted a kitchen with a big punch of red, and Amsted make it work beautifully–on time and on budget. We were especially grateful for the care they took protecting and accommodating our two cats. We were so pleased with the work and the experience that we had Amsted back this year to completely update the exterior of our home.

Connie

The Challenge

Apart from its dated appearance, these homeowners faced a couple of unique challenges with this kitchen; firstly, while they loved the sun-drenched space, it could become glaring at certain times of day, and secondly their playful cats were always finding their way to the top of the cabinets.

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The Solution

Thoughtfully redesigning the space and focusing on the finishes turned this dated kitchen into an award-winning space, with thoughtful, personalized touches throughout. Extending the cabinetry to the ceiling was the first design consideration, ensuring their cats no longer had access to this unwanted perch. While relocating appliances and selected matte finishes, such as honed granite countertops, a matte sink and faucet as well as a flat finish on the painted cabinets all helped to soak in the sun rather than allowing it to bounce off the surfaces. The cabinetry redesign also allowed the space for this striking red hutch, a nod to a favourite University football team and a love for woodworking.

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It’s Good to be Home

In the end Amsted delivered more than a renovated house, they delivered an improved quality of life for our family. We have a brighter, bigger more functional living space that allows us to entertain friends in style, but also an oasis to come home to after a long day at work. For the first time ever my husband and I were actually able to imagine how great daily life could be after retiring, because Amsted proved to us that it is good to be home.

Marianne

The Challenge

With an already small footprint, an existing layout divided by room function left this bungalow feeling small and cramped. In addition, the homeowners were seeking a more functional entrance and an update to their existing main bathroom.

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The Solution

To facilitate their entryway needs, an existing exterior porch was enclosed to create a designated space with closet and custom bench seating. Removing the dividing wall, expanding the kitchen and reorganizing the floorplan creates a beautiful, more functional open-concept living space. The new kitchen features natural bamboo cabinetry, black pearl granite and a glass tile backsplash, and includes a peninsula with counter seating, and a custom wine bar with similar finishes. The living room includes a beautiful fireplace update, with floor to ceiling tile surround and custom built-ins. The main bathroom was also reconfigured and personalized with a cherry wood vanity and bold accent tiles.

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