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Seven Things to Expect With Your Home Remodel

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Flipping through magazines, browsing the internet and watching TV shows can give some amazing, inspirational home renovation ideas. What they don’t show is the process you and your home will go through. Wouldn’t it be nice to be told the truth about what to expect when renovating a house? A balanced, honest set of expectations is essential. Not all doom, gloom and fear. Not all sunshine and rainbows. Just the... Read more »

8 Signs Your Home Builder Isn’t Right for You

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Having your home built or renovated requires trusting the people doing the job, otherwise it will become excessively expensive and stressful. Knowing how to choose a builder is the first step before you think about breaking ground. Not all builders are the same, so know what to look for and recognize the signs when a contractor is not right for you. Insurance and License Start with the essentials. Never hire... Read more »

Staircase Designs – Traditional, Modern, Elegant and Practical

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For as long as people have lived inside four walls and under a roof, they have striven to make their homes extensions of themselves. When houses went from single story to multi, they didn’t just gain more space. They gained another way for homeowners to show off their taste, style and personality: the staircase. Staircases the world over have long been so much more than just a way of getting... Read more »

Three Inspirations to Create a Celebrity Style Home

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It’s no secret that many people love looking at celebrities’ homes and wish to live in similar style. Whether those celebs have simple looking homes or flashy, ostentatious monuments to the wealth they’ve amassed, there are often some design ideas  that inspire the imagination is us all. One thing famous people are good at is having homes that combine comfort and space with privacy from prying eyes. So, if you’re... Read more »

A Luxury Home That is Green, Responsible and Sustainable

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Luxury living that is sustainable? Absolutely! For too long, the word ‘luxury’ has been associated with excess, even waste. Well, the great news is you can build a green luxury home right here in Vancouver that incorporates efficiency and sustainability without ever skimping on sumptuous comfort and exquisite beauty. We are so lucky to live in this stunning part of the world with views of the ocean, the mountains and... Read more »

Home Renovation – Lack of Planning and Design Will Cost You Big Time

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Everyone wants their home renovations to be on time and under budget, right? Of course! Believe it or not, so do construction companies. At least the good ones do. There are so many horror stories about home renovations going wrong that they’ve even spawned their own “reality” TV shows. Most of us know some homeowners who overpaid, didn’t get what they wanted, or seemed to find themselves trapped in a... Read more »

Building New vs Large Scale Renovations

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In the last couple of years the Lower Mainland has seen a substantial jump in real estate values that have significantly outpaced the costs of construction. Homeowners often wonder if they should stay put and renovate or sell and build a new custom home. Which provides more value? Let’s examine the building new vs renovating toss-up and the things that both processes have in common. You Can’t Skip the Design... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons You Should Work with a Design Builder

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When planning to build a new home or undertake a renovation, there are two schools of thought about how to approach it. One is the design-bid-build approach, where you appoint an architect or professional designer to design your home and then put it out to construction contractors for tender.You then select the contractor with the best bid to build your home. The other approach is to use the services of... Read more »

10 Things That Can Go Wrong With a Home Renovation

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Almost everyone has a nightmare story about their home renovation or has at least heard one or two. The truth is that people often cause their own nightmare by hiring the wrong person or undervaluing the project. Here are ten things that can go wrong with a renovation and how to avoid them. 1. You Get Multiple Quotes But Every One is Too High This one is easy. Too many... Read more »

How Much Should My Kitchen Renovation Cost?

So, you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen. The first thing you may wonder is how much it will cost. If you’re new to renovations, like many homeowners, the idea of investing thousands of dollars in your home is probably quite scary. What can be even scarier is if you call around to get pricing and can’t get a straight answer. It can be like asking, “How long is a piece... Read more »

WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

My wife and I recently hired Kerr Construction to complete a reno of our living and dining room on our family home in North Vancouver....

D & J, North Vancouver

Homestars and Yelp Review

Kerr Construction did repairs at the back of my house replacing some rotting cedar boards. They also built a shed addition giving me extra outdoor...

Havlock, Vancouver

HomeStars Review

I would like to compliment you on getting the painting and alterations done on time and on schedule. As you know, we use this building...

B.M., Vancouver

This is the best team I have ever worked with. I am most satisfied with Kerr’s prompt response and unflappable approach when there were problems,...

Vancouver, BC

GuildQuality Review

Kerr Construction has been consistent in quality work and good service. They kept us up to date, showed up on time, provided good time estimates,...

TL, Vancouver

Homestars review

Kerr Construction did an outstanding job on our very extensive and complicated renovation project. We have a circa 1925 Heritage home which we loved but...

Anna K., Vancouver

Kerr Construction designed and built our bathroom, which we love. Fabulous and economical design choices, excellent quality work and the final result is fabulous. Well...

Chrystal, Vancouver

HomeStars Review

Kerr was very reliable and on time. They kept the worksite clean at the end of each day. Kerr was very knowledgeable, courteous, thoughtful and...

K.G., Vancouver

GuildQuality Review

Good Job overall! The job was for a reno of the bathroom. The job was done overall very well … the contractor was friendly and...

Aatma, Coquitlam

HomeStars Review

Our strata complex hired Kerr Construction to replace skylights in our complex in June of this year (2013). Widely varying quotes from bidding contractors led...

Strata Council, Vancouver

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