6 Tips to a Modern Staircase Design

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager When you are looking at redoing your staircase in a modern style, use these 6 tips below to get the right look. 1. Treads and risers To create a simple and clean look you typically see these done in the same material for tread and riser. You can also remove the nosing, built-up edge detail, and simply angle the top of the stair tread down... Read more »

Elton Donald Talks About Building, Buying or Renovating Your Dream Home on the BC Real Estate Review Podcast

On August 23, Elton Donald, senior project consultant and partner at Kerr Construction & Design, was a guest on the BC Real Estate Review podcast hosted by Jordan Kofsky of City Wide Mortgage Services. The 29-minute interview answers many questions that homeowners usually think about in creating their dream home.  Consequently, we have transcribed and edited it here. You can also listen to the original interview. [Besides his website, Jordan... Read more »

6 Elements to Give Your Home a Traditional Farmhouse Look

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager Here are my ideas on how you can create a traditional, fresh farmhouse look to your space. There are six vital elements to making a warm, homey, comfortable and unpretentious look that is lived in and loved. 1.  White on white palette A white on white palette allows all the furnishings and artwork to sing. In the design shown, I opted for Benjamin Moore's Cloud... Read more »

We’re the Home Design Experts!

We are pleased to announce that Nisha MacNeil of the Kerr Design Studio is now the home design expert for the Neighbours of Dundarave magazine that serves the Dundarave, Ambleside, Altamont, Westmount, West Bay and Bayridge communities of West Vancouver. This means she will be publishing a column four times a year sharing her design wisdom with the magazine's readers. Her first column, Four Tips for Making Our Homes More... Read more »

Introducing Kerr Design Studio, Your Home and Interior Design Experts

Kerr Construction & Design is pleased to announce the creation of the Kerr Design Studio. New design studio Our 5-person design team has been so much in demand that we have created a separate design entity to allow them to focus on what they do best - "echoing the desires of our clients' hearts and reflect that into their homes." Nisha MacNeil, the design manager, leads the way and oversees... Read more »

Doug Kerr & Elton Donald Highlighted as “Influencers” in Vancouver Boulevard Magazine

An "influencer" is someone who because of their experience and knowledge becomes recognized as setting the modern trend in an industry or profession. Because of this, their words and advice are broadly sought and create an almost magnetic effect on the views of others to uplift them to think along similar creative lines. "The Influencers," Vancouver's top entrepreneurs Doug Kerr, founder of Kerr Construction & Design, and his partner Elton... Read more »

5 Tips to a Traditional Staircase Design

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager Staircases are a definite design feature that can produce that wow factor or elegant impression to your home renovation. Here are some tips for a traditional style staircase to get the look you want to achieve. 1. Stained treads and painted risers The tread is the step part of the stair, and I believe to get the traditional look, it needs to be stained. The... Read more »

Designing & Building A Forever Dream Home

Kerr Construction & Design recently completed a mindblowing project to take a client's home from zero to their perfect forever living space.  Small WWII house  The house was a single floor, two-bedroom WWII bungalow in Kitsilano that the clients, a couple and their now teenage daughter, had been living in for years.  They had had two rental suites in the basement so they had made do with less than 1,000 square... Read more »

7 Tips on How to Work With Our Interior Designers

When most people hire an interior designer, they think mainly of aesthetics: wall colours, window treatments, pillow patterns. However, those are only the finishing touches; just one part of what an interior designer offers to the whole process. As design pros, we go beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that your space feels harmonious, from its floor plan and architectural envelope to the last nailhead, light fixture, and piece of art.... Read more »

The Perfect Cottage Kitchen

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager Cottage design is all about embracing character and not being fussy about all the details. We did this for a client of ours who had a small cottage home on the North Shore. She wanted to modernize her kitchen but also express her  personality and tastes while keeping that cottage feel.  So this is how we went about it. The major renovation work centred on bringing... Read more »


Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

Fixing water damage at my house and doing some renovations. Great work - would recommend Kerr Construction came out and fixed a water leak I...

S.W., Richmond

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Kitchen Renovation. All trades were wonderful, cleaned up every day, on time, pleasant to have around, and the finished product was totally up to our...

AGS, Westside

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House Renovation. Good comprehensive work on project from initial discussion of concepts to architectural design to execution to lockup. Work was well done and has...

M, Vancouver

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It is a pleasure to recommend Kerr Construction whom we have known through a major renovation contract last year. We are quite impressed with his...

I & M, Vancouver

We would like to thank you for renovating the bathroom of our 60 year old house. The work was essentially completed within three weeks as...

B & E, Vancouver

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

As the owner of a forty-unit apartment building located at 230 Ash Street in New Westminster, we have recently replaced the entire building envelope. In...

G.B., Vancouver

This letter will confirm that Kerr Construction has done many jobs for the Justice Institute and we have found his work to be of first...

P.W., Vancouver

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

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Renovation of decks. The work was performed on time. I was always kept informed of their progress. The quality of the work was very good...

Neil, Kitsilano

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