Giving the Client the Kitchen They Want

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager A client came to us because their kitchen was too cramped and cut off from the rest of the house. They had a busy family life with two growing teenagers and wanted a way to keep everyone together. So our design team spent a lot of time going over various options for them.  The idea that worked best to meet their needs was to relocate their kitchen entirely.... Read more »

3 Design Tips for a Spa-like Bathroom

We all wish that we could spend a lot of time at a spa. It's a treat to be enveloped in such a warm, soothing, and aesthetic environment. Well, if you renovate your bathroom, you can bring that spa feeling to your home and enjoy it every day by utilizing these three simple design tips. Use warm colours 1. Decide upon a palette of warm colours. That palette can include... Read more »

Elton Donald Featured at BC Home and Garden Show

Kerr Construction & Design's very own Elton Donald will be featured on the Main Stage at the BC Home and Garden Show this coming Thursday, February 20, 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Elton is paired with Matt Herbert of Sherwood Outdoor Kitchens to share their experience and insights into the "ins and outs" of Indoor Outdoor Living. Elton will also be part of a panel on Indoor Outdoor Living at the HAVAN... Read more »

Spectacular Laneway House Completed

We want to share the final photos of our recent West Vancouver laneway home project. Striking home with refinements It is a striking build for such a small footprint. We went to great lengths to preserve trees close to the foundation as well as add many refinements we have mentioned in previous articles that make the house a true wonder and extremely liveable. The following is what Nisha MacNeil, our... Read more »

Basement Renovation Knocked Out of the Park!

When our client came to us with a leaking, outdated and dark basement in her West Side home, we knew we could knock it out of the park. I thought, "This renovation is going to have some very dramatic before and after photos!" And it sure did. This home, built in 1937, needed renovation badly. But like many homes of the era, underneath it is beautiful and classic. So we... Read more »

Is Your Bathroom Living in the Past?

We recently completed this bathroom renovation for a client.  The bathroom was dated and tired.  The burgundy fixtures had to go as well as the black patterned shower curtain which closed off and darkened the space. The design strategy Bathrooms are one of the more expensive rooms to renovate so my design strategy is typically to stay neutral and timeless. You can always add softness, different colours and styles with... Read more »

How to Take Your Dining Room from Drab to Fab!

Our client for this project is a fun and outgoing woman living in a beautiful home built in 1937 in the Westside area of Vancouver. She came to us in need of a major renovation as her basement was leaking and her bathroom was in dire need of repair. Design for personality While we were in the throws of that renovation, I enticed her to update her dining and living... Read more »

How We Make Things Better for Our Clients

Doug Kerr, founder of Kerr Construction & Design, is proud of the lengths our company will go to improve a client's project in even small ways.  Our staff is imbued with concern about the quality of their work and are constantly thinking of improvements that can be made to benefit the client. Recently, we made a series of videos in which Doug shows the subtle yet thoughtful improvements made to... Read more »

Kerr Construction Partners with Ducks Volleyball Club

Kerr Construction & Design is now a silver partner of the Ducks Volleyball Club, established in 1996.  The club has the purpose to grow the sport of volleyball, and provide our athletes a family culture and elite training environment, that inspires, educates, and develops future leaders and champions. From their website: "The Ducks Volleyball Club is one of the most successful, established, longest running volleyball clubs in Western Canada. The... Read more »

A Historical Renovation in New Westminster

Kerr Construction is deep in the renovation of a much-beloved property in the Queens Park community of the Royal City, New Westminster. "City of Beautiful Homes" New West has many grand and impressive homes in its historical register due to its unique history. The city was founded in 1859 by the Queen's Royal Engineers to be the capital of colonial British Columbia. Queen Victoria herself even chose the name after... 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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