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Design Builders: The Value Engineers

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Many people have heard of the “Design and Build” method of construction, but few understand what it means. All consumers want their construction project completed as quickly as possible, spending as little money as possible in the process. But what is actually needed to achieve their plans is precisely what Design Builders provide. The Concept of Design-Build The traditional method of residential construction has been “Design/Bid/Build”, whereby the owner contracted... Read more »

Ten Things You Need to Know When Hiring a Contractor

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At one time or another, we all need help from a professional; be it a doctor, lawyer, accountant or realtor. Home renovations are no different. Even the DIY “handyman” homeowner sometimes needs help from a renovation contractor for larger or more complex jobs. Whether you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, renovate your basement suite, or build an addition, hiring a contractor with proper skills and expertise will ensure the job... Read more »

Keep Vancouver’s Unique History – Restore Your Heritage Home

Vancouver residents will have noticed the continued construction of condominium buildings across the city in 2014. This change may be a blessing for construction companies, but for many in the city it highlights a disheartening trend. Vancouver is losing more and more of its character buildings that have history and heritage, to be replaced with condominiums and other multi-dwelling properties. Every business wants to make money, but it’s vital that... Read more »

The Master Bedroom You Have Always Dreamed About

Have you longed to remodel your master bedroom? Then do it right and transform it into a haven of luxury, seclusion and practicality. Here are a few ideas that could make your master bedroom perfect for you and the envy of others. The walk-in closet In this day and age, old built-in closets with folding doors are just, well, old. A walk-in closet is a must have. It’s more than... Read more »

Pamper Yourself with a Luxurious Master Bathroom

Your master bathroom should be not only functional, but also a place for luxurious relaxation. With today’s bathroom design ideas and unique fixtures, it can be an inviting, beautiful and comforting space. Whether you prefer an invigorating shower massage or a long soak in the tub, you can turn your master bathroom into a sanctuary for de-stressing after a hard day. Bathroom design ideas can help you transform the space... Read more »

Simple Home Storage Design Ideas That Make All the Difference

No matter how much storage we have, we always need more, right? But what happens when you think your home has no room for any more? Forget renting an external facility. Get creative by having shelving and storage solutions built into the structural features of your home. You’d be surprised at how incredible design ideas can transform the unused spaces and unusual angles in your house. Take a look at... Read more »

Equality and Accessibility: Home Renovation and Universal Design

Universal design for home renovation enables people of all ages, abilities, disabilities and levels of mobility to live equally in a home. Using this principle to renovate is an investment in people, in the property, and in the future. Staying in Your Home as You Age   One of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life is having to move out of their home due to old age and... Read more »

The Northwest Hacienda: New Style of Home Renovation in Vancouver

Finding a new and unique décor for your home renovation sometimes necessitates looking elsewhere for inspiration. One of the best places to check is south of the border, and I mean south. The hacienda style of Southern California combines distinctive colours with unique features to bring out your welcoming personality. This kind of design can be quite diverse and can infuse a novel ambiance that will set your home apart.... Read more »

Popular Design Features for High-end Homes

High-end custom homes often have amenities that cannot be found in other homes. These features are what set these homes apart from average ones and are often the reason why houses are classified as ‘high-end’ or ‘luxury’. Here are 4 popular design features for luxury or high-end homes:

The Unique Kitchen: Why Waterfall Islands Work

Trends in the kitchen can be hit-or-miss. Sometimes, it’s a fleeting fad that a year later we regret doing, which might send us searching for the next kitchen renovation idea. However, one rising trend that’s actually stylish enough to stay is becoming very popular: the waterfall kitchen island. The stylish island for eating Kitchen islands come in a variety of styles and shapes, and the fun of kitchen renovations sometimes... Read more »

WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

We hired Kerr Construction to tear down our 25 year old North Van bungalow right down to the concrete foundations, and then rebuild it 50%...

Kaufman, North Van

Google Review

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

We totally renovated our 100 year old Kitsilano Craftsman home. We had to fire the first contractor as he was charging by the hour and...

D.S., Kitsilano

Houzz Review

All the support posts for our carport were rotten and needed to be replaced. The estimator from Kerr came over and reviewed the project. We...

Neil, Vancouver

HomeStars Review

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

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

I loved the design. I found Nisha very easy to work with and she made recommendations that we liked and listened to my choices. Grant...

Vancouver, BC

GuildQuality Review

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

HomeStars Review

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

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

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