The Northwest Hacienda: New Style of Home Renovation in Vancouver

Spanish style homeFinding 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.

Hacienda in Vancouver? Really?

Why not? In this day and age, you can have pretty much any interior style you want for your home. Even if your house doesn’t look exactly the same as those in California – after all, climate and geological aspects necessitate different building approaches – it can still take on the warm, welcoming, open feel of a hacienda.

In our northern state of mind, some builders tend to stick to a few specific ideas. Not only do the structures tend to get quite similar, so do the colour palettes and interior designs. While there is nothing wrong with these houses, because they can look wonderful, sometimes people want something unique. Instead of every second house on the block looking the same, yours could have a Spanish facelift.

What Makes the Hacienda Style of Home Renovation?

hacienda courtyardThe hacienda style can be boiled down into a few key features:

  • Using materials like stressed wood, wrought iron, and tiling to create a more rustic feeling.
  • A colour palette that includes warm yellows, golds, creams and terracottas, in both light and dark tones. These bring to mind the sun-drenched aspects of southern life.
  • Large and open spaces to let the house and rooms breathe, as well as to provide expansive entertaining areas.

There are tons of different options. The textures of your walls can be amazing – textured panels, stucco, rustic paint styles. Also consider the different kinds of décor with heavy furniture featuring carved dark wood.

However, it is still Vancouver, so some specific amenities should still be included, such as heated floors for the winter months.

Southern Comfort in Vancouver Home Renovation

hacienda style entranceSome people might ask why they should go with a hacienda style.

Vancouver doesn’t have the same atmosphere or climate as California, so why try emulating the living style? The bottom line is that home renovation does not have to conform to everything around you. Sometimes, during those long, wet and gray winter months, a splash of California can be just what we need to keep our spirits up and encourage us to keep throwing parties.

This particular style evokes a mood that is wholly unique in Vancouver and will impress visitors. Its warm tones and rustic appeal will make you feel cozy. Comfort is the keyword, and a hacienda style home will provide it.

Creative Commons Attribution: Permission is granted to repost this article in its entirety with credit to Kerr Construction.

Doug Kerr - the owner of Kerr ConstructionDoug Kerr is the owner of Kerr Construction in Vancouver. With over 25 years of experience in the renovation and new home construction business, he has developed the Kerr System for designing and building. With this Design/Build system he has helped hundreds of clients achieve their dream homes while also winning multiple national and provincial building and renovations awards. Being a former world-class athlete…” Read more.

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply


Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

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

HomeStars 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

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

Kerr did worked on several projects in on house. They replaced all the interior doors in our house, put in new hardware frames, crown moldings...

Ron, Vancouver

HomeStars 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

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

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

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

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

HomeStars Review

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


Our Projects Run Smoothly,
On Budget and On Schedule

We know that keeping projects on budget and on
schedule makes a successful home renovation or
new building construction



Detailed Planning,
Skilled Workmanship

At Kerr we think through all the little details
and how things will function, like which way doors
will swing on the cabinets or the fridge



The Homeowner is
Part of the Process

This puts the homeowner in control
and is the best way to make sure they
are getting the most value out of their project

kerr construction project
kerr construction project
kerr construction project
kerr construction project
kerr construction project
kerr construction project