Home Renovations

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ten Tips for Family-Friendly Home Renovations

You’ve been scouring the real estate market for that one special home that says it’s just right for you and your brood. You’ve got your wish list, but nothing measures up. The solution? It’s time for some savvy home renovations! Family-Friendly Home Renovations: Let There be Space—Lots of It It’s a no-brainer. Young, active family members like to move and need some safe space to spread out. Just because you... Read more »

Home Renovations: Four Fabulous Empty-Nester Ideas

Before you know it, families grow—kids move on to pursue their own independent lives and are no longer reliant on you and your household. You may even have expanded your home at some point years ago to accommodate the brood and their various activities: that huge family room for horsing around and sleepovers with friends, built-in desks in bedrooms for homework and other projects… Now you find yourself staring at... Read more »

Benefits of Feasibility Studies for Home Renovations

When planning for home renovations, excitement takes hold and it’s so easy to get carried away by the vision of what you want. There’s nothing wrong with imaginative ideas or dreaming of a great end result. But the planning must also keep its proverbial feet on the ground and go hand in hand with establishing the project’s achievability. A huge part of the initial planning stage that many homeowners fail... Read more »

5 Things to Consider When You Need to Renovate for More Space

Thinking of how to renovate for more space in your home? Maybe you have a growing family, or maybe you just need some breathing space. You need additional bedrooms, or you want to create that luxury ‘great room’ and you just don’t have the space. Wait! Maybe you do! Call in your professional design + build team and they will walk you through the 5 things to consider when you... Read more »

WHAT THEY SAY

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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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

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We were thrilled with Kerr Construction's work on our bathroom renovation and various tasks around our house. We needed a number of small things done...

P&H, Vancouver

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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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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

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

Delta

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

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

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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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