Laneway Homes – A Great Investment for Homeowners
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Laneway Homes – A Great Investment for Homeowners

Just because the real estate market in Vancouver is not as hot as it once was, does not mean that the housing supply for the rental market in this city has changed. It is still very tight. Cost and availability of rental housing tight The cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment is roughly $2,100 a month and…

Keep Vancouver’s Unique History – Restore Your Character or Heritage Home

Keep Vancouver’s Unique History – Restore Your Character or Heritage Home

Vancouver has lost many of its character buildings that have history and heritage to replacement by condominiums and other multi-dwelling properties.  It has been a sad trend. The City of Vancouver is concerned about heritage conservation and has an active heritage management plan.  You can download the latest staff report to see what is going…

“Design, Budget, Design, Budget, Design, Budget”
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“Design, Budget, Design, Budget, Design, Budget”

One of the things we do at Kerr Construction and Design when we first talk to a client about their renovation is something we call a “pre-construction process.” But when we talk to them, we call it our “design process.” What this entails is making sure we can build what they’re asking for with the…

From Drab to Fab: Re-designing an Iconic North Vancouver Home

From Drab to Fab: Re-designing an Iconic North Vancouver Home

Kerr Construction & Design last year completed an alteration and an addition to an existing single-family dwelling on a beautiful property in North Vancouver. The home, although trendy when first built in the 1950s, had fallen behind the times, and the owners decided it needed some tender loving care to improve their quality of life…

The Natural Law of Home Renovation Costs
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The Natural Law of Home Renovation Costs

Our years of experience at Kerr Construction and Design have taught us that there is a natural law at work in home renovation costs.  We call it the “1-10-100 rule.” This little rule makes or breaks a client’s budget.  Violations of it can destroy a client’s peace of mind. How the law works The rule…

Kerr Construction & Design Annual BBQ at Vancouver Polo Club

Kerr Construction & Design Annual BBQ at Vancouver Polo Club

On July 18, the staff of Kerr Construction & Design enjoyed a day out on the polo grounds at the Vancouver Polo Club in Ladner. Along with the staff of sister company, Absolute Roof Solutions, they got on their polo ponies and made a valiant attempt to learn the “sport of Kings.”   They met with…

Kerr Construction & Design Helps Raise $7,000 for Canuck Place

Kerr Construction & Design Helps Raise $7,000 for Canuck Place

This past weekend Doug Kerr, founder of Kerr Construction, participated in the 2021 West Coast Classic Polo Tournament at the Vancouver Polo Club as a member of the winning Domino Ryan team. Doug, who has been getting proficient at polo the last few years, donated his $500 share of the $2,000 winnings along with another…

Kerr Construction & Design Awarded International Recognition for Design

Kerr Construction & Design Awarded International Recognition for Design

BUILD Magazine, a prestigious monthly publication based in the UK that follows the global construction and property industries, has recognized Kerr Construction & Design as one of the top design-build firms in the world. For the last seven years, BUILD has acknowledged premier construction, design and architectural firms around the world with their annual awards….

Infill Homes are a Rare Development Opportunity in Vancouver

Infill Homes are a Rare Development Opportunity in Vancouver

by Elton Donald, Senior Project Consultant Developing in Vancouver is a tough gig. But for clients who have homes that can qualify under the Heritage Action Plan, I do believe that there are opportunities for those owners to realize some development in the area of multi-unit conversions on homes deemed to have character merit. I think there are…

Simple Home Storage Design Ideas That Make All the Difference

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 anymore? 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…

6 Things You Should Know When Considering a Home Addition

6 Things You Should Know When Considering a Home Addition

by Elton Donald, Senior Project Consultant Years of experience and thousands of renovations have taught me some very valuable lessons about home additions. So when I speak to someone interested in adding square footage to their home, I share these lessons as they provide some good points of consideration when trying to get the most out of your investment dollar. As…