A Beautiful View Deserves a Beautiful Deck

A Beautiful View Deserves a Beautiful Deck

Some properties in the Lower Mainland are spectacular and deserve spectacular treatment. Kerr Construction & Design had the good fortune to beautify one such property in Harbour Chimes in Coquitlam.  An incredible second-story steel cantilevered deck was added to the back of the house, looking out onto a breathtaking vista of Eagle Mountain in the…

Designing & Building A Forever Dream Home

Designing & Building A Forever Dream Home

Kerr Construction & Design completed a mind-blowing project to take a client’s home from zero to their perfect forever living space.  Small WWII house  The house was a single-floor, two-bedroom WWII bungalow in Kitsilano that the clients, a couple and their now teenage daughter, had been living in for years.  They had two rental suites in…

“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…

“The Process” is the Most Important Factor in Home Renovations
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“The Process” is the Most Important Factor in Home Renovations

In many ways, undertaking a major renovation is like buying your first home. It is not something you have done before. So despite everyone’s advice, you tend to worry about your choices and whether you made the right ones. This can be very stressful for a homeowner. Hiring the right company The most important factor…

Let’s Make Sure Kids Are Happy & Warm this Christmas!
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Let’s Make Sure Kids Are Happy & Warm this Christmas!

Kerr Construction & Design is again supporting Coats for Kids, the Christmas initiative of HAVAN, the Vancouver Home Builder’s Association, to provide a better Christmas for families that need it by supporting the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus. The 27th annual campaign kicks off on Monday, November 7 and runs to Thursday, December 8, 2022. The campaign…

Providing Fresh Water and Sustainable Food A World Away
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Providing Fresh Water and Sustainable Food A World Away

There is a tremendous need in Uganda for many things. Doug Kerr has a couple of friends there working on upgrading the living conditions in the impoverished Wanga Parish in eastern Uganda. The area did not have a school nor a medical clinic nor even a sustainable source of fresh water. Food is scarce as…

Basement Renovation Knocked Out of the Park!
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Basement Renovation Knocked Out of the Park!

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager 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…

Raising a Home to Create a Brighter Basement Suite for Family

Raising a Home to Create a Brighter Basement Suite for Family

Kerr Construction completed a major home renovation for a client in central Vancouver. The homeowner wanted to bring family from Alberta to live with her and desired a total renovation of the house to accommodate everyone. Increase living space and sunlight A major facet of the reno was to lift the house so that higher…

Custom Home Build Contracts – Cost-plus VS Fixed Fee

Custom Home Build Contracts – Cost-plus VS Fixed Fee

You have decided to build a new custom home or renovate your existing one. Now you are trying to work out what the best type of construction process and contract is to choose. Custom home build contract choices The two main choices are cost-plus and fixed fee. Cost-plus means that all the labour, materials, and…

Scaffolding and Wrapping A House To Keep Major Home Renovations Moving Forward in Winter

Scaffolding and Wrapping A House To Keep Major Home Renovations Moving Forward in Winter

This past year, Kerr Construction and Design started a major home renovation in Delta, just north of Point Roberts on Boundary Bay. The renovation entails raising the roof by two feet to create 10′ interior ceilings throughout the house as well as an almost total gut of the interior. This allows for the creation of three…

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…