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
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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…

Kerr Construction & Design Recognized as a Customer Service Leader in North American Residential Construction

Kerr Construction & Design Recognized as a Customer Service Leader in North American Residential Construction

Kerr Construction & Design has received the 2021 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction Award for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry in North America. Reviews companies from around North America The award came from GuildQuality, a US-based customer satisfaction surveying company, which recognizes and celebrates home building, remodelling, and contracting professionals demonstrating the…

Kerr Construction Continues Partnership with Ducks Volleyball Club for 2021
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Kerr Construction Continues Partnership with Ducks Volleyball Club for 2021

Kerr Construction & Design is proud of its continued partnership with the Ducks Volleyball Club which was established in 1996, especially after the 2020 volleyball season. Kerr is a silver-level partner and looks forward to 2021. Ducks Volleyball has the purpose to grow the sport of volleyball, and provide our athletes a family culture and…

Kerr Design Studio Contest Celebrating 500th Instagram Follower

Kerr Design Studio Contest Celebrating 500th Instagram Follower

WINNER: Congratulations to our winner @vancity.duo ! Kerr Design Studio is celebrating their 500th Instagram follower with a kitchen refresh giveaway on Instagram! KDS is excited to partner with two of our favorite local companies with work with @ensuitevancouver and @bradfordhardware. The Ensuite Vancouver has a wide range of products in different design styles for all your kitchen…

Considering a Custom Home?

Considering a Custom Home?

If you’ve been looking for a house but haven’t found one that suits your needs, consider the advantages of a custom home. There are huge benefits in being able to make a home your own in every way, beginning with the selection and customization of a unique plan with the help of professional designers who…

5 Reasons You Should Work with a Design-Build Firm

5 Reasons You Should Work with a Design-Build Firm

When planning to build a new home or undertake a renovation, there are two schools of thought about how to approach it. One is the design-bid-build approach, where you appoint an architect or professional designer to design your home and then put it out to construction contractors for tender.You then select the contractor with the…

Elton Donald Talks About Building, Buying or Renovating Your Dream Home on the BC Real Estate Review Podcast

Elton Donald Talks About Building, Buying or Renovating Your Dream Home on the BC Real Estate Review Podcast

On August 23, Elton Donald, senior project consultant and partner at Kerr Construction & Design, was a guest on the BC Real Estate Review podcast hosted by Jordan Kofsky of City Wide Mortgage Services. The 29-minute interview answers many questions that homeowners usually think about in creating their dream home.  Consequently, we have transcribed and…

6 Elements to Give Your Home a Traditional Farmhouse Look

6 Elements to Give Your Home a Traditional Farmhouse Look

by Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager Here are my ideas on how you can create a traditional, fresh farmhouse look to your space. There are six vital elements to making a warm, homey, comfortable and unpretentious look that is lived in and loved. 1.  White on white palette A white on white palette allows all the furnishings…

Introducing Kerr Design Studio, Your Home and Interior Design Experts

Introducing Kerr Design Studio, Your Home and Interior Design Experts

Kerr Construction & Design is pleased to announce the creation of the Kerr Design Studio. New design studio Our 5-person design team has been so much in demand that we have created a separate design entity to allow them to focus on what they do best – “echoing the desires of our clients’ hearts and…

Doug Kerr & Elton Donald Highlighted as “Influencers” in Vancouver Boulevard Magazine

Doug Kerr & Elton Donald Highlighted as “Influencers” in Vancouver Boulevard Magazine

An “influencer” is someone who because of their experience and knowledge becomes recognized as setting the modern trend in an industry or profession. Because of this, their words and advice are broadly sought and create an almost magnetic effect on the views of others to uplift them to think along similar creative lines. “The Influencers,”…