Designing & Building A Forever Dream Home

Designing & Building A Forever Dream Home

Kerr Construction & Design recently 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 had two…

Elton Donald Featured at BC Home and Garden Show

Elton Donald Featured at BC Home and Garden Show

Kerr Construction & Design’s very own Elton Donald will be featured on the Main Stage at the BC Home and Garden Show this coming Thursday, February 20, 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Elton is paired with Matt Herbert of Sherwood Outdoor Kitchens to share their experience and insights into the “ins and outs” of Indoor Outdoor Living….

Is Your Bathroom Living in the Past?
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Is Your Bathroom Living in the Past?

By Nisha MacNeil, Design Manager We recently completed this bathroom renovation for a client.  The bathroom was dated and tired.  The burgundy fixtures had to go as well as the black patterned shower curtain which closed off and darkened the space. The design strategy Bathrooms are one of the more expensive rooms to renovate so…

Caring For the Client Means Thinking About the Small Things Too
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Caring For the Client Means Thinking About the Small Things Too

One of the things that make Kerr Construction & Design one of the most trusted and popular builders and renovators in the Lower Mainland is our ability to add value to a client’s project. Think about even the small things This means that we continually think about ways to improve even the smallest details in a build…

Kerr Construction Looking Out for the Environment

Kerr Construction Looking Out for the Environment

Climate change, pollution and safeguarding our dwindling natural resources are concerns shared by those at Kerr Construction & Design. A great personal example is Office Controller Evy Iverson. Evy just purchased a 2019 Kia Soul EV Luxury, a fully electric vehicle. Positive impact on the environment Evy purchased the car because “I wanted to make…

Meet Kerr Construction’s Elton Donald at the BC Home + Garden Show
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Meet Kerr Construction’s Elton Donald at the BC Home + Garden Show

Our own Elton Donald will be featured at the BC Home + Garden Show being held Wednesday to Sunday, February 20 – 24 at BC Place Stadium. He is one of the featured speakers at the Homebuilders Association Vancouver “Ask the Experts” Stage, sponsored by Trail Appliances. Elton is a partner and long-time employee of…

In Today’s Market, Should You Build New or Renovate?
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In Today’s Market, Should You Build New or Renovate?

A year or so ago at the height of our real estate boom, we published a blog article entitled “Building New vs Large Scale Renovations.” The main point of that article was that it took a bit of research to determine which of the two choices would be better – major home renovations or a…

City’s Heritage Action Plan Offers Tremendous Benefits for Home Renovation

City’s Heritage Action Plan Offers Tremendous Benefits for Home Renovation

There is a fantastic program that the City of Vancouver has created which many homeowners should be interested in. Heritage Action Plan The Heritage Action Plan was passed in October 2017 which affects homes deemed to have “character merit.”  You can find the specifics and the full details about the program on the City of…

Help the Christmas Bureau Through Donating to Coats for Kids
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Help the Christmas Bureau Through Donating to Coats for Kids

Kerr Construction is proudly participating in the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) annual Coats for Kids campaign to help make a difference in our community. We are providing a drop off location for new or gently used coats for children of all ages, particularly items for kids ages 12-17, during our office hours of…

8 Signs Your Home Builder Isn’t Right for You
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8 Signs Your Home Builder Isn’t Right for You

Having your home built or renovated requires finding a builder you can trust.  Otherwise, it will become excessively expensive and stressful. Knowing how to choose a builder is the first step before you think about breaking ground. Not all builders are the same, so know what to look for and recognize the signs when a…

To Be the Best, Learn from the Best

To Be the Best, Learn from the Best

Kerr Construction’s goal is to be the finest home remodeller in the Lower Mainland. So the company invests time in learning how to become better as a company. A well organized and purposed company that is on a course of expansion can deliver fantastic results for its clients. Attended Remodelers Summit Consequently, Kerr Construction’s founder…

Helping Children and Families Inspires Us
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Helping Children and Families Inspires Us

A significant part of our caring community in Vancouver is the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Helping children and families in need Opened in 1995, Canuck Place provides special care for children who are terminally ill and their parents. Thousands of children and their families over the years have received “medical respite, pain and symptom management, art,…

Kerr Construction Supports the Drug Free Dash
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Kerr Construction Supports the Drug Free Dash

Kerr Construction believes that community is important and is dedicated to building a better lifestyle for all. Doug Kerr, the company’s founder, skied with the likes of Steve Podborski and Ken Read as a member of the Canadian National Ski Team, affectionately known as the “Crazy Canucks” back in the 1970s and 1980s. Through his…

Dark and Cramped to Bright and Spacious: The Open Connection Kitchen, Finalist at the Ovation Awards 2018
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Dark and Cramped to Bright and Spacious: The Open Connection Kitchen, Finalist at the Ovation Awards 2018

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) Ovation Awards highlights the best projects its members have built, renovated, designed, and marketed in Metro Vancouver. In its ninth year, the GVHBA Ovation Awards continues to capture the attention of the industry, as well as the public. Why an Open Kitchen? Our entry, Open Kitchen Connection, has…

Making Your Basement, Well, Less Like a Basement

Making Your Basement, Well, Less Like a Basement

Most homes in the City of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland have basements. Sometimes they’re rented out, other times they’re used as ‘retreat’ areas for various activities. Either way, they still often look like… well, like basements. In other words, if they’re not looked after, they can look like they’re forgotten about or never got…