Stretched to the limit in your space?
It’s time to talk to the renovation experts!

At Kemp Construction, we renovate with care and quality

Right now, our homes are working harder than ever: they’re serving as offices, restaurants, theatres, day cares, schools – and sanctuaries.

If your four walls are being pushed to their limits, it’s time to call Kemp. We can help you create the breathing room you need, whether it’s a five-star kitchen renovation, a family room addition, a welcoming home office, or a four-season porch with gas fireplace.  You may not even need major structural changes to transform your space into something fresh and functional – at Kemp, we know that a thoughtful facelift is often all it takes to make a home feel brand new!

Award-winning South Delta home renovation company

Kemp Construction is a certified home renovation company with an outstanding reputation for quality. We deliver the best possible solutions for your budget and needs – every time.

How do we do it? With strong, collaborative client relationships, one of the most knowledgeable building teams in the business, and a drive for quality that has earned us a reputation as renovation experts. Our president, Steve Kemp, is a past Vice-Chair of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver(HAVAN) Renovation Council.

Our approach has won us a portfolio of awards – and turned a lot of clients into friends. If you’re thinking of renovating or adding on, talk to us. We can meet you wherever  you’re most comfortable: at your home, wearing masks and remaining physically distanced, or online in a Zoom meeting.

Why build with Kemp?

  • Outstanding reputation for quality
  • Industry-leading expertise
  • Client-focused service
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Range of pricing options and finishes

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Old Becomes New Again
Tsawwassen renovation gives a cottage new life

renovated home interior with BASF Wall system

The clients loved their Boundary Bay neighbourhood and the quaint, cozy feel of their original Pan-Abode cottage. But with two boys sharing one small bedroom, a steep spiral staircase carving valuable space from the living room, and a tiny kitchen, the 1,000 square-foot home was feeling more and more cramped.

Their initial idea was to tear the cottage down and build new, but it proved more cost-effective to bookend the original dwelling with a pair of additions that added 1,100 square feet and loads of functionality to their floor plan. The renovation also allowed the family to preserve some of the wood panelling they loved in their old home.

Before & After
before renovation home exterior

A two-storey addition was added at one end of the original house that contained two bedrooms for the boys upstairs, and a new kitchen and living room downstairs. On the other side, the roof deck was reclaimed and a floor added above the old kitchen, (which became a guest room), to create a spacious master bedroom with balcony. A new metal roof bridges the old and new additions, tying the project together.

renovated home interior with BASF Wall system

The exterior walls were erected over two days using a panelized wall system that allowed us to keep the home dry during winter construction. We improved the home’s energy-efficiency by insulating the exterior of the foundation walls, footings, and new walls with 2-inch rigid foam insulation (BASF Neopor® GPS), reinsulating the floor of the original home, installing Enersave windows, and replacing the old hot water system with an on-demand system.

before renovation kitchen

The original kitchen was cramped, with limited counter space and storage. Kemp relocated the kitchen to the other side of the house, moved the spiral staircase, and opened up the space between the new addition and the existing home to create an open plan Great Room.

renovated home kitchen

At the owners’ request, the original wood walls were preserved in many parts of the old home, and echoed in elements throughout the new sections. The kitchen features a walnut eating bar, wood trim and handles on the cabinets. The new, freeflowing cooking, dining and living area is perfect for this family that loves to entertain.

before renovation kitchen

The eating area in the existing home was located around the corner from the kitchen, out of sight in another room. Now, it sits where the old living room and staircase were located, and is part of the new Great Room, with clear views through to both the front and the back of the home.

renovated home dining area

One of the challenges in this project was tying the new wall system into the existing one, as the old walls were out of plumb. Significant work was also required to level and match the old floors, where the dining area is now located, to the new, level floors in the rest of the Great Room.

before renovation staircase

The second storey of the original home was reached by a steep, spiral staircase that stole space from the living room and cut off traffic flow.

renovated home staircase and living area

Kemp removed the old staircase and built a new one in the centre of the home, with a closet tucked under it for coat storage.

renovated home staircase

At the top of the new staircase, a study/lounge area was created for the boys that has become their favourite place to do homework.

More Highlights
renovated home details kitchen cabinets
Matte black, flat-panel kitchen cabinets lend contemporary contrast, modernizing the vintage cottage.
renovated home details stairwell
Simple panel details on the stairway walls bridge the gap between the owners’ mix of vintage Pan-Abode and Mid-Century modern style.
renovated home details shower bathroom
The new bathroom on the second floor steals space under the roofline for a large shower.
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