Jerry has worked in various aspects of the design field for 40 years Shown below are all Victoria projects .  It is important to make our clients dreams translate into practical ideas, while keeping an eye on the budget. 

The renderings below represent a cross section of his work 

This is a drop down view of a one bedroom basement suite . Note the large large window and French entry door. The bedroom window is an egress window as required. An unused part of the basement into an attractive living space and income producer for the home owner.


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   A small garden shed with storage and a  workshop 


This condo got a new kitchen (not shown) new colours and materials. Note the mirrored wall in the dining room (usually the darkest place)  , reflecting the frontwindows and the view. 

Shown are concept drawings for a second story on a flat roofed house that sits on a sloped lot. 

The ceiling shows how this kitchen was created out of 3 rooms The bearing post sits on the edge of an island. Anyone sitting on the stools looks out over the water. (rendering mnot photo)  The warm wood counters the stainless steel appliances and mixes well with the wood walls in the living room. 

This is a rendering of a  proposed re-do and addition of a split level home on a sloped lot . Note the new roof lines. 

The job here  was to update a classic heritage style house, to update the kitchen, (note the skylight), to add a shallow  deck allowing  access to the garden from the master and the dining rooms.  Salmon coloured stucco  freshened the exterior. New French doors gave  more light into the homeand  new retaining walls allowed larger windows downstairs.   

This is another backyard cottage, the front part being a sun room for her  ( she cabin ) and back a workshop for him .The siding and trims match the main house 

While designing an inside reno, I suggested an update of the exterior. The windows were small and the exterior was tired. a new two tone  stucco new doors and shutters with new colours did the trick. Many successful  exterior colour schemes  use 3 - 4 colours. 

A man's waterfront condo bedroom . Hidden motorized shades kept the heat away when required. Note the mirrored night tables. 

The rendering proposed to make a home with a loft out of an existing mid island barn .  Note the old barn doors which look like shutters. 

Rendered here is a better view of addition with a newroom (den)  and a covered  deck being added to a 1940's home in Saanich. The 8x8 beams were both structural and decorative. The skylights added some indirect light to the deck. 


This 70's house need more room in the kitchen, more openness, and more work space for the lady who liked to bake. One bearing beam and post was retained. The dinging room wall removed.The eating bar is raised, hiding the kitchen counter from the living room. The cabinets are ceiling height offering much more storage. There is space for recycling and large bins under the island.