We were very pleased with the quality of work KB Design provided in designing our home. Keith took a great deal of time to listen closely to our needs. He encouraged us to explore various ideas and possibilities in a variety of materials that helped to create a home that would feel like a personal retreat. Along with his staff, they communicated clearly before the project began all expectations and focused on ensuring the project was completed on task, on budget and in the timeline originally discussed. KB Design took the time to make sure that all of our concerns were addressed and the final home plans met all of our specifications. We could not have received better advice, assistance and service.
Evonne and Bob
Working with Keith Baker in designing our new home was an immensely pleasurable experience . We have always been impressed with the architectural beauty of his work and were delighted with the custom design he prepared for us. Keith was very amenable to our interests and readily incorporated our needs into his design. Keith made it happen . . . we love it!
Linda and Rod
From the first meeting Keith was so down to earth and personable not only were we excited to work with him but remained in touch years later. His professional yet personable style helped translate an out of the box idea into a wonderful home where the architectural beauty could only be fully appreciated after completion. We have no hesitation in recommending Keith as a great designer and now a friend.
Peter and Karen
Recently, we were able to realize our long term dream of returning to Victoria to build a home and retire. We purchased a waterfront lot and then set about the task of finding the “right” designer, who could help us translate the vision we had in our minds, into reality.
Keith’s website prompted us to contact him. We flew to Victoria and Keith met us at the site for a walk through and a conversation, where Keith explained his process to us in detail. Afterward, we felt completely confident leaving the design in his very capable hands.
Because we were living in Ontario, our conversations with Keith were by phone and email after that first visit. It was amazing to us how very quickly Keith understood what we were seeking in our house design, even long distance, and how accurately he was able to transfer that vision into working drawings. We still don’t know how he did it!
Keith kept us looped in throughout the entire process and his projected timelines were spot on. In his dealings with municipal, strata and contracted service people, he was polite, professional, thorough and extremely helpful.
Not only that, but Keith provided us with a list of reliable builders that he’d worked with before, and provided our contractor with plans, advice and support.
The top three qualities we appreciated the most about Keith?
A) creativity and originality
It is our sincere pleasure to recommend him to anyone who is considering building their dream home!
Mel and Fred
We could never have envisioned our boxy 50’s bungalow becoming a modern, bright, open concept home. Keith Baker’s creative design did exactly that and gave us everything we wanted our home to be.
John and Tanya
Keith has such unbelievable vision and every aspect of his design is truly a work of art. We will always be grateful to him for giving us our one of a kind dream home!
Elton and Lisa
We would not hesitate to recommend Keith Baker, KB Design to design your home.
From our initial meeting with Keith, we trusted him and knew that he had a natural creative talent. He was also very kind and we instantly felt comfortable with him.
As this was our first custom built home, we really did not have any pre-conceived idea on how it should look. We knew that we wanted it to be bright, an open concept with lots of windows/light to utilize the beautiful natural surroundings. What transpired from our simple ‘30 must-haves’ list and our few meetings over a 3 month period was unbelievable. Our home is our sanctuary – it’s absolutely stunning. It’s won multiple awards, people continually stop and take pictures and the best part is that we love being home and feel very fortunate to call this our home.
Jen and Lorne
We really enjoyed working with Keith Baker on the design of our home.
He took the challenge of incorporating our visions and desires of a contemporary home to be built on a steep rock face and far surpassed our expectations, resulting in a beautiful and unique design creating the home of our dreams.
We greatly appreciate the home Keith designed for us and our words can not express how truly pleased we are with the result.
Crystal and Roberto
When we started looking for a home designer, KB Design was one of our top choices based on the company’s portfolio and awards. After meeting with Keith on site it was clear that he would be our choice to help us create our new home. He was keenly interested in working with us to design a home with the unique features and aesthetics we desired and understood how important it was that the design fit the environment.
As this was our first custom home we weren’t sure of what to expect during the design process but Keith quickly involved us in a collaborative experience that was very enjoyable. The use of 3D modeling was instrumental in the process and allowed us to participate in the design from an early stage. Updates to the model could be viewed nightly allowing us to give immediate feedback. As the model took shape, Keith’s creativity and expertise were obvious and the design exceeded our expectations. The finished product was a thoughtful design that easily passed all engineering and building requirements and allowed for a streamlined construction phase. Having worked on custom homes in the past as a tradesman, I have often seen many change requests from home owners as their new home takes shape and isn’t quite what they envisioned. I am convinced that KB Design’s use of 3D modeling minimizes unexpected results and thereby constrains budget overruns.
During construction, Keith was always available for consultation and helped us ensure that the build remained true to the design. Overall, we could not be more pleased with the results and the home design and construction experience was very enjoyable. Keith and the staff at KB Design were very professional and we will absolutely choose them again if we decide to relocate.
Having wintered in Victoria for many years, we came to love Contemporary Modern West Coast design. So, when it came time to design our new home to be built in Muskoka, Ontario, we wanted this “look” and livability, but also had to be cognizant of a much different outside environment than the West coast.
Keith readily grasped the need for this difference in developing the concept design, and at the same time, gave us the open feeling within the home we wanted, along with the appropriate connections to the countryside waterfront setting of our property. This only from photographs and personal interviews.
Doug and Catherine
When my wife and I unexpectedly found the ocean front property we had always wanted; our thoughts went from downsizing to building our dream home. Having been through the process before, we both recognized that we needed the right team around us to assure that this would happen. We knew generally what we wanted in design (Modern West Coast), and how we lived within the space. What we needed initially was someone who could convert our concepts into a unique but functional home.
After looking through a multitude of home design books and other media sources, we found a home being presented for the CARE awards, that met our our basic design criteria. We met with the designer Keith Baker, and after initial discussions decided to proceed with having him design our home. Keith came up with a very unique, workable design that maximized the site, the views, the light, and our lifestyle. We are living in our new home now, and there is virtually nothing we would change.
We would highly recommend Keith and his team. As we found them very creative, highly professional, and extremely easy to work with.
Ken and Marilyn
Tim and I feel very fortunate to have found you to design our home. We were very excited to get started on our custom home, but quickly became frustrated because we spent hours and hours looking through magazines and online and could not find a house that even resembled what we were looking for. Then we stumbled across the beautiful Armada house you designed in a magazine. It wasn’t exactly what we wanted, however it gave us both a good feeling and made us think that you would be a perfect fit for us.
I know that I gave you very little to work with, but magically you read my mind and came up with a beautiful and functional design for us. Our house is about 60% complete now and when my builder has questions for me, I keep telling him that as long as it comes out looking like Keith’s design then I will be completely happy.
It was a pleasure to work with you and if we ever go down the house building path again, we would hope to work with you again.
Lesley and Tim
Keith was absolutely wonderful! He listened to what we wanted to accomplish with our kitchen/dining renovation (which included a better view of the bay) and came up with a solution that we never would have envisioned. Not only was he extremely creative, he was also practical and was great at considering the budget we had in mind. My husband and I are thrilled with our new space and wish we had used Keith many years ago.
Russ and Catherine
We can’t express our appreciation and admiration for what you and your team do and have done for us. We look forward to seeing the project through to fruition and to the dream of one day living in a functional piece of art.
It’s always refreshing when a company lives up to their own website hype. KB Design knows how to “walk the talk” that your website promises. The collaborative approach promised and delivered has been a joy. But equally important has been the importance of space between the walls having as much value as the purpose within those walls.
Dave and Cathy
Award-winning KB Design (Keith Baker Design) specializes in the design of fine custom residential homes, additions and renovations.
We have served the Greater Victoria area and South Vancouver Island since 1988, and in that time have earned a solid reputation for creative and innovative home designs.