KB Design is a full-service custom home design studio specializing in the design of homes that are energy efficient, light-filled, well integrated into their surroundings, and tend towards the use of natural materials.
With over 25 years in business, Keith Baker, as owner and principal designer, heads up a team that has designed hundreds of homes on Vancouver Island, across Canada and the United States. Inspired by contemporary West Coast architecture, KB Design brings a fresh and positive approach to its design projects.
By considering our clients’ needs and coming to fully understand the purposes and reasons that they are wishing to design and build a new home for themselves, we help our clients throughout the process. We are well-connected to local builders, engineers, and interior and landscape designers and realize that building your new home is a team effort.
With a focus on sustainability, KB Design offers its clients a fresh approach to green design. Through our vision to unify environmental efficiency with creative aesthetics, a KB-designed home can offer the latest in green technology, while addressing and meeting the client’s needs, through innovative and sustainable design practices such as:
Use of natural, renewable, and recyclable materials
Alternative materials and construction assemblies
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) and Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.