Emotional Roller Coaster of Remodeling or Building a Custom Home

Helpful Tips for Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster of Remodeling or Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home or remodeling your current home is an exciting, fun, challenging and sometimes scary process. Our homes are extremely personal to us. Home is where we spend time with our loved ones, raise our children, entertain, work, play…the list goes on. After having parts of my own home remodeled multiple times, working… Read more »

2017 International Builders’ Show Highlights

Affectionately known as ‘IBS’ in the industry, the 2017 International Builders’ Show welcomed 80,000 attendees to Orlando January 10-12 as part of Design and Construction Week. From awards shows to education, new trends and old friends, here are the highlights of the week from the KGA crew: As Bronco fans we couldn’t help but be… Read more »

Join KGA at the 2017 International Builders' Show in Orlando

Join KGA at the 2017 International Builders’ Show!

KGA Studio Architects is excited to be participating in 3 educational programs at the 2017 International Builders’ Show, which takes place January 10-12 in Orlando, Florida. If you are attending, we hope you’ll join us for our programs. We look forward to seeing you there! 55+ Design Done Right: Beyond the Ranch Plan Tuesday, January… Read more »

Colorado Organic Modern Kitchens

Over the last several years, homeowners have gone from taking note of, to fully embracing, the organic modern kitchen. As kitchen designers, especially in Colorado, nature reigns supreme. I’ve been designing kitchens for over 20 years, and love how the Colorado organic modern kitchen presents both the opportunity and challenge to combine technology with the… Read more »

Home Technology - Lutron Shades

5 Cool Home Technology Products for Your Custom Home or Remodel

When it comes to crafting today’s living spaces, the integral role played by home technology is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Whether you’re looking for enhanced security, greater convenience, or the most impactful ways to entertain family and friends, there are no shortage of solutions to choose from. This abundance of options was clearly illustrated… Read more »

Understanding Construction Loans

How do Construction Loans Work?

Once you’ve made the decision to build a custom home, you will probably need to apply for a construction loan. Obtaining a construction loan is an unknown – and often confusing – process for many people, which is why we decided to ask our friends at First National Bank to write a guest blog on the… Read more »

Benefits of Net-Zero Energy Homes

Benefits of Net-Zero Energy Homes

Net-Zero Energy homes are a hot topic these days, especially as prices for rooftop solar photovoltaics and LED lighting continue to plummet. More than ever, net-zero homes can be built for little to no added expense, and are often cheaper when considering the “monthly nut” (the total monthly cost, including mortgage, utility bills, and maintenance)…. Read more »

Understanding Architectural Fees

How Do Architectural Fees Work?

Architectural fees are a big concern (and rightly so!) for many homeowners planning to build a custom home or remodel their existing home. Fees vary per project and are influenced by a number of factors including: size, scope, site, specifications, etc. Generally speaking, there are 4 common methods architects can use to calculate their fees:… Read more »

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the 10 Principles of Considered Design for Production Homes. Considered Design is an important evaluation tool that helps create successful, market driven designs. It is also a pledge to evaluate each nuance of a home’s design to optimize its value and livability. Today we’re going to… Read more »

Designing Successful Home Floor Plans

At KGA we are always challenging ourselves to better understand today’s home buyers. Where do they want to live? What features in a home are most important to them? What can they afford?  As architects, we create spaces. Spaces that people will want to live in, and at the same time make sense for builders… Read more »

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960's Ranch Home

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960’s Ranch

We’re excited to share with you that the cover of the January/February issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles features a KGA designed remodel! Located on a large lot in an established neighborhood near sought after schools, the homeowners fell in love with the property’s large trees and mature landscaping, but knew that the existing 1960’s… Read more »